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Richard H. Minear

Professor Emeritus

E-mail: rhminear@history.umass.edu

Degree: Ph.D., Harvard (1968).
Field(s) of interest: Japan.

Research Interests and Professional Activities
Professor Minear is author of Japanese Tradition and Western Law (1970), Victors' Justice: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial (1971), and the best-selling Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel (1999). He is editor of Through Japanese Eyes (1974; 4th edition, 2007). He is editor/translator of Requiem for Battleship Yamato (Yoshida Mitsuru; University of Washington Press, 1985), Hiroshima: Three Witnesses (Hara Tamiki, Ōta Yōko, Tōge Sankichi; Princeton, 1990), Black Eggs: Poems by Kurihara Sadako (Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1994), Ienaga Saburō, Japan's Past, Japan's Future: One Historian's Odyssey (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001), The Scars of War (Takeyama Michio; Rowman & Littlefield, 2007),Nakazawa Keiji, Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), War and Conscience in Japan: Nambara Shigeru and the Asia-Pacific War (Rowman & Littlefield/University of Tokyo Press, 2010), and Ōishi Matashichi, The Day the Sun Rose in the West: Bikini, the Lucky Dragon, and I (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). He is a regular contributor to Japanfocus.org, and his most recent translation, Hanaoka monogatari, will appear soon on MIT’s Visualizing Cultures website.