Ronald Dore

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Ronald Dore

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February 1, 1925 - November 14, 2018


Dr. Ronald Dore was a British sociologist who specialized in the economy and society of Japan and the comparative study of types of capitalism. He began studying Japanese in 1942 when he was recruited, along with other sixth form boys, as part of an educational program for training in languages critical to the war effort. He completed his his undergraduate degree and undertook post-graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He taught at the University of British Columbia from 1957 to 1960 before moving on to other institutions. Along with Dr. Ping-ti Ho, Dr. Ronald Dore was instrumental in building the library of Asian materials at the University of British Columbia. Over the course of his career he wrote and published many books and is widely regarded as a influential economic thinker of the 20th and 21st centuries.


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