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John King Fairbank (May 24, 1907 – September 14, 1991), was a prominent American academic on the history of China.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Early career 3 Chinese studies

3.1 Development of field 3.2 Accusations of pro-communism 3.3 Scholarship and influence 3.4 Accusations of US imperialism

4 Death 5 Selected works

5.1 Collaborative works 5.2 Conference volumes 5.3 Edited letters and texts

6 Notes 7 Sources 8 External links

Early life[edit] Fairbank was born in Huron, South Dakota, in 1907.[1] He was educated at Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls
High School, Phillips Exeter Academy, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Harvard College, and Oxford University
Oxford University
(Balliol). As an undergraduate, he was advised by Charles Kingsley Webster, the distinguished British diplomatic historian who was then teaching at Harvard, to choose a relatively-undeveloped field of study. Webster suggested that since the Qing dynasty's archives were then being opened, China's foreign relations would be a prudent choice. Fairbank later admitted that he then knew nothing about China
China
itself. In 1929, when he graduated from Harvard summa cum laude, he went to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.[citation needed] At Oxford, Fairbank began his study of the Chinese language
Chinese language
and sought the counsel of H.B. Morse, retired from the Imperial Maritime Customs Service. On Webster's advice, he had read Morse's three-volume study of the Qing dynasty's foreign relations on the ship that was coming to England. Morse became his mentor. The ambitious young scholar decided to go to Beijing
Beijing
to do research in 1932.[2] In Beijing, he studied at Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University
under the direction of the prominent historian Tsiang Tingfu, who introduced him to the study of newly-available diplomatic sources and the perspectives of Chinese scholarship, which balanced the British approaches he saw at Oxford.[3] Wilma Denio Cannon, a daughter of Walter Bradford Cannon
Walter Bradford Cannon
and sister of Marian Cannon Schlesinger, came to China
China
to marry Fairbank and began a career of her own in Chinese art history. He and Wilma came to know to a number of Chinese intellectuals, and they became especially warm friends with Liang Sicheng, the son of the distinguished Chinese reformer Liang Qichao, and his wife, Lin Huiyin, whom they called Phyllis. The Lins introduced them to Jin Yuelin, a philosopher trained at Columbia University. Fairbank wrote later that he and Wilma began to sense through them that the Chinese problem was the "necessity to winnow the past and discriminate among things foreign, what to preserve and what to borrow...."[4] In 1936, Oxford awarded him a D.Phil.
D.Phil.
for his thesis, which he revised and eventually published as Trade and Diplomacy on the China
China
Coast: The Opening of the Treaty Ports, 1842-1854 in 1953.[citation needed] Early career[edit] Fairbank returned to Harvard in 1936 to take up a position teaching Chinese history
Chinese history
and was its first full-time specialist at Harvard. He and Edwin O. Reischauer
Edwin O. Reischauer
worked out a year-long introductory survey covering China
China
and Japan and later Korea and Southeast Asia. The course was known as "Rice Paddies," and it became the basis for two influential texts: East Asia: The Great Tradition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960) and East Asia: The Modern Transformation (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965).[5] Following the outbreak of the Pacific War
Pacific War
in 1941, Fairbank was enlisted to work for the US government, which included service in the Office of Strategic Services
Office of Strategic Services
and the Office of War Information
Office of War Information
in Chongqing, the temporary capital of Nationalist China. Chinese studies[edit] Development of field[edit] When he returned to Harvard after the war, Fairbank inaugurated a master's degree program in area studies, one of several major universities in the United States to do so. That approach at Harvard was multi-disciplinary and aimed to train journalists, government officials, and others who did not want careers in academia. That broad approach, combined with Fairbank's experience in China
China
during the war, shaped his United States and China
China
(Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, Foreign Policy Library, 1948). That survey went through new editions in 1958 and 1970, each synthesizing scholarship in the field for both students and the general public. In 1972, in preparation for Nixon's visit, the book was read by leaders on both sides.[6] Accusations of pro-communism[edit] In the late 1940s, Fairbank was among the so-called China
China
Hands, who predicted the victory of Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong
and the Chinese Communist Party and advocated establishing relations with the new government. Although Fairbank argued that relations with new China
China
would be in the American national interest, the China
China
