Bruce Cumings

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Birthday
5, 1943
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1943 (age 74)
Birthplace
New York

About

Author, University of Chicago professor, and East Asian history specialist. He received the American Historical Association's prestigious John K. Fairbank Prize.

Before Fame

After studying psychology at Denison University, he traveled to Korea as a member of the Peace Corps. He later earned advanced degrees from Columbia University and Indiana University.

Trivia

He wrote on such topics as the Korean War, East Asian industrialization, and North Korean isolation.

Family Life

His second marriage -- to University of Virginia administrator Meredith Jung-En Woo -- produced two children.

Associated With

While on the history faculty at the University of Chicago, he earned the title of Gustavus Swift and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Professor.