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Richard L. Walker

AKA Richard Louis Walker

Born: 13-Apr-1922
Birthplace: Bellefonte, PA
Died: 22-Jul-2003
Location of death: Columbia, SC
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to South Korea, 1981-86

Military service: US Army (Chinese interpreter, 1943-46)

Father: Robert Shortlidge
Mother: Genevieve Bible Walker
Wife: Celeno Kenly Walker (m. 45 years, d., three children)
Son: Geoffrey Kenly Walker
Daughter: Anne Walker Cleveland
Son: S. Bradley Walker

    University: BA, Drew University (1944)
    University: MA Far Eastern and Russian Studies, Yale University (1947)
    University: PhD International Relations, Yale University (1950)
    Professor: History, Yale University (1950-57)
    Professor: International Relations, University of South Carolina (1957-)
    Administrator: Chair, International Studies, University of South Carolina (1957-72)
    Professor: International Politics, National War College (1960-61)
    Administrator: Director, Institute of International Studies, University of South Carolina (1961-81)

    US Ambassador to South Korea (1981-86)
    Association for Asian Studies
    American Association for China Studies National President (1995-97)
    American Association for China Studies Board of Directors
    Institute for Corean-American Studies Distinguished Fellow
    National Committee on US-China Relations Board of Directors
    Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
    Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
    United States Strategic Institute Board of Directors

Author of books:
China Under Communism: The First Five Years (1955, nonfiction)
China and the West: Cultural Collision (1956, foreign relations, editor)
The China Danger (1966, nonfiction)
Ancient China and its Influence in Modern Times (1969, history)
Prospects in the Pacific (1972, foreign relations, editor)
Ancient Japan and its Influence in Modern Times (1975, history)


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