James Roderick Lilley (1928-2009) was an American diplomat who was the ambassador to China during the time of the Tiananmen Square protests. The youngest of three children, he was born to American parents in China and was educated in American schools there until he returned to the US in 1940. After graduation from Yale University in 1951, he was employed by the CIA from 1951-1978 and worked in various Asian countries. He served as director of the American Institute in Taiwan from 19981-1984, Ambassador to South Korea from 1986-1989, and Ambassador to China from 1989-1991. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1991-1993, and upon retirement from government service worked at the American Enterprise Institute. His memoir China Hands: nine decades of adventure, espionage, and diplomacy in Asia was published in 2004.
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Please join us in welcoming our newest team member Owen Ellis, who started on June 2nd as the project archivist for the William Hewlett papers. This is a two year processing project based at our new Redwood City location.
Hats off to Stanford: An exhibit on the Junior Plug Ugly, will be on display this summer in Green Library's Bender Room.
Green Library will have some special hours over the next couple of weeks:
Memorial Day Weekend:
- Saturday, May 24, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (normal hours)
- Sunday, May 25, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (early closure)
- Monday, May 26, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (University holiday, early closure)
Extended hours for finals:
The new East Asia Library homepage is now live! There you find the latest information about the library and discover the treasures held by our Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections. Of particular interest is our Library move information page with important dates and information about our move to Lathrop Library during this summer.