Michael Nylan and Carlos Noreña- Comparing Early Imperial Rome and Western Han Chang'an
Michael Nylan and Carlos Noreña are professors of History at the University of California in Berkeley. Nylan specializes in early Chinese history, and Noreña specializes in ancient Roman history. Nylan and Noreña argue that studying comparative history is valuable for understanding similar political, economic, and social dynamics that may characterize seemingly disparate societies. This argument plays out in their research which compares Western Han Chang'an and early imperial Rome.