A n t h o n y   E.   C l a r k

 

CURRICULUM VITAE (2018)


Research Focus (Late-Imperial & Modern China)

The period of Professor Clark’s research ranges from the late-imperial to modern eras, primarily on China’s transition from empire to the Republican Era (18th Century-1949). His earlier publications centered on classical Chinese historiography - how cultural, religious, and philosophical strands are woven through China’s long historical narrative. This investigation considered how Ban Gu’s Hanshu 漢書 (History of the Han) was structured to underscore certain tenets helpful to supporting Chinese ideas of political legitimacy. The center of his research, however, confronts intellectual and cultural tensions that emerged between China and the West during the late-imperial era, especially Catholic missions during the late Qing to the early modern period. He is interested in the complex problem of religious and philosophical exchange as Jesuit, Franciscan, and other Western intellectuals engaged the question of accommodation as two disparate cultures intersected. One of his main objectives beyond exposing important historical events that have not been subjected to wide readership, is to contribute to present discourse regarding cultural encounter, gender, and the role of Sino-Western exchange in the broad spectrum of human interaction.


Appointments:

Whitworth University: Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair in History, Appointed 2015.

Associate Professor of Chinese History (Department of History), 2011-present.

Director of Asian Studies Program, 2011-present.

Director of Whitworth in China Program (Beijing), 2011-present.

Assistant Professor of Chinese History (Department of History), 2009-2011.

University of Alabama: Assistant Professor of Chinese History (Department of History/Asian Studies Program), 2005-2009.

University of Oregon: Instructor of Chinese Language and Culture (Department of East Asian Languages and Literature), 2004-2005.


Education:

University of Oregon (1999–2005), Eugene, Oregon, Ph.D. in Chinese History, Language, and Literature (June 2005), Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, Major Field: Chinese Early Imperial History and Literature (Advisor, Stephen Durrant), Minor Fields: Chinese Late Imperial History and Literature (Maram Esptein), Chinese Late Imperial History (Ina Asim), Chinese Medieval Cultural History (Michael Fishlen).

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary (2015-16, 2016-17), Pittsburgh, PA, theology and liturgy, summer residence.

Central University for Nationalities/Minzu University (1996, 2011), Beijing, China. Intermediate (1996) and advanced (2011) Mandarin Chinese and Chinese Cultural Studies.

Taipei Language Institute (2006, Summer), Taipei, Taiwan, Advanced Chinese spoken and reading.

Alliance Française (2003, Summer), Paris, France, Intermediate French language and cultural studies.

National Taiwan Normal University (2001–2002), Taipei, Taiwan, Center for Chinese Language and Culture Studies, modern Mandarin language and classical Chinese philosophical and historical literature.

University of Oregon (1995–1999), Eugene, Oregon, Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude, departmental honors, and Commencement standard bearer), Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, Concentration on Chinese historical texts and philosophies. Honors thesis: “The Nature of Xunzi: The Confucian Paradigm of Human Nature and Societal Order.”


Languages:

Mandarin Chinese (advanced reading and spoken).

Classical Literary Chinese (advanced reading).

French (intermediate reading and spoken).

Japanese (basic reading).


Scholarly Writing:

Monograph Books

Clark, Anthony E. Forgotten Images: Catholic Missionary Photographs, 1890-1955. In preparation.

Clark, Anthony E. China Gothic: Alphonse Favier and the Architecture of Conversion. In preparation.

Clark, Anthony E. Heaven in Conflict: Franciscans and the Boxer Uprising in Shanxi. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.

Clark, Anthony E. 柯學斌 Zhonghua Tianzhujiao xundao jianshi 中華天主教殉道簡史 (A Concise History of Catholic Martyrdom in China). Hong Kong 香港: Ciyouhui chubanshe 慈幼會出版社, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E. China’s Saints: Catholic Martyrdom During the Qing (1644-1911). Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.

Clark, Anthony E. Ban Gu’s History of Early China. Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2008.

Edited Books

Clark, Anthony E., Editor and Contributor. China’s Christianity: From Missionary to Indigenous Church. Leiden: Brill Press, 2017.

Clark, Anthony E., Editor and Contributor. A Voluntary Exile: Chinese Christianity and Cultural Confluence since 1552. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E., Editor and Contributor. Beating Devils and Burning Their Books: Views of China, Japan, and the West. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press/Association for Asian Studies, 2010.

Journal Articles

Clark, Anthony E. 柯學斌 “Jinshi chuqi Zhongguo minju dui xifang xuanjiao shengxianghua de fanying, 僅是初期中國民聚對西方宣教聖象畫的反應 (Initial Responses to Christian Cross Imagery in China).” Guoji Hanxue國際漢學, Beijing Foreign Studies University 北京外國語大學, September 2017.

Clark, Anthony E. “Finding Our Way: Thomas Merton, John Wu, and the Christian Dialogue with Early China.” The Merton Annual, Vol. 30, Spring 2018.

Clark, Anthony E. “Shifting Landscapes: Sino-American Catholic Identities, 1900-Present.” U. S. Catholic Historian, Vol. 34, Number 2, Spring 2016.

Clark, Anthony E. “Sanctioned Heterodoxy: Local Cults in Two Chinese Catholic Villages, 1900—Present.” Frontiers of History in China, Vol. 11, Number 1, 2016.

