The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures acknowledges with profound sadness the death of Donald J. Munro, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Chinese in the U-M departments of Philosophy and Asian Languages and Cultures, who died on June 4, 2023, at the age of 92. Professor Munro was, for many years, a friend, colleague, and a valued member of the department. He served as interim chair (1993-94) and chair (1994-95) of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and on the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Executive Committee (1986-89). He will be remembered for his many contributions: to his field of study, his colleagues on the faculty and staff in the department, and the many students he helped prepare for their future careers. He will be missed.

Remembrances: Former colleagues and students of Professor Munro share their heartfelt remembrances here

To learn more about Professor Munro's life, work, and memorial services, please visit his obituary published in the Ann Arbor News in June 2023.