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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

Monograph and edited books include:

Heaven in Conflict: Franciscans and the Boxer Uprising in Shanxi (University of Washington Press, 2015); 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); and Ban Gu’s History of Early China (Cambria Press, 2008).

Journal articles include:

“Vincentian Footprints in China: The Lives, Deaths, and Legacies of François-Regis Clét, CM, and Jean-Gabriel Perboyre, CM,” in 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],” in Guoji Hanxue, Vol. 30, 2012; “Weaving a Profound Dialogue Between West and East: On Matteo Ricci, SJ,” in U.S.-China Review, Vol. 35, Number 3, Summer 2011; “Praise and Blame: Ruist Historiography in Ban Gu’s Hanshu,” in 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,” in McNair Scholars Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2009; “Early Modern Chinese Reactions to Western Missionary Iconography,” in 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’,” in Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Vol. 28, 2006.

Book chapters include:

“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. New York: Palgrave, 2014; “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 (Brill, forthcoming); “Ban Gu: 32-92 CE, Historian, Poet, and Court Official” in The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, Edited by Kerry Brown (Berkshire Publishing, 2014);  “Introduction,” in The Memoirs of Jin Luxian: Learning and Relearning, 1916-1982, Translated by William Hanbury-Tenison (Hong Kong University Press, 2012); two chapters “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:

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).

Scholarly awards and distinctions include:

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); Fellowship for Advanced Study in Chinese Language and Literature, 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)