Clark, Anthony E. “Vincentian Footprints in China: The Lives, Deaths, and Legacies of François-Regis Clét, CM, and Jean-Gabriel Perboyre, CM.” Vincentian Heritage, Vol. 32, Number 1, 2014.

Clark, Anthony E. “Weaving a Profound Dialogue Between West and East: On Matteo Ricci, SJ.” U.S.-China Review, Vol. 35, Number 3, Summer 2011.

Clark, Anthony E. “Praise and Blame: Ruist Historiography in Ban Gu’s Hanshu.” The Chinese Historical Review, Vol. 18, Number 1, Spring 2011.

Clark, Anthony E., and Kellie Cheney. “Bodhidharma’s Daughters: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Females in Chan/Zen Buddhism.” McNair Scholars Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2009.

Clark, Anthony E. “Early Modern Chinese Reactions to Western Missionary Iconography.” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Vol. 30, 2008.

Clark, Anthony E. “Reflections on the Han View of Truth and Historicity with a Translation of Ban Biao’s ‘Essay of Historiography’.” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Vol. 28, 2006.

Book Chapters & Introductions

Clark, Anthony E. “Conversion by the Book: Guilio Aleni, SJ, and Jesuit Print Culture in Late-Imperial China,” in Legacies of the Book: Missionary Printing in Asia and the Americas, Edited by Antoni J. Ucerler, SJ, and Wu Xiaoxin. Forthcoming, Leiden: Brill.

Clark, Anthony E. “Saving the Children: Catholic Sisters and Social Reform in Republican Beijing,” in Christianity and the Modern Woman in East Asia, Edited by Garrett Washington. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

Clark, Anthony E. 柯學斌. “Preface 序言,” in Chujing yu shiye: Hu Shan Zhongwai jiaoliu de guangying jiyi 處境與視野:湖汕中外交流的光影記憶 [Context and Horizon: Visualizing Sino-Western Cultural Encounters in Chaoshan], Edited by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee 李榭熙 and Christie Chui-Shan Chow 周翠珊. Beijing : Shenghuo dushu/Shantou University Press 生活讀書汕頭大學出版社, 2017.

Clark, Anthony E. “Foreword,” in China’s Last Jesuit: Charles J. McCarthy and the End of the Mission in Catholic Shanghai, by Amanda C. R. Clark. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Clark, Anthony E. “Local Magistrates and Foreign Mendicants: Chinese Views of Shanxi’s Franciscan Mission during the Late Qing,” in Reshaping the Boundaries: The Christian Intersection of China and the West in the Modern Era, Edited by Song Gang. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2016.

Clark, Anthony E. “The Life and Works of Ban Gu,” in The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, Edited by Kerry Brown. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, 2014.

Clark, Anthony E. “Out of the Ashes: Remembrance and Reconstruction in Catholic Shanxi, 1900 to the Present,” in Chinese Catholicism, 1900-Present, by Cindy Yik-Yi Chu. New York: Palgrave, 2014.

Clark, Anthony E. “Introduction,” in The Memoirs of Jin Luxian: Learning and Relearning, 1916-1982, Translated by William Hanbury-Tenison. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “Ban Gu” and “Ban Biao,” in Dictionary of Literary Biography: Classical Chinese Writers: Pre-Tang Era (-598), Edited by Curtis Dean Smith. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2010.

Book Reviews

Clark, Anthony E. Review Essay, Borrowed Place: Mission Stations and Local Adaptation in Early Twentieth-Century China, by Riika-Leena Juntunen, 2015; The Catholic Invasion of China: Remaking Chinese Christianity, by David E. Mungello, 2015; Christian Monks on Chinese Soil: A History of Monastic Missions to China, by Matteo Nicolini-Zani, 2016. (Journal of Chinese History, Forthcoming).

Clark, Anthony E. The Intercultural Weaving of Historical Texts: Chinese and European Stories about Emperor Ku and His Concubines, by Nicolas Standaert, 2016. (Journal of Jesuit Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 4, 2016).

Clark, Anthony E. Matteo Ricci and the Catholic Mission to China: A Short History with Documents, by R. Po-chia Hsia, 2016 (Journal of Jesuit Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 4, 2016).

Clark, Anthony E. Jesuit Mapmaking in China: D’Anville’s Nouvel atlas de la Chine, by Roberto Ribeiro and John O’Malley, SJ, eds., 2014, (Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 102, No. 3, Summer 2016).

Clark, Anthony E. The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identity in Chinese History, by Jeremy Clarke, SJ, 2013 (American Historical Review, Vol. 120, Number 1, February 2015).

Clark, Anthony E. The Missionary’s Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village, by Henrietta Harrison, 2013 (The Chinese Historical Review, Vol. 21, Number 2, November 2014).

Clark, Anthony E. Church Militant: Bishop Kung and Catholic Resistance in Communist Shanghai, by Paul P. Mariani, 2011 (The Chinese Historical Review, Vol. 18, Number 1, May 2012).

Clark, Anthony E. A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610, by R. Po-Chia Hsia, 2010 (American Historical Review, Vol. 116, Number 4, October 2011).

Clark, Anthony E. Mirroring the Past: The Writing and Use of History in Imperial China, by On-cho Ng & Q. Edward Wang, eds., 2005 (Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 69, Issue 4, 2010).

