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Corresponding and Adjunct Research Fellows


Ronnie Po-chia Hsia

Corresponding Research Fellow


Ph.D., Yale University

Areas of Research

Fifteenth to Eighteenth-Century European History

Books (Author)
  1. The World of Matteo Ricci 1583-1610: Documents and Sources. Cambridge, MA: Hackett, 2016.
  2. Jesuit Silk: The Cultural Practices of Catholic Conversion in early modern Europe and China (in preparation for Oxford University Press)
  3. A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Chinese translation: 在紫禁城的耶稣会士:利玛窦传 Shanghai: Guji chubanshe, 2012. Italian translation: il Mulino, Bologna, 2012.
  4. Noble Patronage and Jesuit Missions: Maria Theresia von Fugger-Wellenburg (1690-1762) and Jesuit Missionaries in China and Vietnam. Rome: Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, 2006 (= Monumenta Historica Societatis Iesu, nova series vol. 2). German translation: Gräfin Maria Theresia Fugger von Wellenburg (1690-1762). Adelige Frömmigkeit und die ferne Welt der Jesuitenmission in China. Augusburg: Wissner, 2015
  5. The World of Catholic Renewal, 1540-1770. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. German translation: Gegenreformation: Die Welt der katholischen Erneuerung , 1540-1770,  Frankfurt: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1998. Italian translation: La Controriforma. Il mondo del rinnovamento cattolico (1540-1770). Bologna: Mulino, 2001. Italian 1st edition reprint: Milan: il Giornale, 2006 (=Biblioteca Storica, vol. 19). Italian translation of 2005 revised second edition from il Mulino, Bologna, 2009. Spanish translation: El mundo de la renovación católica, 1540-1770, Madrid: Akal, 2010. Chinese translation Tianzhujiao shijie de fuxin yundong 1540-1770. Shanghai: Renminchubanshe, 2015.
  6. Trent 1475: Stories of A Ritual Murder Trial. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992. German translation: Trient: Geschichten eines Ritualmordprozesses. Frankfurt: Fischer Verlag, 1997. Japanese translation: Kyoto: Showado, 2007. Chinese translation: traditional character edition, Hong Kong: Centre for Catholic Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016; simplified character edition: Beijing, Commercial Press, 2017; Czech translation: Trident 1475. Rituálaní vražda před soudem. Prague: Argo, 2015.
  7. Social Discipline in the Reformation:  Central Europe 1550-1750. London: Routledge, 1989.
  8. The Myth of Ritual Murder:  Jews and Magic in Reformation Germany. New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1988.
  9. Society and Religion in Münster, 1535-1618. New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1984. German translation: Gesellschaft und Religion in Münster 1535-1618. Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 1989. Winner of the 1985 Philip Schaff Prize of the American Society of Church History and the 1986 Franz-Vogt Preis der Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany.


Books (Co-author)
  1. The Making of the West. Peoples and Cultures, co-authored with Lynn Hunt et al. (Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001; abbreviated edition, 2003).
  2. The Challenge of the West. Peoples and Cultures from the Stone Age to the Global Age, co-authored with Lynn Hunt, Bonnie Smith, Barbara Rosenwein, and Thomas R. Martin (Lexington, Massachusetts: D.C. Heath, 1994).
Books (Editor)
  1.  A Companion to Early Modern Catholic Global Missions. Leiden: Brill, 2018.
  2. Co-editor, with Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra and Robert A. Maryks, Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia and the Americas.  Leiden” Brill, 2018.
  3. Le Dictionnaire des Jésuites. Co-editor with Benoist Pierre et al. Paris: Robert Laffont, forthcoming.
  4. The Cultural History of Translation in the Early Modern World, co-editor with Peter Burke. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Spanish translation: La traducción cultural en la Europa moderna. Madrid: Akal, 2010.
  5. Cambridge History of Christianity. Vol. 6: Reform and Expansion 1500-1660. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  6. Blackwell Companion to the World of the Reformation. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.
  7. Calvinism and Religious Toleration in the Dutch Golden Age, co-editor with Henk van Nierop. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  8. Problems in the Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Europe, co-edited with Robert Scribner (=Wolfenbütteler Forschungen 78), Wiesbaden:  Harrassowitz, 1997.
  9. Section editor for "Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, 1500-1800," in Mary Beth Norton, ed., The American Historical Association Guide to Historical Literature, 1995.
  10. In and Out of the Ghetto: Gentile-Jewish Relations in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany, co-edited with Hartmut Lehmann (=Publications of the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.), Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  11. The German People and the Reformation. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988.


