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Iriye, Akira

Overview
Works: 179 works in 752 publications in 5 languages and 22,775 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E183.8.J3, 327.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Akira Iriye
The Cambridge history of American foreign relations by Akira Iriye( Book )

80 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an elegant and concise history of American foreign relations during the Cold War era, based on the most recent American, Chinese, and Soviet literature, written from a post-Cold War perspective. All of the major foreign policy issues, including the origins of the Soviet-American conflict; the extension of the confrontation to Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere on the periphery; wars in Korea and Vietnam; crises involving the Taiwan Straits, Berlin, and Cuba; the rise and fall of detente; imperial overreach; and the critical roles of Reagan and Gorbachev in the 1980s are carefully analyzed and clearly explained
After imperialism : the search for a new order in the Far East, 1921-1931 by Akira Iriye( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the Pacific; an inner history of American-East Asian relations by Akira Iriye( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and culture : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1945 by Akira Iriye( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Iriye examines the Japanese-American war for the first time from the cultural perspectives of both countries, arguing that it was more a search for international order than a ruthless pursuit of power
The origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific by Akira Iriye( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Iriye analyses the origins of the 1941 conflict against the background of international relations in the preceding decade in order to answer the key question: Why did Japan decide to go to war against so formidable a combination of powers?
The Origins of the cold war in Asia by Yōnosuke Nagai( Book )

18 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific estrangement : Japanese and American expansion, 1897-1911 by Akira Iriye( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese and the Japanese : essays in political and cultural interactions by Akira Iriye( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cold war in Asia; a historical introduction by Akira Iriye( Book )

