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Robert Britton Valliant
Sept. 15, 1940 - Nov. 2, 2013
Director of Student Academic Services (SPAS), Retired, August 2009

photo of Robert Valliant
Photo taken by John Tichotsky.


  • Former researcher SUPAR, 1986-1992
  • Director of CeRA, 1992-2003
  • Assistant to Dean of SPAS, 2003-Present

Educational Background

  • PhD University of Hawaii, History, 1970
  • MA University of Hawaii, 1968
  • BA University of Texas at Austin, 1966


  • Northeast Asia, Russian Far East, Japan (politics, economics, social affairs)

Selected Publications

  • SUPAR/RA Report, compiler and editor, 17 issues (1986-1994). Work continued as "Database on Russia in Asia," covering 1988-2009.
  • "Vladivostok: 'City and Ocean' in Russia's Far East." In Broeze, Frank, ed. Gateways of Asia: Port Cities of Asia in the 13th-20th Centuries   London, New York: Kegan Paul Internationl, 1997, p. 265-293.
  • "Moscow and the Russian Far East: The Political Dimension." In Akaha, Tsuneo, ed. Politics and Economics in the Russian Far East: Changing Ties with Asia-Pacific.  London, New York: Routledge, 1997, p. 3-22.
  • "Chronology of Events, 1985-1994." In Goodby, James E., Vladimir Ivanov, and Nobuo Shmotomai, eds."Northern Territories" and Beyond: Russian, Japanese, and American Perspectives.   Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995, p.313-339.
  • "The Western United States, Hawaii, and the Soviet Union." In Valencia, Mark J., ed. The Russian Far East and the Northe Pacific Region: Emerging Issues in International Relations   Honolulu: East-West Center, 1992, p.93-110.
  • "Inner Mongolia, 1912: The Failure of Independence." Mongolian Studies  4 (1977): 56-92.
  • "The Selling of Japan: Japanese Manipulation of Western Opinion, 1900-1905." Monumenta Nipponica 29, no.4 (Winter 1974): 415-438.
  • "Japanese Involvement in Mongol Independence Movements, 1912-1919." Mongolia Society Bulletin  11, no.2 (Fall 1972): 1-32.
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