Book (Translator)
  1. Chinese translation of The Fontana Economic History of Europe: The Middle Ages (Taipei: Yun-ch'en, 1984).
  1. “Visual Translation: From Engraving to Woodcuts. The Adaptation of Jerome Nadal’s Imagines Evangeliae Historiae by Giulio Aleni in the Jesuit Mission of mid-17th century China,” in Religious Translation in the Early Modern World, Lucinda Martin, ed. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  2. 《比较历史研究:中国史与世界史的融通之道》, Lishi yanjiu 历史研究, 2020:4, forthcoming.
  3. “Religious Identities in the Iberian Worlds (1500-1700)” (with Federico Palomo), in The Iberian World 1450-1820, Fernando Bouza, Pedro Cardim and Antonio Feros, eds. New York: Routledge, 2020, pp. 77-105.
  4. “One World is not enough. The Oxford Handbook of Jesuits and recent studies on Jesuit history,” Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu. LXXXIX, fasc. 177 (2020-1), pp. 233-48.
  5. “Understanding Global Catholicism in the Early Modern Era,” in Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken. 2019, Band 99, pp. 541-3.
  6. “From Marco Polo to Matteo Ricci: Sino-Islamic Knowledge and the European Discovery of Cathay,” in Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and the Renaissance (=Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, vol. 44), Albrecht Classen, ed. Turnhout: Brepols, 2019, pp. 99-122.
  7. “Urban Residences and Rural Missions: Patronage and Catholic Evangelization in Late Imperial China,” in Catholic Missionaries in Early Modern Asia. Patterns of Localization. Nadine Amsler, Andreea Bader, Bernard Heyberger, and Christian Windler, eds. New York: Routledge, 2019, pp 67-81.
  8. “Fürstenkonversionen in China,” in Wolfgang Behringer, Eric-Oliver Mader, justus Nipperdey, eds., Konversionen zum Katholizismus in der Frühen Neuzeit. Europaische und globale Perspektiven (=Kulturelle Grundlagen Europas Bd. 5). Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2019, pp. 297-307.
  9. 〈明清之际中国人眼中的欧洲〉,见宋刚编,《传播、书写、与想象:明清文化视野中的西方》,上海:复旦大学出版社,2019年。
  10. 〈明末清初在华传教士的饮食内容〉,见董少新编,《感同身受——中西文化交流背景下的感官与感觉》,上海:复旦大学出版社,2018年, pp. 274-80。
  11. “Who were the δοῦλος (Luke 14:23) in the Jesuit China Mission?" in Schätze der Welt aus Landeshistorischer Perspektive. Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Wolfgang Wüst, Sabine Wüst, ed. St. Ottilien: EOS Verlag, 2018, pp. 413-18. Also published in Compel People to Come In. Violence and Conversions in the Non-European Catholic World, Sabine Pavone and Vincenzo Lavenia, eds. Rome: Viella, 2018, pp. 137-44.
  12. “Introduction” in Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Robert A. Maryks, and R. P. Hsia, eds., Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia and the Americas.  Leiden” Brill, 2018, pp. 11-16.
  13. “Chinese Voices in the Rites Controversy: From China to Rome,” in The Rites Controversies in the Early Modern World, Ines G. Zupanov and Pierre Antoine Fabre, eds. Leiden: Brill, 2018, pp. 29-49.
  14. “The Catholic Mission in Late Imperial China,” in A Companion to Early Modern Catholic Global Missions, in R. Po-chia Hsia, ed., Leiden: Brill, 2018, pp. 344-64.
  15. “Christianity and Empire: The Catholic Mission in Late Imperial China,” in The Church and Empire, Stewart J. Brown et al., eds., (=Studies in Church History vol. 54). Cambridge: Ecclesiastical History Society, 2018, pp. 208-24
  16. “Chinese Wisdom, Chinese Barbarity: Images of China in Europe 1580-1800,” in Empires en marche. Rencontres entre la Chine et l’Occident à l’age modern (XVIe-XIXe siècles), Dejanirah Couto and François Lachaud, eds. Paris: École française d’Extrême-Orient, 2017, pp. 65-76.
  17. “Christianity in Asia, ca. 1500-1789,” in History of Global Christianity, vol. 1, European and Global Christianity, ca. 1500-1789, Jens Holger SchjØrring and Norman Hjelm, eds., Leiden: Brill, 2017, pp. 205-32. German version in Geschichte des globalen Christentums. Teil 1: Frühe Neuzeit. Hjelm Schjørring, ed., Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2017, pp. 321-66.
  18. “Review Essay: Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 by Carlos M. N. Eire,” Sixteenth Century Studies, XLVII/4 (2016), 1003-06.
  19. “Mission Frontiers: A Reflection on Catholic Missions in the Early Modern World,” in The Frontiers of Mission. Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism, Alison Forrestal and Sean A. Smith eds. Leiden: Brill, 2016, pp. 180-93.
  20. “What did Missionaries eat in China?” in Essen und Trinken in der Europäischen Kulturgeschichte, Justus Nipperdey and Katherina Reinholdt, eds., Berlin: LIT, 2016, 241-47.
