August 26, 1936|
December 13, 2015 (aged 79)|
Batu, East Java, Indonesia
B.A., Cambridge University |
Ph.D., Cornell University
|Fields||Political science, Historical science|
|Institutions||Cornell University (Professor Emeritus)|
|Doctoral advisor||George McTurnan Kahin|
|Doctoral students||John Sidel|
Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson (August 26, 1936 – December 13, 2015) was an American academic and writer. He was the Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government & Asian Studies at Cornell University. He was best known for his book Imagined Communities, first published in 1983.
Personal life[change | change source]
Anderson was born in Kunming, China, to James O'Gorman Anderson and Veronica Beatrice Bigham. In 1941 the family moved to California. In 1957, Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Cambridge University, and he later earned a Ph.D. from Cornell's Department of Government, where he studied modern Indonesia under the guidance of George Kahin. He was the brother of historian Perry Anderson.
References[change | change source]
- Lo, Elaine. "Benedict Anderson,"
- Tito Sianipar; Rezki Alvionitasari (December 13, 2015). "Indonesianis Asal Amerika, Ben Anderson, Meninggal di Batu". Tempo (in Indonesian). Retrieved December 13, 2015.
- "Asian scholar Benedict Anderson dies in his sleep in Indonesia". InterAksyon. 13 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.