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....
May 23, 2011
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...
May 21, 2010
In the National Endowment for the Humanities’ 2010 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, historian Jonathan Spence spoke about early exchanges between China and the West: The particular meeting of the minds that I am...
May 31, 2008
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...
May 20, 2006
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 […]
May 1, 2006
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 […]
Sep 25, 2005
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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