Clark, Anthony E. Notions of Time in Chinese Historical Thinking, Edited by Chun-chieh Huang & John B. Henderson, 2006 (Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 69, Issue 3, 2010).

Translation

Translated from the Chinese: Liu Anrong, “Catholic and Chinese Folk Religion during the Republican Era in the region of Taiyuan, Shanxi.” In A Voluntary Exile: Chinese Christianity and Cultural Confluence since 1552, Edited by Anthony E. Clark. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Ph.D. Dissertation

Clark, Anthony E. “Historian of the Orchid Terrace: Partisan Polemics in Ban Gu’s Hanshu,” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2005.

Public Writing:

Monograph Books

Clark, Anthony E. Catholicism and Buddhism: The Contrasting Lives and Teaching of Jesus and the Buddha. Seattle: Wipf & Stock/Cascade Press, 2018.

Book Chapters & Introductions

Clark, Anthony E. “Introduction,” in A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, by Susan Brinkmann. Bessemer, AL: Avila Institute, 2017.

Articles (print and digital - selected)

Clark, Anthony E. “The Catholic Church in China: Historical Context and the Current Situation.” Catholic World Report, 9 March 2018.

Clark, Anthony E. “Cardinal Zen: Chinese Catholics’ “Continuous harassments . . . would take volumes to be narrated,” Catholic World Report, 9 March 2018.

Clark, Anthony E. “This is Not a Movie Theater! A View From the Pews in China.” The Catholic World Report, 24 January, 2018.

Clark, Anthony E. “Chinese Catholics Who Changed China and the World.” The Catholic World Report, 16 January, 2018.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Catholics: Perseverance Under Peter.” The Catholic World Report, 20 June, 2017.

Clark, Anthony E. “Making Sense of the China-Vatican Agreement on the Selection of Bishops.” The Catholic World Report, 03 November, 2016.

Clark, Anthony E. “China and Vatican Make Preliminary Agreement on the Election of Bishops.” The Catholic World Report, 07 August, 2016.

Clark, Anthony E. “East Meets East, with Mixed Results.” The Catholic World Report, 14 March, 2016.

Clark, Anthony E. “Partakers in the Suffering: Recent Events in China’s Hopeful Church.” The Catholic World Report, 19 January, 2016.

Clark, Anthony E. “Meet Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin, First Chinese Bishop Since Pope Francis Elected.” The Catholic World Report, 07 August, 2015.

Clark, Anthony E. “Recent Conflicts in China: Church Demolitions, Cross Removal, and a Hidden Bishop.” The Catholic World Report, 17 February, 2015.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Modern Martyrs: From Mao to Now (Part 4).” The Catholic World Report, 03 September, 2014.

Clark, Anthony E. “Catholic Seminarians Boycott Graduation from Beijing Seminary.” The Catholic World Report, 19 July, 2014.

Clark, Anthony E. “The Communist Party’s “Bulldozer Diplomacy” with China’s Christians.” The Catholic World Report, 23 May, 2014.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Modern Martyrs: From Mao to Now (Part 3).” The Catholic World Report, 13 March, 2014.

Clark, Anthony E. “Shanghai’s Bishop, Joseph Fan Zhongliang, SJ, Dies.” The Catholic World Report, 18 March, 2014.

Clark, Anthony E. “‘New China’s’ Environmental Crisis.” The Catholic World Report, 07 January, 2014.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Modern Martyrs: From Mao to Now (Part 2).” The Catholic World Report, 13 September, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Modern Martyrs: From Mao to Now (Part 1).” The Catholic World Report, 13 June, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E. “China Renews Tensions with the Vatican.” The Catholic World Report, 23 May, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E. “The Death of China’s Most Famous & Powerful Bishop.” The Catholic World Report, 30 April, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E. “What’s Wrong with this Picture?” The Catholic World Report, 08 April, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Hardline Continues as Pope Francis is Installed.” The Catholic World Report, 20 March, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E. “Living Lent in Beijing, China.” The Catholic World Report, 18 February, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E. “Most of China’s Catholics are Unaware of Pope’s Resignation.” The Catholic World Report, 18 February, 2013.

Clark, Anthony E. “The Two Sides of China’s Party: Remembering Fr. Charles McCarthy, SJ, an American Jesuit in Shanghai.” The Catholic World Report, 18 December, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “Mass in China” / “Beijing’s ‘Benedictine’ Age: A Report on China’s Renewal in Catholic Worship.” Gonzaga Witness, December, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “The Solemnity of Christ the King in China.” The Catholic World Report, 25 November, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “Christ Is In Our Midst: A Visit to China’s Russian Orthodox Church in Beijing.” The Catholic World Report, September, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “From China to Heaven: Remembering Fr. Charles McCarthy, SJ, an American Jesuit in China During an Era of Transition.” The Catholic World Report, August, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “The Voices of 20th-Century Chinese Martyrs.” The Catholic World Report, 28 June, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “Reflections on Gerolamo Fazzini’s, The Red Book of Chinese Martyrs (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2009).” Catholic World Report, May, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “More than 22,000 Easter Vigil Baptisms in China.” The Catholic World Report, 24 April, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Church: Awakening the Dream of Hope.” The Catholic World Report, 17 April, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “Eating Bitterness: Catholics in China.” The Catholic World Report, 27 February, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “In the Footsteps of Saints: A Visit to Two Chinese Catholic Villages.” The Catholic World Report, 03 January, 2012.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Leading Bishop Open Declares Support for the Communist Party.” Insight Scoop: The Ignatius Press Blog, 30 December, 2011.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Catholics: Sixty Years of Faith, Resistance, and Reaching for Freedom.” Ignatius Insight, 29 December, 2011.

