Ari Daniel Levine specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern China, and teaches a broad range of courses in Chinese, East Asian, and world history.
His book Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China was published by University of Hawaii Press in 2008. He has also written two chapters for Volume 5 of the Cambridge History of China, published in 2009. He has also published articles in T'oung Pao, Asia Major, Journal of World History, The Medieval History Journal, and East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine.
He currently serves as Editor of the Journal of Song-Yuan Studies.
He is completing a book project on urban space and cultural memory in the Northern Song capital of Kaifeng, and starting another on visual experience in early modern China. Since 2011, he has been a Research Associate of the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context at Heidelberg University, where he is working on an international collaborative project on Chinese intellectual history.
“Court And Country: Discourses Of Socio-Political Authority In Northern And Southern Song China”. The Medieval History Journal 19.2 (2016): 351-393. Print.
Levine, Ari Daniel. “Walls And Gates, Windows And Mirrors: Urban Defenses, Cultural Memory, And Security Theater In Song Kaifeng”. East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 39 (2014): 55-118. Web.
Levine, Ari Daniel. “Stages Of Decline: Cultural Memory, Urban Nostalgia, And Political Indignation As Imaginaries Of Resistance In Yue Ke's Pillar Histories”. The Medieval History Journal 17.2 (2014): n. pag. Web.
Levine, Ari Daniel. “Welcome To The Occupation: Collective Memory, Displaced Nostalgia, And Dislocated Knowledge In Song Ambassadors' Travel Records Of Jin-Dynasty Kaifeng”. T'oung Pao 99.4-5 (2013): n. pag. Web.
Levine, Ari Daniel. “Siyuan De Jixu: Cong Wenhua Jiyu, Shijue Ganshou, Ji Wenben Deng Fangmian Yantao Tangsong Xiangguosi 寺院的記叙: 從文化記憶、視覺感受、及文本等方面研討唐宋相國寺”. Kaifeng: Dushi Xiangxiang Yu Wenhua Jiyi. Chen Pingyuan. Beijing daxue chubanshe, 2013. Web.
Levine, Ari Daniel. “Public Good And Partisan Gain: Languages Of Faction In Late Imperial China And Eighteenth-Century England”. Journal of World History 23.4 (2012): n. pag. Web.
Levine, Ari Daniel. “The Reigns Of Hui-Tsung (1100-26) And Ch'in-Tsung (1126-7) And The Fall Of The Northern Sung”. Cambridge History Of China. Denis C Twitchett & Smith, Paul Jakov. Vol. Vol. 5, Pt. 1. Cambridge University Press, 2009. Web.
Levine, Ari Daniel. “Che-Tsung's Reign (1085-1100) And The Age Of Faction”. Cambridge History Of China. Denis CTwitche Smith. Vol. 5. Cambridge University Press, 2009. Web.
Levine, Ari Daniel. Divided By A Common Language: Factional Conflict In Late Northern Song China. Hawaii, 2008. Web.
PhD, Columbia University, 2002
Senior Scholarship in Chinese Studies, Fulbright-IIE, 2009
Fellowship for American Research in the Humanities in China, American Council of Learned Societies, 2010
Research Fellowship, Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Heidelberg University, 2011-2012
Research Fellowship, Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts, 2012-2013
Conference Grant, ACLS Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society program, Conference "Standards of Validity in Late Imperial China," Heidelberg University, 2013