  21. “Goddesses of the Seas: Ritual in Sino-Portuguese Maritime History,” in Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir, Mark Jurdjevic and Rolf Strom-Olsen, eds., Toronto: Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, 2016, 413-36.  Also published in China-Macau and Globalizations: Past and Present, Luis Filipe Barreto and Wu Zhiliang, eds., Lisbon/Macau: Centro Cientifico e Cultural de Macau/Fundação Macau, 2016, pp. 66-89.
  22. “Theological Developments in the Non-European World,” in Gregg Roeber, Richard Muller, and Ulrich Lehner, eds., Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800, New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 11-24.
  23. “Becoming Li Madou: Ruggieri, Ricci, Longobardo and the Making of the Jesuit China Mission,” in New Perspectives in the Studies on Matteo Ricci, ed., Filippo Mignini, Macerata: University of Macerata Press, forthcoming.
  24. “Apostolato attraverso I libri : Ricci e la Cina,” in Missioni, saperi e adattamento tra Europa e imperi non cristiani, Vincenzo Lavenia and Sabina Pavone, eds., Macerata: EUM Press of the University of Macerata, 2015, pp. 15-33.
  25. “Convergence and Conversion: The Virgin Mary and Mazu as Maritime Patroness in Late Imperial China,” in Urbaniana University Journal, Nova Series LXVIII 2/2015, 149-72.
  26. “One Hundred Years of Scholarship on Catholic Missions in the Early Modern World,” in Centennial Issue 2015 of The Catholic Historical Review, vol. 101:No.2, 223-41.
  27. “Christianity in Europe and Overseas,” in Sanjay Subrahmayam and Merry E. Wiesner, eds., The Cambridge World History. Volume VI: The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 CE, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp. 334-57.
  28. “Jesuit Survival and Restoration in Qing China,” in Robert A. Maryks and Jonathan Wright, editors, Jesuit Survival and Restoration. A Global History, 1773-1900, Leiden: Brill, 2015, pp. 245-60.
  29. “The End of the Jesuit Mission in China,” in Jeffrey D. Burson and Jonathan Wright, eds., The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context: Causes, Events, and Consequences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp. 100-116.
  30. “明清之際在歐洲的中國人,” in Song Gang, ed., Bulletin of Ming-Qing Studies, Hong Kong University, forthcoming.
  31. “From Accommodation to Confrontation: Christianity in China,” in Volker Krech et al., eds., Religious Pluralism in Europe and Asia. Conditions, Modes, and Consequences, forthcoming. 
  32. “Dreaming of Constantine: the Jesuit Mission and princely conversions in the Southern Ming,” in History of the Catholic Church in China. From its beginning to the Scheut Fathers and 20th century. Unveiling some less known sources, sounds, and pictures. Ferdinand Verbiest Institute, eds., Leuven: Ferdinand Verbiest Institute, 2015, pp. 65-79.
  33. “Looking back from the Reformation,” in John Arnold, ed., Oxford Handbook of the Middle Ages, Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 550-62.
  34. “Imperial China and the Jesuit Mission,” in Roberto M. Ribero and John W. O’Malley, eds., Jesuit Mapmaking in China. D’Anville’s Nouvelle Atlas de la Chine (1737). Facsimile Edition. John O’Malley, ed., Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University Press, 2014 (=Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts Series, vol. 11), pp. 25-35.
  35. “A Comparative Study of Jesuit Court Preachers in 17th century Bavaria and France,” in Ulrike Gleixner and Matthias Meinhardt, eds., Religion Macht Politik. Hofgeistlichkeit im Europa der Frühen Neuzeit 1500-1800. Wolfenbütte: Herzog August Bibliothek, 2014, pp. 249-66.
  36. “Jesuit Foreign Missions. A Historiographical Essay,” in Journal of Jesuit Studies, vol. 1:1 (2013), 47-65.
  37. “Matteo Ricci” in Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation. Margaret King, editor. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  38. “Forum. Globalizing Early Modern German History”, with Renate Durr, Carina Johnson, Ulrike Strasser, and Merry Wiesner-Hanks, German History, 31:3 (2013), 366-82.
  39. “作为中欧文化调停人的耶稣会士,” 收入周宪,陈蕴茜编,《观念的生产与知识重构》 (The Production of Concepts and Knowledge Restructing)(北京:生活读书三联书店,2013),页191-198.
  40. “《利瑪竇中國札記》Scielou 人名考”,《中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊》,83:1 (2012), 97-120。“Who was “Scielou” in the Fonti Ricciane?,” Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology  83:1 (2012), 97-120.
  41. “自明末至清中叶天主教西文文献中的中国:文献分布与应用讨论”, 收入复旦大学文史研究院编,《西文文献中的中国 》(北京:中华书局,2012),页3-15。
