October 26, 2007
Wallace Stephen Johnson (1932-2007)
I am sorry to report the death of Prof. Wallace Johnson of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures of the University of Kansas. Among students of Chinese law, Prof. Johnson is best known for his translation of the Tang Code: first the General Principles (Princeton University Press, 1979) and later the Specific Articles (Princeton University Press, 1997). Here are two obituaries: Lawrence Journal World & News | University of Kansas news release.
We also have Prof. Johnson to thank for the online and Word versions of the Tang, Ming, and Qing codes, available here.