Skip to main content
Intellect

Yale's Jonathan D. Spence to present BYU forum assembly address Nov. 7

A forum assembly at Brigham Young University on Tuesday, Nov. 7 will feature Jonathan D. Spence, Yale University Sterling Professor of History, speaking on “China Right Now: Does the Past Matter?” at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

A native of England, Spence received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cambridge and both his master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale. He began teaching at Yale in 1965.

He was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1985 and three years later was appointed to the Council of Scholars at the Library of Congress. Spence was honored by the Queen of England in 2001 as a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and he served as president of the American Historical Association for the 2004-2005 term.

Spence has written extensively on the role of history in shaping modern China. His books include “The Death of Woman Wang” (1978), “The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci” (1984) and “God’s Chinese Son” (1994). His critically-acclaimed “The Search for Modern China” has become one of the standard texts on the last several hundred years of Chinese history. His recent books include a biography of Mao Zedong.

For more information, contact Joan Naumann at (801) 422-4331.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

As the U.S. obesity epidemic grows, new BYU study shows who is most likely to be part of it

June 23, 2022
BYU researchers found that more than half of American adults in a new study gained 5% or more body weight over a 10-year period. What’s more, more than a third of American adults gained 10% or more body weight and almost a fifth gained 20% or more body weight.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Bunches of Oats: BYU professors untangle oat's evolutionary history for Nature paper

June 13, 2022
For the first time, researchers have sequenced the entire genome of a modern oat, the Swedish variety “Sang.” BYU plant and wildlife sciences professors Jeff Maughan and Rick Jellen played an important role in the international project, sequencing the genomes of two of oat’s ancient progenitors to elucidate its evolutionary history. The group’s findings were recently published as the cover article in top science journal Nature.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU tapped as major lead in $360 million national water resources effort

June 07, 2022
This spring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a massive $360 million grant to fund a four-part initiative to conduct research on water resources nationwide. BYU has been tapped to lead one of the four pillars of this major effort over the next five years.


overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=