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George and Sadie Hyman Chair in Chinese Studies

HymanGeorgeGEORGE HYMAN¬†(pictured)¬†founded George Hyman Construction, which built some of the most important structures in America, including the Orioles Stadium at Camden Yards, the National Archives Building, and McCormick Place, the giant convention center in Chicago. When he died in 1959, his wife, SADIE HYMAN, became president of the George and Sadie Hyman Foundation, which gave generously to Hopkins. She was an early advocate of United States recognition of China and an early supporter of the Asian Studies Program at SAIS. She remained that department’s key benefactor until her death in 1978.