14 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mutual images : essays in American-Japanese relations by Akira Iriye( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: IriyeAkira: Akira Iriye is Charles Warren Professor of American History, Emeritus, at Harvard University
Global community : the role of international organizations in the making of the contemporary world by Akira Iriye( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "global community" is a term we take for granted today. But how did the global community, both as an idea and as a reality, originate and develop over time? This book examines this concept by looking at the emergence, growth, and activities of international organizations--both governmental and nongovernmental--from the end of the nineteenth century to today. Akira Iriye, one of this country's most preeminent historians, proposes a significant rereading of the history of the last fifty years, suggesting that the central influence on the international scene in this period was not the Cold War, but rather a deepening web of international interactions. This groundbreaking book, the first systematic study of international organizations by a historian, moves beyond the usual framework for studying international relations--politics, war, diplomacy, and other interstate affairs--as it traces the crucial role played by international organizations in determining the shape of the world today
China and Japan in the global setting by Akira Iriye( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The relationship between China and Japan remains among the most significant of all the world's bilateral affairs - yet it is also the most tortured and the least understood. Akira Iriye adds brilliant clarity to the past century of Chinese-Japanese interactions in this masterful interpretive survey." "Placing the relationship within its global context, he outlines three distinct periods in the history of these Asian giants. From the 1880s to World War I, the two nations struggled for power. Armaments, war strategies, and security measures played pivotal roles, reflecting the importance of military calculations in a world dominated by Western governments." "In the second period, that between the two World Wars, Iriye illuminates the dominant role of culture and the stress on internationalism. China's continuing literary influence, an exchange of ideas and students, reforms such as Japan's Taisho democracy and China's May Fourth movement, and both nations' bid for racial equality in the West profoundly affected these interwar years." "The third period reaches from the end of World War II through the present day, and is characterized by exchanges of an economic nature: trade, shipping, investment, and emigration. The author discusses the results of China's civil war, the rise and decline of the Cold War in the West, and the cultural and ecological problems brought by Japan's spiraling economic development. But economic ties remain deeply entwined with cultural concerns, and ultimately, Iriye stresses, the future of China and Japan depends on the successful cultural interdependence of what may be the most significant pair of countries in the world today."--Jacket
From nationalism to internationalism : US foreign policy to 1914 by Akira Iriye( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human rights revolution : an international history( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the Second World War and the early 1970s, political leaders, activists, citizens, protestors. and freedom fighters triggered a human rights revolution in world affairs. Stimulated particularly by the horrors of the crimes against humanity in the 1940s, the human rights revolution grew rapidly to subsume claims from minorities, women, the politically oppressed, and marginal communities across the globe. The human rights revolution began with a disarmingly simple idea: that every individual, whatever his or her nationality, political beliefs, or ethnic and religious heritage, possesses an inviolable right to be treated with dignity. From this basic claim grew many more, and ever since, the cascading effect of these initial rights claims has dramatically shaped world history down to our own times. The contributors to this volume look at the wave of human rights legislation emerging out of World War II, including the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the Nuremberg trial, and the Geneva Conventions, and the expansion of human rights activity in the 1970s and beyond, including the anti-torture campaigns of Amnesty International, human rights politics in Indonesia and East Timor, the emergence of a human rights agenda among international scientists, and the global campaign female genital mutilation. The book concludes with a look at the UN Declaration at its 60th anniversary. Bringing together renowned senior scholars with a new generation of international historians, these essays set an ambitious agenda for the history of human rights. -- Publisher description
The United States and Japan in the postwar world( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl Harbor and the coming of the Pacific War : a brief history with documents and essays by Akira Iriye( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assembling more than thirty primary documents - including proposals, memoranda, decrypted messages, and imperial conference reports - Iriye presents diplomatic exchanges from both American and Japanese perspectives to determine how and why the United States and Japan went to war in 1941. A detailed introduction provides background on Japanese aggression in China and Southeast Asia during the 1930s and economic unrest and isolationism in the United States. Readings add an interpretive dimension, placing Pearl Harbor in global context with essays from American, Japanese, Chinese, Soviet, German, British, and Indonesian perspectives that explain how various countries applied pressure, offered assistance, exacerbated rifts, and significantly affected negotiations and Japan's ultimate decision for war."--Jacket
Global interdependence : the world after 1945( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global Interdependence provides a new account of world history from the end of World War II to the present, an era when transnational communities began to challenge the long domination of the nation-state. In this single-volume survey, leading scholars elucidate the political, economic, cultural, and environmental forces that have shaped the planet in the past sixty years. Offering fresh insight into international politics since 1945, Wilfried Loth examines how miscalculations by both the United States and the Soviet Union brought about a Cold War conflict that was not necessarily inevitable. Thomas Zeiler explains how American free-market principles spurred the creation of an entirely new economic order--a global system in which goods and money flowed across national borders at an unprecedented rate, fueling growth for some nations while also creating inequalities in large parts of the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. From an environmental viewpoint, J.R. McNeill and Peter Engelke contend that humanity has entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene era, in which massive industrialization and population growth have become the most powerful influences upon global ecology. Petra Goedde analyzes how globalization has impacted indigenous cultures and questions the extent to which a generic culture has erased distinctiveness and authenticity. She shows how, paradoxically, the more cultures blended, the more diversified they became as well. Combining these different perspectives, volume editor Akira Iriye presents a model of transnational historiography in which individuals and groups enter history not primarily as citizens of a country but as migrants, tourists, artists, and missionaries--actors who create networks that transcend traditional geopolitical boundaries."--
Partnership : the United States and Japan, 1951-2001( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. policy toward China; testimony taken from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings, 1966 by Akira Iriye( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American, Chinese, and Japanese perspectives on wartime Asia, 1931-1949( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Chinese and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge history of American foreign relations
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Ju-chiang, Chao.

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Rujiang, Zhao.

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Languages
English (366)

Japanese (16)

Chinese (9)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

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Power and culture : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1945The origins of the Second World War in Asia and the PacificGlobal community : the role of international organizations in the making of the contemporary worldChina and Japan in the global settingFrom nationalism to internationalism : US foreign policy to 1914Pearl Harbor and the coming of the Pacific War : a brief history with documents and essaysPartnership : the United States and Japan, 1951-2001American, Chinese, and Japanese perspectives on wartime Asia, 1931-1949