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Steven W. Mosher

AKA Steven Westley Mosher

Born: 9-May-1948

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Prominent Sinologist

Studied marine biology as an undergraduate. In pursuit of a PhD in Biological Oceanography, Mosher became an evolution skeptic[1] and switched to cultural anthropology. He is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and was one of those rare foreigners permitted to live in a rural village, Xingcha, in China for one year. But he was expelled from Stanford's PhD program on 24 February 1983 after complaints from the Chinese government, although the exact nature of any transgression has never been definitively stated. Mosher revealed the existence of forced abortions in Guangdong, likely the source of that government's embarrassment. In response to the expulsion, Mosher's attorney Melvin Belli filed suit against the University.


[1] Page 68 of Steven W. Mosher, "Finding God in China", in Donna Steichen, ed., Chosen: How Christ Sent Twenty-Three Surprised Converts to Replant His Vineyard, pp. 63-102. This writing by Mosher himself is probably the most revealing about him, detailing his history and religious views in depth.

Wife: Vera (nine children)
Son: Andrew Christian Mosher (b. 8-Apr-1991)

    University: BA Biology and Oceanography, University of Washington
    University: AM Cultural Anthropology, Stanford University (1977)
    University: AM East Asian Studies, Stanford University (1979)

    Population Research Institute President (1996-)
    Claremont Institute Dir., Asian Studies Center (1986-95)
    Human Life International VP International Affairs
    The Heritage Foundation Bradley Resident Fellow (1988-89)
    Expelled from School
    Converted to Catholicism 1991
    Evolution Skeptics

Author of books:
Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese (1984)
Journey to the Forbidden China (1985)
China Misperceived: American Illusions and Chinese Reality (1990)
A Mother's Ordeal: One Woman's Fight Against China's One-Child Policy (1993)
China Attacks (2000, novel, with Chuck DeVore)
Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits (2008)


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