George N. Kates

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: East Asian Studies

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-27-1895

Died: 03-23-1990

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

KATES, GEORGE NORBERT.  Appointed for the preparation of a book on the Imperial Lakes in Peking, being a study of the court life of Old China through eight centuries; tenure, twelve months from April 1, 1942.

Born November 27, 1895, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Education:  Columbia University, 1913–15; Harvard University, A.B., 1922; University of Oxford, Ph.D., 1930 (Harvard University Fellow at the University of Oxford). College of Chinese Studies, 1933; Peking National University, 1934–37. Harvard-Yenching Fellow in Peking, 1934–35.

Assistant and Tutor in History, Literature and the Fine Arts, 1923–27, Harvard University. Head of Foreign Department, Paramount Company, 1927–29 and 1930–32.

Publications:  (With H. S. Ch’ên) Prince Kung’s Palace and its Adjoining Garden in Peking, 1940.