I would like to call the attention of H-Asia members to three tributes to Wm. Theodore de Bary that we published earlier this week at the AAS #AsiaNow blog. Carol Gluck (Columbia professor), Donald Keene (Columbia professor emeritus), and Larry Chengliang Hong (Columbia College ’17) have generously taken the time to share their reflections on Ted de Bary’s career and the influence he had on the field of Asian Studies, as well as on his students, colleagues, and friends. Please see this multi-generational memorial post here:
Igor and I first met about 40 years ago and quickly became friends. I am in debt to him in many ways. Amongst much else, it was he who first encouraged me to translate some of Varlam Shalamov's stories and - a few years later - Vasily Grossman's LIFE AND FATE.
It is with profound sadness that I pass on the news that Dr. Carolyn Neel passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the age of 75.
Sad to hear about the passing of Jean Johnson. Many in the H-World community are undoubtedly familiar with her and her husband's Don multi-volume world history text The Human Drama.