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Museum director

Rubie S. Watson, museum director. Fellow: American Academy Arts. & Science.


Bachelor of Science in Archaeology and Anthropology, University California, Berkeley. Master of Science in Anthropology, Rice University. Doctor of Philosophy in Social Anthropology, London School of Economics.


Associate professor anthropology, acting director Asian Studies program University Pittsburgh. Associate curator Peabody Museum Archeology & Ethnology, senior lecturer department anthropology Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992-1995, associate director, then Howells director Peabody Museum, since 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Author several books including Inequality Among Brothers: Class and Kinship in South China, 1985. Editor: Memory, History, and Opposition under State Socialism, 1994. Co-editor: Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society, 1990, Harmony and Counterpoint: Ritual Music in Chinese Context, 1996.


Fellow: American Academy Arts. & Science.