File B1978-0023 - Dobson, William Arthur Charles Harvey (oral history)

William Arthur Charles Harvey Dobson (oral history) [audio]

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UTA 5001-B1978-0023


Dobson, William Arthur Charles Harvey (oral history)


  • 25 Oct 1978 (Creation)

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2 tape reels (88 mins.)

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Professor of Chinese, Dept. of East Asian Studies; Head of the Dept of East Asiatic Studies; Senior Fellow of Massey College

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Oral history interview with Professor W.A.C. Dobson, formerly Professor of Chinese and Head of the Department of East Asiatic Studies at the University of Toronto, conducted by Paul A. Bator. Discusses arrival in Canada in 1952 to establish a Dept. of East Asian Studies at University of Toronto, its development, faculty, and students. Comments on relations with Presidents Smith and Bissell, Deans of Arts, especially Vincent Bladen, Massey College, the Dept. of External Affairs and development of curricula in Asian Studies.

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