Jonathan D. Spence

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Mao Zedong: A Life
Penguin Publishing Group (2006)

“Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating...

The Question of Hu
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2011)

This lively and elegant book by the acclaimed historian Jonathan D. Spence reconstructs an...

Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'ang-Hsi

Emperor of China

Self-Portrait of K'ang-Hsi

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2012)

A remarkable re-creation of the life of K'ang-hsi, emperor of the Manchu dynasty from 1661-1772,...

Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man

Return to Dragon Mountain

Memories of a Late Ming Man

Penguin Publishing Group (2007)

“Splendid . . . One could not imagine a better subject than Zhan Dai for Spence.” ( The New Republic...

The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

The Chinese and Their Revolution

Penguin Publishing Group (1982)

“A milestone in Western studies of China.” (John K. Fairbank)   In this masterful, highly original...

Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels

How Human Values Evolve

Ian Morris, Stephen Macedo and 5 more...
Princeton University Press (2015)

Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and...

The Handbook of Attention
The MIT Press (2015)

An authoritative overview of current research on human attention, emphasizing the relation between...

The New Visual Neurosciences
The MIT Press (2013)

A comprehensive review of contemporary research in the vision sciences, reflecting the rapid...