Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.


Anthony Clark is an Associate Professor of Chinese history, and his research centers on the history of Sino-Western conflict and confluence in China, especially regarding Catholic missionary activities during the Qing through Republican eras 清代中西關係史. His work considers Chinese historiography, cultural interaction between China and the West, and confronts the history of East-West cultural and religious re-presentation during China’s late imperial era. Re-presentation, as Derrida suggests, is particularly relevant to the study of religio-cultural construction: as he argues, “Everything is arranged so that it be this way, this is what is called culture.” Clark is also a voracious consumer of Chinese literature, especially novels 小說 from the Ming and Qing.

Associate Professor of Chinese history