Suleski, Ronald (Stanley) 1942-

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SULESKI, Ronald (Stanley) 1942-


Born June 11, 1942, in Erie, PA; children: Kiyomi (daughter), Valerie. Education: University of Pittsburgh, B.A. (cum laude), 1966; University of Michigan, M.A., 1969, Ph.D., 1974. Hobbies and other interests: Classical music, reading, pipe smoking.


Office—Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University, 2 Divinity Ave., Room 120, Cambridge, MA 02138; fax: 617-495-7798.


University of Texas—Arlington, Arlington, TX, assistant professor of history, 1973-80; worked and studied in Tokyo, Japan, beginning 1980; worked as managing director or president of American and British publishing companies, between 1983 and 1994; Huron University, Tokyo Campus, Tokyo, Japan, provost, 1995-97; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, research associate at Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, 1997-99, assistant to the director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2000—. National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, member, 1968—. Military service: U.S. Army; served in Korea.


Association for Asian Studies, Asiatic Society of Japan (president, 1987-94).


Fellow of Japan Foundation.


(With Masada Hiroko) Affective Expressions in Japanese: A Handbook of Value-laden Words in Everyday Japanese, Hokuseido Press (Tokyo, Japan), 1982.

The Modernization of Manchuria: An Annotated Bibliography, Chinese University Press (Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong), 1994.

Civil Government in Warlord China: Tradition, Modernization, and Manchuria, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.

Also translator, from Chinese, of The Red Spears, 1985.


Ronald Suleski told CA: "Good writing gives me great pleasure. Clarity, smooth flow, and good choice of words are important, in any language. When I write something that I feel has these qualities and which expresses exactly what I wish to say, I receive a tremendous sense of satisfaction."