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Vale Richard Baum, father of Chinapol

Just before Christmas Rick Baum, well known and much lauded UCLA professor and China expert passed away. Amongst the many works he contributed to the field is Chinapol, an amazing online discussion forum that has become essential reading for diplomats, journalists and academics. Below is his obituary from the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/world/asia/richard-baum-72-dies-presided-over-chinapol.html?_r=0