Lobby and many other Americans accused the China
China
Hands of selling out an ally and promoting the spread of communism and of Soviet influence; that was during an intensification of the Cold War. In 1949, Fairbank was targeted for being "soft" on Communism, and he was denied a visa to visit Japan. In 1952, he testified before the McCarran Committee, but his secure position at Harvard protected him. Ironically, many of Fairbank's Chinese friends and colleagues who returned to China
China
after 1949, such as Fei Xiaotong, Ch'ien Tuan-sheng, and Chen Han-seng, would later be attacked for being "pro-American," as the Chinese Communist Party
Chinese Communist Party
became more rigidly communist.[7] Critics in Taiwan charged that he was a tool of the Communists.[8] Scholarship and influence[edit] Fairbank taught at Harvard until he retired in 1977. He published a number of both academic and non-academic works on China, many of which would reach a wide audience outside academia. He also published an expanded revision of his doctoral dissertation as Trade and Diplomacy on the China
China
Coast in 1953. One of his students, Paul Cohen, noted that the approaches or stages in the development of China
China
studies of the 1950s are sometimes referred to as "the Harvard 'school' of China studies."[9] Fairbank played a major role in developing Harvard as a leading American center for East Asian studies, including establishing the Center for East Asian Research, which was renamed to the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies after his retirement. He was its director from 1955 to 1973.[10] Fairbank raised money to support fellowships for graduate students, trained influential China
China
historians at Harvard, and placed them widely in universities and colleges in the US and overseas. He welcomed and funded researchers from all over the world to spend time in Cambridge and hosted a series of conferences, which brought scholars together and yielded publications, many of which Fairbank edited himself. He established the Harvard East Asian Series, which published monographs to enable students to publish dissertations, which was essential for achieving tenure.[11] Fairbank and his colleagues at Harvard, Edwin O. Reischauer
Edwin O. Reischauer
and Albert Craig, wrote a textbook on China
China
and Japan, A History of East Asian Civilization.[12] Fairbank established links to figures in government both by training journalists, government officials, and foundation executives and by giving his thoughts to the government on policy on China.[citation needed] In 1966, Fairbank and the Sinologist Denis C. Twitchett, then at Cambridge University, set in motion plans for The Cambridge History of China. Originally intended to cover the entire history of China
China
in six volumes, the project grew until it reached a projected 15 volumes. Twitchett and Fairbank divided the history, with Fairbank editing volumes on modern (post-1800) China, and Twitchett and others took responsibility for the period from the Qin to the early Qing dynasties. Fairbank edited and wrote parts of Volumes 10 to 15, the last of which appeared in the year after his death. Martha Henderson Coolidge and Richard Smith completed and published Fairbank's biography of H.B. Morse.[citation needed] Accusations of US imperialism[edit] During the Vietnam War
Vietnam War
in the late 1960s, Fairbank, who had earlier been criticized as being pro-communist, came under fire from younger scholars and graduate students in the new Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars, which he had helped form but then soon ended his participation.[13] The younger scholars charged that Fairbank and other leaders of the area studies movement had helped to justify American imperialism in Asia. By his grounding the study of Asia in modernization theory, Fairbank and other liberal scholars presented China
China
as an irrational country, which needed American tutelage. Since Fairbank rejected revolution, he condoned imperialism.[14] A further charge was that scholars of the Harvard School had put forth a "radical new version" of China's modern history that argued imperialism "was largely beneficial in China." [15] In December 1969, Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn
and other members of the Radical Historians' Caucus attempted to persuade the American Historical Association to pass an anti- Vietnam War
Vietnam War
resolution. A later report said a "debacle unfolded as Harvard historian (and AHA president in 1968) John Fairbank literally wrestled the microphone from Zinn's hands",[16] in what Fairbank called "our briefly-famous Struggle for the Mike."[17] Death[edit] Fairbank finished the manuscript of his final book, China: A New History in the summer of 1991. On September 14, 1991 he delivered the manuscript to Harvard University Press, then returned home and suffered a fatal heart attack.[1] Selected works[edit] In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about John King Fairbank, OCLC/ WorldCat
WorldCat
encompasses roughly 600+ works in 1,500+ publications in 15 languages and 43,000+ library holdings.[18] This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

