The Loss of Our Esteemed Colleague: Prof. Tim Carmichael



I am very sorry to inform you that Dr. Tim Carmichael, Associate Professor of History and Director of African Studies, has died.

As some of you know, Tim had stage 4, terminal pancreatic cancer.  His death was the result of multiple organ failure, following septic shock.  Tim’s spouse and colleague, Dr. Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael, Professor of Classics, was with Tim at the end.

Roger Fleming Hackett, 1922-2017 (contributed by Frank Joseph Shulman)

[Ed. note: H-Asia is privileged to post the obituary and tribute below for Professor Roger Hackett of the University of Michigan. It has been written, compiled and edited by Frank Joseph Shulman. The same essay has been posted on H-Japan.
Additional reminiscences of Prof. Hackett are welcome, and can be found or added here. RD]

Memorial event for Ainslie T. Embree, Columbia University, November 13, 2017

Ed. note: The event notice below is posted at the request of Frank Conlon, from an email from William A. Carrick of the South Asia Institute at Columbia University, dated 9 November, 2017. See also

Dr. Adam McKeown

Thank you to Ryan for conveying the very sad news of Adam McKeown’s death.

I have known Adam since the early 1990s, when he was a graduate student at the University of Chicago. He was a few years ahead of me in the program, and I always looked upon him as both mentor and model.

Dr. Adam McKeown

I am sorry to relay the sad news that Dr. Adam McKeown died in an accident on September 10, 2017.

Dr. McKeown earned his PhD in history at the University of Chicago in 1997. His dissertation saw publication in 2001 as Chinese Migrant Networks and Cultural Change: Peru, Chicago, Hawaii, 1900-1936 (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press). A second book, Melancholy Order: Asian Migration and the Globalization of Borders, was published by Columbia University Press in 2011.

Re: Remembering Fred C. Blake (1942-2017) China Scholar & Cultural Anthropologist

I would like to add a separate note to express my personal appreciation for this detailed and moving tribute to Fred Blake. Our intermittent efforts as H-Asia editors to post obituaries based on public domain reports are worthwhile, no doubt, but a poor substitute for a firsthand memorial by friends and colleagues of the person. Thank you, Li Blake & Margaret Bodemer.


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