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Arthur Frederick Wright

educator

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