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Arthur Frederick Wright

Arthur Frederick Wright, American educator. Fellow, Harvard Yenching Institute, 1939-1940, 41-47; Member Association Asian Studies (board directors 1951-1958 vice president 1963-1964, president 1964-1965, Chairman of Commission Chinese thought 1951-1962), Society History Ideas, American History Association, American Association University Professors.

Background

  • Wright, Arthur Frederick was born on December 3, 1913 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Charles Frederick and Georgiana (Gwynne) Wright.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford, 1935. Bachelor of Letters, Oxford (England) University, 1937. A.M., Harvard, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy., 1947.

      Master of Arts (honorary), Yale, 1959.

    Career

    • June 1970); children—Charles Duncan, Jonathan Arthur. Married second, Marya Wankowicz Welch, March 4, 1972.

    Works

    • Author: Buddhism in Chinese History, 1959. Editor, contributor
    • Studies in Chinese Thought, 1953. Confucianism in Action, 1959.

      The Confucian Persuasion, 1960. Confucian Personalities, 1962. Confucianism and Chinese Civilization, 1964.

      Perspectives on the T’ang, 1973. Editor Far Eastern Quarterly, 1951-1955. Advisory editorial board Encyclopedia Britannica, 1957-1960.

    Membership

    Fellow, Harvard Yenching Institute, 1939-1940, 41-47. Member Association Asian Studies (board directors 1951-1958 vice president 1963-1964, president 1964-1965, Chairman of Commission Chinese thought 1951-1962), Society History Ideas, American History Association, American Association University Professors.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Oliver Clabaugh, July 6, 1940 (deceased.; married second, Marya Wankowicz Welch, March 4, 1972. Children: Charles Duncan, Jonathan Arthur.
    • father: Charles Frederick Wright
    • mother: Georgiana (Gwynne) Wright
    • spouses: Mary Oliver Clabaugh
    • Marya Wankowicz Welch
    • children: Charles Duncan Wright
    • Jonathan Arthur Wright
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    Born December 3, 1913
    Died August 11, 1976
    (aged 62)
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