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Jonathan D. Spence was born in Surrey, England on August 11, 1936. He received a B.A. in history from Clare College, Cambridge University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University from 1993 to 2008. As a historian specializing in Chinese history, he wrote several books including The Search for Modern China, The Death of Woman Wang, and The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci. The Gate of Heavenly Peace won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Henry D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Search for Modern China… (more)
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A History of Chinese Civilization (Introduction, some editions) 494 copies, 6 reviews
Fortress Besieged (Foreword, some editions) 249 copies, 5 reviews
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Inside China 35 copies, 1 review

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