jonathan spence

Jonathan Spence: As Luck Would Have It

Kate Whitehead at South China Morning Post gives a detailed profile of Jonathan Spence, the prominent China scholar and Yale history professor: The way Spence tells his life story, luck played a big role in his success, too....

Jonathan Spence: Kissinger and China

In the New York Review of Books, Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, reviews Henry Kissinger’s new book, On China: It is hard to fit Henry Kissinger’s latest book, On China, into any...

Jonathan Spence On The BBC

Owen Bennett-Jones talks to Professor Jonathan Spence, who will be giving the 2008 BBC Reith Lectures. They discuss the great thinker Confucius, whose ideas still resonate today. Click here to listen the 26 minutes interview...

Anti-Japanese Print Advertisements in China – Z+Blog

From the Z+Blog (link): An interview with Jonathan Spence, one of the foremost scholars of Chinese civilization from the 16th century to the present and Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, about the historical context behind these most recent eruptions of anti-Japanese fervor: I think Japan is a genuine wound. I see it in […]

Reading China’s future in remnants of its past – Jonathan Spence

In the International Herald Tribune (link), Jonathan Spence writes: How can one catch today’s China in words? It is a country in constant motion, defying the laws of economic gravity, reaching out insistently around the world for raw materials to fuel its growth, eating up its land and its past, enticing outsiders to help it […]

CDT Bookshelf: James Mann recommends “To Change China: Western Advisers in China, 1620-1960”

For the CDT Bookshelf, China Digital Times invites experts on China to recommend a book to CDT readers. This month, James Mann, author-in-residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and former Beijing correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, recommends “To Change China: Western Advisers in China, 1620-1960” by Jonathan Spence, Little, Brown and Company, […]

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