Passing of Ramon Myers

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:

Announcement: In Memoriam, Eugene Cooper (1947-2015)

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.

Gene Cooper, China anthropologist and beloved mentor, passes at 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.

Obituary, Robert Franklin Dernberger

Ed. note: Thanks to Frank Shulman for bringing this to H-Asia's attention. RD

Robert F. Dernberger, one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy, died on March 5 at the age of 85.

Dr. Dernberger earned his PhD from Harvard in 1965, and joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1966. In 1975, as China was re-establishing relations with the West, he was a member of the first academic delegation sent to China from the United States under the provisions of the Shanghai Communique.

ANN: Collection of papers in tribute to Professor Christopher A. Bayly (1945-2015)

In tribute to Professor Sir Christopher A. Bayly, the well respected and eminent historian, Cambridge University Press has brought together a collection of his articles published during a long and successful career.

All articles are available for free download until the end of 2015. 

Martine Walsh
Senior Commissioning Editor
HSS Journals
Cambridge University Press

Donald Anthony Low (1927–2015)

Xpost from Asian Currents, Pioneer of India and South Asia studies inspired a generation of students

April 4, 2015, by Robin Jeffrey

Donald Anthony Low (1927–2015)

Anthony Low, the third president of the ASAA in 1981–2 and vice-chancellor of the Australian National University from 1975–82, died on 12 February in Canberra after a struggle with Parkinson’s disease.


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