-- The origin of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, 1850-58. University of Oxford DPhil thesis, 1936. -- The United States and China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1st ed 1948; 4th, enl. ed. 1983. -- Trade and Diplomacy on the China
China
Coast: The Opening of the Treaty Ports, 1842-1854. 2 vols. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1953. -- "Patterns Behind the Tientsin Massacre." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 20, no. 3/4 (1957): 480-511. -- Ch'ing Administration: Three Studies. (with Têng Ssu-yü) Harvard-Yenching Institute Studies, V. 19. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1960. -- China: The People's Middle Kingdom and the U.S.A (Cambridge,MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967). -- China
China
Perceived; Images and Policies in Chinese-American Relations (New York: Knopf, 1974). -- Chinese-American Interactions : A Historical Summary (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1975). -- Chinabound: a fifty-year memoir. New York : Harper & Row, 1982. -- The Great Chinese Revolution, 1800-1985 (New York: Harper & Row, 1986). -- China: A New History. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992. Enlarged Edition, with Merle Goldman, 1998; Second Enlarged Edition, 2006. Translated into Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Czech; OCLC
OCLC
490612305[19]

Collaborative works[edit]

John King Fairbank, Kwang-Ching Liu, Modern China; a Bibliographical Guide to Chinese Works, 1898-1937 (Cambridge,: Harvard University Press, 1950). Conrad Brandt, Benjamin Isadore Schwartz John King Fairbank, eds., A Documentary History of Chinese Communism (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952). Ssu-yü Têng, John King Fairbank Chaoying Fang and others. [Prepared in coöperation with the International Secretariat of the Institute of Pacific Relations] with E-tu Zen Sun, eds., China's Response to the West: A Documentary Survey, 1839-1923 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1954). John King Fairbank, Masataka Banno, Japanese Studies of Modern China; a Bibliographical Guide to Historical and Social-Science Research on the 19th and 20th Centuries (Rutland, Vt.,: Published for the Harvard-Yenching Institute by C. E. Tuttle Co., 1955). Edwin O. Reischauer, John King Fairbank Albert M. Craig, A History of East Asian Civilization (Boston,: Houghton Mifflin, 1960). Noriko Kamachi, Ichiko Chuzo & John King Fairbank, Japanese Studies of Modern China
China
since 1953: A Bibliographical Guide to Historical and Social Science Research on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries : Supplementary Volume for 1953-1969 (Cambridge, Mass.: East Asian Research Center, Harvard University : distributed by Harvard University Press, 1975). Denis Twitchett & John King Fairbank (eds), The Cambridge History of China
China
(Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University
Cambridge University
Press, 1978-). John King Fairbank, Martha Henderson Coolidge & Richard J. Smith, H. B. Morse, Customs Commissioner and Historian of China
China
(Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1995).

Conference volumes[edit]

John King Fairbank, ed.,Chinese Thought and Institutions (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957). John King Fairbank, The Chinese World Order; Traditional China's Foreign Relations (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968). Frank Algerton Kierman,John King Fairbank, eds., Chinese Ways in Warfare (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974). John King Fairbank, ed., The Missionary Enterprise in China
China
and America (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974). Suzanne Wilson Barnett John King Fairbank, ed., Christianity in China: Early Protestant Missionary Writings (Cambridge, Mass.: Published by the Committee on American-East Asian Relations of the Dept. of History in collaboration with the Council on East Asian Studies/Harvard University : Distributed by the Harvard University Press, 1985). Ernest R. May, John King Fairbank, eds,, America's China
China
Trade in Historical Perspective: The Chinese and American Performance (Cambridge, Mass: Committee on American-East Asian Relations of the Department of History in collaboration with Council on East Asian Studies distributed by Harvard University Press, 1986).

