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Asia in the Making of Europe

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Edwin J. Van Kley Collection, 1967-2001 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Edwin J. Van Kley Collection, 1967-2001

ID: COLL/477

Primary Creator: Van Kley, Edwin J. (1930-2002)

Extent: 15.16 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of history at Calvin College. The collection includes: articles, papers, reviews, commentaries, resource materials, notes, correspondence, documents, booklets, projects, seminars, conference materials, lectures, course materials, publications, colloquiums, extensive research materials, plus the manuscript, research, bibliography, reviews, and other materials associate with the book entitled, "Asia in the making of Europe" by D. F. Lach and E. J. Van Kley. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Edwin J. Van Kley was born in South Holland, Illinois on July 4, 1930. After he graduated from high school, Van Kley very much wanted to attend college, however he took an apprenticeship at R.R. Donnelly's Lakeside Press as a photo engraver. In 1951 Van Kley enlisted in the Navy serving as a dental technician during the Korean War. During his time in the Navy, Van Kley got the opportunity to visit many Asian ports. Van Kley became fascinated in East Asia, which would later play a prominent role in his future career.

After he completed his service with the Navy, Van Kley finally got the opportunity to pursue a college education. He enrolled in Calvin College where he met his bride-to-be, Elaine. After he graduated with his bachelor's degree in 17th century history in 1958, he married Elaine. Together they moved to Chicago where, Van Kley entered the University of Chicago and earned his M.A. and Ph.D.

In 1961 Van Kley returned to his alma mater, this time not as a student but rather as a faculty member. Van Kley served the college as professor of history, teaching courses on Asian and Modern European history. He also served as the chairman for the history department from 1977 to 1981 and once again in 1991-92. Along with his professor duties, he also was involved on many college committees. He served on the Library committee, Honors Program Committee, and Academic Standards Committee to name a few. One of Van Kley's largest undertaking was the four volume book entitled, "Asia in the Making of Europe which he co-authored with Donald Lach. After 33 years, Van Kley retired from Calvin College in 1995.

On a more personal level, Van Kley enjoyed traveling, cross country skiing, and mountain climbing to name a few of his hobbies. He enjoyed spending time with his three sons and grandchildren. He was also known as a spiritual leader to his friends, family, and colleagues. He was a member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church where he served as an elder and on the worship committee. On October 9, 2002 Edwin J. Van Kley passed away due to a battle with pneumonia.


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Series 3: Course Materials
Box 16
Folder 1: Course Material - Asia in Western History (Interim) --- 1989
Folder 2: Course Material - World History (Interim)
Folder 3: Course Material - Renaissance and Reformation (History 303)
Folder 4: Course Material - History 309 - Historiography
Folder 5: Course Material - History 309 - The Discoveries
Folder 6: Course Material - History 309 - Political Background
Folder 7: Course Material - History 309 - Renaissance in Italy
Folder 8: Course Material - History 309 - 16th Century Economics
Folder 9: Course Material - History 309 - The Reformation
Folder 10: Course Material - History 309 - German Religious Wars
Folder 11: Course Material - History 309 - Anabaptism
Folder 12: Course Material - History 309 - Calvin and Calvinism
Folder 13: Course Material - History 309 - The English Reformation
Folder 14: Course Material - History 309 - Erasmus
Folder 15: Course Material - History 309 - French Wars of Religion
Folder 16: Course Material - History 309 - Catholic Reformation
Folder 17: Course Material - History 309 - The Thirty Years War
Folder 18: Course Material - History 309 - The Dutch Revolt
Folder 19: Course Outline - History 304 - Early Modern Europe
Folder 20: Course Material/Exams - History 304
Folder 21: Course Material - History 310 - The English Civil War
Folder 22: Course Material - History 310 - Religion in the 16th Century
Folder 23: Course Material - History 310 - 17th Century Social and Economic Life
Folder 24: Course Material - History 310 - 17th Century Intellectual Scene
Folder 25: Course Material - History 310 - Science in the 17th Century
Folder 26: Course Material - History 310 - 17th Century Philosophy
Folder 27: Course Material - History 310 - Louis 14th France
Folder 28: Course Material - History 310 - 17th Century Political Theory
Folder 29: Course Material - History 310 - Impact of East Asia
Folder 30: Course Material - History 310 - The Enlightenment/ Idea of Progress
Folder 31: Course Material - History 310 - 18th Century Natural Religion
Box 17
Folder 1: Course Material - History 310 - Austria through Joseph 2nd, Prussia through Frederick 2nd
Folder 2: Course Material - History 310 - 18th Century International Politics
Folder 3: Course Material - History 310 - Russia under Peter 2nd
Folder 4: Course Material - History 310 - 18th Century England
Folder 5: Course Material - History 310 - The French Revolution / Napoleon
Folder 6: Course Material - History 203 - East Asia
Folder 7: Course Material - History 203 - East Asia Early China
Folder 8: Course Material - History 203 - Chinese Language
Folder 9: Course Material - History 203 - Classical Chinese Thought
Folder 10: Course Material - History 203 - Chinese/Han Dynastic Cycles
Folder 11: Course Material - History 203 - Buddhism
Folder 12: Course Material - History 203 - Examination of Neo Confucianism
Folder 13: Course Material - History 203 - East Asia - Economics and Commerce
Folder 14: Course Material - History 203 - Ming and Ching Dynasties
Folder 15: Course Material - History 203 - Early Japan and Feudal Japan
Folder 16: Course Material - History 203 - Tokugawa Japan
Folder 17: Course Material - History 102 - Western Civilization - Course Outline
Folder 18: Course Material - History 102 - Western Civilization - Overseas Discoveries
Folder 19: Course Material - History 102 - Dynastic Consolidation
Folder 20: Course Material - History 102 - Enlightenment, Science and Religion
Box 18
Folder 1: Course Material - History 102 - The French Revolution
Folder 2: Course Material - History 102 - 19th Century Politics
Folder 3: Course Material - History 102 - The Industrial Revolution
Folder 4: Course Material - History 102 - Darwin and Darwinism
Folder 5: Course Material - History 102 - Nationalism and Imperialism
Folder 6: Course Material - History 102 - Problems re: Genesis of WW1
Folder 7: Course Material - History 102 - Mobilization and Peace Making
Folder 8: Course Material - History 102 - The Russian Revolution
Folder 9: Course Material - History 102 - Nazi's and Modern Mass Democracy
Folder 10: Course Material - History 102 - Europe between the Wars
Folder 11: Course Material - History 395 - Seminar in Historical Methods
Folder 12: Course Material - History 101 - Western Civilization - Renaissance Humanism
Folder 13: History of Historical Writing
Folder 14: Resource Material on Note Taking and Writing Style
Folder 15: Course Material - History 395
Folder 16: Notes on 17th Century Crisis
Folder 17: Resource Material
Folder 18: Resource Material
Folder 19: Resource Material
Box 19
Folder 1: Course Material - Christian Missions In China (Interim) --- 1986
Folder 2: Lectures given at World Affairs Council - --- January and February 1997
Folder 3: RESTRICTED Letters of Recommendation
Access Restriction: RESTRICTED
Folder 4: Society for the History of Discoveries Material
Folder 5: Correspondence re: Publication of Volume 3 of Asia in the Making of Europe
Folder 6: Review The East in the West
Folder 7: Review Reisen im Orient
Folder 8: Review of Van Kley's Asia in the Making of Europe
Folder 9: Remarks given at Memorial Service for Donald Lach
Folder 10: Material re: Speech at the University of Leiden and the Itenerario Conference
Folder 11: Papers, Articles written by Van Kley
Folder 12: Papers, Articles written by Donald Lach
Folder 13: Correspondence re: University of Chicago Press
Folder 14: Contracts with the University of Chicago Press
Folder 15: Course Material for History 204 - Modern East Asia
Folder 16: Student Papers for History 204 Interim Course --- 1999
Folder 17: Material re: Verbiest Internation Symposium --- September 1995

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