The Info List - Albert M. Craig

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ALBERT MORTON CRAIG (born 1927) is an American academic, historian, author and professor emeritus in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University
Harvard University


* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Selected works * 4 Honors * 5 Notes


As a youth in Chicago, Craig was a student of judo. A more scholarly interest in Japan was piqued after the Second World War
Second World War
. While serving in the United States
United States
Army in 1947, he was stationed in Miyazaki and in Kyoto

Craig earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Northwestern University in 1949. