Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1900-07-29
Death 1989-05-31
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Orientalist, author, educator, and historian; died 1989.

From the description of Owen Lattimore papers, 1907-1997 (bulk 1950-1989). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983405

Biographical Note

  • 1900, July 29: Born, Washington, D.C.
  • 1913 - 1914 : Attended College Classique Cantonal, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1915 - 1919 : Attended St. Bees School, Cumberland, England
  • 1920: Engaged in export-import business in Shanghai, China
  • 1921: Assistant editor of newspaper in Tientsin, China
  • 1922 - 1926 : Employed by Arnold & Co., Tientsin and Peking, China
  • 1926: Married Eleanor Holgate of Evanston, Ill.
  • 1926 - 1927 : Traveled with his wife by rail and camel from Peking, China, through Inner Mongolia, the Etsin Gol, the Black Gobi, and Kashmir, Pakistan, to Bombay, India, then by ship to Italy
  • 1928 - 1929 : Attended Harvard Graduate School, Cambridge, Mass., and Harvard-Yenching Institute, Yenching, China
  • 1929 - 1930 : Researched in Manchuria under Social Sciences Research Council
  • 1930 - 1931 : Researched in Peiping, China, under Harvard-Yenching Institute, Yenching, China
  • 1931 - 1933 : Researched under J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, N.Y.
  • 1934 - 1937 : Field work in Mongolia and research in Peiping, China, under Institute of Pacific Relations
  • 1934 - 1941 : Editor, Pacific Affairs
  • 1938 - 1963 : Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1939 - 1953 : Director, Walter Hines Page School of International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1941 - 1942 : Political advisor to Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1942 - 1944 : Director, Pacific Operations, United States Office of War Information
  • 1945 - 1946 : Member, United States Reparations Mission to Japan
  • 1950: Chief, United Nations Technical Aid Exploratory Mission to Afghanistan
  • 1951: Investigated by Senate Foreign Relations Committee as a communist sympathizer and Soviet spy; indicted on seven counts of perjury
  • 1955: Perjury indictments dismissed by United States District Court
  • 1958 - 1959 : Visiting lectureships, Vlieme Section, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France
  • 1963 - 1970 : Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, England
  • 1965: Chichele Lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • 1982: Visiting Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • 1989, May 31: Died, Providence, R.I.

From the guide to the Owen Lattimore Papers, 1907-1997, (bulk 1950-1989), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Internal security--United States
  • Internal security
  • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
  • Subversive activities
  • Communism
  • Linguistics--China
  • Linguistics
  • Sino--Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Linguistics--Mongolia
  • Communism--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns

Occupations:

  • Educators
  • Orientalists
  • Authors
  • Historians

Places:

  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Pacific Ocean (as recorded)
  • Mongolia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Mongolia (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)