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educator , Asian studies administrator

Stephen R. MacKinnon, American Asian studies administrator, educator. Research fellow American Council Learned Societies, Hong Kong, 1978, Fulbright Foundation, India, 1977-1978; research senior Committee on Scholarly Committee People's Republic China, Washington-Beijing, 1992, Pacific Cultural Foundation, 1999, American Institute Indian Studies, 2003, Fulbright-Hays American Council of Learned Societies, China, since 2005.


MacKinnon, Stephen R. was born on December 2, 1940 in Columbus, Nebraska, United States. Son of Cyrus Leland and Helen (Wigglesworth) MacKinnon.


Bachelor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1963. Master of Arts, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Davis, 1971.


Acting instructor, Chinese U., Hong Kong, 1968-1969;director Asian Studies, professor of history, Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1971;visiting associate, Chinese Academy Social Science, Beijing, 1979-1981, 85. Member United States State Department Selection Board, Washington, 1991, National Committee on United States-China Rels., New York City, since 1991. Consultant Public Broadcasting Service film documentary "Dragon and Eagle" on United States-China relations, San Francisco, since 1986.


  • Avocations: tennis, hiking, jazz. M C.



Commissioner Phoenix Sister Cities, 1986-1991. Board directors Committee on Foreign Relations, Phoenix, since 1988. Board directors Marshall Fund Arizona, since 1995.

Member Association Asian Studies (board directors 1990-1991), American History Association (program committee 1990-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, hiking, jazz.


Married Janice Carolyn Rachie, July 15, 1967. Children: Rebecca, Cyrus R.

Cyrus Leland MacKinnon

Helen (Wigglesworth) MacKinnon

Anne Feldhaus

Rebecca MacKinnon

Cyrus R. MacKinnon