Clark, Anthony E. “July 9, 1990: Remembering China’s Franciscan Saints.” Ignatius Insight, 8 July, 2011.

Clark, Anthony E. “New Crosses in the 21st Century: A Report on the Church in China.” The Catholic World Report, June, 2011.

Clark, Anthony E. “A Disappearing Line: The Relationship between ‘Underground’ and ‘Aboveground’ Catholics in China is Much Closer than Many Westerners Think.” The Catholic World Report, 14 May, 2011.

Clark, Anthony E. “The Church’s Fight for Survival in China: An Exclusive Interview with Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen.” The Catholic World Report, 3 May, 2011.

Clark, Anthony E. “A Long and Rich History: Father Charbonnier’s Account of Christianity in China is an Important Contribution to a Subject that is too Often Neglected or Distorted.” The Catholic World Report, 13 April, 2011.

Clark, Anthony E. “A Journey to China’s Largest Catholic Village.” Catholic San Francisco: Northern California's’ Weekly Catholic Newspaper, 15 October, 2010.

Clark, Anthony E. “No Easy Answers: An Interview with Shanghai's Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian, S.J.” Ignatius Insight, 23 July, 2010.

Clark, Anthony E. “A Visit to China’s Largest Catholic Village.” Ignatius Insight, 12 July, 2010.

Clark, Anthony E. “Matteo Ricci, S.J.: An Apologist for Dialogue.” This Rock, November-December, 2009.

Clark, Anthony E. “Weaving a Profound Dialogue between West and East: On Matteo Ricci, S.J.” Ignatius Insight, 27 May, 2009.

Clark, Anthony E. “Chinese Catholics Persevere”/ “The Cost of Discipleship: Catholicism in China.” This Rock, 01 March, 2009.

Clark, Anthony E. “The Church in China: Complexity and Community.” Ignatius Insight, 22 December, 2008.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Catholics of Guizhou: Three Days with Three Bishops.” Ignatius Insight, 3 October, 2008.

Clark, Anthony E. “The Struggling Catholics of China: A Second Report on the Church in Beijing.” Ignatius Insight, 13 September, 2008.

Clark, Anthony E. “China’s Thriving Catholics: A Report from Beijing’s South Cathedral.” Ignatius Insight, 20 August, 2008.

Clark, Anthony E. “Thomas Merton” Catholic Answers Magazine, 01 May, 2008.

Clark, Anthony E. “Two Weeks in the Eternal City: From the Vatican Secret Archives to the Basilica of St. Charles Borromeo.” Ignatius Insight, 24 June, 2007.

Clark, Anthony E. “Two Chinese Churches? Or One?: An Interview with Fr. Daniel Cerezo, Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus.” Ignatius Insight, June, 2006.

Clark, Anthony E. “Do Not Stop Us from Dying with You: The Martyrs of China.” This Rock, December, 2005.


Grants, Fellowships, & Distinctions:

Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair in History, Appointed 2015.

Donald R. Ellegood International Publications Endowment to support the publication of Heaven in Conflict, 2015.

NEH National Endowment for the Humanities/American Council for Learned Societies Research Grant for Work on Franciscan Missionaries and Sino-Western Interactions in Shanxi, 2012-2013 (Beijing, China).

CCK Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Scholar’s Research Grant for Work on Franciscan Missionaries and Sino-Western Interactions in Shanxi, 2012-2013 (Beijing, China and Hong Kong).

Fellowship for Advanced Study in Chinese Language and Culture, International College of Education, Minzu University of China at Beijing, China, 2011 (Beijing, China).

AAS-CIAC Chiang Ching-kuo Grant for Research in Taipei, Taiwan, 2010 (The China and Inner Asia Council of the AAS and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation).

Weyerhaeuser Summer Research Grant for Research at Taiyuan, China, 2010 (Taiyuan, China).

Blackman-Moody Outstanding Professor Award, 2009 (University of Alabama).

Vincentian Studies Institute Research Grant (Lazarist, DePaul University) for research in China and France 2008-2009 (Beijing, China and Paris, France).

William’s Fund Award for research in Vatican and Roman Archives, Rome, Italy 2007-2008 (Vatican City and Rome, Italy).

UA Graduate School Lecture Series (distinguished among the university’s top fourteen best professors), 2007 and 2009 (University of Alabama).

UA Research Advisory Grant for Research in Taipei, Taiwan, 2006 (Taipei, Taiwan).

American Oriental Society Distinguished Paper Award, 2004 (AOS Annual Meeting).

Fulbright Scholar, J. William Fulbright Fellowship for research in early Chinese history and literature, 2001-2002 (Taipei, Taiwan).

NSEP National Security Education Program, David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship for research in early Chinese historiography, 2001 (Taipei, Taiwan).

