Jonathan D. Spence, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University
Reception at 6:30 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm
Keynote Address at 8:00 pm
Closes at 9:30 pm
Jonathan D. Spence is a British-born historian and public intellectual specializing in Chinese history. He is a Professor Emeritus of Yale University where he was Sterling Professor of History from 1993 to 2008. He is the author of The Search for Modern China, which has become one of the standard texts on the last several hundred years of Chinese history. A distinguished historian, prolific author, reviewer, and essayist, he has written numerous books on China, including The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci and The Chinese and Their Revolution, 1895-1980. Professor Spence was named a MacArthur Fellow and has received ten honorary degrees and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
The Ambassador Burton Levin Lecture Series was established in 1995 to honor the Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s founding director, and is intended to facilitate, broaden and enrich dialogue about inter-Asian relations and US-Asian relations.
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