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Anthony Clark is Professor of Chinese history and was appointed the Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair from in 2015. His research centers on the history of China-West (Sino-Western) cultural exchange, conflict and confluence in China, especially the intellectual, scientific, and religious missionary activities during the Qing through Republican eras (1644-1940s). His work considers Chinese historiography, religious interaction between China and the West, and confronts the history of East-West cultural re-presentation during China’s transition from empire to modern nation state. Re-presentation, as Derrida suggests, is particularly relevant to the study of religious and cultural construction: as he argues, “Everything is arranged so that it be this way, this is what is called culture.” Clark is also a voracious reader of Chinese literature, especially novels 小說 from the Ming and Qing.

Professor of Chinese history (Late-Imperial)