Freeman Scholarship for study of advanced Mandarin Chinese, 1996 (Beijing, China).

IIE Scholarship (Blakemore Freeman Foundation) for study of advanced Mandarin Chinese, 1996 (Beijing, China).

Magna cum laude; University of Oregon Departmental Honors and Commencement Standard Bearer; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Golden Key Honor Society; Deans List, 1995-1999.


Archival Research:

Pusey House Special Collections/Archives, Oxford University (Oxford, UK).

Weston Library Special Collections/Archives, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University (Oxford, UK).

Archive de la Société des Auxiliaires des Missions, 2017 (Brussels, Belgium).

Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco, 2016 (San Francisco)

Archiwum Polskiej Prowincji Dominikanów w Krakowie, 2014 (Krakow, Poland).

Archivio Storico di Propaganda Fide, 2014 (Rome, Italy).

Archivio Segreto Vaticano, 2007, 2012, 2014 (Vatican City).

Archives de la Province de France de la Compagnie de Jésus, 2013 (Vanves, France).

Archives de la Congregation de la Mission (Lazarist Maison-Mère), 2013 (Paris, France).

Archivio Curia Generalizia dei Frati Minori, 2012 (Rome, Italy).

Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana, 2007, 2012 (Vatican City).

Bibleoteca Antonianum, Order of Friars Minor, 2012 (Rome, Italy).

Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI), 2012 (Rome, Italy).

DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives, DePaul University, 2012 (Chicago, IL).

Tianjin Diocesan Archive and Library, 2011 (Tianjin, China).

Jesuit Archive of the China Province, 2001-2002, 2010 (Taipei, Taiwan).

Shanghai Municipal Archives, 2010 (Shanghai, China).

Xujiahui Rare Books Collection - former Jesuit Library, 2010, 2011 (Shanghai, China).

Archives des Missions Étrangères, 2007 (Paris, France).   

Jesuit Archives/Documents Archive of Fujen University, 2006, 2011 (Taipei, Taiwan).

Institut für Sinologie und Ostasienkunde, Münster University, 2004 (Münster, Germany).

Bibliothèques des Instituts D’Extrême-Orient, Collège de France, 2003 (Paris, France).

Center for Chinese Studies, National Central Library, 2001-2002 (Taipei, Taiwan).


Academic Papers, Panels, & Invited Lectures (Selected):

Lecture, “Behind the Archives Door: Exploring Artifacts from the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests,” University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, September, 20, 2018.

Paper, “China’s Catholic Reform: Chinese Nuns and the Republican Era Movement for Women's Education and Equality,” The Association for Asian Studies Pacific (ASPAC) Annual Conference, Pullman, WA, June 9, 2018.

Commentator, “Missionary Agency in the context of WWII: Transnational Perspectives,” The Association for Asian Studies Pacific (ASPAC) Annual Conference, Pullman, WA, June 9, 2018.

Commentator, “Ancient and Modern China,” Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Northwest Regional Conference, Spokane, WA, April 21, 2018.

Chair, “Oda Nobunaga and the Tokugawa Shogunate,” Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Northwest Regional Conference, Spokane, WA, April 20, 2018.

Commentator, “Philosophy and Statecraft in Ancient China,” Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Northwest Regional Conference, Spokane, WA, April 20, 2018.

Lecture, “China’s Emergent Religious Context: Reflections on Catholicism in China Today,” John Paul II Society (Catholic Studies), Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, March 25, 2018.

Chair/Commentator, China Christianity Studies Group (CCSG), Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 23, 2018.

Talk, “The Religious Façade: Cultural Encounter and the Architecture of Conversion in China,” Edward B. Lindaman Talk Series, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, March 14, 2018.

Lecture, “China’s Hidden Catholics, 1960-1980,” Bishop White Roman Catholic Seminary, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, March 6, 2018.

Lecture, “Restoration of Chinese Catholicism, 1900-1949,” Bishop White Roman Catholic Seminary, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, February 27, 2018.

Senior Scholar Mentor and Commentator for Two Monograph Projects, “Historical Legacies of Christianity in East Asia: Bridging a New Generation of Scholars & Scholarship,” Oxford University, Oxford UK, September 20-23, 2017.

Lecture, “China Gothic: The Catholic Aesthetic of Beijing,” History Lecture Series, Christendom College, Front Royal, VA, November 13, 2017.

Chair, “Themes in Chinese History,” Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Northwest Regional Conference, Spokane, WA, April 8, 2017.

Commentator, “War and Reform in Qing China,” Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Northwest Regional Conference, Spokane, WA, April 7, 2017.

Lecture, “Daoist Dialectics: The Epistolary Exchanges of Thomas Merton and John H. Wu,” Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, March 23, 2017.

Talk, “Finding Our Way: Thomas Merton, John Wu, and the Christian Dialogue with Early China,” Edward B. Lindaman Talk Series, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, March 8, 2017.

Opening Talk, “The Ideal of Scholarship: Why ‘Stamp Collecting’ Matters,” Faculty Development Day, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, February 24, 2017.

Lecture, “Dominicans in China: And the Sun Shone on the Middle Kingdom,” Dominican Forum Keynote Talk and Scholarly Panel, Dominican Priory, Portland, OR, May 24, 2016.

Paper, “Beyond the Dusty World: Daoism and the Epistolary Dialectics of Thomas Merton and John Wu,”A Symposium in Memory of Seton Hall University Professor John Ching-Hsiung Wu, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, April 22, 2016.

Lecture, “Struggle and Reconstruction: Catholic Survival in Modern China from Mao to the Present,” University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, October 24, 2016.

Paper, “Sealing Fate and Changing Course: French Catholicism and Chinese Conversion,” China’s Christianity: Constructing a Christian Identity - From Mission to Indigenous Church Symposium, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, November 5, 2015.

Paper, “Shifting Landscapes: American Catholics and Understanding China,” U.S. Catholic China Bureau, Burlingame, CA, October 11, 2015.

Lecture, “A Culture of Resistance: Catholic Women and Social Reform in Republican China,” Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, October 1, 2015.

Lecture, “China’s Tale of Two Cities: Beijing, Shanghai, and a Legacy of Catholic Perseverance,” Medieval Catholicism Lecture Series, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, April 30, 2015.

Paper, “China Gothic: ‘Indigenous’ Church Design in Late-Imperial Beijing,” Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 16, 2015.

Paper, “Saving the Children: Catholic Sisters and Social Reform in Republican Beijing,” Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 29, 2015.

Paper, “Paul Serruys, Stephen Durrant, and the Voices of Ancient China,” A Symposium in Honor of Stephen Durrant: Ancient China, Texts, Traditions, and Transformations, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, February 14, 2015.

Paper, “Hagiography and Historicity: Li Wenyu’s Quanhuo ji Account of the 1900 Siege of Beitang,” American Oriental Society (AOS) Western Branch 2014 Annual Meeting, Stanford University, Stanford, California, November 1, 2014.

Chair, “Church and Comedy in African-American Culture,” Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Northwest Regional Conference, Coeur d’Alene, ID, April 12, 2014.

Keynote Address, “Unbroken Jade: Matteo Ricci’s Advice for Study Abroad,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA) Annual Meeting 2013, Spokane, WA, October 17, 2013.

Lecture, “China’s Missionary Legacy: From the Collapse of the Empire to the Post-Maoist Restoration,” Bishop Charles Daniel White (Serra) Lecture 2013, Gonzaga University, July 27, 2013.

Paper, “Out of the Ashes: Remembrance and Reconstruction in Catholic Shanxi, 1900-Present,” LEWI Symposium on the Catholic Church in China, 1900 to the Present Scholarly Symposium, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, June 7, 2013.

Paper, “Local Magistrates and Foreign Mendicants: Chinese Views of Shanxi’s Franciscan Mission During the Late Qing, 1700-1900,” Strangers in Distant Lands: The West in Late-Imperial China Scholarly Symposium, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 8, 2012.

Scholarly Roundtable, 漢學與中西文化交流圓桌討論 “Roundtable Discussion - Sinology and Sino-Foreign Exchanges,” Hangzhou Symposium on Sinology and Sino-Foreign Relations and Cultural Exchanges Scholarly Meeting, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, November 16, 2012.

Paper, 重捨過去的中國:西方檔案館有關晚清和民國時期中的傳教士老照片 “Recovering China’s Past: Missionary Photographs of Late-Imperial and Republican China in Western Archives,” Hangzhou Scholarly Symposium on Sinology and Sino-Foreign Relations and Cultural Exchanges, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, November 15, 2012.

Chair/Commentator, 西方人眼中的中國形象 “The Image of China in Western Perspectives,” Hangzhou Scholarly Symposium on Sinology and Sino-Foreign Relations and Cultural Exchanges, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, November 15, 2012.

Lecture, “China’s Century and the West in History: Historical Research in China on the Early Modern Era,” Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS), Fall Lecture 2012, Whitworth University, October 23, 2012.

Commentator/Organizer, “China, Japan, and the Confluence of Christianity,” Scholarly Panel, The Association for Asian Studies Pacific (ASPAC) Annual Conference, Spokane, WA, June 16, 2012.

Plenary Address, “Beginnings, Ends, and Transformations: Remarks on the Catholic Missions in China Exhibit for ASPAC 2012,” The Association for Asian Studies Pacific (ASPAC) Annual Conference, Spokane, WA, June 15, 2012.

Lecture, “Vincentian Footprints: The Lives, Deaths, and Legacies of Francis Clet, CM, and John Perboyre, CM,” DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives Lecture 2012, DePaul University, May 16, 2012.

Lecture, “Mandarins, Missionaries, and Christian Resistance in China,” Year of China Scholarly Lecture Series, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, March 1, 2012.

Paper, “Franciscan Women and the Ecclesia-Militans in Late-Imperial China,” American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, January 2012

Lecture, “The History of Ming-Qing Sino-Western Relations: The Situation and Methods of Archival Research In and Out of China Using Missionary Collections (Taiyuan),” Cultural Encounters in the Central Plain Region of China, Sponsored by the USF Ricci Institute and Henan University, Kaifeng, China, October 19-23, 2011.

Paper, “Jesuit Inventions of a New Confucianism,” Early China Roundtable, International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS)/Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 2, 2011.

Paper, “Remapping Antiquity: China and the Foreign Figurists,” International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS)/Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 1, 2011.

Lecture, “Shanghai Catholic Youth and Resistance in China, 1949-1977,” William L. Davis, SJ, Lecture 2010, Gonzaga University, November 10, 2010.

