College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Charles W. Holcombe

  • History

    Faculty - Professor of History


    Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1986

    Research Interests

    Professor Holcombe’s research interests focus especially around China’s age of division between the Han and Tang dynasties, and the formation of an East Asian cultural community. He is the author of three books, including A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century, which is now in a second edition, and has been translated into both Spanish and Turkish. He is a recipient of the Iowa Regent’s Award for Faculty Excellence.

    Teaching Interests

    Dr. Holcombe teaches classes related to China.