Ronnie Po-chia Hsia

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Fall 2000

Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University

American Academy Project: Translating Christianity: Counter-Reformation in Europe & Catholic Mission in China
Current Institution Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Current Location: Pennsylvania


Born in 1955 in Hong Kong, Ronnie Po-chia Hsia became a US citizen in 1980. In addition to studies at Swarthmore, Harvard, and Yale, he became acquainted with Germany over a twenty-year period, first as a student in Münster in 1980-81, and subsequently as a researcher with stays in Göttingen, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Karlsruhe. He has done research at over twenty German archives, universitites, and research institutions, but his fellowship at the American Academy was his first opportunity to spend time working in Berlin. His field of expertise is the history of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic renewal as well as the history