Nathaniel Peffer

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Nathaniel Peffer (Chinese: 裴斐; June 30, 1890, New York City[1] - April 12, 1964) was an American researcher of Far East problems.

Educated at the University of Chicago, Peffer became a Far Eastern correspondent for the New York Tribune, and lived in China for 25 years.[2] After invitations to lecture on the Far East to various American universities, he was appointed a lecturer at Columbia University in 1937, associate professor of International Relations there in 1939, and Professor in 1943. He retired from the university in 1958.[3]

Literary works[edit]

  • The white man's dilemma - climax of the age of imperialism, 1927
  • China - the collapse of a civilization, 1930
  • Must we fight in Asia?, 1935
  • Japan and the Pacific. 1935
  • The Far East, a modern history. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1958


  1. ^ Who's Who in World Jewry, 1955
  2. ^ 'In Memoriam: Nathaniel Peffer', Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Sep., 1964)
  3. ^ 'In Memoriam: Nathaniel Peffer'

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