David Gedalecia

Michael O. Fisher Professor

Department/Affiliation: History
Phone: 330-263-2446
Office Address: 115 Kauke
Email: dgedalecia@wooster.edu


  • B.A., Queens College (City Univerity of New York) 1965
  • M.A., Harvard 1967
  • Ph.D., Harvard 1971

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Historical Investigation (topical courses in Chinese history)
  • Traditional China
  • Modern China
  • Modern Japan
  • The United States and China
  • Introduction to Oriental Philosophy (China and India)
  • Topics in Chinese Philosophy
  • Tutorial in Mandarin


  • The Philosophy of Wu Ch’eng: A Neo-Confucian of the Yüan Dynasty (Indiana Press, 1999)
  • A Solitary Crane in a Spring Grove (Wiesbaden, 2000)
  • “China Under the Mongols” (Princeton University Press, 1981)
  • “Yüan Thought: Chinese Thought and Religion Under the Mongols” (Columbia Univeristy Press, 1982)
  • “In the Service of the Khan” (Wiesbaden, 1993)
  • “Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy” (Routlegde, 2003)
  • “Encyclopedia of Confucianism” (Routledge-Curzon, 2003)
  • “New Observations on Chinese History” (Taipei, 2003)
  • Professor Gedalecia also has articles in Journal of the American Oriental Society, Philosophy East and West, Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives, Nanjing University Symposium Papers, and The Bulletin of Sung and Yüan Studies.