Edited letters and texts[edit]

John King Fairbank, Katherine Frost Bruner, et al., The I. G. In Peking Letters of Robert Hart, Chinese Maritime Customs, 1868-1907 (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1975). Katherine Frost Bruner, John King Fairbank, et al., Entering China's Service: Robert Hart's Journals, 1854-1863 (Cambridge, Mass.: Council on East Asian Studies Distributed by the Harvard University Press, 1986). Richard J. Smith, John King Fairbank, et al., Robert Hart and China's Early Modernization: His Journals, 1863-1866 (Cambridge, Mass.: Published by the Council on East Asian Studies Distributed by the Harvard University Press, 1991).

Notes[edit]

^ a b Gonzalez, David (September 16, 1991). "John K. Fairbank, China Scholar Of Wide Influence, Is Dead at 84". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-14. John K. Fairbank, the Harvard history professor who was widely credited with creating the field of modern Chinese studies in the United States and was a leading advocate of diplomatic recognition of the People's Republic of China, died Saturday in Cambridge, Mass. He was 84 years old. He died of a heart attack, said Roderick MacFarquhar, a colleague.  ^ John King Fairbank, Chinabound: A Fifty-Year Memoir (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), pp. 18-22. ^ Ch 7, "T.F. Tsiang and Modernization," in Fairbank, Chinabound, pp. 85-93. ^ Fairbank, Chinabound, pp. 104-106. ^ Paul Evans, John Fairbank and the American Understanding of Modern China, pp. 60-62. ^ Evans, pp. 106-112, 172-176, 281-283. ^ Evans, p. 154 ^ GordonChang (1970). ^ Cohen, Paul (1984). Discovering History in China: American Historical Writing on the Recent Chinese Past. New York; London:: Columbia University Press. ISBN 023152546X. , p. 1 ^ Suleski, Ronald Stanley. (2005). The Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University, pp. 11-44. ^ Cohen, Goldman, Fairbank Remembered includes many reminiscences of students and colleagues. ^ A History of East Asian Civilization infosite, openlibrary.org; accessed June 20, 2015. ^ Richard Madsen, "The Academic China
China
Specialists," American Studies of Contemporary China
China
(New York: ME Sharpe, 1993): 163. ^ Jim Peck, The Roots of Rhetoric, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 2.1 (October 1969), p. 61, reprinted in Edward Friedman and Mark Selden, (ed.),America's Asia: Dissenting Essays on Asian-American Relations (New York: Random House, 1969). ^ Esherick (1972), p. 9. ^ "Forty Years On: Looking Back at the 1969 Annual Meeting" by Carl Mirra in the February 2010 issue of Perspectives on History published by the American Historical Association ^ From the June 1970 AHA Newsletter "Professional Comment and Controversy: An Open Letter to Howard Zinn", historians.org; accessed June 23, 2015. ^ WorldCat
WorldCat
Identities Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine.: Fairbank, John King 1907-1991 ^ China: A New History WorldCat.org

Sources[edit]

Alesevich, Christopher. "John King Fairbank: Present at the Creation," US- China
China
Today, November 9, 2007. Evans, Paul M. John Fairbank and the American Understanding of Modern China. New York: B. Blackwell, 1988. Paul A. Cohen Merle Goldman, eds., Fairbank Remembered (Cambridge, Mass.: Published by the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research Harvard University : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 1992). Brief reminiscences by students, colleagues, friends, and family. Gordon, Leonard H.D.; Chang, Sydney (1970). " John K. Fairbank and His Critics in the Republic of China
China
(Review Article)". Journal of Asian Studies. 30 (1): 137–149.  Esherick, Joseph (1972). "Harvard on China: The Apologetics of Imperialism" (PDF). Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars. 4 (4): 9–17.  Reins, Thomas. "Fairbank, John King", in Kelly Boyd (ed.), Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing (London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999). pp. 375-377. Suleski, Ronald Stanley. (2005). The Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University: a Fifty Year History, 1955-2005. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 097679800X/ISBN 9780976798002; OCLC
OCLC
64140358

External links[edit]

American Historical Association, John K. Fairbank Bibliography Articles by John K. Fairbank, New York Review of Books.

