Peter Duus

William H. Bonsall Professor of Japanese History, Emeritus; Senior Fellow (by courtesy), Hoover Institution
pduus@stanford.edu
Phone: 
3-4466

At Stanford Since

1973
Ph.D., Harvard University; B.A., Harvard College

Research Interests

  • Japanese imperialism and colonialism
  • Development of Tokyo
  • Modern political cartoon

Courses Taught

  • Pearl Harbor
  • The United States and East Asia, 1840-present
  • Nineteenth Century Japan
  • The Rise of Modern Japan
  • Postwar Japan
  • Japanese Lives - Autobiography and History
  • Nationalism and Imperialism in Modern Japan
  • Meiji Culture
  • Imperialism, Colonialism, and National Identity in Modern Japan
  • Graduate Colloquium: Modern Japan

Publications

  • The Japanese Discovery of America: A Brief History with Documents, 1997.
  • Modern Japan, 1997.
  • Co-Editor, The Japanese Wartime Empire, 1996.
  • The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910, 1995.
  • Feudalism in Japan, Third Edition, 1992.
  • Co-Editor, Japan's Informal Empire in China, 1989.
  • Editor, The Cambridge History of Japan, vol. 6. The Twentieth Century, 1989.

Awards

  • Berkeley Prize, 1996-1997
  • Hiromi Arisawa Prize, 1996
  • Akira Iriye International Book Award, 1996
  • Fulbright Research Fellowship, 1994-95
  • Japan Foundation Research Fellowship, 1986-87

University Service

  • Former Director, Center for East Asian Studies

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Historical Association
  • Association for Asian Studies, Vice President
  • Senior Fellow (by courtesy), Hoover Institution