1909 – Derk Bodde was born on the 9th of March. US Sinologist and historian of China.
1930 – Bodde received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
1931-1937 – Studied in China on a fellowship.
1938 – He earned a doctorate in Chinese Studies from the University of Leiden in Amsterdam.
1948 – First American recipient Fulbright scholarship program of a one-year fellowship, which he spent studying in Beijing.
1968-1969 – Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and former president of the American Oriental Society.
– He authored pioneering work in the history of the Chinese legal system.
2003 – Derk Bodde died on 3rd of November.