Dr. Tonio Andrade
Professor of History, Emory University.
Dr. Andrade writes on global history and the history of China. He is the author of How Taiwan Became Chinese (Columbia University Press, 2008), which focuses on the early history of Taiwan and Lost Colony: The Untold Story of Europe's First War with China (Princeton University Press, 2011), which explores the European military revolution with data from East Asia.
He is currently writing a book about the military history of late imperial China (1300-1911), a period during which guns and gunpowder weapons revolutionized warfare and spread from China throughout the world, sparking dramatic changes in warfare and society wherever they took root, perhaps most significantly in Europe, whose constantly warring states adopted and adapted them with alacrity. This global military revolution has important implications for how we understand world history and the famous and much-debated question of the rise of the West.
Dr. Andrade received a B.A. in Anthropology from Reed College and a Ph.D. in History from Yale University.
Dr. Andrade's interview was held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, November 5, 2013.