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Asia in the Making of Europe

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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 4: Research Material, Etc.
Box 20
Folder 1: Research Material "A"
Folder 2: Research Material "B"
Folder 3: Research Material "C"
Folder 4: Research Material "D"
Folder 5: Research Material "E-F"
Folder 6: Research Material "G"
Folder 7: Research Material "H"
Box 21
Folder 1: Research Material "I-K"
Folder 2: Research Material "L-M"
Folder 3: Research Material "N-P"
Folder 4: Research Material "R"
Folder 5: Research Material "S"
Folder 6: Research Material "T-V"
Box 22
Folder 1: Research Material "W"
Folder 2: Research Material "X-Z"
Folder 3: Research Material - De Wereld Binnen Handbereik
Folder 4: Research Material - Synopsis Chronologica
Folder 5: Research Material - An account of the Empire of China
Folder 6: Research Material - Communist China
Folder 7: Research Material - Iberian and French Literature
Box 23
Folder 1: Course Material for History 204 - China's Response to the West and Imperial Japan
Folder 2: Course Material for History 204 - Nanking Regime and the Rise of CCP and Opening of Japan
Folder 3: Course Material for History 204 - Opium Wars and T'AI-Ping and Coming of the Europeans
Folder 4: Course Material on WWII in East Asia and Its Aftermath
Folder 5: Course Material on Japan since WWII
Folder 6: Manuscript - Qing Colonial Enterprise
Folder 7: Paper, "China in Western Thought and Culture" (By Donald Lach)
Folder 8: Publications by Van Kley
Item 1: Buddhism in Early Jesuit Reports
Item 2: News from China; 17th Century European Notices of Manchu Conquest
Item 3: The Fareast
Item 4: The Seventeenth Century
Item 5: Europe's Discovery of China and the Writing of World History
Item 6: Chinese History in Seventeenth-Century European Reports
Folder 9: Papers by Van Kley
Item 1: "East and West"
Item 2: "Multiculturalism and Early Modern European History"
Item 3: "Some Thoughts on Christianity, History and Multiculturalism"
Folder 10: Papers by Van Kley
Item 1: "The Manchu Conquest of China in 17th Century Europe" Manuscript - Dutch Literature
Folder 11: Papers by Van Kley
Item 1: "The Manchu Conquest of China in Literature of 17th Century Northern Europe"
Item 2: "Chronology and the Scriptures"
Item 3: "What's New in History?"
Folder 12: Article, An Interview with Edwin Van Kley --- 2001
Folder 13: Remarks Given at Presentation of Book of Essays to Donald Lach --- 1986
Box 24
Folder 1: Donald Lach's Microfilm File
Folder 2: Material on European Views of China (Photocopy) "Psyche: Or Love's Mystery"
Folder 3: Material on European Views of China (Photocopy) Campion, The Works of…, Ed. Walter R. Davis
Folder 4: Views of China (Photocopy) - Chapman, Plays, Parrott (ed), I
Folder 5: Views of China (Photocopy) - The Pleasant Comedie of Patient Grissil, Dekker, Bowers (ed.) Vol.1
Folder 6: Views of China (Photocopy) - Fletcher, Phineas
Folder 7: Views of China (Photocopy) - Heywood, Dram, Wks
Folder 8: Views of China (Photocopy) - The Complete Poetry of Ben Jonson, Ed. William B. Hunter Jr.
Folder 9: Views of China (Photocopy) - Marston, Plays
Folder 10: Views of China (Photocopy) - The Works of Thomas Middleton, by Thomas Middleton Vol. 7 Pp.291-307
Folder 11: Views of China (Photocopy) -The Complete Works of Samuel Rowlands
Folder 12: Views of China (Photocopy) -Webster, Lucas (ed.) 2 and 4
Folder 13: Views of China (Photocopy) - Asian Religion in 17th Century Dutch Literature
Folder 14: Views of China (Photocopy) - Dryden, The Works, Vol. 9: Sir Martin Mar-all
Folder 15: Views of China (Photocopy) - Dryden, The Works, Vol. 12: Aureng Zebe
Folder 16: Dryden, The Works, Excerpts from Vol. 1, 3, 4, 16
Folder 17: Dryden, The Works, Vol. 12, Amboyna or The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants
Folder 18: Exemplary and Repulsive Asia: The Credibility of the Curious Traveller
Folder 19: Article by E.V.K. - Buddhism in Early Jesuit Reports: The Parallel Cases of Tibet and China
Folder 20: Proposal Narrative: Calvin College Asian Studies Program
Folder 21: Correspondence re: Manuscript Editing
Folder 22: Kanji Times --- Summer 1999
Folder 23: History 304 Reading Packet
Folder 24: E-mail - Implications of the Name DaQin in Chinese
Folder 25: 125th Anniversary Spoelhof Commendation
Folder 26: "Something to Be Reckoned With," by James Turner
Folder 27: Relacao Anval Tomo Segundo, 1604 - 1606, (1 of 3)
Folder 28: Relacao Anval Tomo Segundo, 1604 - 1606, (2 of 3)
Folder 29: Relacao Anval Tomo Segundo, 1604 - 1606, (3 of 3)
Box 25: Research Notes
Box 26: Research Notes
Box 27: Research Notes
Box 28: Reference File Cards
Box 29: Reference File Cards
Box 30: Reference File Cards
Box 31: Reference File Cards
Box 32: Reference File Cards
Box 33: Research Notes and Reference File Cards

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