- Akira Iriye
is a Japanese political scientist and historian of American diplomatic history especially US-Asian relations, and international issues. He is the only Japanese citizen ever to serve as President of the
American Historical Association, and has also served as president for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. In 2005, he was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, one of Japan's highest civilian honors. He was also awarded Japan's Yoshida Shigeru Prize for best book in public history.
Akira Iriye was born in
Tokyo, Japanin 1934. He received a B.A. from Haverford Collegein 1957, and a Ph.D. in History from Harvard in 1961. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowshipin 1974.
He is the author of numerous books, including "After Imperialism: The Search for a New Order in the Far East, 1921-1931," "The Cold War in Asia," and "Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World."
Iriye began as an Instructor and Lecturer in history at Harvard following receipt of his Ph.D. He then taught at the
University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Rochester, and the University of Chicagobefore accepting an appointment as Professor of History at Harvard Universityin 1989, where he became Charles Warren Professor of American History in 1991. Since 2005, he is an emeritus. He currently teaches at Ritsumeikan Universityas a guest professor.
*After Imperialism: A Search for a New Order in the Far East, 1921-1931 (1965)
*Pacific Estrangement: Japanese and American Expansion, 1897-1911 (1972)
*Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War, 1941-1945 (1981)
*The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific (1987)
*Fifty Years of Japanese-American Relations (in Japanese, 1991)
*China and Japan in the Global Setting (1992)
*The Globalizing of America (1993)
*Cultural Internationalism and World Order (1997).
*Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World (2002)
*Holt World History: The Human Journey (200).
Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan
American Historical Association
List of Guggenheim Fellowships awarded in 1974
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