John King Fairbank (1907-1991) was best known to the public as the dean of Chinese studies in the United States. John Hersey, Hanu Reischauer, Harrison Salisbury, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., are among the more than 125 friends, students, and colleagues to contribute to this volume. Each author attempts to capture the essence of the Fairbank he or she knew. The resulting pieces are alternately incisive, affectionate, intimate, deeply affecting, and hilariously funny. Fairbank Remembered is an endearing and moving portrait of America's doyen on China.
|Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
|Series:||John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research Ser.|
|Product dimensions:||8.98(w) x 5.98(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Merle Goldman is Professor of History, Emerita, at Boston University and Associate of the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University.
Table of Contents
Teacher and Mentor
Encouragement of Scholars and Scholarship
Impact on Scholarship Abroad
Writer, Editor, Collaborator
Impact on Journalists and Writers
Participant in Public Debate