Peter Duus, an authority on modern Japanese history, delivered the 2009 Alfred E. Golz Lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 5, in Searles Science Building, Room 315 on "Remembering the Pacific/Anti-Japanese/Great East Asia War."
Peter Duus is the William H. Bonsall Professor of History Emeritus and senior fellow (by courtesy) at Stanford's Hoover Institution. He earned his doctorate in modern Japanese history at Harvard University, and his bachelor's degree at Harvard College. He taught at Harvard, Washington University and the Claremont Graduate School before moving to Stanford to teach Japanese and East Asian history in 1973.
Duus is a prolific author whose works include The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910; The Japanese Discovery of America: A Brief History with Documents; and The Rise of Modern Japan. He has received research fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Japan Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission.
Duus has been a past president of the Association for Asian Studies, taught at the International Division of Waseda University in Tokyo, and twice served as the resident professor at the Stanford Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto.