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Jonathan D. Spence (Self-adopted Chinese name: , born August 11, 1936) is a British-born historian and public intellectual specializing in Chinese history. He was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University from 1993 to 2008. His most famous book is The Search for Modern China, which has become one of the standard texts on the last several hundred years of Chinese history. A prolific author, reviewer, and essayist, he has written a dozen books on China. He retired from Yale in 2008.

In May and June 2008 he gave the 60th anniversary Reith Lectures, broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Spence's major interest is modern China, and especially its relations with the West. A notable recurring theme in Spence's work is the use of biographies to examine the wider cultural history of China. Another common theme to Spence's work is his interests in efforts on the part of both Westerners and Chinese to Westernize China, and why such efforts have failed.

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Total Books: 17
The Death of Woman Wang
2008 - The Death of Woman Wang (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781847243423
ISBN-10: 1847243428
Genre: History
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Chinese Houses The Architectural Heritage Of A Nation
Mao Zedong
2005 - Mao Zedong (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780131898868
ISBN-10: 0131898868
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Mao Zedong
2002 - Mao Zedong (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782762123197
ISBN-10: 2762123194
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Mao Zedong
2000 - Mao Zedong [Penguin Lives Audio] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780736649438
ISBN-10: 0736649433
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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China Trade  British Commerce and the Opening of China 1635-1842
2000 - China Trade British Commerce and the Opening of China 1635-1842 [8 Volume Set] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780415189989
ISBN-10: 0415189985
Genres: Business & Money, History
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Mao Zedong
2000 - Mao Zedong (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780736648547
ISBN-10: 0736648542
Genre: General
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Chan's Great Continent China in Western Minds
1999 - The Chan's Great Continent China in Western Minds (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393319897
ISBN-10: 039331989X
Genre: History
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Mao Zedong
1999 - Mao Zedong [Penguin Lives] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780670886692
ISBN-10: 0670886696
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Forbidden City
1998 - The Forbidden City [Odyssey] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789622175457
ISBN-10: 9622175457
Genre: Arts & Photography
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GOD'S CHINESE SON THE TAIPING HEAVENLY KINGDOM OF HONG XIUQUAN
1996 - God's Chinese Son the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong XIuquan (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780002555845
ISBN-10: 0002555840
Genre: History
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Tsao Yin and the Kang-hsi Emperor  Bondservant and Master Second edition
1988 - Tsao Yin and the Kang-hsi Emperor Bondservant and Master Second Edition [Yale Historical Publications Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780300042771
ISBN-10: 0300042779
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Tsao Yin and the Kang-hsi Emperor  Bondservant and Master Second edition
1988 - Tsao Yin and the Kang-hsi Emperor Bondservant and Master Second Edition [Yale Historical Publications Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300042788
ISBN-10: 0300042787
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Gods Chinese Son The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan
The Chan's Great Continent
The Chan's Great Continent [Allen Lane History] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140281743
ISBN-10: 0140281746
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Chan's Great Continent China in Western Minds
The Chan's Great Continent China in Western Minds [Allen Lane History S.] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713993134
ISBN-10: 0713993138
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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