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I am sorry to report the death of my dear, dear friend, Anthony Cheung (Cheung Kin-tak; 1946-2013). He died suddenly of heart failure the first week of June in the midst of a life still full of hard work, friends, and family. No one person can speak of him fully: He was a musician, an historian, a publisher, a graphic artist, a loving and imperious family man, and a fine, demanding friend. As one recent new colleague put it, he was "a decent, dignified guy." I hope that there will be a fuller set of reminiscences and tributes, but here I will write briefly from my own knowledge. Many on this list know Anthony as founder of _The Journal of American-East Asian Relations_ and Imprint Publications. In fact, I met Anthony when I first mailed in my subscription to the Journal -– he phoned me almost right away to find out who I was (eventually I became editor of the Journal, 2006-2012). Scarcely a day went by without a phone call, sometimes for an hour or more. The talk continued when we met for dim sum at the Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago Chinatown, which he used as his club. The waiters knew to bring him a Johnnie Walker Black Label as soon as he sat down (and to bring another when the first got watery), and it was only the threat of arrest that kept him from lighting up a cigarette. I could no more convince him to stop smoking than to give up Chinese food. He loved living in Hyde Park, and made friends of all sorts. Parts of his life came out in long and detailed but I think finely controlled monologues: his childhood in Hong Kong, when the Japanese occupation was still fresh in his grandmother’s stories (she told him not to hate Japanese); his beloved aunts and his revered father, who survives him; his brothers and sisters (he was the oldest of seven); British boys’ school in Hong Kong and in England, where he was called “Choong”; University of Hawai’i, where he lived on peanut butter and made student and faculty friends he maintained until he died; arriving in Manhattan for graduate school with his new bride, Connie, and being so horrified at the cockroaches that they immediately left for Chicago. He could not tell enough proud stories of his children – Jennifer, Alexander, and Octavian – and adventures too rich to go into here. At University of Chicago he worked with Akira Iriye, who became his lifelong mentor and supporter. Iriye helped him to join the journals department at University of Chicago Press, where he learned the publishing trade. He convinced restaurants in Chicago Chinatown that they needed English-Chinese menus, which he designed (some are still in use). But he viewed his most important goal as promoting international understanding through scholarship. To carry out these ideals he started an independent publishing house, Imprint Publications. In 1990, the Committee on American-East Asian Relations was winding down. The committee had been founded by the American Historical Association in 1968 to support multi-lingual, multi-archival, and multi-dimensional scholarship in this neglected area. Anthony determined to start a journal to continue this work, with support from Iriye, Warren Cohen, and Ernest May, among many others. The first issue of the journal came out in 1992. JAEAR, unlike many journals, was not affiliated with a scholarly society or university and got no subsidies. Iriye and May gave Imprint the rights to reprint several of their books, which Anthony brought out in paperback for classroom use. But the largest subsidy was from Anthony and his labor. He put every available penny into the publishing mission -- recently, he wouldn't even buy himself a new pair of shoes. Before our recent affiliation with Brill, he took all of the administration and line editing upon himself, and for many years he individually wrapped and labeled each book and journal for mailing. If a library did not renew its subscription, the serials librarian would get a serious phone call. If a footnote was not right, the author would get one. The existence of the Journal depended on his tenacity, eagle eye (and sometimes eagle’s talon), and talent for talking on the phone while typing. He designed a handsome and distinctive layout, enforced the Journal’s peculiar style, and bristled at the thought of reproducing a mistake. As Iriye had taught, he checked the sources himself whenever he possibly could. The _Journal_ was only one of the strands in his one-man publishing empire, which included Imprint Studies in International Relations and Pacific Intercultural Studies. In addition to reprinting other classics by Robert Beisner, Manfred Jonas, and James Field, Imprint brought out dozens of original monographs and useful studies, including ones by Chen Jian, Waldo Heinrichs, Michael Hogan, Robert David Johnson, Frank Ninkovich, Dennis Showalter, and Zhang Shu Guang. He was an Air Force buff, with many friends in the Air Force and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Imprint published the extensive Military History Symposium Series of the United States Air Force Academy. Michael Barnhart, founding editor of JAEAR, wrote: "Anthony Cheung never stood in the spotlight, but he deserved to. He had an incredible combination of energy and determination. He had ambitions, too, and he made them happen when others would not have begun the attempt. _The Journal of American-East Asian Relations_ was his creation, birth to execution through twenty years of outstanding academic work. I will miss him as a colleague, and as a friend." Equally appreciative thoughts have come from the editors who followed Michael: Robert David Johnson, Franklin Ng, and Chris Jespersen. Every time the phone rings, I think it’s Anthony. You can leave a message for the family at: Chicago Tribune online Guest Book: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/chicagotribune/guestbook.aspx?n=anthony-cheung&pid=165147099 Charles W. Hayford, Independent Scholar --