Florence C. Hsia

Credentials: Professor of History of Science, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in Arts & Humanities, OVCRGE and Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Graduate School - Department of History

Email: fchsia@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.263.1784

Address:
Office: 4123 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4028 Mosse Humanities
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 (in 323 Bascom)

Languages: English.

Research Interests: The Scientific Revolution, Jesuit science, science and religion, and science and European expansion in the early modern era.
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago, History; M.A., University of Chicago, History; A.B., Princeton University, East Asian Studies.

Departments: Department of the History of Science (departmental profile here).

Selected Publications:
Books
Florence C. Hsia, Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

 

Book Sections and Articles
“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).

Florence C. Hsia, “Chinese Astronomy for the Early Modern European Reader,” Early Science and Medicine 13:5 (2008), 417-450.