It is with great regret that we note the passing of Prof. Toh Sugimura at the age of 88 on July 10, 2022. He was the first East Asian scholar of Islamic art and the first to discuss the cultural exchanges between Persia and China from an East Asian point of view.
I just learned that Keith Schoppa, a leading scholar of Republican China, passed away in June. See his obituary at https://www.loyola.edu/news/2022/0711-schoppa-obit?fbclid=IwAR3XVefLMBbiSHdJgwQnNIN7or4vbK...
Robert Entenmann, Professor Emeritus of History and Asian Studies, St. Olaf College
Very tragic news. I knew Robert for years from the time he spoke at a tiny American Indian museum I 2as managing in the Chicago area, through my time in the National Park Service, and beyond via occasional communication. He was a great man, kind and sharing and a magnificent historian with a heart as big as the west he loved so much.
Patrick R. Jennings
Elaine Nelson at the Western History Association shares the sad news of the death of Robert M. Utley on June 7 at the age of 92. Utley was a prolific and influential Western historian. He co-founded the WHA in 1961 and served as its president in 1968. He won the Association's Caughey prize in 1994 for the best book in Western history, and the WHA's best book on the military history of the frontier and Western North America is named for him. As of 2016, he had published 22 books. Follow this link to Utley's own site.
I am deeply saddened by the news of Paul's passing. He will be missed.
This brief note is to share the sad news that Paul Richard Brass, a distinguished scholar of
Indian politics has passed away after a lengthy illness. He was Professor Emeritus of
Politcal Science and International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Paul was a prolific and original scholar who explored comparative and South Asian
politics, ethnic politics, communalism and collective violence.
A lengthier obituary will be published in the near future.
I had not seen this posted anywhere but wanted to share the sad news that Dr. Stephen Luh Addiss, Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities: Art at the University of Richmond, Virginia, previously of The University of Kansas passed away earlier this month. His translations and and books on East Asian art and poetry have been an important contribution for dcecades.
We did a short write-up on him with links to other resources about Stephen.
We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved colleague Nancy Kandoian, map librarian at the New York Public Library's Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division has passed away.
The below is reposted/adapted from the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance announcement list, by permission.