Florence C. Hsia
Office: 4123 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4028 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00-3:00
My interests include The Scientific Revolution, Jesuit science, science and religion, and science and European expansion in the early modern era.
A book project underway is tentatively titled Darkness at Noon: Chinese Astronomy and the Origins of European Sinology.
Ph.D., University of Chicago, History, 1999
M.A., University of Chicago, History, 1995
A.B., Princeton University, East Asian Studies, 1990
Florence C. Hsia (2009). Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China. University of Chicago PressRead more
- “Chinese Astronomy for the Early Modern European Reader,” Early Science and Medicine 13:5 (2008), 417-450.
- “Athanasius Kircher’s China illustrata (1667): an apologia pro vita sua” section in Paula Findlen, ed., Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything (Routledge, 2004).