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Dr. Burton F. Beers '50

American-Asian Scholar

From 1955 to 1996, Beers taught at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., where he was history department head for four years. In 1966-67 he served as Fulbright Professor of History at National Taiwan University in Taipei and a Consultant for the Fulbright Foundation on history programs in Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan. Beers' career was greatly influenced by the Hobart and William Smith Western Civilization curriculum.

 

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Dr. Burton F. Beers
Hobart Class of 1950

Contribution: Leading Scholar on American-Asian Relations

College Activities: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Other Education: Duke University, Durham, N.C., (M.A. 1952, Ph.D., 1956); Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (1959-60); Yale University, New Haven, Conn. (1965-66); National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (1966-67)


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