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Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia (夏伯嘉; born 1955)[1] is an American historian and the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor at Pennsylvania State University, where he teaches history and religious studies.[2][1] His research interests are Catholic Renewal, anti-Semitism and Protestant Reformation.[3]


Hsia was born in Hong Kong, and emigrated to the United States in 1980.[1]

Hsia earned his B.A. in 1977 at Swarthmore College and an M.A. in 1978 at Harvard University. He has also earned three degrees from Yale: an M.A. in 1979, an M.Phil in History in 1979, and a Ph.D in 1982.[4]


  • A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1553-1610 (Oxford University Press, 2010).
  • The World of Catholic Renewal, 1540-1770 (Cambridge University Press, 1998).


  1. ^ a b c "Ronnie Po-chia Hsia - American Academy".
  2. ^ "Ronnie Hsia". Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia". Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "CV". Retrieved November 27, 2017.