FORA.tv Speaker - Jonathan Spence

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Biography

Jonathan Spence holds the position of Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus, at Yale University, and is well-known throughout the world for his insightful views on modern China. His books include The Search for Modern China, To Change China: Western Advisers in China, and Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man, among many others. A graduate of the University of Cambridge and Yale University, Spence holds a number of honorary degrees, has served as president of the American Historical Association, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has held both a MacArthur and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has received the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George from Queen Elizabeth II.

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