The memorial service for Wm. Theodore de Bary, former Provost of the University, noted Columbia educator, Sinologist, and alumnus, will be held on Thursday October 5th, at 5:00 p.m. in St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, followed by a reception at 6:30PM in the CV Starr East Asian Library.
Please join us in celebrating his life and work with Professor de Bary’s family and colleagues. No RSVP is required, but please arrive early as seating is limited. Those requiring accessibility assistance to Campus level should use elevator by the Dodge Hall.
More information about the reception can be found here.
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures have received outpouring of condolences and inquiries about his memorial service, with some of his colleagues and former students making plans to attend from as far away as Japan. You can read some of the tributes to Professor de Bary from here:
Professor Donald Keen’s Tribute
Professor Carol Gluck’s Tribute
Tribute from Larry Hong (CC ’17)
Obituary from the Taipei Times
President Lee Bollinger’s Statement