Jonathan Porter

Photo: Jonathan Porter

Professor Emeritus



AB Harvard University, 1960, Astronomy
MA University of Colorado, 1963, History
PhD University of California at Berkeley, 1971, History

Research Interests:

Modern China, East Asia

Research Statement:

Chinese History, Early Modern China, European Expansion in Asia, Macau


Jonathan  Porter came to UNM in 1969 and retired in 2011 after teaching for 42 years.  He served UNM in many capacities including History Department Chair, President of the Faculty Senate, and Director of the Asian Studies Program.

Recent/Select Publications:

Tseng Kuo-fan's Private Bureaucracy, 1972

All Under Heaven: The Chinese World, 1986

Macau: The Imaginary City, 1996, paper 2000

In preparation: Imperial China


Traditional China
Imperial China
Revolutionary China
European Expansion in Asia
Historical Evidence
World History