  42. “Jesuit Global Missions and Confessional Conflicts in the Early Modern World,” in Klaus Koschorke, ed., Etappen der Globalisierung in christentumsgeschichtlicher Perspektive/Phases of Globalization in the History of Christianity. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2012, pp. 171-81.
  43. “Chinese Wisdom, Chinese Barbarity: Images of China in Europe 1500-1800,” in Dejanirah Couto and François Lachaud, eds., Empires on the Move: Encounters between China and the West in the Early Modern Era (16th-19th centuries). Paris: Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, forthcoming.
  44. “A Tale of Two Ports: Macau and Guangzhou in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.” Cidades portuárias e Relações Interculturais (sécs. XV-XVIII). Ed., Luís Filipe Barreto. Lisbon: Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, 2012, pp. 173-191.
  45. “Protestantism and Judaism: Cultural Relations.” The Cambridge History of Judaism, vol. VII: The Early Modern Period c. 1500-c. 1815. Eds., Adam Sutcliffe et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  46. “明末清初耶穌會士在中西文化交流中的角色“,復旦大學文史研究院,中華書局編輯部編,《思接千載 》(北京:中華書局,2011),205-220。
  47. “Jesuit Representations of Europe to China in the Early Modern Period,” in Hubertus Busche, ed., Departure for Modern Europe. A Handbook of Early Modern Philosophy (1400 und 1700), Hamburg: Felix Meiner, 2011, pp. 792-803.
  48. “Language Acquisition and Missionary Strategies in China, 1580-1760,” in Missions d’évangélisation et circulation des saviors XVIe-XVIIIe siècle. Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile, Marie-Lucie Copete, Aliocha Maldavsky, Ines G. Zupanov. eds., Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 2011, pp. 211-29.
  49. “Catholic Missions in China, 16th-18th Centuries”, “Catholic Renewal”, and “Trent, Council of” in The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, ed., Danile M. Patte. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  50. “Dreams and Conversions: A Comparative Analysis of Catholic and Buddhist Dreams in Ming and Qing China. Part Two,” Journal of Religious History (Oxford), Vol. 34 No.2 (June 2010), pp. 103-33.
  51. “Tomás Pereira, French Jesuits, and the Kangxi Emperor.” Tomás Pereira, S.J. (1645-1708) Life, Work and World.  Ed. Luís Filipe Barreto. Lisbon: Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, 2010, pp. 347-68.
  52. “The Political Theologies of Empire: Jesuit Missionaries between Counter-Reformation Europe and the Chinese Empire,” in Jaroslav Miller and Laslo Kontler, eds., Friars, Nobles and Burghers—Sermons, Images and Prints. Studies of Culture and Society in Early Modern Europe, In Memoriam Istvan G. Toth. Budapest: Central European University, 2010, pp. 213-32.
  53.  “Li Madou yu Zhang Huang 利玛窦与章潢,” in 《为了文化与历史: 余英时教授八秩寿庆论文集》Wei le wenhua yu lishi: Yu Yingshi jiaoshou ba zhi shou qing lunwen ji (Taipei: Liangjing chubanshe, 2009), pp. 727-749.
  54. “Christian Conversion in Late Ming China: Niccolo Longobardo and Shandong,” The Medieval History Journal 12:2 (2009), pp. 275-301.
  55. “Religion and Race: Protestant and Catholic discourses on Jewish conversion in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries,” in Miriam Eliav-Feldon and Yossi Ziegler, eds., The Origins of Racism in the West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 265-75. Spanish translation of article in Formas de control y disciplinamiento. Chile, América y Europa, siglos XVI-XIX, Veronica Undurraga and Rafael Gaune, eds., Santiago: Uqbar, 2014.
  56. “Tianzhu jiao yu Mingmo shehui 天主教与明末社会:崇祯朝龙华民山东传教的几个问题,”历史研究》 Lishi yanjiu, 2009, No. 2, pp. 51-67.
  57. “The Jesuit Encounter with Buddhism in Ming China,” in Christianity and Cultures. Japan and China in Comparison 1543-1644. Ed., M. Antoni Üçerler. Rome: IHSI, 2009 (=Bibliotheca Instituti Historici S.I. vol. 68), pp. 19-44.
  58. “les Juifs et la magie: l’accusation du meurtre ritual au Moyen Âge et dans les temps moderns,” in Shmuel Trigano, ed., L’énigme juive (Paris: Editions in Press, 2009), pp. 71-80.
  59. “Valignano e Cina,” in Alessandro Valignano S.I., uomo del Rinascimento, ponte tra Oriente e Occidente. Editors, Marisa di Russo and M. Antoni Üçerler. Rome: Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, 2008, pp. 99-110. Chinese translation forthcoming in Bulletin of the University of Shanghai.
  60. “The Question of Who? Chinese in Europe,” in Kum Kum Chatterjee and Clement Hawkes eds., Europe Observed: The Reversed Gaze in Early Modern Encounters, Bucknell University Press, 2008, pp. 83-101.
