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Spence, Jonathan D.

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Works: 244 works in 810 publications in 7 languages and 31,508 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Sources  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: DS754, 951
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Most widely held works by Jonathan D Spence
The search for modern China by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
46 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,259 libraries worldwide
This work chronicles the history of China for over four hundred years through the spring of 1989
The Gate of Heavenly Peace : the Chinese and their revolution, 1895-1980 by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
29 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 2,636 libraries worldwide
Spanning the years 1895-1980, this book is a study of some prominent members of China's intellectual elite during a turbulent period of the country's history
The memory palace of Matteo Ricci by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
38 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,012 libraries worldwide
This book is not only a rich and compelling narrative about Ricci's life in Italy, India, and China, but also a significant work of global history, in which intellectual, social, military, maritime, and religious themes are drawn together, juxtaposing the world of Counter-Reformation Europe with that of Ming China
Mao Zedong by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,002 libraries worldwide
This intimate portrait of Mao Zedong, one of the most formidable and elusive rulers in modern history, introduces the essential background about the Chinese leader, including his relations with family, friends, and confidential assistants, as well as his youthful writings, poems, letters, and drafts of speeches. Drawing from his expertise in Chinese politics & culture, the author penetrates Mao's rhetoric & infamous self-will to distill an intimate portrait of a man as withdrawn & mysterious as the emperors he disdained. The author superbly illuminates Mao, a leader who, at a watershed moment in history, turned the classic Chinese concept of reform through reversal into an endless adventure in upheaval. The complex persona of Chairman Mao-remembered with hate, awe, and even reverence-calls for what the Boston Globe has termed "Jonathan Spence's engaging blend of history, literature, and biography." Spence superbly illuminates Mao, a leader who, at a watershed moment in history, turned the classic Chinese concept of reform through reversal into an endless adventure in upheaval. Mao examines a chilling enigma for historians, students of human nature, and Americans fascinated more than ever by China
Emperor of China; self portrait of Kʻang Hsi by Kangxi( Book )
46 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,837 libraries worldwide
Biography and history of Emperor Kang-hsi of Ching (Manchu) Dynasty from 1661-1722
The Chan's great continent : China in western minds by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,673 libraries worldwide
"Jonathan Spence, our foremost historian of Chinese politics and culture, tells us in his new book how the West has understood China over seven centuries. Ranging from Marco Polo's own depiction of China and the mighty Khan, Kublai, in the 1270s to the China sightings of three twentieth-century writers of acknowledged genius - Kafka, Borges, and Calvino - Spence explores Western thought on China through a remarkable array of expression." "Peopling Spence's account are Iberian adventurers, the great Jesuit missionaries, Enlightenment synthesizers including Voltaire and Montesquieu, spinners of the dreamy cult of Chinoiserie, American observers such as Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Ezra Pound, and Eugene O'Neill, and diplomats from Britain's Lord Macartney to Henry Kissinger. Their visions are alternately coarse and subtle, generous and vicious, sober and exotic. Taken together they tell us as much about the self-image of the West as about China."--Jacket
God's Chinese son : the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,593 libraries worldwide
The Taiping uprising, led by Hong Xiuquan, was a massive millennial movement that, in its violent rise and fall between 1845 and 1864, cost at least twenty million Chinese their lives. In the course of this struggle the Taiping succeeded in overturning the authority of the ruling Qing dynasty throughout a massive territory in southern China. This the Taiping ruled as their Heavenly Kingdom from their seat in Nanjing for eleven years, until they were overcome in an apocalypse wrought by Qing and Western forces, the Book of Revelation become history
The Taiping vision of a Christian China, 1836-1864 by Jonathan D Spence( file )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,576 libraries worldwide
The death of woman Wang by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
27 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 1,519 libraries worldwide
Provincial China in the late 17th century: drawing on a range of sources, including local Chinese histories, the memories of scholars and other writings, the author reconstructs a tale of rural tragedy in a remote corner of the north-eastern Chinese province of Shantung
To change China; Western advisers in China, 1620-1960 by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
12 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
Treason by the book by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
Explores a famous 1728 plot to overthrow the Manchu dynasty in a study of the intrigues, political and legal systems, and key personalities of eighteenth-century China
The Chinese century : a photographic history of the last hundred years by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
The history of China in photographs, including "rare photos of the Boxer Rebellion and the Rape of Nanking, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution."--Jacket
Chinese roundabout : essays in history and culture by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
"There are in addition generous and insightful assessments of new work in the modern China field as well as moving tributes to the old hands of China scholarship. Readers will find all of the pieces collected here to be inspired by the joy of discovery that Spence brings to all his work."--BOOK JACKET
The question of Hu by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 901 libraries worldwide
It is the story of John Hu, a lowly but devout Chinese Catholic who in 1722 accompanied a Jesuit missionary on a journey to France--a journey that ended with Hu's confinement in a lunatic asylum
Tsáo Yin and the Káng-hsi Emperor; bondservant and master by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
17 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
From Ming to Chʻing : conquest, region, and continuity in seventeenth-century China by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Return to Dragon Mountain : memories of a late Ming man by Jonathan D Spence( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Traces the life and legacy of esteemed Ming historian and essayist Zhang Dai, describing the cultural renaissance and Buddhist reform of his early years, the impact of the Manchu invasion of 1644 on his dynasty, and his four-decade career as a writer
Imperial China : photographs 1850-1912 by Clark Worswick( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 libraries worldwide
A century in crisis : modernity and tradition in the art of twentieth-century China by Julia Frances Andrews( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
China by Hiroji Kubota( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Shi, Jingqian
Shi, Jingqian 1936-
Shih, Ching-ch`ien 1936-
Shih, Ching-chʻien
Shih, Ching-ch'ien 1936-
Spence, Jon
Spence, Jonathan.
Spence, Jonathan, 1936-
Spence, Jonathan D., 1936-
スペンス, ジョナサン
スペンス, ジョナサン・D.
史景遷
Languages
English (373)
Italian (5)
Spanish (5)
French (3)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
Danish (1)
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