Winter 2011

Remembering Robert Scalapino

Photo: beijingforum.org

Robert Scalapino, Asia Foundation trustee from 1983-2004, passed away on November 1 at the age of 92. In addition to his commitment to the Foundation, he was the Robson Research Professor of Government & Emeritus of Political Science, University of California-Berkeley. He founded UC Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies and also founded the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Professor Scalapino’s highly respected work on East Asia spanned more than 50 years. In 2010, the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars established the Scalapino Prize, to honor his legacy. The Asia Foundation’s Gordon Hein presented a tribute to Professor Scalapino at a 2010 event that you can read in our blog, In Asia.