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Obituaries

Obituaries

Wallace Stephen Johnson Jr. 1932 - 2007 Lawrence

A celebration of life for Wallace Stephen Johnson Jr., 74, Lawrence, will be at a later date.Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Hampton, Va., the son of Wallace S. Sr. and Ellen Virginia Weston Johnson.He received a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University in 1957, and then attended Taiwan University School of Law from 1962 to 1964. He received a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and did postgraduate studies at Harvard Law School and the University of Munich. He was a Lawrence resident since 1965.He was a professor of East Asian languages and cultures at Kansas University since 1977. He began his career as an assistant professor in 1965 and became an associate professor at KU in 1972.In 2002, Mr. Johnson received a research grant from the Association for Asian Studies, and conference grants from the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He received the publication grant from the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation in 1997 and the honor of senior fellow from the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation in 1993.He wrote two books published by Princeton University Press, "The T'ang Code: General Principles Volume I" and "The T'ang Code: Specific Articles Volume II." He most recently edited, with Irina F. Popova, "Central Asian Law: An Historical Overview," for the Society for Asian Legal History in 2004.Mr. Johnson married Diantha Haviland on June 4, 1970, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Wallace Stephen Johnson III, Washington, D.C.; and a cousin, Alex Weston, Lawrence.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Johnson.