Nebraska Authors

Chester Arthur Bain

Born 1912-11-21 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Washington D.C.
Tehran, Iran
Seoul, Korea
Saigon, Vietnam

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


East Asian History, especially Vietnamese


Columbia University, A.B., 1946, M.A., 1948
American University, Ph.D., 1956


College instructor in History
Consultant and Analyst on Southeast Asia
Professor of Far East History
Cultural attache in Korea

Places Worked

Idaho State College
University of Bridgeport, CT
U.S. Dept. of Defense, Naval Intelligence
Florida State University
American University
Illinois State University
State Department


Cultural attache in Seoul, Korea
Director of the American Cultural Center in Saigon, Vietnam


Association for Asian Studies
American Historical Association;


The Far East: An Outline History. 1952. 5th Ed. 1972.
VIET-NAM: Both Sides of the 17th Parallel. 1956. (Co-author)
North Borneo, Brunei, Sarawak. 1956. (Co-author)
CAMBODIA: Its People, Its Society, Its Culture. 1959. (Co-author)
LAOS: Its People, Its Society, Its Culture. 1960. (Co-author)
VIETNAM: Roots of Conflict. 1967.
Contributor to Encyclopedia Americana, New Wonder World Encyclopedia and to various professional journals.

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