Here you can find Jerome Cohen's many stories about his career in developing the field of Chinese legal studies and his encounter with Asia. These stories are part of his upcoming memoir.
"Establish Yourself at Thirty"
Jerome A. Cohen, Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, Volume 33 (upcoming 2017).
Hong Kong in 1963-4: adventures of A Budding China Watcher
Jerome A. Cohen, Hong Kong Law Journal (upcoming 2017).
Jerome A. Cohen, Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, May 17, 2011
Jerome A, Cohen, Hong Kong Economic Journal, September 3, 2011
China’s Changing Attitude Towards International Law, in Hungdah Chiu, China, and International Law: A Life Well Spent”
Jerome Cohen, Maryland Journal of International Law, Vol. 27, Issue 1 (May 2012)
Establishing the Universities Service Center
Establishing a research center on the border of what was still called Red China or Communist China was a delicate undertaking because the British colonial authorities, always concerned to avoid offending the Mainland government, were carefully scrutinizing the preparations for the USC. They kept admonishing Bob Gray, a nice New York foundation executive who was not familiar with China or Hong Kong, but who had been sent out to set up and direct the Centre, to move slowly. Actually, the Brits seemed to suspect that the Centre was going to be a CIA front for China-watching or at least that a few of its American scholars might be connected to “the Agency”. Carnegie was apparently so sensitive to the British concern about China-watching that it made the name of the new organization the innocuous-sounding “Universities Service Centre” without indicating what the focus of its work would be. From the name alone, the uninformed might have mistaken the Centre for an auto repair shop! It was not until 1993 that the words “For China Studies” were added to the name.