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Spence, Jonathan D.

Overview
Works: 214 works in 1,145 publications in 12 languages and 32,947 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works  Case studies  Sources  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, win, Contributor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: DS754, 951
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan D Spence
The search for modern China by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

97 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,143 WorldCat member 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 )

75 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,878 WorldCat member 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 )

84 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,258 WorldCat member 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 )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 2,050 WorldCat member 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& culture, the author penetrates Mao's rhetoric & infamous self-will to distill an intimate portrait of a man as withdrawn & mysterious as the emperors he disdained.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
The Chan's great continent : China in western minds by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

54 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member 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
Emperor of China; self portrait of Kʻang Hsi by Kangxi( Book )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Emperor K'ang-hsi, who speaks through these pages, was one of the greatest rulers in all of China's three-thousand year history, a man easily as powerful and significant as his two contemporaries Peter the Great and Louis XIV. His long reign spanned more than sixty years, from 1661 to 1722, and when he died he left a flourishing and stable kingdom more vast than any other on earth. Yet the man himself has remained unknown: like all the emperors of China, K'ang-hsi lived out his days sealed behind screens of protocol - remote, exalted, his true nature an enigma . . . Emperor of China is the inspired outgrowth of Spence's close reading of the rich stores of documents that K'ang-hsi left behind him: letters, edicts, commands, pardons, poems. Drawing from this mass only those piercingly alive fragments that bear the unmistakable stamp of K'ang-hsi's character and personality, Spence weaves them together into a brooding narrative that reads almost like a novel. -- Book jacket
The death of woman Wang by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

56 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,645 WorldCat member 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
God's Chinese son : the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member 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( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treason by the book by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member 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
To change China : Western advisers in China, 1620-1960 by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografiske skildringer af 16 vestlige rådgivere i Kina
The Chinese century : a photographic history of the last hundred years by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member 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
The question of Hu by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member 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
Chinese roundabout : essays in history and culture by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 1,021 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Tsáo Yin and the Káng-hsi Emperor; bondservant and master by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Ming to Chʻing : conquest, region, and continuity in seventeenth-century China by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Dragon Mountain : memories of a late Ming man by Jonathan D Spence( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member 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 )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foragers, farmers, and fossil fuels : how human values evolve by Ian Morris( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris, author of the best-selling Why the West Rules--for Now, explains why. The result is a compelling new argument about the evolution of human values, one that has far-reaching implications for how we understand the past--and for what might happen next. Fundamental long-term changes in values, Morris argues, are driven by the most basic force of all: energy. Humans have found three main ways to get the energy they need--from foraging, farming, and fossil fuels. Each energy source sets strict limits on what kinds of societies can succeed, and each kind of society rewards specific values. In tiny forager bands, people who value equality but are ready to settle problems violently do better than those who aren't; in large farming societies, people who value hierarchy and are less willing to use violence do best; and in huge fossil-fuel societies, the pendulum has swung back toward equality but even further away from violence. But if our fossil-fuel world favors democratic, open societies, the ongoing revolution in energy capture means that our most cherished values are very likely to turn out--at some point fairly soon--not to be useful any more. Originating as the Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University, the book includes challenging responses by novelist Margaret Atwood, philosopher Christine Korsgaard, classicist Richard Seaford, and historian of China Jonathan Spence"--
The search for modern China : a documentary collection( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of primary source documents and is a companion to the text: The Search for Modern China, 2nd edition. The documents range from the essential political works to the less standard ones that reflect everyday life, the family, social networks, and cultural life
 
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Alternative Names
@史景迁, 1936-

Jonathan D. Spence amerikansk historiker

Jonathan Spence Amerikaans historicus

Jonathan Spence amerikansk historikar

Jonathan Spence amerikansk historiker

Jonathan Spence storico e orientalista britannico

Jonathan Spence US-amerikanischer Sinologe und Professor für Geschichte an der Yale University

shi, jing qian

Shi, Jingqian

Shi, Jingqian 1936-

Shi, Wenan

Shih, Ching-ch`ien 1936-

Shih, Ching-chʻien

Shih, Ching-chʿien 1936-

Spence, Jon

Spence, Jonathan.

Spence, Jonathan 1936-

Spence, Jonathan D. 1936-

Spence, Jonathan Dermot

Spence, Jonathan Dermot 1936-

Thurston, Anne F.

Спенс, Джонатан

사경천 1936-

스징첸 1936-

스펜스, 조나단 1936-

스펜스, 조나단 D. 1936-

스펜스, 조너선 1936-

스펜스, 조너선 D. 1936-

シ, ケイセン

ジョナサン・スペンス

スペンス, J. D.

スペンス, ジョナサン

スペンス, ジョナサン・D.

史, 景遷

史, 景迁 1936-

史景遷

史景遷 1936-

史景迁 美国历史学家

史景遷 英國歷史學家

斯彭斯, 乔纳森

石文安

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German (26)

Spanish (22)

Italian (18)

French (17)

Korean (7)

Dutch (7)

Portuguese (5)

Japanese (4)

Swedish (2)

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The Gate of Heavenly Peace : the Chinese and their revolution, 1895-1980The memory palace of Matteo RicciMao ZedongThe Chan's great continent : China in western mindsEmperor of China; self portrait of Kʻang HsiThe death of woman WangGod's Chinese son : the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong XiuquanThe Taiping vision of a Christian China, 1836-1864