History Department,University of West Georgia
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Professor of Asian History at the University of West Georgia since 1981 Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses on modern China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Israel, and The Holocaust.
Ph.d. in Chinese and American History ,University of Pennsylvania. DISSERTATION: “TheChina Trade from Philadelphia, 1682-1846:A Study of Interregional Commerce and Cultural Interaction.” Directed by F. H. Conroy [principal advisor], R. M. Hartwell, and T. C. Cochran. Published by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974, Order No. 74-14,066, and in revised formas the prize-winning Philadelphia and the China Trade, 1682-1846. Commercial, Cultural, and Attitudinal Effects. [University Park and London: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1978][see below]. Dissertation abstracted in Ch’ing-shih wen-t’i [Washington, DC] 2, no. 10 [November 1973], pp. 60-62 and Dissertation Abstracts International [Ann Arbor,MI] 34, no. 12 [June 1974], pp. 7675-A-7676-A.
M.A.,Chinese and American History ,University of Pennsylvania.
B.A.,Chinese History ,University of Pennsylvania.SENIOR HONORS THESIS: “The Ethics of Tribute Versus the Profits of Trade: Stephen Girard’s China Trade, 1787-1824.”Awarded University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Pryor Watts Memorial Prize [“in history, for the best Senior Honors Thesis.”].
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND RESEARCH GRANTS:
Libra Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Human Rights Studies,University of Maine at Augusta, January-June 2008.
American Philosophical Society Penrose Fund grant for research on Philadelphia’s China Trade . (See report in American Philosophical Society Yearbook 1977 [Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society,1978], p. 235.)
United States Department of Education Fulbright-Hays fellowships for research on Jewish communities in Asia [India,1989; China, Japan, 1990].
National Endowment for the Humanities grant for research conference on “Jewish Diasporas inChina:Comparative and HistoricalPerspectives,”HarvardUniversityFairbankCenter, August 1992. [See below under“Service to the Historical Profession.”]
National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships for research on nineteenth-century Japanese-American Relations, Harvard University [1985,1986].
National Endowment for the Humanities grants to attend faculty development institutes on:
--Judaic studies in the undergraduate curriculum, Oxford University, 2003
--Judaic studies in the undergraduate curriculum, Brown University, 1988
--Comparative Literature in the undergraduate curriculum,University of Massachusetts, 1987
--Asian studies in the undergraduate curriculum, Columbia University, 1986
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation/Association for Asian Studies China and Inner Asian Council grant for research on the Jews of China .
Pacific Cultural Foundation research grants on the Jews of China , Sino-Israeli relations , and Robert Waln as America’s first sinologist .
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies [Washington,D.C.] fellowship for study of international security issues, Tel Aviv University Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies, Israel, Summer 2004.
Dorot Foundation grant for pre-publication research for book The Jews of China [2 vols., published by M. E. Sharpe, see below].
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation grants to attend Brandeis University symposia on “Immigration and Identity” at the Association for Israel Studies annual conference, June 15, 2011; on “History, Memory, and Commemoration” [November 15, 2009]; and on the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv [March 23, 2009]; and to attend Summer Institute for Israel Studies Waltham, Mass,2004, and on-site program in Israel [at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, and Ben Gurion University of the Negev], January 2-8, 2006.
Holocaust Educational Foundation [Skokie, Illinois] grants to attend faculty development institute on“The Holocaust and Jewish Civilization,” Northwestern University, June 18-28, 1996, and conference on “Lessons and Legacies of the Holocaust,” Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, December 14-28, 2007.
Yad Vashem grant to attend Seminar in Holocaust Studies for Educators from Abroad, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, January 1-24, 2001.
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine grant to deliver papers at its July 25-27, 2007 symposium at the University of Maine at Augusta on “Integrating the Arts into Teaching the Holocaust.”
Maine Council for the Social Studies/Primary Source grant to deliver papers at University of Maine at Augusta conference on “Why Teaching Atrocities and Reconciliation in World History,” April 4, 2007.
American Association for State and Local History certificate of commendation  for the book Philadelphia and the China Trade,1682-1846.Commercial, Cultural, and Attitudinal Effects. University Park and London: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1978 [see below].
Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford [U.K.], 2006.
Visiting Scholar,Oxford [U.K.] Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 1999, 2003, 2006.
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Teaching Fellowship, 1971-7
SERVICE TO THE HISTORICAL PROFESSION:
Organizer and Program Chair of National Endowment for the Humanities-funded research conference on “Jewish Diasporas in China: Comparative and Historical Perspectives,” Harvard University Fairbank Center, August 1992. Many of the papers from the conference are included in the two volumes of The Jews of China [see below].See also: Jonathan Goldstein, “Jews in China: A Pathbreaking Conference,” Fairbank Center News [Cambridge, MA] no. 1 [Spring 1993], pp. 4-5; Anson Laytner, “When East Meets West: A Ground-breaking Conference Studies Jewish Diasporas in China,”Points East [Menlo Park, CA] 7, no. 2 [October 1992], pp. 8-11; Edith and Isidore Chevat, “Harvard Sponsors a Conference on the Jewish Diasporas,”U. S.-China Review [New York] 16, no. 4 [Fall 1992], pp. 10-12; and “Chinese Jews intrigue experts,”The Jerusalem Post, August 25,1992, p. 12.
Organizer and chairperson of the panel “Fresh Perspectives on Qing Dynasty Maritime Trade,” Association for Asian Studies, Boston, April 12, 1987. Papers from the panel are included in Fresh Perspectives on Qing Dynasty Maritime Relations [see below].
