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Wayne Patterson

Professor of History

B.A., Swarthmore College 
M.A. (History), University of Pennsylvania 
M.A. (International Relations), University of Pennsylvania 
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Programs: History

Wayne Patterson, professor of history, has been a member of the faculty since 1977, specializing in the history of East Asia. His undergraduate degree in History is from Swarthmore College. He holds two masters degrees–one in History and one in International Relations–both from the University of Pennsylvania.

His Ph.D., also from the University of Pennsylvania, is in International Relations, with a concentration in modern East Asian history. Additionally, he has lived, taught or attended universities in Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

The recipient of four Fulbright Fellowships, Dr. Patterson has authored or edited thirteen books on modern Korea and Japan, and is the recipient of the Donald B. King Outstanding Scholar Award. He has been a visiting professor at a number of universities.

In the United States, these include the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Kansas, the University of Maryland, the University of South Carolina, Vanderbilt University, the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard University.

Abroad, Dr. Patterson has held visiting professorships at the University of the Philippines, Korea University, Yonsei University, and Ewha University.

HIST 122 Modern East Asia 
HIST 361 Modern China 
HIST 362 Modern Japan 
HIST 363 Communism in China 
HIST 364 Modern Korea 
HIST 368 Asian-American Relations
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