Paper, “Conversion by the Book: Giulio Aleni, SJ, and Jesuit Print Culture in Late-Imperial China,” Legacies of the Book: Early Missionary Printing in Asia and the Americas Scholarly Symposium, University of San Francisco, September 25, 2010.

Scholarly Roundtable, “Christianity and Religious Policy in Modern China,” American Historical Association (Pacific Coast Branch), Santa Clara, California, August 14, 2010.

Lecture, “Conflict and Accommodation: Matteo Ricci’s Approach in China,” Matthias Lu Memorial Lecture, Berkeley, California, May 8, 2010.

Lecture, “China’s ‘Great Unity’: U.S.-China Relations on the New Global Horizon,” Great Decisions Lecture Series, Whitworth University, April 22, 2010.

Lecture, “Mandarins and Martyrs of Shanxi in Late-Imperial China,” Matteo Ricci Lecture Series, Whitworth and Gonzaga Universities, February 19, 2010.

Panel Organizer, “Jesuit Book Culture in Late Imperial China,” Discussant: Cynthia Brokaw, Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2009.

Paper, “Motives and Methods of Jesuit Book Production in Late Imperial China,” Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2009.

Lecture, “Resistance and Accommodation: The Catholic Church in Post-Mao China,” Princeton University, March 9, 2009.

Lecture, “Early Modern China and the West: A Historical Sketch of Cultural Representation,” McMaster University, November 19, 2008.

Paper, “China and the Church Militant: Vatican Secret Archive Texts on the Conversion of China,” Southeast Conference Association for Asian Studies (SECAAS) Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, South Carolina, January 20, 2008.

Paper, “China, Children, and the New Catechism: Jesuit Adaptation of Ertong wenxue,” American Oriental Society Western Branch 2007 Annual Meeting, Irvine, California, October 14, 2007.

Paper, “Confucius Said What? Baobian and the Voice of Judgment in the Hanshu,” American Oriental Society (AOS) 217th Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 16, 2007.

Lecture, “Beating Devils and Burning Their Books: Chinese Images of Foreign Missionaries During the Late 19th Century,” (Mis)Interpretations East West: Representations of China, Japan, and the West, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February 15, 2007.

Paper, “Jus Primae Noctis in the Middle Kingdom: A Critical Account of Chinese Accusations of Rape Against Martyr Saint, Alberic Crescitelli (Guo Xide),” Alabama Association of Historians (AAH) Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Alabama, February 2, 2007.

Paper, “Baptism, Rape, and Other Misprisions: A Critical Look at Chinese Sources on Guo Xide (Alberico Crescitelli),” Southeast Conference Association for Asian Studies (SECAAS) Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, January 12, 2007.

Keynote Address (Phi Beta Kappa), “Finding Our ‘Circle of Light’: The Goal of a Liberal Arts Education,” The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 14, 2006.

Paper, “Authors and ‘Authors’: Evolving Accounts of Who Wrote the History of the Han,” American Oriental Society (AOS) 216th Meeting, Seattle, Washington, March 19, 2006.

Paper, “History or Hermeneutic: A Critical Analysis of the Early Impulse the Create a ‘Chinese’ History,” Southeast Conference Association for Asian Studies (SECAAS) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 22, 2006.

Lecture, “To See Your Nature is to Become a Buddha: Soteriology in the Chan Tradition,” Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, February 14, 2005.

Paper, “The ‘Unfilial’ Son: Confucian Reactions to the Image of Crucifixion in Imperial China,” American Historical Association (AHA)/American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA), Seattle, Washington, January 6-9, 2005.

Lecture, “A View from the Orchid Terrace: Ban Gu’s Hanshu and the Construction of a Chinese Worldview,” delivered at Münster University, Münster, Germany, December 15, 2004.

Paper, “When (and) Did Ban Gu Write the Hanshu?” American Oriental Society Western Branch 2004 Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, October 15-16, 2004.

Paper, “Han Historiography: ‘Teaching’ the ‘Truth’ in Ancient China,” ASPAC 2004 Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, June 18, 2004.

Paper, “Statesmen, Censors, and Consorts: Ban Gu’s Family History in the Hanshu,” American Oriental Society (AOS) 214th Meeting, San Diego, California, March 13, 2004.

Paper, “The Voice of Confucius: Ban Gu’s Use of the Lunyu in Historical Judgment,” Symposium on the Varied Portraits of Confucius, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, November 1, 2003.

Paper, “Chasing Deer: Seizing Political Power in Ancient China,” Oregon Consortium for Asian Studies Conference, Portland, Oregon, February 22, 2003.

Paper, “Historian of the Orchid Terrace: Ban Gu’s Polemic for a New Han Intellectualism,” ASPAC 2002 Conference, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, June 22, 2002.

Lecture, “Strategies of Translation: Faithful Rendering of Chinese Classical Literature into English,” Graduate Institute of Translation and Interpretation (GITI), National Taiwan Normal University, Taibei, Taiwan, April 11, 2002.

Paper, “New Voices in Sinology,” Fulbright China Research Forum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, March 26-29, 2002.

Paper, “The Benevolent Rule of an Evil Natured King: Xunzi’s Paradigm of Authority and Polity,” ASPAC 2000 Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, June 16, 2000.

