Shao-Chuan Leng, Compton Professor of Government Emeritus,
died Sept. 4 after a serious illness. Born in China in 1921, Leng
came to the U.S. in 1945, and took graduate degrees at Yale and
at the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at U.Va. for over
40 years, publishing 10 books and dozens of articles on law and
politics in China and Taiwan.
and his wife, Nora Leng, were generous supporters of the Miller
Center of Public Affairs, and were key to establishing the Center's
C.K. Yen Chair of Chinese-American Relations. Said Kenneth Thompson,
former director of the Miller Center, "Tony Leng brought
good humor, solid friendship and unwavering integrity to the center.
He occasionally advised secretaries of state and spoke out for
standards and fairness in university affairs. His writings on
Chinese law were cited in China and Taiwan. He taught hundreds
of Asian students, bringing them into his home. He was the complete
scholar, an example of quiet dignity in a troubled world."
contributions may be made to: The Miller Center Foundation of
the University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400406, 2201 Old Ivy Rd.,
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4406; or to the Charlottesville Catholic
School, 200 Four Seasons Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901.