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Michael Wood (Courtesy of PBS)

Capturing the 'Unbelievable, Inexhaustible' Story of China

The filmmaker Michael Wood describes his new documentary series tackling the sweep of Chinese history. more

Jonathan Spence and Susan Jakes on China, History, and Journalism

ChinaFile editor and Yale historian speak at the Center on U.S.-China Relations' 10 year anniversary gala. more

American Philanthropy in China (Complete)

Panelists reflect on a century of Rockefeller and U.S. philanthropy in China, while also looking ahead toward a new Chinese philanthropy. more

Wealth and Power (Complete)

Jonathan Spence in conversation with authors Orville Schell and John Delury on their newest release, 'Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century'. more
Orville Schell (R) speaks to Damian Woetzl (L) and Yo Yo Ma at the opening ceremony of the US-China Forum on the Arts and Culture in Beijing on Nov. 17, 2011. (Dong Lin)

Orville Schell's Top 5 Books on China and the West

Recommended reads: five books that account for how China and the West got to where they are today. more

Amitav Ghosh and Jonathan Spence (Complete)

A leading historian of China and a historical novelist assess China and India's historical relations, focusing particularly on the Opium Wars. more
Yale University Sterling Professor of History Emeritus Jonathan Spence in Washington, DC in May 2010. (

Interview: Jonathan Spence on the China-India Relationship

The acclaimed Yale historian Jonathan Spence discusses China and India in advance of his appearance at Asia Society's "Chindia Dialogues." more

Jonathan Spence: Memories of a Late Ming Man

Jonathan Spence introduces his latest book, a look at the late Ming Dynasty through the eyes of a scholar of that period. more