James Carter holds a Ph.D. in Modern Chinese History from Yale University and is Professor of History at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he teaches courses on China and East Asia. He has written broadly on Chinese-Western relations and nationalism in China, including Creating a Chinese Harbin: Nationalism in an International City, 1916-1932 and Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth Century Monk, as well as serving as Editor of the journal Twentieth-Century China.

A Fellow in the National Committee on US-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program, Carter is currently writing Down to the Wire: A Day at the Races and the End of Old Shanghai, set during 1941 in Shanghai’s International Settlement.

Last Updated: March 24, 2015



‘This is not that China Story’

James Carter & Michael Meyer
James Carter spent much of the 1990s researching the modern history of Harbin, China’s northernmost major city, in the region that is today known as dongbei, the northeast. That region is the subject of Michael Meyer’s forthcoming book, In Manchuria...