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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