From Leavenworth to Lhasa

From Leavenworth to Lhasa

Living in a Revolutionary Era

Robert A. Scalapino

Publication date: 2008
ISBN-13 (print): 978-1-55729-092-2
ISBN-10 (print): 1-55729-092-X

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This special publication is the latest in a long line of books by Robert Scalapino, founder and former director of the Institute of East Asian Studies. In this work, he describes his career spent studying Asian nations while he highlights the extraordinary experiences he had during his travels throughout Asia.

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This special publication is the latest in a long line of books by Robert Scalapino, founder and former director of the Institute of East Asian Studies. In this work, he describes his career spent studying Asian nations while he highlights the extraordinary experiences he had during his travels throughout Asia. He also outlines his observations on several Asian nations, most notably Japan, China, and the two Koreas, and presents his expectations and hopes for their futures. In the course of recounting his forty years at Berkeley, spent during a period of major social change in the United States, he details his adventures in teaching on campus during the Vietnam War. These memoirs bring to life Scalapino's personal recollections of family and friends at home and abroad, with many an amusing tale. The book ends with "cautiously optimistic" reflections on our times.

Pages: 212
Language: English
Publisher: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
OCLC: 244339572

Robert A. Scalapino

Robert A. Scalapino (1919–2011), Robson Research Professor of Government Emeritus, was the founding director of the Institute of East Asian Studies.

Education: B.A. Santa Barbara College (now UC Santa Barbara), M.A. Harvard University, Ph.D. Harvard University

From Leavenworth to Lhasa (Special Publication)

Preface – vii

1.    The early years – 1
2.    Eighteen months in the Pacific–Then back to academia – 15
3.    Life in Berkeley during the turbulent years and beyond – 38
4.    Interacting with Japan through the decades – 57
5.    China–the opening stages – 71
6.    My involvement with a rising China – 90
7.    The two Koreas–saga of a divided nation – 107
8.    On the peripheries of Northeast Asia – 128
9.    Indochina–Past and present – 144
10.  Into the heartland of Southeast Asia – 161
11.  Exploring South Asia through the years – 178
12.  Reflections on our times – 190

Index – 199