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Chinese history educator

Ralph David Arkush, Chinese history educator.

Background

Arkush, Ralph David was born on March 23, 1940 in New York City. Son of Ralph Montgomery and Inez (Ferguson) Arkush.

Education

Bachelor in Philosophy, Yale University, 1962. Master of Arts in East Asia Regional Studies, Harvard University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in History and East Asian Languages, Harvard University, 1976.

Career

Teaching fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970-1971;professor East Asian languages and cultures, assistant department chairman, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1989-1990;instructor history, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1972-1976;assistant professor, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1976-1980;associate professor, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1980-1988;professor, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1988-1989, 90-;assistant chair, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1994-1996. Executive secretary Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs 1995-1996. Correspondent fellow Chinese Folk Culture Institute, Beijing, since 1993.

Works

Connections

Married Susan E. Nelson, 1963 (divorced 1991). Children: Elizabeth N., Ann N. Married Hélène Lesage, December 31, 1991.

father:
Ralph Montgomery Arkush

mother:
Inez (Ferguson) Arkush

spouses:
Susan E. Nelson

Hélène Lesage

children:
Elizabeth N. Arkush

Ann N. Arkush