  61. “Innerjüdische Konflikte vor dem obersten Reichsgerichten: Die Judengemeinden und ihre Landesherren 1627-1629,” in Gotzmann, Andreas and Stephan Wendehorst, eds., Juden im Recht. (=Neue Zugänge zur Rechtsgeschichte der Juden im Alten Reich. VI), Beiheft der Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung , 2007.
  62. “Social Discipline and Catholicism in Europe of the 16th and 17th Centuries,” in Chiesa cattolica e mondo moderno. Scritti in onore di Paolo Prodi, eds., Adriano Prosperi, Pierangelo Schiera, and Gabriella Zarri. Bologna,: il Mulino, 2007), pp. 167-94. (Spanish version, “Disciplina social y catoliscismo en la Europa de los siglos XVI y XVII”,  in Manuscrits. Revista d’Historia Moderna (Autonomous University of Barcelona) 25 (2007), pp. 29-43.
  63. “The Catholic Mission and Translations in China, 1583-1700,” in Peter Burke and R. Po-chia Hsia, eds., The Cultural History of Translation in the Early Modern World.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 39-51.
  64. “Reception of Hinduism and Buddhism” co-author with Ines Zupanov in Section VI ‘Evangelizing the non-Christian World,” in Cambridge History of Christianity. Volume 6. Re-Formation and Expansion 1500-1660. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 581-601.
  65. “Tianzhu jiao yu Mingmo shehui: Chongzhen chao jeshuhui xi Lonhuamin Shandong quanjiao di je din wendi” (Catholicism and Late Ming Society: Questions on the Missions of Niccolò Longobardo S.J. in Shandong during the Chongzhen reign,” in Shifenxi lunxueji, ed., Liu Cuirong (Festschrift for the 70th Birthday of Yuan T. Lee, President of the Academic Sinica), 2 volumes, Taipei: Yunchen, 2006, pp. 59-104.
  66. “The Jesuits in China,” in L’Erasmo. Trimestrale della civilità europea, (Milan) 2006. Modified version also in NIAS Newsletter 36 (Spring 2006), pp. 11-14.
  67. “Twilight in the Imperial City: The Jesuit Mission in China 1748-1760,” in John O’Malley et al., eds., The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts 1540-1760. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006, pp. 725-37.
  68.  "Review Essay of Huang Yi-long, The First Generation of Catholics in Ming-Qing China," in Chinese Culture Quarterly (Jiu Zhou Xue Lin) 4:2 (Hong Kong) 2006, pp. 336-47.
  69. “La questione del clero indigeno nella missione cattolica in Cina nel sedicesimo e diciassettesimo secolo,” in Studia Borromaica, (Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana) vol. 20, 2006, pp. 185-94.
  70. “Seduction and the Law: A Jewish Scandal Before the Imperial Chamber Court,” in Marc R. Forster and Benjamin J. Kaplan, eds., Piety and Family in Early Modern Europe. Essays in Honour of Steven Ozment. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, pp. 219-32.
  71. “Zong jiao xinyang yu meng wenhua: Ming Qing zhiji tianzhujiao yu fojiao de bijiao tansuo” 宗教信仰与梦文化:明清之际天主教与佛教的比较探索 (Religious Beliefs and Dream Cultures: A Comparative Analysis of Catholicism and Buddhism in the Late Ming and Early Qing,” in Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Vol. 76, Part 2 (2005), pp. 209-48.
  72. “Dreams and Conversions: A Comparative Analysis of Catholic and Buddhist Dreams in Ming and Qing China: Part I,” Journal of Religious History, (Oxford) vol. 29, No. 3 (October 2005), pp. 223-40.
  73. “Missions and Catholic Renewal in the Historiography of the Holy Roman Empire, 1550-1630,” in “Nunc alia Tempora, alii Mores.”  Storici e storia in età postridentina, ed., Massimo Firpo. Turin, 2005, pp. 545-57.
  74. “Reformation on the Continent: Approaches Old and New,” in Journal of Religious History 28:2 (June 2004), (Oxford)  pp. 162-70.
  75. “A Time for Monsters: Monstrous Birth, Propaganda, and the German Reformation,” in Monstrous Bodies/Political Monstrosities in Early Modern Europe, editors Laura Knoppers and Joan Landes. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004, pp. 67-92.
  76. “Translating Christianity: Counter-Reformation Europe and the Catholic Mission in China, 1580-1780,” in Conversion: Old Worlds and New, eds., Kenneth Mills and Anthony Grafton. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2003, pp. 87-108.
  77. “The Reformation and Its Worlds,” in A Companion to the World of the Reformation, editor R. Po-chia Hsia. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003, pp. xii-xix.
  78. “The Catholic Mission to China, 1583-1724,” in A Companion to The World of the Reformation, editor R. Po-chia Hsia. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003, pp. 375-92.
