After twenty four years as Editor of IEAS Publications, Joanne Sandstrom retires on June 28. During her distinguished career Joanne applied her expert editing skills and knowledge of academic book production to bring to fruition literally hundreds of titles in the Institute's China, Japan and Korea Research Monograph Series, the Research Papers and Policy Studies, and other ongoing Institute publications. Her outstanding service to the field and to IEAS was recently celebrated at a June 23 retirement party at which faculty and colleagues spoke warmly of her professionalism, good humor, and no-nonsense ways. Many an East Asian scholar is deeply in her debt! Joanne is a Berkeley graduate and long one of its strongest supporters. Famous for having sailed twice around the world in a boat she built with her husband, Joanne keeps returning to to the city and campus she calls home. Fortunately for all of us, she will, after hiking the John Muir trail this summer, return once again to IEAS in September to continue her editing projects on a part-time basis. Congratulations, Joanne, from all of us.
October 31, 2004