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Anthony ClarkAnthony Clark

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


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:

China Gothic: The Bishop of Beijing and His Cathedral (University of Washington Press, 2019). [Monograph]

Catholicism and Buddhism: The Contrasting Lives and Teaching of Jesus and the Buddha (Wipf & Stock/Cascade Press, 2018). [Monograph]

China’s Christianity: From Missionary to Indigenous Church (Brill Press, 2017). [Edited Volume]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journal articles include:

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

“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, September 2017.

“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:

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

“Foreword,” 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 and Christie Chui-Shan Chow. (Shenghuo dushu/Shantou University Press, 2017).

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

“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).