John Franklin Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies (emeritus) at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Copper is the author of more than thirty-five books on Asia and international affairs. In addition, he has written several monographs, edited one book, co-edited one book, and co-translated two books. He has also contributed to more than forty books and has published over seventy articles in academic journals and magazines. A number of his public addresses have been published.