Jonathan D. Spence

Jonathan Spence (1936–2021) was Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

A studio portrait of Pamela Werner, who was murdered in Peking in 1937

Who Killed Pamela in Peking?

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

by Paul French

March 21, 2013 issue

Fu Baoshi: Prague Castle, 1957

A Master in the Shadows

Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904–1965)

an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, October 16, 2011–January 8, 2012, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, January 30–April 29, 2012

April 5, 2012 issue

Detail of a mural from Juanqinzhai (Studio of Exhaustion from Diligent Service) in the Qianlong Garden, Forbidden City, by Wang Youxue and assistants, eighteenth century

Recharging Chinese Art

The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City

an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, September 14, 2010–January 9, 2011; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 3–May 1, 2011; and the Milwaukee Art Museum, June 11–September 12, 2011.

Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition

an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, November 20, 2010–February 13, 2011.

Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents

edited by Wu Hung, with Peggy Wang

April 28, 2011 issue

Luo Ping: Portrait of Mr. Dongxin [Jin Nong] (detail), circa 1760s

Specters of a Chinese Master

Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733–1799)

an exhibition at the Museum Rietberg, Zurich, April 9–July 12, 2009; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, October 6, 2009– January 10, 2010

December 3, 2009 issue

Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, Beijing, 1956

The Mystery of Zhou Enlai

Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary: A Biography

by Gao Wenqian, translated from the Chinese by Peter Rand and Lawrence R. Sullivan

May 28, 2009 issue

Chiang’s Monster

Spymaster: Dai Li andthe Chinese Secret Service

by Frederic Wakeman Jr.

March 25, 2004 issue

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