Death of Mr. Chang

Chieh-Ch'eng ("George") Chang, a Ph.D. candidate in international relations and an instructor of Mandarin Chinese at the Penn Language Center, died on September 24, at the age of 48.

Mr. Chang, who had been at the University for over 20 years, first came to pursue a Master's degree in history in 1971. He went on to receive an M.A. in International Relations in 1979 and began his Ph.D. program in 1987.

Between his intensive studies, Mr. Chang contributed much of his time to the Penn community. He was a full-time Bibliographic Specialist of the East Asian Collection in the University Library system from July 1980 to August 1988. Mr. Chang was a lecturer, for several years in the mid-eighties, in the International Classroom at the University Museum. In 1986-1987 he also served as the On-Site Manager for the Wharton Lauder Program in Beijing. Most recently, Mr. Chang had been teaching the Elementary and Intermediate Level Mandarin classes this semester at the Penn Language Center.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Chang; his daughter, Connie Chang; two brothers; and his mother.