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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

15 November 2022
The Faculty is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Joseph (Joe) McDermott. A widely respected historian of China, Joe was a much-loved colleague and teacher who taught at the Faculty for 25 years

Dr Joseph (‘Joe’) P. McDermott died on Sunday 30 October, only days before his 77th birthday, after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in May.

The leading historian of China known for his ‘intellectual energy’ and kindness has been remembered with great affection after his death.