  79. “From Buddhist Garb to literati Silk: Costume and Identity of the Jesuit Missionary,” in Religious ceremonials and images: power and social meaning (1400-1750), editor José Pedro Paiva. Coimbra: Palimage, 2002, pp. 143-54.
  80. "Religious Cultures," in A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance, editor Guido Ruggiero. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002, pp. 333-48.
  81. “From Confucian-Catholic Concordance to East-West Conflict: Transformation in European Views of China,” (In Chinese) in Xin Shihxue (Taipei) 12:3 (September 2001), pp. 1-18. 从天儒合一到东西分歧-----欧洲中国观的演变。新史学,第十二卷,第三期,2001年9月.
  82. “Conversion and Conversation: A Dialogical History of the Catholic Missions in China from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century,” in Eszter Andor and István György Toth, eds., Frontiers of Faith. Religious Exchange and the Constitution of Religious Identities 1400-1750. Budapest: Central European University/European Science Foundation, 2001, pp. 37-54.
  83. "Die Konversion der Juden zur Zeit Reuchlins," in Bernd Roeck, ed., Die Welt im Augenspiegel--Johannes Reuchlin und seine Zeit. Editors Daniela Hacke and  Bernd Roeck. Stuttgart: Jan Thorbecke, 2002 (=Pforzheimer Reuchlinschriften Bd. 8), pp. 161-168.
  84. “The Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Reformation” in Encyclopedia of European Social History: From 1350-2000, ed., Peter N. Stearns. New York: Scribner’s, 2001, vol. 1, pp. 153-163.
  85. "L'édit de tolérance en Chine du XVII siècle," in Guy Saupin et al., eds., La Tolérance. Colloque international de Nantes mai 1998. Quatrième centenaire de l'édit de Nantes. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 1999.
  86. “Etre chrétien et chinois: les témoignages des convertis aux XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles,” in Gabriel Audisio, ed., Religion et Identité. Aix-en-Provence: Presses de l’Université de Provence, 1998, 241-48.
  87. “A Religious Minority in a Confessional Society: Jews in the Holy Roman Empire of the Seventeenth Century,” in Hartmut Lehmann and Anne-Charlott Trepp, eds., Im Zeichen der Krise. Religiosität im Europa des 17. Jahrhunderts.  Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1999.
  88. “Jews Before the Law: Corporate Statues and Judicial Practices for A Minority in Cities of the Holy Roman Empire, 16-17th Centuries,” in Marc Boone and Maarten Prak, eds., Statuts individuels, statuts corporatifs et statuts judiciaires dans les villes européennes (moyen  age et temps moderne). Leuven: Garant, 1996, pp. 225-36.
  89. “Civic militia and civic liberties in early modern cities,” in Tijdschrift voor sociale Geschiedenis  1997, vol. 23:1, special issue on “Schutterijen in de vroege moderne tijd,” pp. 52-60.
  90. “Mission und Konfessionalisierung in Übersee. Die Chinamission und das Heilige Römische Reich,” in Wolfgang Reinhard and Heinz Schilling, eds., Katholische Konfessionalisierung. Münster: Aschendorff, 1995, pp. 158-65.
  91. “Jewish Minorities in German Towns 1450-1650,” in Hugo Soly and Alfons van Thijs, eds., Minderheden in westeuropese steden (16de - 20ste eeuw), (=Belgisch Historisch Instituut te Rome Bibliotheek, XXXIV): Brussel-Rome, 1995, pp. 157-72.
  92. “Witchcraft, Magic, and the Jews in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany,” in Jeremy Cohen, ed., From Witness to Witchcraft. Jews and Judaism in Medieval Christian Thought  (=Wolfenbütteler Mittelalter-Studien 11), pp. 419-34. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1996.
  93. “Bürgeraufstand in Worms 1614. Judenprivilegien und Bürgerrechte in der Frühen Neuzeit: Ein Widerspruch?” in Marion Kobelt-Groch and Norbert Fischer, eds., Aussenseiter zwischen Mittelalter und Neuzeit. Festschrift für Hans-Jürgen Goertz zum 60. Geburtstag, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1997, pp. 101-110
  94. "The 'German Seventeenth Century': A Review Article," in Journal of Modern History, (Chicago) vol. 66, no. 4 (December 1994), pp. 726-36.
  95. "Jüdische Geldverleiher," in Von Aktie bis Zoll. Ein historisches Lexikon des Geldes,  ed., Michael North.  Munich: C.H. Beck, 1995, pp. 178-81.
  96. "The Structure of Belief: Confessionalism and Society 1500-1600," in Germany. A New Social and Economic History. Vol. I 1450-1630.  Ed., Robert Scribner. London: Arnold, 1996, pp. 355-77.
  97. “Christian Ethnographies of Jews in Early Modern Germany,” in Raymond B. Waddington and Arthur H. Williamson, eds., The Expulsion of the Jews. 1492 and After. New York: Garland, 1994, pp. 223-36.
