China Seminar | 12 December 1996

Traveler's Tales: A review of memories and memorabilia collected during thirty years of study, travel and work in Asia

Frank L. Gniffke Frank L. Gniffke

Please join us for our year-end meeting to hear Frank Gniffke’s Asia tales. Frank was first introduced to Asia while pursuing an M. A. degree in Political Science at the University of Hawaii (1966) on an East-West Center grant. His field study took him to Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan in 1964 and 1965. After receiving a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1969, Frank returned to Asia to work for almost three years as an associate in an international law firm in Japan.

Frank practiced in Hawaii during the mid- and late-1970s, only to return to Asia in the early 1980s. Posted in Hong Kong from 1981 to 1986, in Tokyo from 1987 to 1993 and the past several years again in Hong Kong. This past summer Frank returned to Honolulu with his Japanese wife and their two children where he has opened a practice concentrating on cross-border business, finance, real estate and trade matters.

Throughout the years Frank has diligently collected tales, signs and clippings which amuse and entertain. Frank will share with us, as we bid farewell to 1996, some of the best of his vast and varied collection.