宋怡明教授 (Michael A. Szonyi)，现为哈佛大学东亚语言文明系中国历史学教授，费正清研究中心主任，明清及中国近代社会史学家。擅于利用历史人类学和田野调查方法研究中国东南地区的社会史，目前正致力研究明朝军户的历史。宋怡明教授早年于加拿大多伦多大学获得学士学位，其後又在英国牛津大学攻读博士。期间他先後到台湾大学以及厦门大学访学。其著作包括 Practicing Kinship: Lineage and Descent in Late Imperial China (实行家族：明清家族组织研究) (2002) 与 Cold War Island: Quemoy on the Front Line (冷战岛：处于前线的金门) (2008).
Michael Szonyi is Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Professor of Chinese History at Harvard University. He is a social historian of late imperial and modern China who studies local society in southeast China using a combination of traditional textual sources and ethnographic-style fieldwork.He has written, translated or edited seven books, including The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China (2017); A Companion to Chinese History (2017), Cold War Island: Quemoy on the Front Line (2008; Chinese edition 2016) and Practicing Kinship (2002). He is also co-editor, with Jennifer Rudolph, of The China Questions: Critical Insights on a Rising Power (2018).A frequent commentator on Chinese affairs, Szonyi is a Fellow of the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US-China relations. He also serves as a member of the China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, and is the English-language editor for the journal Lishi renleixue (Historical Anthropology).Szonyi received his BA from the University of Toronto and his D.Phil from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has also studied at National Taiwan University and Xiamen University. Prior to coming to Harvard in 2005, Prof. Szonyi taught at McGill University and University of Toronto.