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Thomas Christopher Jespersen

Thomas Christopher Jespersen, American history educator. Recipient Meritorious Service award, College Fund/United Negro College Fund, 2000. Cubmaster Pack 797 Cub Scouts, Marietta, Georgia, 2001.

Background

  • Jespersen, Thomas Christopher was born on November 9, 1961 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. Son of Henning F. and Joan P. Jespersen.

  • Education

    • Student, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1983. Bachelor, Rutgers University, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1991.

    Career

    • Instructor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1990-1991. Adjunct assistant professor University Arizona, Tuscon, 1991-1994. Assistant professor Clark Atlanta University, Georgia, 1994-1999, associate professor, 1999-2001.

      Chair history department N. Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, since 2001.

    Works

    • Tainted Perceptions: Liberal-Democracy and American Popular Images of China
    • Tainted Perceptions asserts that beginning with the pre-Tiananmen Square incident of 1989, American popular and institutional images of China focused on the reformist nature of the government, but following the military crackdown in June 1989, this optimism dwindled and resulted in the creation of an ambivalent cross-cultural atmosphere toward the Chinese for the next half decade.
    • American Images of China, 1931-1949
    • In the 1930's and 1940's, the prevalent American view of China was that of a friendly, democratic, and increasingly Christian state, in many ways akin to the United States.

    Membership

    Cubmaster Pack 797 Cub Scouts, Marietta, Georgia, 2001.

    Connections

    • Married Theresa L. February 24, 1989. Children: T. Alexander, Andrew G.
    • father: Henning F.
    • mother: Joan P. Jespersen
    • spouse: Theresa L. February 24
    • children: T. Alexander Jespersen
    • Andrew G. Jespersen
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    Born November 9, 1961
    (age 55)
    Nationality
    • 1983
      University North Carolina
    • 1986
      Rutgers University
    • 1991
      Rutgers University
    • 1990 - 1991
      Instructor, Rutgers University
      New Brunswick, Canada
    • 1991 - 1994
      adjunct assistant, professor University Arizona
    • 1994 - 1999
      assistant, professor Clark Atlanta University
      Georgia
    • 2001
      chair history department N. Georgia College and State University
      Dahlonega, Georgia, United States

    Award