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Robert A. Scalapino

Born: 19-Oct-1919
Birthplace: Leavenworth, KS
Died: 31-Oct-2011
Location of death: Oakland, CA
Cause of death: Respiratory failure
Remains: Buried, Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Cemetery, Bolinas, CA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Longtime Asia scholar at Berkeley

Military service: US Navy (Language officer, Pacific, WWII)

Wife: Ida Mae Jessen (m. 23-Aug-1941, three daughters)

    University: BA, Santa Barbara College (1940)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1943)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1948)
    Professor: Political Science, UC Berkeley (1949-90)
    Administrator: Founder & Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley (1978-90)

    Asian Survey Editor (1962-96)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
    Asia Foundation Contemporary affairs committee
    Asia Society Co-Chairman, Asian Agenda Advisory Group
    Asia Society Delegation to North Korea (1991, 1992)
    Atlantic Council Board member
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Board member, Pacific Forum
    Council on Foreign Relations Director Emeritus
    Hoover Institution Advisory committee on international studies
    Institute for Corean-American Studies Distinguished Fellow
    Japan Society Director Emeritus
    National Bureau of Asian Research
    National Committee on US-China Relations Founder, Chairman Emeritus
    Fulbright

Author of books:
Parties and Politics in Contemporary Japan (1962, political science, with Junnosuke Masumi)
The Japanese Communist Movement: 1920-1965 (1966, nonfiction, pub. by RAND)
Communism in Korea: The Society (1972, nonfiction, with Chong-Sik Lee)
American-Japanese Relations in a Changing Era (1972, political science)
Asia and the Road Ahead: Issues for the Major Powers (1975, political science)
The Foreign Policy of Modern Japan (1977, political science, ed.)
The United States and Korea: Looking Ahead (1979, political science)
Economic, Political, and Security Issues in Southeast Asia in the 1980s (1982, political science, ed. with Jusuf Wanandi)
The Early Japanese Labor Movement (1984, history)
Modern China and Its Revolutionary Process (1985, nonfiction, with George T. Yu)
United States-Korea Relations (1986, political science, ed. with Han Sung-joo)
North Korea in a Regional and Global Context (1986, nonfiction, ed. with Hongkoo Lee)
Internal and External Security Issues in Asia (1986, political science, ed. with Scizaburo Sato and Jusuf Wanandi)
Major Power Relations in Northeast Asia (1987, political science)
The Politics of Development: Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Asia (1989, political science)
The Last Leninists: The Uncertain Future of Asia's Communist States (1992, political science)


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