Jonathan Spence in Person: Writing the History of China
Jonathan Spence, formerly Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, is one of the most distinguished of living historians. He has written more than a dozen books about modern Chinese history, from Matteo Ricci to Mao Zedong. Among many other honours and distinctions, he was invited to give the 60th anniversary Reith Lectures for the BBC, and the 2010 Jefferson Lecture at the Library of Congress. Jonathan Spence is recognized not only as a historian but also as a writer: his work is not just enjoyable to read, but often unconventional and innovative in its form.
In conversation with Prof. Elaine Y. L. Ho of the University of Hong Kong, he looks back on a scholarly career dedicated to writing the history of China.
Date: Thursday, 16 May 2013
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Underground Theatre, The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central.
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Professor Spence’s most important works include:
• To Change China: Western Advisers in China, 1620-1960 (1969)