Jonathan Spence

Jonathan Spence

Jonathan D. Spence is a British-born historian and public intellectual specialising in Chinese history. He was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University from 1993 to 2008. His most widely read book is 'The Search for Modern China', a survey of the last several hundred years of Chinese history based on his popular course at Yale. Wikipedia*

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Jonathan Spence has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1998 Speech. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1999 with an average of 85 views per program. Most common tag: China.

Appearances by Title:c. January 23, 1998 - Present Professor, History Department, Yale University Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Treason by the Book</em>

    Treason by the Book

    Mr. Spence discussed his book Treason By the Book, published by Viking. The book looks at an 18th century conspiracy by…

  • China's Buried Past

    China's Buried Past

    Professor Spence talked about archeology in China, what it revealed about Chinese culture, and how the study of archeology…

  • <em>The Chan's Great Continent</em>

    The Chan's Great Continent

    Mr. Spence talked about his book, The Chan’s Great Continent, China in Western Minds, published by W. W. Norton & Company.…

  • China Today

    China Today

    Dr. Spence, Sterling Professor of History, discussed the future of China, specifically Hong Kong, and the capitalization of…

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