Professor Craig G. Benjamin, Ph.D.

Professor Craig G. Benjamin
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Macquarie University
These big ideas of Eastern civilization emerged thousands of years ago, but they endured and shaped the long history of these regions all the way to the present.

Dr. Craig G. Benjamin is Associate Professor of History in the Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), where he teaches East Asian civilization, big history, ancient Central Asian history, and historiography. He earned his undergraduate education at The Australian National University in Canberra and Macquarie University in Sydney, and his Ph.D. in Ancient History from Macquarie University. Professor Benjamin has received several awards for teaching, including the 2012 Faculty of Distinction Award from Omicron Delta Kappa Society (a national leadership honor society) and the 2009 Student Award for Faculty Excellence from the GVSU Student Senate. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Yuezhi: Origin, Migration and the Conquest of Northern Bactria and Readings in the Historiography of World History. He is coauthor (with David Christian and Cynthia Stokes Brown) of Big History: Between Nothing and Everything. Professor Benjamin is an officer of the World History Association and the International Big History Association. He is also a consultant for The College Board and a member of the SAT World History Subject Committee and the Advanced Placement World History Development Committee.

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"Professor Benjamin is astonishing in both his knowledge and his ability to convey it. He is, thankfully, extremely well organized."

27 Courses and Sets

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27 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90

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  2. (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Foundations of Eastern Civilization Set

    (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Foundations of Eastern Civilization

    Craig G. Benjamin
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $904.90 $469.90$904.90
    Every civilization has its own fascinating story, with consequences that matter deeply to our lives today. From Paleolithic foragers to the agricultural and industrial revolutions to the 21st century and beyond, gain new insights into the breadth and depth of human civilization with The Big History of Civilizations. Then, take a grand journey to explore the big accomplishments of Eastern civilization with...
  3. (Set) History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration & Foundations of Eastern Civilization Set

    (Set) History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration & Foundations of Eastern Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $789.90 $399.90$789.90
    Get a thorough understanding of history with this set. First, follow the gripping stories of history's greatest explorers. Then, delve deeper into the East and explore its history and culture.
  4. (Set) A History of British India & Foundations of Eastern Civilization Set

    (Set) A History of British India & Foundations of Eastern Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $789.90 $399.90$789.90
    Look at a transformative and world-changing era in politics and culture with this two-course set. Start with two centuries of British rule and the forging of modern India and Pakistan in A History of British India. Then step back to look at the bigger picture with a grand journey to explore the big accomplishments of Eastern civilization in Foundations of Eastern Civilization
  5. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
  6. (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Foundations of Western Civilization Set

    (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $774.90 Starting at $774.90 $904.90 $774.90$904.90
    Every civilization has its own fascinating story, with consequences that matter deeply to our lives today. From Paleolithic foragers to the 21st century and beyond, gain new insights into the breadth and depth of human civilization with The Big History of Civilizations. Then, take a grand journey through history from the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution with...
  7. (Set) Maya to Aztec & Foundations of Eastern Civilization Set

    (Set) Maya to Aztec & Foundations of Eastern Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $1,039.90 $879.90$1,039.90
    Understand early civilizations with this set. First, in Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed, marvel at the advanced civilizations that once shocked and baffled the world. Then, in Foundations of Eastern Civilization, follow the development of the societies on the Asian continent.