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Justin Jacobs Professor Department of History

Degrees
PhD, University of California, San Diego
MA, University of Washington
BA, University of Washington

Bio
Justin Jacobs is a historian of China, Xinjiang, the Silk Road, antiquities, and archaeology. He is the author of The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures, Indiana Jones in History, and Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State. He teaches courses on ancient and modern China, the Japanese empire, the history of archaeological expeditions, world heritage sites, and voyages of exploration in the Pacific. He also hosts Beyond Huaxia, a podcast on East Asian history, and is the instructor for a Great Courses series on UNESCO sites.
See Also
Indiana Jones in History
Beyond Huaxia: A College History of China and Japan
The Silk Road
Department of History
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Spring 2022

  • HIST-265 Hist of Archeolog Expeditions

  • HIST-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Captain Cook & Pacific Ocean

Summer 2022

  • HIST-265 Hist of Archeolog Expeditions

  • HIST-265 Hist of Archeolog Expeditions

Fall 2022

  • HIST-255 Iconic Monuments in World Hist

  • HIST-274 Captain Cook and the Pacific

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Chinese history and politics, Xinjiang, archaeology and museums

Additional Information

Justin Jacobs specializes in the history of China, the Pacific, and archaeology. He has most recently produced a series on UNESCO World Heritage sites for The Great Courses and given testimony on Chinese policies about the Uighurs for Congress. He is also the author of three books: The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures, Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State, and Indiana Jones in History.

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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