William J. Duiker

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William J. Duiker is a former United States Foreign Service officer[1] and Professor of History at Penn State University.[2] His area of expertise is East Asia;[3] while in the Foreign Service he spent several years in Vietnam, where an injury left him with partial hearing in one ear.

Duiker is the author of Ho Chi Minh: A Life, published in 2000, which was the first comprehensive biography of Ho Chi Minh using sources from Vietnam. He retired from teaching in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b ""Ho Chi Minh" by William J. Duiker". Salon.com. November 14, 2000. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Increased trade could shift US". The Daily Collegian. January 26, 1984. 
  3. ^ Sherman, Christine (April 30, 2000). "Vietnam: 25 Years". The Press of Atlantic City. 


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