Ryan Dunch (唐日安) is a Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, Classics, and Religion at the University of Alberta. He earned his B.A. in Asian Studies at ANU (1987), M.A. in History at the University of British Columbia (1991), and his Ph.D. in History at Yale University (1996). A specialist in modern Chinese history, he is the author of Fuzhou Protestants and the Making of a Modern China, 1857-1927 (Yale University Press, 2001), as well as articles and chapters relating to Chinese Christianity and Christian missions in modern world history. He is co-editor (with Ashley Esarey) of Taiwan in Dynamic Transition: Nation Building and Democratization (University of Washington Press, 2020). His principal area of research is on missionary publishing in Chinese before 1911.

Last Updated: March 2, 2022



Remembering Jonathan Spence

Pamela Kyle Crossley, Sherman Cochran & more
A few weeks after Jonathan Spence, the celebrated historian of China, died at Christmas, ChinaFile began collecting reminiscences from his classmates, doctoral students, and colleagues spanning the five decades of his extraordinary career as a...