Jonathan Spence

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Jonathan D. Spence
Born(1936-08-11)11 August 1936
Surrey, England[1]
Died25 December 2021(2021-12-25) (aged 85)[2]
NationalityEnglish
CitizenshipAmerican
EducationClare College, Cambridge (MA)
Yale University (PhD)
Spouse(s)Annping Chin
Scientific career
FieldsChinese history
InstitutionsYale University
Doctoral advisorMary C. Wright
Other academic advisorsFang Chao-ying (房兆楹)[3]
Doctoral studentsSherman Cochran, Pamela Crossley, Robert Oxnam, Kenneth Pomeranz, Joanna Waley-Cohen[4]
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese史景遷
Simplified Chinese史景迁

Jonathan Dermot Spence (11 August 1936 – 25 December 2021) was an English-born American historian, sinologist, and writer. His works focused on Chinese history. He was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University from 1993 to 2008.[2]

Spence died from problems caused by Parkinson's disease on 25 December 2021, at the age of 85 at his home in West Haven, Connecticut.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Skinner, David (2010). Jonathan Spence Biography, National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jonathan D. Spence, Popular China Scholar, Dead at Age 85
  3. Jonathan D. Spence, Ts'ao Yin and the K'ang-Hsi Emperor: Bondservant and Master(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966), p. xv. [1]
  4. "CEAS | Events". Eastasianstudies.research.yale.edu. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  5. Genzlinger, Neil (2021-12-27). "Jonathan Spence, Noted China Scholar, Dies at 85". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-12-28.
  6. Hua, Sha (28 December 2021). "China Scholar Jonathan Spence Dies at Age 85". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 28 December 2021.