DECATUR, GA, March 06, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Douglas R. Reynolds, Ph.D. a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Reynolds celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Reynolds is a distinguished professor of history at Georgia State University, and teaches courses on all periods of Chinese and Japanese history at undergraduate and graduate levels. He is also a researcher, author, and guest speaker at regional, national, and international academic conferences, including several hosted in China, Japan, and Hong Kong. One of Dr. Reynolds' biggest achievements is pioneering scholarship into modern cultural interactions between Japan and China. He is most proud of his two books (1993 and 2014) that tell a different story about the relationship between the two countries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After earning a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York in 1976, he went to Tokyo, 1976-80, where he delved into research at Japanese libraries and national archives. In 1980, he accepted a post in the History Department of Georgia State University in Atlanta. From 1986 to 1987, he returned to Japan to conduct research under a fellowship with the Social Science Research Council, followed in 1987-88 under a fellowship from the Luce Foundation for the History of Christianity in China project. Dr. Reynolds contributed articles to numerous journals during this period, which won him the 1988 and 1991 Modern Sino-Japanese Relations Prize of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies. From 2005 to 2016, he was the assistant on-site director of the University System of Georgia's study abroad summer program at Zhengzhou University, Henan province, China. From 2006 to 2010, he also served as director of the Asian Studies Center at Georgia State University. Since its beginnings in 1973, Dr. Reynolds has been a member of the US-China Peoples Friendship Association (USCPFA). For the past ten years, he has served as co-president of the Atlanta chapter of USCPFA, along with Dr. Edward Krebs.
In 1993, Dr. Reynolds published his book, China, 1898-1912: The Xinzheng Revolution and Japan which was nominated for several national academic prizes in the U.S. and won Japan's prestigious To-A Dobun Memorial Prize. This book's translation into Chinese was published in China in 1998, reprinted in 2006 and 2010, and published as a new edition in 2015 by the Commercial Press Inc. in Hong Kong, with a new preface, using complex Chinese characters rather than the simplified characters of the People's Republic of China.
In 1995, Dr. Reynolds published his volume of translations, China, 1895-1912: State-Sponsored Reforms and China's Late-Qing Revolution, as a special issue of the journal of translations, Chinese Studies in History. In 2014, he published his lengthy research monograph, East Meets East: Chinese Discover the Modern World in Japan, 1854-1898 - A Window on the Intellectual and Social Transformation of Modern China. Since 2014, his research focus has changed radically to a topic based on his personal collection of about 20,000 Mao Badges and related materials from China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, 1966-76. The title of his work in progress for publication is "Mao Badges in the Billions, 1966-1969: Illustrated Encyclopedia and Research Guide." Stanford University has accepted his donation of the Reynolds Mao Badge Research Library, under terms to digitize the Mao Badges and create a searchable database, available to the public at no cost.
Dr. Reynolds inherited the inspiration for his career from his parents, Hubert and Harriet Reynolds, both Ph.D.s in Cultural Anthropology, who were educational missionaries in China from 1947 to 1951, and in the Philippines from 1952 until their deaths. His former wife, Dr. Carol Tyson Reynolds, served as a career diplomat in the U.S. Department of State from 1986 until her retirement in 2014, with most of her postings in Tokyo and Beijing. Their two children, Sara Davis and Emily Reynolds, are currently pursuing Ph.D. degrees, one in regional planning at Cornell University and the other in Japanese earthen-wall architecture at Kyoto Institute of Technology in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Reynolds was remarried in 2006 to Aizhen Sun of Jiangsu province, China. Dr. Reynolds is a lifetime member of the Association for Asian Studies and a longtime member of the World History Association. His essays and chapters have appeared in many different scholarly journals and edited works, and include "A Golden Decade Forgotten: Japan-China Relations, 1898-1907"; "Chinese Area Studies in Prewar China: Japan's To-A Dobun Shoin in Shanghai, 1900-1945"; "Training Young China Hands: To-A Dobun Shoin and Its Precursors, 1886-1945"; "To-A Dobun Shoin and Its China Study Curriculum: Thinking Outside the Box"; "Christian Mission Schools and To-A Dobun Shoin: Comparisons and Legacies"; "Japanese Encyclopaedias: A Hidden Impact on Late-Qing Chinese Encyclopaedias?" and "On Late Qing Xinzheng Reforms, 1901-1911, and Trends in Xinzheng Studies." For Dr. Reynolds' achievements in reinterpreting China-Japan history and cultural relations, he was selected in six volumes of Who's Who in America from 2010 to 2016, and two volumes of Who's Who in the South and Southwest in 2015 and 2016. Bringing past and present together, Dr. Reynolds' Ph.D. dissertation, "The Chinese Industrial Cooperative Movement and the Political Polarization of Wartime China, 1938-1945" (1975) - a movement for wartime production and the source of the term "Gung Ho" in English - was never published. Recently, the noted Chinese university, Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an, has established a "Gung Ho Research Center." At its request, Dr. Reynolds has granted it permission to translate and publish his dissertation in Chinese. Simultaneously, his wartime research books and materials have been accepted as a donation by The Eighth Route Army Xi'an Office Memorial Museum in Xi'an, China.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Reynolds has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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