Prof.Asok Sen passed away in sleep on December 10, 2015. I wasn't in touch with him for quite some years now and came to know about his demise two days later from Rudrangshu Mukherjee's wholesome obituary published in one of Kolkata's leading English-language dailies, The Telegraph ["Citizen of the Republic of Letters"].
I share with H-Asia members a note on the life and work of Professor Noboru Karashima composed by Professor Kesavan Veluthat, a leading expert in the history of South India. It includes a valuable bibliography of Karashima’s English works. It is excerpted from a longer obituary which will shortly appear in the Indian academic journal, Social Scientist - Sumit Guha
OBITUARY: PROFESSOR NOBORU KARASHIMA (24 April 1933 – 26 November 2015)
Professor of History, University of Delhi.
(Crosspost from H-Japan)
I am posting a brief announcement of the passing of Professor Noboru Karashima, a veritable giant among historians of India and master of the many difficult disciplines needed for the study of the inscriptions and other records of Southern India through over a thousand years.
Professor Rila Mukherjee, University of Hyderabad and Institut de Chandernagor, has asked me to post this obituary of her father to H-ASIA:
Ramkrishna Mukherjee, Distinguished Scientist of the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, Binghamton, passed away in Kolkata on November 15, 2015 at the age of 98 from multi organ failure arising from ascites.
Frank Shulman has also passed on the sad news that Raymond Lum, formerly the Librarian for the Western Languages Collections of the Harvard-Yenching Library, died on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the age of 73. A native of Chicago’s Chinatown, Dr. Raymond David Lum (林希文) began his career at Harvard in 1976, and received his PhD in Chinese history there in 1985. He retired in 2014.
In a message posted to the eastlib mailing list (forwarded by Dr. Shulman), Gail King, the editor of the Journal of East Asian Libraries, writes as follows:
List member Franz Shulman has shared the sad news that Ramon H. Myers, former Curator of the East Asia Collection at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University, has passed away at the age of 86.
Ramon Myers was the author of The Chinese Peasant Economy (Harvard University Press, 1970), and many other works on the modern history of China, Taiwan and East Asia.
The news release from the Hoover Institution is here: http://www.hoover.org/news/remembering-ramon-h-myers
Posted on behalf of the East Asian Studies Center, University of Southern California
In Memoriam: Eugene Cooper, 68
A larger than life figure, sinologist Eugene (Gene) Cooper of anthropology inspired generations of students with his fierce intellect and outspoken personality during a career at USC Dornsife that spanned 35 years.
By Susan Bell
October 22, 2015
Eugene (Gene) Cooper, professor of anthropology, has died. He was 68.
It is with immense sadness that we break the news of loss: Professor Eugene Cooper passed away last weekend from an infection likely related to a recently diagnosed illness. Professor Cooper was a specialist in temple fairs and craft production. We share a short video of Professor Cooper discussing his latest research on temples fairs to convey something of the spirit that has just left this world -- the effervescence with which he explains effervescence is his trademark.