Franz Schurmann

Historian, Academic

1926 – 2010

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Who was Franz Schurmann?

Herbert Franz Schurmann was an American sociologist and historian who was best known for his research and writings about Communist China during the Cold War period. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley in the Departments of Sociology and History for 38 years, and he also served a term as the head of the Center for Chinese Studies. He was an early opponent of the Vietnam war, and was the first American professor to visit Hanoi during the bombing raids there. He co-founded the Pacific News Service in 1970 together with author Orville Schell, serving as editor and commentator, and wrote the weekly "Predictions" column.

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Born
Jun 21, 1926
Astoria
Also known as
  • Herbert Franz Schurmann
  • H. F. Schurman
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Harvard University
    Asian studies
  • Trinity College
Lived in
  • San Francisco
    ( - 2010/08/20)
Died
Aug 20, 2010
San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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