Paper, “The Burning Lantern: Medical Allegory in the Novel Jinpingmei,” ASPAC 2000 Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, June 16, 2000.

Paper, “The Passionate Heart: A Chinese Medical Perspective of Allegory in the Novel Hongloumeng,” Asia in Focus Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, February 27, 1999.

Paper, “The Right to Protest: Justifications of the Founding of the Yihequan During the Late Qing,” Asia in Focus Conference, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, November 15, 1997.


Teaching (Selected Courses):

HI 102 History of the (Pacific) Asian World.

HI 307w: History of Chinese Literature.

HI 346: History of Modern China.

HI 498w Ideas in History: Critical Theory and Trends in Historiography.

HI 396, 400/500 Chinese Medicine: The Body as Landscape in Literature and History.

HI 304 Political and Cultural History of Beijing (Taught in Beijing).

HI 305w Cultural Odyssey of China (Taught in Beijing and Shanxi Province).

HI 396 History of Chinese Film.

HI 300w Christianity in China: Sino-Western Comparative History.

HI 345 Cultural History of China and Japan.

HI 250 History of Buddhism: Theory and Praxis on the Historical Landscape.


Service & Miscellanea (Post-2010):

Committee Member, Graduate Committee (Appointed 2018)

Report and Presentation on Jan-Term in China (Off Campus Programs) to the Board of Trustees, Whitworth University (Spring 2018)

Acting Chair, Department of History (Spring 2018)

Chair, Search Committee for American History Faculty Position (2017-2018).

Search Committee Member, School of Business Accounting Faculty Position (2017-2018).

Principal Curator and Researcher, “Whitworth’s Book Treasures: Rare Book Exhibit of Treasures from Whitworth’s Special Collections,” organized and sponsored by the Harriet Cheney Cowles Memorial Library and the Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair, Special Collections, Harriet Cheney Cowles Memorial Library, Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington (September 2017-January 2018).

Provost’s Selection Committee for the Amy Ryan Professorship (2016-2017).

Dean’s Committee for Post-Tenure Faculty Review, College of Arts and Sciences (2016-2017).

Board Member, U.S. Catholic China Bureau (USCCB, 2015-2017).

Doctoral Dissertation Committee, John Lindblom, University of Notre Dame (2016-present).

Advisory Board and Editorial Board, “Historical Legacies of Christianity in East Asia” scholarly project and “Studies in the History of Christianity in East Asia” book series, sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ricci Institute, University of San Francisco (2016-present).

Director, China Christianity Studies Group (CCSG), Affiliate Scholarly Society with the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) (elected in 2016).

Organizer and Lecturer, “China’s Christianity: Constructing a Christian Identity - From Mission to Indigenous Church Symposium,” Whitworth University; participants included Robert E. Carbonneau, CP, Amanda C. R. Clark, Lydia Gerber, Joseph Ho, Jean-Paul Wiest, and Wu Xiaoxin (November 2015).

Director, Whitworth May-Term Program in Rome, Whitworth University (2015).

Director, SIF Research in China Internship, Whitworth University (2013-2014).

Faculty Advisor, Whitworth Catholic Students Fellowship, Whitworth University (2011-2017).

Director, Asian Studies Program, Whitworth University (2011-present).

Director, Whitworth in China Program, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China (2011-present).

Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Joseph Cheney, University of Alabama (2011-present).

Board Member, Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC, 2009-2012).

Principal Curator and Researcher, “Late Qing Missions Photograph and Document Exhibit,” organized and sponsored for the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) annual meeting, Foley Rare Books Room, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington (June-August 2012).

Organizer and Lecturer, “Matteo Ricci Lecture Series 2010,” Whitworth University and Gonzaga University; participants included Thomas Reilly, Paul Mariani, SJ, Ignatius Ohno, SJ, Michael Maher, SJ, Eric Cunningham, and Anthony E. Clark (February 2010).

Director of the Archives, Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane (2010-2016).


Scholarly Affiliations:

American Academy of Religions (AAR).

American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA).

American Historical Association (AHA).

American Oriental Society (AOS).

Association for Asian Studies (AAS).

Beijing International Society (BIS).

China Christianity Studies Group (CCSG)

Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS).

Society for Ming Studies (SMS).

Society for Qing Studies (SQS).

U.S. Catholic China Bureau (USCCB).

Scholarly References:

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, SJ, D.Phil., Oxon. (mjucerler@usfca.edu).

Dr. Stephen Durrant, Early China (sdurrant@uoregon.edu).

Dr. Matthew Wells, Early China (matt.wells@uky.edu).

Dr. Lionel Jensen, Late-Imperial/Modern Chinese Culture (ljensen@nd.edu).

Dr. Eric Cunningham, Japanese History (cunningham@gonzaga.edu).

Dr. Steven Shankman, Western Classical Studies (shankman@uoregon.edu).

Dr. Wendy Larson, Modern China (wlarson@uoregon.edu).

Dr. Maram Epstein, Late Imperial China (maram@uoregon.edu).

Dr. Michael Fishlen, Medieval China (fishlen@uoregon.edu).

Dr. Mark Unno, Japanese Religion, Buddhism (munno@uoregon.edu).

Dr. Wu Xiaoxin, Chinese Christianity and Archives (wu@usfca.edu).