Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies focuses on the history and cultures of the peoples in the steppe, mountain, forest, and oasis areas between China, Russia, western Iran, and Pakistan. This geographic area comprises Central Asia, Xinjiang, eastern Iran, and Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the northern regions of Pakistan, Tibet (including Qinghai, eastern Sichuan, Gansu, and northwestern Yunnan), Mongolia, and Manchuria. The Altaic languages include the Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic groups of languages.