  98. "The Emperors and the Jews," in Charles Ingrao, ed., The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy.  West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 1994, pp. 71-79.
  99. "Jews," and "Social Discipline," entry articles in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, ed., Hans J. Hillerbrand.  New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  100. "Juden, Magie und Judenhass im Deutschland der frühen Neuzeit," in Monika Hagenmaier and Sabine Holz eds., Krisenbewusstsein und Krisenbewältigung in der Frühen Neuzeit.  Festschrift für Hans-Christoph Rublack.   Frankfurt: P. Lang, 1992, pp. 353-69.
  101. "Historical Anthropology and Religious Culture: Christian Ethnographies of Jews in Central Europe," in R. Po-chia Hsia and Robert Scribner, eds., Problems in the Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Europe.  Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1997, pp. 35-47.
  102. "The Usurious Jew: Religious Rhetoric and Economic Structure in an anti-Jewish Discourse," in R. Po-chia Hsia and Hartmut Lehmann, eds., In and Out of the Ghetto: Jewish-Gentile Relations in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 161-76.
  103. "Princes', Cities, and People's Reformation: Rivals or Phases?" in Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, Sonderband Washington 1993, pp. 292-301.
  104. "Anti-Clericalism in the Pamphlet Literature," in Heiko A. Oberman, ed., Anticlericalism in Late Medieval and Reformation Europe.  Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1993, pp. 491-98.
  105. "Il manoscritto di Yeshiva University sul il processo contro gli ebrei," in Iginio Rogger and Marco Bellabarba, eds., Il Principe Vescovo Johannes Hinderbach (1465-1486) fra tardo medioevo e umanesimo.  Bologna, 1992, pp. 425-27.
  106. “Some Trends in the Development of Historiography in Europe and North America after 1945,” (in Chinese), in Xin Shihxue (Taipei) 3:2 (June, 1992), pp. 87-102. 战后欧美史学发展趋势.新史学,第三卷,第二期,1992年6月.
  107. "The transformation of Anti-Semitism in Early Modern Germany," in Sander L. Gilman and Steven Katz, eds., Anti-Semitism in Times of Crisis.  New York:  New York University Press, 1991, pp. 115-39.
  108. "Between State and Community: Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Early Modern Germany," in Susan Karant-Nunn and Andrew Dix, eds., Germania Illustrata.  Law, Reformation and the State in Early Modern Germany.  Festschrift for Gerald Strauss.   St. Louis: Sixteenth Century Publications, 1991, 169-80.
  109. "Die Sakralisierung der Gesellschaft.  Blutfrömmigkeit and Verehrung der Heiligen Familie in der Reformation," in Kommunalisierung und Christianisierung.  Voraussetzungen und Folgen der Reformation 1400-1600  (=Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, Beiheft 9, 1989), pp. 57-75
  110. "Jewish Magic in Early Modern Germany," in Steven Ozment, ed., Cities and Their Culture in Renaissance and Reformation Europe, St. Louis:  Sixteenth Century Publications, 1989, 81-97.
  111. "Die Juden im Alten Reich:  Einige Bemerkungen zu einer Forschungsaufgabe," in Georg Schmidt, ed., Stände und Gesellschaft im Alten Reich, Mainz:  F. Steiner, 1989. pp. 211-21.
  112. "Münster and the Anabaptists," in R. Po-chia Hsia, ed., The German People and the Reformation, Ithaca:  Cornell University Press, 1988, pp. 51-69.
  113. "Printing and Censorship:  The Transmission of Antisemitic Ideas in Sixteenth Century Germany," in Philip Bebb and Sherrin Marshall, eds., The Process of Change in Early Modern Europe:  Festchrift for Miriam Usher Chrisman, Athens:  Ohio State University Press, 1988, pp. 135-48.
  114. "The Myth of the Commune:  Recent Historiography on City and Reformation in Germany," in Central European History, vol. 20:3/4 (1987), pp. 203-15.
  115. "Civil Wills as Sources for the Study of Piety in Münster, 1530-1618," in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 14:3 (1983), pp. 321-348.
  116. "Die Neue Form der Ratswahl in Münster, 1554/55," in Westfälische Zeitschrift, vol. 131/132 (1981/82), pp. 197-204.
  117. "The Utopia in Chinese," in Moreana, vol. 18/No. 69  (1981), pp.107-109.
  118. "Robert Lopez and the Commerical Revolution of the European Middle Ages," [in Chinese] in Shi xue pin lun, (Taipei)  vol. 3 (1981), pp. 201-218. 欧洲中古期的商业革命.史学评论,第三期.1981年3月.
  119. "Henri Pirenne," [in Chinese] in Shi xue pin lun,(Taipei) vol. 2 (1980), pp. 189-212. 亨利.皮乐与欧洲中古史研究。史学评论,第二期,1980年7月.
  120. "Marc Bloch and the Annales," [in Chinese] in Shi xue pin lun, (Taipei) vol. 1 (1979), pp. 211-218. 马克布洛克与法国年鉴学派.史学评论,第一期,1979年7月


