Funded beginning in 1996 at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies by The Freeman Foundation

THE FREEMAN FOUNDATION, established by HOUGHTON and DOREEN FREEMAN and their family, seeks to preserve United States natural resources and to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and the countries of the Far East. Through its support of education and educational institutions, the foundation hopes to develop a greater appreciation of Asian culture in this country and a better understanding by the peoples of East Asia of the American people and of American institutions and purposes. The Freeman Foundation Professor and Senior Professor, like all Hopkins faculty at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, teach Chinese students enrolled in the one-year program. The Freeman Foundation Professorship supports one-year appointments of faculty members in differing academic disciplines. The Freeman Foundation Senior Professorship consists of two one-semester appointments; an economist holds the chair one semester, and a faculty member teaching some aspect of public policy holds the chair the other semester.

The foundation also supports fellowships for Southeast Asia Studies at the Nitze School, and made a gift in memory of A. Doak Barnett, who had served as the George and Sadie Hyman Professor of Chinese Studies, to enable graduates of the Hopkins-Nanjing program to enroll at the SAIS campus in Washington, D.C.


WILTON B. FOWLER, the Freeman Foundation Professor of History, comes to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center from the history department of the University of Washington's main campus in Seattle, where he has been full professor since 1978 and chaired the department for much of the 1980s. He has taught numerous undergraduate survey and American diplomatic history courses. Dr. Fowler has also directed the work of a large number of graduate students, including 25 PhDs, almost all in the field of the history of American foreign policy. He has published two books and a number of articles and has two major projects underway: a scholarly edition of the diaries of Woodrow Wilson advisor Col. Edward M. House, and a book on Wilsom and the first World War. He also has research interests in the 19th century U.S. and in military history. Dr. Fowler is an adjunct professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College, where he teaches a course focusing on case studies from the Peloponnesian War to the Gulf War. He earned his PhD from Yale.