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John Lagerwey Collection, 1968-1990 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: John Lagerwey Collection, 1968-1990

Predominant Dates:1968-1990

ID: COLL/602

Primary Creator: John Lagerwey (1946 -)

Extent: 1.0 Box

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 07/01/2022

Abstract

The collection is made up of letters between John Lagerwey and his family. The letters include discussions of family life. They are noteworthy for their discussion of Lagerwey’s evolving religious views of his experiences and work in graduate school and as a scholar of Chinese cultural and religious traditions.

Collection Historical Note

Member of the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (1977-2000), Chair Professor of Daoism and Chinese Religions at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (2000-2011); Research Professor of Chinese Studies in the Centre of East Asian Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2011-2020). He was chief editor of some 40 volumes of ethnographic research and of eight volumes (Brill) on periods of paradigm shift in Chinese religious history. He also published extensively on the history of Daoist ritual and on religion in China more generally.

The collection is made up of letters between Lagerwey and his family. The letters include discussions of family life. They are noteworthy for their discussion of Lagerwey’s evolving religious views of his experiences and work in graduate school and as a scholar of Chinese cultural and religious traditions.

Note also COLL/488, Walter Lagerwey Collection, 1849-2005. It provides context for John Lagerwey’s life, work, and thinking, including extensive material by his father Walter Lagerwey, as well as material by his mother Wilma Ditmar Lagerwey and his sister Marcia Lagerwey.

Biographical Note

John Lagerwey was born in 1946 in Grand Rapids. His parents were Walter Lagerwey and Wilhelmina (Wilma) Ditmar Lagerwey. His father was professor of Dutch at Calvin college from 1953 to 1983. Lagerwey studied at Calvin College, graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English Language and Literature in 1968, and earned a Ph.D. in Chinese studies at Harvard University in 1975.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research use within Heritage Hall.

Acquisition Source: John Lagerwey

Acquisition Method: Donation

Related Materials: COLL/488 Walter Lagerwey Collection

Preferred Citation: [item], folder, box, John Lagerwey Papers, Heritage Hall (Hekman Library), Calvin University


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Folder 1: Letters to Parents --- 1968-1976
Folder 2: Letters to Parents --- 1977-1979
Folder 3: Letters to Parents --- 1980-1983
Folder 4: Letters to Parents --- 1984-1990


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