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Jinghua Wangling
October 31, 2022
Keith’s passing is a great loss for our university. Keith was an early mentor and colleague of mine at Loyola. I still remember my first meeting with him, which as it happens was during my campus interview. In our many encounters since then, he was always cordial and sup... Continue Reading
Mary Lowe
October 29, 2022
I remember when my father and I visited Keith to talk about the history surrounding my grandfather Le Wenzhao in China. We were thankful for his interest. I will miss him.
Mel Bohlmann
August 11, 2022
Keith Schoppa - fellow member of Immanuel Church -helpfully prepared me for my first business trip to China in 1985. (We already missed him and his Schoppa family when they moved to Maryland.) My condolences to his surviving family.
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Leslie Morgan
October 31, 2022
Keith was a kind and supportive colleague, thoughtful both to individuals and programs. He was an important part of the Asian Studies program and helpful to the Modern Languages and Literatures Chinese program over the years. We have missed him since he has been gone. My ... Continue Reading
Krista Warth
July 30, 2022
I took Dr. Schoppa's classes 'History of China' and 'History of Korea,' as part of my History major at Loyola. He was such a kind man and gave very captivating lectures. My favorite memory of him was his consistent struggle with the overhead projector. He was so frustrat... Continue Reading
Yu Stearns
July 22, 2022
Keith was a brilliant scholar in the field of Chinese studies and Asian Studies. I met him only briefly during my first year at Loyola. Yet every time we talked, I was always inspired by his passion for research and learning. Keith also brought many positive changes to t... Continue Reading
Shawn Reynolds
July 20, 2022
Keith was one of the main reasons I ended up in China Studies. Brilliant teacher and kind mentor. He will be deeply missed. Shawn Reynolds
July 18, 2022
Keith was an absolutely superb scholar of modern China, a man whose innate modesty belied a wealth of knowledge that he shared through his many monographs and then his widely used and much admired textbook on modern China. I am now inured to the passing of my seniors, bu... Continue Reading
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patrick mccormack
July 18, 2022
Today, I received his book Xiang Lake - Nine Centuries of Chinese Life. I look forward to reading it. Condolences to his family. Good to know his work is respected. From Alaska, take care.

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Diane Sorace
July 16, 2022
Keith was instrumental in helping to begin a Chinese Language Program in the Modern Language and Literature Department at Loyola University Maryland when I was the department chair. He was supportive of my efforts to expand the program to include literature and culture ... Continue Reading
Barnett Kimberly
July 11, 2022
Prof. Schoppa was my only non-nursing professor at Valparaiso. His knowledge of Asian history and the Vietnam War was fascinating and opened my eyes. And he helped my relearn how to write in prose, rather than nurse-ese. Thank you for sharing him with his students.