China scholar Jonathan Spence deciphered complex stories for Western readers

China scholar Jonathan Spence deciphered complex stories for Western readers




Eminent Britain-born China scholar and author Jonathan Spence died Saturday at the age of 85. His wife, Annping Chin, also a professor at Yale, said the cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease. Recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Los Angeles Times Book Award, and numerous other honors, Spence wrote more than a dozen books….

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Eminent Britain-born China scholar and author Jonathan Spence died Saturday at the age of 85. His wife, Annping Chin, also a professor at Yale, said the cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease. Recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Los Angeles Times Book Award, and numerous other honors, Spence wrote more than a dozen books….

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