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Presidents of the American Historical Association

1884–1900

Andrew Dickson White
Andrew Dickson White
(1884-85) George Bancroft
George Bancroft
(1886) Justin Winsor
Justin Winsor
(1887) William Frederick Poole
William Frederick Poole
(1888) Charles Kendall Adams
Charles Kendall Adams
(1889) John Jay (1890) William Wirt Henry (1891) James Burrill Angell
James Burrill Angell
(1892-93) Henry Adams
Henry Adams
(1893-94) George Frisbie Hoar
George Frisbie Hoar
(1895) Richard Salter Storrs
Richard Salter Storrs
(1896) James Schouler (1897) George Park Fisher (1898) James Ford Rhodes
James Ford Rhodes
(1899) Edward Eggleston
Edward Eggleston
(1900)

1901–1925

Charles Francis Adams Jr.
Charles Francis Adams Jr.
(1901) Alfred Thayer Mahan
Alfred Thayer Mahan
(1902) Henry Charles Lea
Henry Charles Lea
(1903) Goldwin Smith
Goldwin Smith
(1904) John Bach McMaster
John Bach McMaster
(1905) Simeon Eben Baldwin
Simeon Eben Baldwin
(1906) J. Franklin Jameson (1907) George Burton Adams (1908) Albert Bushnell Hart
Albert Bushnell Hart
(1909) Frederick Jackson Turner
Frederick Jackson Turner
(1910) William Milligan Sloane
William Milligan Sloane
(1911) Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
(1912) William Archibald Dunning (1913) Andrew C. McLaughlin
Andrew C. McLaughlin
(1914) H. Morse Stephens
H. Morse Stephens
(1915) George Lincoln Burr
George Lincoln Burr
(1916) Worthington C. Ford (1917) William Roscoe Thayer
William Roscoe Thayer
(1918-19) Edward Channing (1920) Jean Jules Jusserand
Jean Jules Jusserand
(1921) Charles Homer Haskins
Charles Homer Haskins
(1922) Edward Potts Cheyney
Edward Potts Cheyney
(1923) Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
(1924) Charles McLean Andrews
Charles McLean Andrews
(1924-25)

1926–1950

Dana Carleton Munro
Dana Carleton Munro
(1926) Henry Osborn Taylor (1927) James Henry Breasted
James Henry Breasted
(1928) James Harvey Robinson
James Harvey Robinson
(1929) Evarts Boutell Greene (1930) Carl L. Becker (1931) Herbert Eugene Bolton
Herbert Eugene Bolton
(1932) Charles A. Beard
Charles A. Beard
(1933) William Dodd (1934) Michael Rostovtzeff
Michael Rostovtzeff
(1935) Charles Howard McIlwain (1936) Guy Stanton Ford (1937) Laurence M. Larson (1938) William Scott Ferguson (1939) Max Farrand
Max Farrand
(1940) James Westfall Thompson (1941) Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. (1942) Nellie Neilson (1943) William Linn Westermann
William Linn Westermann
(1944) Carlton J. H. Hayes (1945) Sidney Bradshaw Fay (1946) Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Thomas J. Wertenbaker
(1947) Kenneth Scott Latourette
Kenneth Scott Latourette
(1948) Conyers Read (1949) Samuel Eliot Morison
Samuel Eliot Morison
(1950)

1951–1975

Robert Livingston Schuyler (1951) James G. Randall (1952) Louis R. Gottschalk (1953) Merle Curti (1954) Lynn Thorndike
Lynn Thorndike
(1955) Dexter Perkins (1956) William L. Langer (1957) Walter Prescott Webb
Walter Prescott Webb
(1958) Allan Nevins
Allan Nevins
(1959) Bernadotte Everly Schmitt (1960) Samuel Flagg Bemis (1961) Carl Bridenbaugh (1962) Crane Brinton (1963) Julian P. Boyd (1964) Frederic C. Lane (1965) Roy Franklin Nichols (1966) Hajo Holborn (1967) John K. Fairbank (1968) C. Vann Woodward
C. Vann Woodward
(1969) Robert Roswell Palmer (1970) David M. Potter (1971) Joseph Strayer (1971) Thomas C. Cochran (1972) Lynn Townsend White Jr. (1973) Lewis Hanke (1974) Gordon Wright (1975)

