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Anthony ClarkAnthony Clark

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4368
Fax: 509.777.3711
Office Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 210 K


Ph.D., B.A. University of Oregon, Eugene

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

East Asia (Late-Imperial China)

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Monographs and edited books include:

Heaven in Conflict: Franciscans and the Boxer Uprising in Shanxi (University of Washington Press, 2015).

Zhonghua Tianzhujiao xundao jianshi 中華天主教殉道簡史 [A Concise History of Catholic Martyrdom in China)] (Ciyouhui Press, 2013).

A Voluntary Exile: Chinese Christianity and Cultural Confluence from 1552-Present (Lehigh University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).

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

Beating Devils and Burning Their Books: Views of China, Japan, and the West (University of Michigan Press/Association for Asian Studies, 2010).

Ban Gu’s History of Early China (Cambria Press, 2008).

Journal articles include:

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

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

“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.

“Jinshi chuqi Zhongguo minju dui xifang xuanjiao shengxianghua de fanying [Initial Responses to Christian Cross Imagery in China],” Guoji Hanxue, Vol. 30, 2012.

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

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

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

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

“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 include:

“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 University Press, 2016).

“Ban Gu: 32-92 CE, Historian, Poet, and Court Official” in The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, Edited by Kerry Brown (Berkshire Publishing, 2014).

“Out of the Ashes: Remembrance and Reconstruction in Catholic Shanxi, 1900 to the Present,” in Chinese Catholicism from 1900, Edited by Cindy Yik-yi Chu (Palgrave, 2014).

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

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

Book reviews include:

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

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).

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).

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).

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).

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