Dorothy J. Solinger is Professor Emerita at the University of California, Irvine. She is a political scientist who specializes in China.
How long have you been a member of AAS?
Fifty years, I’m told. (I entered graduate school at Stanford in 1968—did I really join the AAS instantaneously, at such a tender age in my then non-existent career?)
Why did you join AAS and why would you recommend AAS to your colleagues?
If I really joined back then, someone must have told me I should; could be that my adviser, John Wilson Lewis (who died a year ago, September 4, 2017) did, or perhaps a tongxue, such as Gordon White, who began at Stanford the same time I did (and died in April 1998 in his mid-50s). Gordon already had an M.A. from Cornell, where he’d worked under Lewis, and was more or less brought to Stanford by Lewis when Lewis himself came that fall. Gordon liked to give me instructions.
Why I’d recommend joining: For fellowship, attending the annual convention, and subscribin ...
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