Book reviews

About eighty book reviews in: American Historical Review, Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu, Austrian History Yearbook, Catholic Historical Review, Central European History, China Review International, Comparative Literature Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Cristianesimo nella Storia, East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, English Historical Review, European History Review, German History, German Quarterly, German Studies, Historische Zeitschrift, The International History Review, Jewish Quarterly Review, Journal of Social History, Journal of Modern History, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Early Modern History, Journal of Religion, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Journal of Religious History, Mennonitische Geschichtsblätter, Renaissance Quarterly, Sixteenth Century Journal,  Società e Storia, Speculum, Times Higher Education Supplement, Zion.

Endowed Lectures
  1. “From Marco Polo to Matteo Ricci: Sino-Islamic Knowledge and the European Discovery of Cathay,” Keynote Lecture in the 23rd Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Phoenix, February 17, 2017.
  2. “Goddesses of the Seas: A Comparative Study of the Virgin Mary and Mazu as Protectors of Seamen in the early modern maritime World,” Gunning Lecture, Divinity School, University of Edinburgh, October 28, 2016.
  3. “Mazu and Mary: A Ritual Theory of Conversion,” VII Lectio Magistralis, Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome, March 2015.
  4. “Patronesses of the Sea: Mazu and the Virgin Mary in Sino-Western Maritime History,” The Don and Barbara Davis Lecture in the Study of Christianity, Ohio State University, February 2015.
  5. “Networks of Sacred Exchanges in early modern Catholic Missions,” plenary lecture, Third REFORC Conference, Interdisciplinary Centre, ‘Middle Ages-Renaissance-Early Modern Period,” Free University of Berlin, May 2013.
  6. “The First Chinese Visitors to Europe, 17th-18th Centuries,” Third Xu Zhongzu Memorial Lecture, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, December 2012.
  7. “Apostolate by the Book: Ricci and China,” Freedeman Memorial Lecture, Department of History, State University of New York at Binghamton, November 2012.
  8. “The Jesuits and China,” 2009 William F. Church Lecture, Department of History, Brown University, November 2009.
  9. “Die Wittelsbacher und die Jesuitenmission in China 1615-1750.” Keynote Lecture for the Exhibition ‘Die Wittelsbacher und das Reich der Mitte. 400 Jahre China und Bayern. Bayerisches Nationalmuseum. Munich, 2 July, 2009.
  10. "Elective Affinities: The Jesuits and China," Nicolas Hamner Lecture, Western Michigan State University, March 2009.
  11. “Elective Affinities: the Jesuits and China,” 2008-9 Special Faculty Lecture, Faculty of History, Oxford University, October 2008.
  12. “Between Empires: The beginnings of the Jesuit Mission in Late 16th Century China,”
  13. Esther M. Willits Lecture, Department of History, Kutztown University, March 2008.
  14. “Sacred Dreams: A Comparison of Catholic and Buddhist Sources in late Ming and Early Qing China,” January 2005, the Siu Lien Ling Wong Lectures, Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  15. “Dreams and Conversions in Late Ming and Early Qing China,” July 2004, Plenary Lecture, Australian Historical Association Meeting, Newcastle, Australia.
  16. “Conversations in China: the Jesuits and Catholic Conversion 16th to 18th Centuries,” February 2003. The John U. Nef Memorial Lecture, University of Chicago.
  17. "Europe and China before Imperialism," The New History Lectures, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, June, 2001.
  18. “Catholic Europe and Ming-Qing China,” June 2001, The Liu Chung Hung Lectures, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan.
  19. “Between the Messiah and the Millennium: Jewish-Gentile Relations in Central Europe between Reformation and Toleration.” The 1997-98 Sol and Arlene Bronstein Lecture, Indiana University.
  20. “Juden als Minderheit in der deutschen Geschichte: Frühe Neuzeit.” May 1994, a series of four lectures funded by the Chancellor of Universität Potsdam, Germany.
  21. "Trent 1475: Ethnography of a Judicial Murder," May 21, 1990, Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture, University of California, Irvine.
  22. "Münster vor dem Westfälischen Frieden: Konfessionalisierung und Toleranz in der Bürgergemeinschaft,"  October 5, 1988, Münster, inaugural lecture in the series "Kolloquien und Vorträge zur Geschichte der Stadt Münster".
  23. "The Myth of Ritual Murder: Jews and Magic in Renaissance Europe," November 9, 1988, The Robert F. Allabough Class of 1934 Memorial Lecture, Dartmouth College.



seminars and lectures in Western civilization, World civilization, History of Christianity, Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Europe; nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1990.

Media Articles/Interviews
  1. “访美国宾夕法尼亚州立大学夏伯嘉教授:在世界的历史中思考中国",采访:狄霞晨,《文汇学人》,第412期,2019年11月8日。
  2. Bulletin of the Institute for the Advanced Study in the Humanities, Nanjing University, 23 May, 2013。
  3. “夏伯嘉:追寻中国和西方的对话” 收入李怀宇, 思想人:当代文化二十家(桂林: 漓江出版社, 2013)。
  4. Time Weekly 时代周报(Guangzhou), 17 May, 2012.
  5. Haaretz (Tel Aviv), 16 and 18 February, 2007.
  6. Corriere della Sera (Milan), 11 February, 2007.
  7. Wenweipo 文汇报 (Hong Kong), 16 June, 2005.
  8. Nanfang zhoumo 南方周末 “秘密书架”(Guangzhou), 16 June, 2005.
  9. “Un manuale universitario alla prova,” Nuova Rivista Storica (Milan) 88: II (2004).
  10. Bulletin for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Science Council (Taipei), vol3:2 (2000).


Ph.D., Yale University

Current Positions:
Correspondence Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (2003.2- )
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University (2001.9- )

Previous Positions:
May 2015-May 2018, Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Advanced Institute in the Humanities and Social Sciences
January-April 2015, Sin Wai-Kin Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Humanities, Hong Kong University
January 2013-December 2015, Changjiang Scholar, Fudan University, Shanghai
November 2010, Distinguished Visiting Professor of History, Nanjing University
May 2010, Visiting Professor of History, Fudan University, Shanghai
April-May 2004 , Distinguished Visiting Professor of History, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
February 2003- , Corresponding Research Fellow/Professor, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
July 2001- , Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University
July 2000, Elected Academician to the Academia Sinica, Taiwan
1995, Humboldt-Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen
June-December 1994, Research Center Religion and Society, Universiteit van  Amsterdam and Universiteit Utrecht
1990-2001, Professor of History, New York University
1989-1990, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
1987 -1989, Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
1986-1987, Visiting Scholar, Department of History, Dartmouth College
1984-1987, Assistant Professor of History, Cornell University
1982-1984, Lecturer in History and Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, Columbia University

Academician, Academia Sinica (2000)
American Academy in Berlin, Berlin Prize Fellowship
Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung Fellowship
DAAD Fellowship
Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C., Fellowship
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Fellowship
Guggenheim Fellowship

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