Chinese Studies

Obituary: Peter J. Golas (1937-2019), Professor of History, University of Denver, CO

I was very deeply saddened to learn that Peter J. Golas (Ge Pingde 葛平德) had passed away on 21 December 2019 in his treasured La Jolla, California. We first met in 1986, and owing to our common scholarly interests, a long friendship followed.
Peter was born on 24 April 1937 in Paterson, NJ, the son of Stella Golas and Peter Golas. He is survived by his wife, Jutta, his daughter Katherine (Maynard) and his son Philip.

Peter somewhere in South China, 1994

After having obtained his B.A. in History and Philosophy at Fordham University in 1958 and his M.A. in History at Stanford University in 1964, Peter went to Harvard, where, in 1972, ... [more]

Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel
Chair for Chinese History and Society