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Jonathan Spence

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Jonathan Spence's Biography

Jonathan D. Spence (Self-adopted Chinese name: simplified Chinese: 史景迁; traditional Chinese: 史景遷; pinyin: Shǐ Jǐngqiān, born August 11, 1936) is a British-born historian and public intellectual specializing in Chinese history. He was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University from 1993 to 2008. His most famous book is The Search for Modern China, which has become one of the standard texts on the last several hundred years of Chinese history. A prolific author, reviewer, and essayist, he has written a dozen books on China. He retired from Yale in 2008.

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  • Letters

      News Source: London Review of Books | almost 3 years ago
    Trusting to luck Ross McKibbin notes that the general neo-Blairism' of the media has led to a widespread tendency to overstate Labour's current weakness, yet his analysis of Labour's policy options seems to suffer from the same syndrome ( LRB , 20
  • On China, by Henry Kissinger

      News Source: The Globe & Mail | 3 years ago
    EDT Early in 1971, operatives of the Central Intelligence Agency and Chinese Nationalist secret police stole linens from a hotel room where Chinese Communist Premier Zhou Enlai had stayed outside China...Senate report told the head-shaking tale, the
  • Two new Steamboat restaurants on way

      News Source: The Steamboat Pilot | almost 4 years ago
    Steamboat Springs — Two new restaurants are getting ready to open in vacant Steamboat Springs commercial spaces that have never contained dining rooms. Jason Lee of Canton Chinese Restaurant is working with a contractor and a designer on his plans

Jonathan Spence Blogs

  • China Rhyming » Blog Archive » Van Dyke's Merchants of ...

      Blog Source: | almost 3 years ago
    Jonathan Spence, author of The Search for Modern China “Asia's 'dark' eighteenth-century has never seemed more lively or dynamic. This book will be treasured by all those struggling to understand the hitherto opaque world of pre-modern ...
  • Geek-lore « Random Hacks

      Blog Source: | almost 3 years ago
    Jonathan Spence “God's Chinese Son” – fascinating historical account of the Taiping rebellion in China (1845-64) but most interestingly, charts the interaction, adoption and reinterpretation of Christianity in China during this time. Dee Brown&#
  • Wyld About Books: Shelf Awareness Pro for Friday, October 21,...

      Blog Source: | almost 3 years ago
    The Question of Hu by Jonathan Spence (given to me by friend fellow local Wilmington writer Dana Sachs--it's about a Chinese man who came to Paris in 1722 and went mad). The Faulkner of Absalom, Absalom! Chekhov's Longer Stories ...

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