Michael Gasster, died on 09/24/2012
Michael Gasster, Professor Emeritus of Chinese History, died on Monday, September 24, at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
A gathering in Michael Gasster's memory will be held at 2:00pm, October 7 at the Magill Library, Haverford College.
He attended New York public schools and received his bachelor's degree from CCNY (1951)& his M.A. degree at Columbia University (1953). He taught at Princeton University (1961-63), George Washington University (1963-65) and the University of Washington (Seattle, 1966-70) where he received his doctoral degree. He began teaching at Rutgers University in 1970 and retired as a professor of modern Chinese history around 2002.
Among his major writings were Chinese Intellectuals and the Revolution of 1911 (1969), China's Struggle to Modernize (1972), Reform and Revolution in China's Political Modernization (1968), China's Struggle: revolution and modernization, 1860 to the present (1996) and his thesis,
Currents of Thought in the T'ung-meng-hui (1962).
In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael Gasster's name may be sent to the Spar Scholarship Fund, Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041.