Anthony E. Clark

Dr. Anthony E. Clark is an Associate Professor of East Asian history at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, and his research centers on the history of missionaries in China. He is an author of several academic and popular works, including books and articles on Chinese historiography, cultural interaction between China and the West, and the history of Sino-Western religious and cultural representation during China’s late imperial to early modern era.

Articles by Anthony E. Clark

China’s Tale of Two Churches

The opening lines of Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities describes well China’s state of sacred building in recent decades: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.”1