James Carter, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the History Department
Office: Barbelin 112-R
Phone: 610-660-1988
Email: jcarter@sju.edu

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

My research and teaching interests focus on the interactions between China and the West during the modern period, focusing not on state-to-state relations, but the actions of individuals. This emphasis on individual actions frames the way I think about history, which is itself the interaction between broad, overarching themes and people's daily lives.


- BA , University of Richmond (1991)

- MA, Yale University (1994)

- PhD, Yale University (1998)

Courses Taught

HIS 154 - Forging the Modern World

HIS 350 - Exchange & Conquest in Modern East Asia

HIS 351 - Gender, Ideology, & Revolution in East Asia

HIS 352 - Late Imperial China

HIS 353 - Modern China

HIS 354 - Japan Since 1800

HIS 355 - Colonialism & Nationalism in Southeast Asia

HIS 358 - Contemporary China (SJU-China summer) 

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Contemporary China’s Nationalism and Its Roots, Life Post-Tiananmen Square, Religion in China