Professor Emeritus of History


Ph.D., Harvard University

Field of Specialty

East Asian history and civilization. Sino-Western relations. Teaches and studies modern China, Sino-Western and Sino-American relations, and traditional Chinese thought.

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John Schrecker

Professor Schrecker has focused on two areas in his work – Sino-Western relations in the 19th and 20th centuries; and modern China’s relationship to its past. He is currently completing a biography of Anson Burlingame (1820-1870), the ani-slavery politician who became Lincoln’s ambassador to China and China’s first ambassador to the United States.


Schrecker, John. Chinese translation of The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective (Zhongguo Geming de Lishi Toushi). Beijing: Renmin University Press, 2012.

Schrecker, John. The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective, 2nd Edition. New York: Greenwood/Praeger, 2004.

Schrecker, John, co-ed w/ Paul Cohen. Reform in Nineteenth-Century China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976.

Schrecker, John. Imperialism and Chinese Nationalism: Germany in Shantung. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.