Program Chair of twenty-fifth annual Southeastern Regional Conference, Association for Asian Studies, North Carolina StateUniversity, Raleigh, NC, January 1986. Papers from the conference are included or abstracted in Kenneth W. Berger, ed.,Asian Studies in the Southeast: ATwenty-five Year Retrospect [Columbia,SC: Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies, 1987] and Annals of the Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies [Columbia, SC] 8 .
Member, Asian Advisory Committee, Peabody Essex Museum[formerly Peabody Museum of Salem], Salem, Massachusetts, 1993-present;
Member, Advisory Committee,Council on the Jewish Experience in China, 1996-present.
Goldstein, Jonathan. Stephen Girard’s Trade with China 1787-1824: The Norms versus the Profits of Trade. Portland, Maine: Merwin Asia Publishers, 2011. ISBN 978-1-878282-93-4 [pbk.] and 978-1-676282-8 [hardcover].
Goldstein, Jonathan .Philadelphia and theChina Trade, 1682-1846. Commercial, Cultural, and Attitudinal Effects.University Park and London: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1978. Book won certificate of commendation from American Association for State and Local History . ISBN0-271-00512-2.
Goldstein, Jonathan, ed. and intro.The Jews ofChina.Volume One: Historical and Comparative Perspectives.Armonk, N.Y.and London: M. E. Sharpe, 1999. Electronic version: Boulder, CO: Net Library, 2000. ISBN 0-7656-0103-6.
Goldstein, Jonathan, ed., intro., and one chapter, The Jews of China.Volume Two: A Sourcebook and Research Guide.Armonk,N.Y.and London: M. E. Sharpe, 2000. Simultaneous cloth [ISBN 0-7656-0103-6] and paperback [ISBN 0-7656-0104-4] editions. Electronic version: Boulder, Colo.: Net Library, 2000.
Goldstein, Jonathan, ed.,intro., one chapter, conclusion, and co-author of bibliography. China and Israel,1948-1998: A Fifty Year Retrospective.Westport, CT and London: Praeger, 1999. ISBN 0-275-96303-6.
Goldstein, Jonathan; Jerry Israel; and F. H. Conroy, eds.America Views China: American Images of China Then and Now.Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; London; and Toronto: Lehigh University Press,1991.One chapter and bibliography by Goldstein. ISBN0-934223-13-0.
Goldstein, Jonathan, ed., intro., and one chapter. Georgia’s East Asian Connection: Into the Twenty-first Century.Carrollton, Georgia: West Georgia College Studies in the Social Sciences, 1990. ISSN 0081-8682.
Goldstein, Jonathan, ed. and intro. Fresh Perspectives on Qing Dynasty Maritime Relations.Special [Fall 1988] issue of The American Neptune. Salem, Mass.:The Peabody Museum of Salem, 1988. ISSN 0003-0155].
Goldstein, Jonathan, ed., intro. and one chapter. Georgia’s East Asian Connection, 1733-1983.Carrollton, Georgia: West Georgia College Studies in the Social Sciences, 1983. ISSN 0081-8682.
Goldstein, Jonathan, ed. University Hospital Antiques Show/1972.Catalog of loan exhibition on “Philadelphia’s China Trade.”[Philadelphia: University Hospital Antiques Show, 1972].
“Teaching About Israel in the Bible Belt: An Experimental Course in the American South.”Covenant[Herzliya, Israel: Interdisciplinary Center]. vol. 2, no. 1 [May2008], pp. 1-5.
“Introducing World Literature into a Course on theVietnam War” in Marc Jason Gilbert, ed. The Vietnam War: Teaching Approaches and Resoources [New York: Greenwood, 1991], pp. 127-37.
“An Interdisciplinary Experiment in Teaching the American-Indochina War” in Annals of the Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies [Columbia, SC] 7 , pp. 23-30 and in Contemporary Southeast Asia [Singapore] 7, no. 4 [March 1986], pp.320-27, abstracted in Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Newsletter 16, no. 3 [September 1985], pp. 25-26 and Annals of the Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies 7 ,pp.13-14.
“Teaching the American-Indochina War on the College Level,” Journal of Higher Education [New Delhi] 11, nos. 1 & 2 [1985-86], pp. 137-43; “The January 1987 United States Educators’ Tour to Vietnam: An Evaluation,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Newsletter 18, no. 2 [June 1987],pp. 45-50; “Teaching the American-Indochina War: An Interdisciplinary Experiment,”Teaching History [Emporia, KS] 11, no. 1 [Spring 1987], pp. 3-9.
“Educator’s Tour of Vietnam: An Evaluation,”Asian Studies Consortium of Georgia Newsletter [Americus, GA] 2, no. 1 [Fall l987], pp. 1-2; “The January 1987 U.S. Educators’ Tour to Vietnam: An Evaluation,” Virginia Consortium for Asian Studies Occasional Papers [Staunton, VA] 5 , pp. 136-41; “Educators’ Tour to Vietnam, January 1987,” Organization of American Historians Newsletter [Bloomington, IN] 16, no. 1 [February 1988], pp.14-15.
“Using Literature in a Course on the Vietnam War,” in Sarah Lawall, ed.,Collected Papers of Participants in the Summer 1987 NEH Institute ‘Theory and Teaching of World Literature [Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1988]; “Using Literature in a Course on the Vietnam War,” College Teaching [Washington, DC] 37, no. 3 [Summer 1989], pp. 91-95; “Using Literature in a Course on the Vietnam War,” Teaching History 14, no. 2 [Fall 1989], pp.59-69; “Introducing World Literature into a Vietnam War History Course,”Revista Canaria de Estudjos Ingleses [Universidad de la Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Espana] 30-31 [Abril-Noviembre 1995], pp. 29-40.