John Frank Brohm (1923–87)

Lauriston Sharp, Robert B. Textor
1988 Journal of Asian Studies  
Brohm died of cancer at his home in Hayward, California, on January 21, 1987. Brohm's interest in anthropology and Asia commenced during World War II, when he served in the Army of the United States as a medical corpsman in upcountry Burma, under extremely dangerous and trying conditions. After leaving the service he studied at Stanford, graduating in 1950 in anthropology and Chinese studies, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He then took his doctorate at Cornell, where he was active as a
more » ... archer and teacher in the then-new Southeast Asia Program, specializing on Burma. After earning a tenured associate professorship in anthropology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, he moved into educational anthropology and international education. From 1962 to 1983, he was Southeastern Asia Representative of the Institute of International Education, with offices in Hong Kong and Bangkok. In this capacity, Brohm played a historic role in strengthening shaky bridges of understanding between Asian and American aca-
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