Kathleen L. Lodwick

Kathleen L. Lodwick is an American educator, historian, biographer and author. She holds a Ph.D. in Chinese history from the University of Arizona and is a professor of history at Pennsylvania State University and the Lehigh Valley Campus of Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley College teaching courses on traditional, modern and twentieth-century China.[1] Her grandfather, Edward Stephen Worthington, was a direct descendant of Kentucky frontiersman Edward Worthington.[2]

Lodwick has written or contributed to more than a dozen books and articles on Chinese history, especially the history of missionaries in China. Her research has included a history of the Nanjing Theological Seminary under a grant from the Foundation for Theological Education.[3]



  1. Uhalley, Stephen and Xiaoxin Wu. China and Christianity: Burdened Past, Hopeful Future. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2001. (pg. 475) ISBN 0-7656-0661-5
  2. Lodwick, L. Kathleen. Crusaders Against Opium: Protestant Missionaries in China, 1874-1917. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996. (pg. v)
  3. EastBridge Imprints. "Imprints and Series: Kathleen L. Lodwick, Imprint Editor". EastBridgeBooks.com.

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