John Whitney Hall
Early years[change | change source]
Hall was born in Kyoto in 1916. He lived in Japan until he was a teenager. According to his wife, "Being brought up in Japan and by missionaries, he was a very straight-arrow kind of person. There is this kind of missionary feeling, that you must make something of this [life], not just throw it away."
Career[change | change source]
Selected works[change | change source]
- Japanese History; a Guide to Japanese Reference and Research Materials (1954)
- Tanuma Okitsugu, 1719–1788, Forerunner of Modern Japan (1955)
- Government and Local Power in Japan, 500 to 1700; a Study Based on Bizen Province (1960)
- Japanese History: New Dimensions of Approach and Understanding (1961)
- Twelve Doors to Japan (1965) with Richard K. Beardsley
- Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan (1968) with Marius Jansen
- Japan, from Prehistory to Modern Times (1970)
- Japan in the Muromachi Age (1977) with Toyoda Takeshi
- The Cambridge history of Japan (1988- )
Honors[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "John Whitney Hall papers," Yale University Library
- Scott, Janny. "John W. Hall, Historian of Japan, Dies at 81," New York Times, October 27, 1997.
- Conlon, Frank. F. (1997). "John Whitney Hall, 1916-1997," World History Archives. Retrieved 2012-12-6.
- Hardacre, Helen. (1998). The Postwar Development of Japanese Studies in the United States, p. 92.
- Hardacre, p. 57.
- "Ishida Gives Hall Lecture," MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Fall 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-6.
- WorldCat Identities: Hall, John Whitney 1916-
- Japan Foundation Award, 1976
- John Whitney Hall Book Prize of the Association for Asian Studies, list
- Since 2010, the James B. Palais Book Prize of the AAS has honored work on Korean subjects.