Kenneth B. Pyle

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Kenneth B. Pyle (born April 20, 1936 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania) is a Japan historian and professor emeritus of History and International Studies at the University of Washington Seattle campus.[1][2] Since earning his Ph. D. in Japanese History from Johns Hopkins University in 1965,[1][3] he has become a major figure in the area of Japan studies, publishing several books on Japan and its international relations, serving as the first editor of the Journal of Japanese Studies from 1974 to 1986 and director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington from 1978 to 1988, and appointed by President H. W. Bush to chair the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission from 1992 to 1995.[1][4] In 1998, the Japanese government awarded Pyle with the Order of the Rising Sun,[5] and in 2008 he received the Japan Foundation Award for Japanese Studies.[3]

Pyle is Founding President of The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank, and serves on the organization's Board of Directors. In 2006, NBR created The Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center For Northeast Asian Studies, a research center to focus on Northeast Asian political and security issues.[6]

Selected worksEdit

BooksEdit

  • Japan in the American Century (Belknap Press, 2018)[7]
  • International Order and the Rise of Asia: History and Theory, in Strategic Asia 2011-12: Asia Responds to Its Rising Powers - China and India, Ashley J. Tellis, Travis Tanner, and Jessica Keough editors (National Bureau of Asian Research, 2011)[8]
  • Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose (Public Affairs Books, 2007)[9]
  • The Making of Modern Japan (D.C. Heath, second edition 1996)
  • The Japanese Question: Power and Purpose in a New Era (AEI Press, second edition 1996), Japanese edition (1995), Chinese edition (1997)
  • The New Generation in Meiji Japan: Problems of Cultural Identity (Stanford University Press, 1969)

JournalsEdit

Honors and awardsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c The National Bureau of Asian Research. "Kenneth B. Pyle". Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  2. ^ "Pyle, Kenneth B. 1936-". The Encyclopedia.com.
  3. ^ a b The Japan Foundation. "The Japan Foundation Award (2008) - Profile". Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  4. ^ "Front Matter". Journal of Japanese Studies. The Society for Japanese Studies. 1 (1). Autumn 1974. JSTOR 133433.
  5. ^ "JAPAN'S EMPEROR HONORS UW PROFESSOR FOR HIS WORK". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Seattle (published March 25, 1999). 1999. pp. B2.
  6. ^ NBR's Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center For Northeast Asian Studies
  7. ^ "Japan in the American Century — Kenneth B. Pyle | Harvard University Press". www.hup.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  8. ^ "International Order and the Rise of Asia: History and Theory". The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  9. ^ Japan Rising. 2017-06-27.

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