Arthur F. Wright
|Arthur F. Wright|
December 3, 1913|
|Died||August 11, 1976
New London, Connecticut
|Doctoral students||Jonathan Spence|
Arthur Frederick Wright (December 3, 1913 – August 11, 1976) was an American academic, sinologist, editor and professor of history at Yale University. He specialized in Chinese social and intellectual history of the pre-modern period.
Wright's undergraduate degrees at Stanford University and Oxford University were followed by further studies at Harvard. He earned a Master's degree in 1940; and he was awarded a doctorate in 1947.
Wright and his wife, Mary C. Wright, joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1947; and both were made full professors in 1958. In 1959, Wright and his wife joined the faculty at Yale. In 1961, Wright became the Charles Seymour Professor of History at Yale.
Wright believed that the scholar "should occasionally stand back and contemplate the whole continuum of time and of problems which give meaning to his specialized studies."
- Studies in Chinese Thought (1953)
- Buddhism in Chinese History (1957)
- Confucian Personalities (1962)
- Confucianism and Chinese civilization (1964)
- Perspectives on the Tʻang (1973)
- The Sui Dynasty (1978)
- The Confucian Persuasion (1980)
- Studies in Chinese Buddhism (1990)
- Library of Congress (LOC), Wright, Arthur F.
- "Prof. Arthur Wright of Yale, 62, Scholar of Chinese History, Dies," New York Times (US). August 14, 1976; retrieved 2011-03-14
- Brown, Sidney D. "Review: Arthur F. Wright. (1957). Buddhism in Chinese History," The Historian: a Journal of History (US). Vol. 22, 1959, p. 106.
- WorldCat Identities: Wright, Arthur F. 1913-1976
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