H. Paul Varley

American historian

Herbert Paul Varley (February 8, 1931 – December 15, 2015) was an American academic, historian, author, and Japanologist. He was a professor at Columbia University and Sen Sōshitsu XV Professor of Japanese Cultural History at the University of Hawaii.[1]

Career change

Varley's early work was influenced by Kan'ichi Asakawa at Yale University.[2]

Among other interests, his research focused on the Kamakura period and Muromachi period in the history of Japan.[3]

Selected works change

In an overview of writings by and about Varley, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 30+ works in 120+ publications in 6 languages and 8,200+ library holdings.[4]

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  • The Onin War; history of its origins and background with a selective translation of the Chronicle of Onin, 1967
  • A Syllabus of Japanese Civilization, 1968
  • Imperial Restoration in Medieval Japan, 1971
  • Japanese Culture: a Short History, 1973
  • A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa, 1980
  • Warriors of Japan as Portrayed in the War Tales, 1994

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Notes change

  1. "AuthorTree.com". Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  2. Mass, Jeffrey P. (1995). Antiquity and Anachronism in Japanese History, p. 15.
  3. Hardacre, Helen. (1998). The Postwar Development of Japanese Studies in the United States, p. 57.
  4. WorldCat Identities: Varley, H. Paul; retrieved 2012-11-1.
  5. Columbia University, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Faculty Profiles

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