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Iriye, Akira

Works: 191 works in 648 publications in 3 languages and 21,366 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: E183.8.J3, 327.5
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Most widely held works by Akira Iriye
Global community the role of international organizations in the making of the contemporary world by Akira Iriye( )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,720 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
The Cambridge history of American foreign relations by Bradford Perkins( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,456 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
Power and culture : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1945 by Akira Iriye( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,354 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
After imperialism : the search for a new order in the Far East, 1921-1931 by Akira Iriye( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific by Akira Iriye( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 927 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 International Symposium On The International Environment In Postwar Asia. [1975. Kyoto.]( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: IriyeAkira: Akira Iriye is Charles Warren Professor of American History, Emeritus, at Harvard University
China and Japan in the global setting by Akira Iriye( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 613 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 )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and Japan in the postwar world( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human rights revolution : an international history( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 536 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
Pearl Harbor and the coming of the Pacific War : a brief history with documents and essays by Akira Iriye( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 468 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
American, Chinese, and Japanese perspectives on wartime Asia, 1931-1949( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partnership : the United States and Japan, 1951-2001( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 438 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 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural internationalism and world order by Akira Iriye( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the nineteenth century became the twentieth and the dangers of rampant nationalism became more evident, people throughout the world embraced the idea that a new spirit of internationalism might be fostered by better communication and understanding among nations. Cultural internationalism came into its own after the end of World War I, when intellectuals and artists realized that one way of forging a stable and lasting international peace was to encourage international cultural exchange and cooperation." "In Cultural Internationalism and World Order, noted historian Akira Iriye shows how widespread and serious a following this idea had. He describes a surprising array of efforts to foster cooperation, from the creation of an international language to student exchange programs, international lecture circuits, and other cultural activities. But he does not overlook the tensions the movement encountered with the real politics of the day, including the militarism that led up to World War I, the rise of extreme strains of nationalism in Germany and Japan before World War II, and the bipolar rivalries of the Cold War." "Iriye concludes that the effort of cultural internationalism can be appreciated only in the context of world politics. A lasting and stable world order, he argues, cannot rely just on governments and power politics; it also depends upon the open exchange of cultures among peoples in pursuing common intellectual and cultural interests."--Jacket
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The Cambridge history of American foreign relationsPower and culture : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1945The origins of the Second World War in Asia and the PacificChina 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 essaysAmerican, Chinese, and Japanese perspectives on wartime Asia, 1931-1949Partnership : the United States and Japan, 1951-2001Cultural internationalism and world order