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Jonathan D. Spence

AKA Jonathan Dermot Spence

Born: 11-Aug-1936
Birthplace: Surrey, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Search for Modern China

Military service: British Army (2nd Lt.)

Father: Dermot Spence
Mother: Muriel Crailsham
Wife: (div., two sons)
Son: Colin
Son: Ian
Wife: Annping Chin

    High School: Winchester College
    University: BA, Clare College, Cambridge University (1959)
    University: PhD, Yale University (1965)
    Professor: History, Yale University (1966-)
    Professor: Sterling Professor of History, Yale University

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1985
    American Historical Association President (2004-05)
    American Philosophical Society 1993
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1979
    MacArthur Fellowship 1988
    Naturalized US Citizen 2000

Author of books:
Ts'ao Yin and the K'ang–hsi Emperor: Bondservant and Master (1966, biography)
To Change China: Western Advisers in China, 1620-1960 (1969, history)
Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'ang-hsi (1974, biography)
The Death of Woman Wang (1978, biography)
The Gate of Heavenly Peace: Chinese and Their Revolution, 1895-1980 (1981, history)
The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci (1984, biography)
The Question of Hu (1988, biography)
The Search for Modern China (1990, history)
Chinese Roundabout: Essays in History and Culture (1992, history)
God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan (1996, biography)
The Taiping Vision of a Christian China, 1836-1864 (1998, history)
The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds (1998, history)
Mao Zedong (1999, biography)
Treason by the Book (2001, history)
Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man (2007, biography)

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