1976–2000

Richard B. Morris (1976) Charles Gibson (1977) William J. Bouwsma (1978) John Hope Franklin (1979) David H. Pinkney (1980) Bernard Bailyn (1981) Gordon A. Craig
Gordon A. Craig
(1982) Philip D. Curtin (1983) Arthur S. Link (1984) William H. McNeill (1985) Carl Neumann Degler (1986) Natalie Zemon Davis
Natalie Zemon Davis
(1987) Akira Iriye (1988) Louis R. Harlan (1989) David Herlihy (1990) William Leuchtenburg (1991) Frederic Wakeman (1992) Louise A. Tilly (1993) Thomas C. Holt (1994) John Henry Coatsworth (1995) Caroline Bynum (1996) Joyce Appleby (1997) Joseph C. Miller (1998) Robert Darnton
Robert Darnton
(1999) Eric Foner
Eric Foner
(2000)

2001–Present

William Roger Louis (2001) Lynn Hunt (2002) James M. McPherson
James M. McPherson
(2003) Jonathan Spence (2004) James J. Sheehan
James J. Sheehan
(2005) Linda K. Kerber (2006) Barbara Weinstein (2007) Gabrielle M. Spiegel (2008) Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
(2009) Barbara D. Metcalf (2010) Anthony Grafton
Anthony Grafton
(2011) William Cronon
William Cronon
(2012) Kenneth Pomeranz
Kenneth Pomeranz
(2013) Jan E. Goldstein (2014) Vicki L. Ruiz (2015) Patrick Manning (2016) Tyler E. Stovall (2017) Mary Beth Norton (2018)

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Presidents of the Association for Asian Studies

1940s

Arthur W. Hummel Sr.
Arthur W. Hummel Sr.
(1948) Charles S. Gardner (1949)

1950s

Harold S. Quigley (1950) Robert B. Hall (1951) Rupert Emerson (1952) Felix M. Keesing (1953) Kenneth Scott Latourette
Kenneth Scott Latourette
(1954) Edwin O. Reischauer
Edwin O. Reischauer
(1955) L. Carrington Goodrich (1956) Hugh Borton (1957) John K. Fairbank (1958) George B. Cressey
George B. Cressey
(1959)

1960s

W. Norman Brown (1960) Lauriston Sharp (1961) Earl H. Pritchard (1962) William W. Lockwood (1963) Arthur F. Wright (1964) Knight Biggerstaff (1965) Karl J. Pelzer (1966) John Whitney Hall (1967) Holden Furber (1968) Wm. Theodore de Bary
Wm. Theodore de Bary
(1969)

1970s

Cora DuBois
Cora DuBois
(1970) C. Martin Wilbur (1971) Robert E. Ward (1972) George T. Kahin
George T. Kahin
(1973) Richard D. Lambert (1974) Ping-ti Ho (1975) Marius B. Jansen (1976) John M. Echols (1977) Richard L. Park (1978) Benjamin I. Schwartz (1979)

1980s

Eleanor Jorden (1980) Paul Wheatley (1981) Ainslie T. Embree (1982) G. William Skinner (1983) James William Morley (1984) Frank H. Golay (1985) Susanne Hoeber Rudolph (1986) Rhoads Murphey (1987) Robert J. Smith (1988) Stanley J. Tambiah (1989)

1990s

Barbara Stoler Miller (1990) Albert Feuerwerker (1991) Tetsuo Najita (1992) David K. Wyatt
David K. Wyatt
(1993) Barbara Daly Metcalf (1994) Evelyn Sakakida Rawski (1995) Carol Gluck (1996) James Scott (1997) Wendy Doniger
Wendy Doniger
(1998) Susan L. Mann (1999)

2000s

Peter Duus (2000) Charles F. Keyes (2001) David Ludden (2002) James L. Watson (2003) Mary Elizabeth Berry (2004) Barbara Watson Andaya (2005) Anand Yang (2006) Elizabeth J. Perry (2007) Robert Buswell (2008) Robert W. Hefner (2009)

2010s

K. Sivaramakrishnan (2010) Gail Hershatter (2011) Ted Bestor (2012) Thongchai Winichakul (2013) Mrinalini Sinha (2014) Timothy Brook
Timothy Brook
(2015) Laurel Kendall (2016) Katherine Bowie (2017)

Authority control

WorldCat
WorldCat
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