Akira Iriye Biography

Akira Iriye received his PhD from Harvard in 1961, and currently a professor in the department of history there. He is the author of a number of important works on the interaction between Asia and the United States, including Across the Pacific: An Inner History of American-East Asian Relations (rev ed., 1992), From Nationalism to Internationalism: U.S. Foreign Policy to 1914 (1977), After Imperialism: The Search for a New Order in the Far East, 1921-31 (1965), and Power and Culture: The Japanese American War, 1941-45 (1981).


Across the Pacific; an inner history of American-East Asian relations. Introd. By John K. Fairbank. 1st ed. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967.

U.S. policy toward China; testimony taken from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings, 1966. Boston: Little, Brown, 1968.

Pacific estrangement; Japanese and American expansion, 1897-1911. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972.

The cold war in Asia; a historical introduction. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1974.

The Origins of the cold war in Asia, edited by Yonosuke Nagai, Akira Iriye. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.

From nationalism to internationalism: US foreign policy to 1914, by Akira Iriye. London; Boston: Routledge & K. Paul, 1977.

The World of Asia, by Akira Iriye ... [et al.]. St. Louis: Forum Press, 1979.

Power and culture: the Japanese-American war, 1941-1945, by Akira Iriye. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981.

The origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, by Akira Iriye. London; New York: Longman, 1987.

The United States and Japan in the postwar world, edited by Akira Iriye and Warren I. Cohen. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1989.

American, Chinese, and Japanese perspectives on wartime Asia, 1931-1949, By Akira Iriye and Warren Cohen, editors. Wilmington, Del.: SR Books, 1990.

Foreign employees in nineteenth-century Japan, edited by Edward R. Beauchamp and Akira Iriye. Boulder: Westview Press, 1990.

The great powers in East Asia, 1953-1960, edited by Warren I. Cohen and Akira Iriye. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990.

After Imperialism: the search for a new order in the Far East, 1921-1931, by Akira Iriye. Chicago: Imprint Publications, 1990.

The significance of the Pearl Harbor attack: a fifty-year perspective, presented by Akira Iriye. Greenville, N.C.: East Carolina University, 1991.

China and Japan in the global setting, by Akira Iriye. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Pacific estrangement: Japanese and American expansion, 1897-1911, by Akira Iriye. Chicago: Imprint Publications, 1994.

Cultural internationalism and world order, by Akira Iriye. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Japan and the wider world: from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, by Akira Iriye. London; New York: Longman, 1997.

Pearl Harbor and the coming of the Pacific War: a brief history with documents and essays, by Akira Iriye. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999.

Global community: the role of international organizations in the making of the contemporary world, by Akira Iriye. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.