Asia-Pacific Expert, Trustee David Lampton Awarded Scalapino Prize

July 21, 2010 — Dr. David M. Lampton, Asia Foundation trustee and director of China Studies at The Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, was recently awarded the inaugural Robert A. Scalapino Prize in recognition of his exceptional contributions to America’s understanding of the vast changes underway throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The Scalapino Prize was awarded by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Asia Policy Assembly on June 17, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

This prize honors the legacy of Professor Robert A. Scalapino, founder and director of the East Asian Studies Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. For the past six decades, Professor Scalapino has been considered America’s foremost scholar of the Asia-Pacific region having written 38 books and more than 600 journal articles on U.S.-Asian relations.

Dr. Lampton was awarded the Scalapino Prize for his paper titled “Power Constrained: Sources of Mutual Strategic Suspicion in U.S. – China Relations.”  He is a prolific author.  His most recent book is The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds, published in 2008.

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