Many missionaries took photos, but Joseph Ho, an assistant professor of history at Albion College and expert in the visual practices of American missionaries in China, calls the Shields collection “absolutely amazing,” not only for the breadth of the imagery, but also because it survived for more than a century. “These rich materials could have vanished into the haze of time at any one point in their historical journey,” Ho explains. … More Featured in Bucknell Magazine – “A Lens on China” by Jennifer Lin
“TransAsia and the World” podcast interview co-hosted by the Department of History and the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Galen Poor and Joshua Tan interview Joseph Ho about his intersecting interests in the modern history of Christianity in China and the history of photography. Learn about cultural encounters between … More Podcast Interview – TransAsia and the World, University of Wisconsin
“Ultimate Concerns” podcast interview with Ron Mourad, Professor of Religious Studies, Albion College, Michigan, and Charles Bright, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Michigan. Robert McMullen was working as a Presbyterian missionary in eastern China when Japan invaded the country in 1937. His letters describing the chaotic period that followed are presented in a new … More Podcast Interview – “An American Missionary in Wartime China”
Co-edited with Charles Bright, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Michigan – published by Rowman & Littlefield and Lehigh University Press … More New Edited Book – War and Occupation in China: The Letters of an American Missionary from Hangzhou, 1937-1938
“Imaging Missions, Visualizing Experience: American Presbyterian Photography, Filmmaking, and Chinese Christianity in Republican China,” in Anthony E. Clark, ed., China’s Christianity: From Missionary to Indigenous Church (Leiden: Brill, 2017) … More Book Chapter in China’s Christianity: From Missionary to Indigenous Church (Brill, 2017)
“Cameras and Conversions: Crossing Boundaries in American Catholic Missionary Experience and Photography in Modern China,” U.S. Catholic Historian, 34 (2), Spring 2016, 93-120.
“Tracing Visions,” in Talking Shop, Dissertation Reviews, March 1, 2016
“Photos of a forgotten China drop in one man’s lap,” PRI “The World” radio interview with Aaron Schachter, March 17, 2015.