Ed. note: Our colleague Frank Shulman has shared the sad news of the death of the great Shang China scholar David Keightley, who passed away in California on February 23. Frank has kindly compiled the messages below, which are reproduced with the permission of their authors. Text from the Wikipedia article on Prof. Keightley is reproduced with attribution under the terms of the relevant Creative Commons license.
This tribute to the late Jack Wills is the first essay written for H-Asia that we have published. The editors hope it will be the first of many as we build on the immense potential of the H-Net Commons in service of open-access scholarship in Asian Studies.
Dear colleagues, I post this obituary notice with the permission of its author, Dr. Richard Salomon and the agreement of the American Oriental Society, on whose web-site ift first appeared.
Posted on behalf of James Fujii
Frank Shulman has passed on the sad news of the death of Mr. Toshiyuki Aoki, who served as the librarian in charge of the Japanese Collection
at the Harvard-Yenching Library from 1968 until his retirement in 1999.
The message below was posted by Ms. Kuniko Yamada McVey to the Eastlib listserv on November 30, 2016 (used by permission):
Discussion published by Walter Edwards on Saturday, October 22, 2016
I have just belately received the sad news of the loss of Bob Smith, and would like to pass the word along briefly in case other
By Professor Ebba Koch
Sadly, the great Mongolist and Sinologist Igor de Rachewiltz passed away late last week at the age of 87.
To pay tribute, on Chinoiresie.info we just published what is probably his last interview. Here below I copy the introduction from the website: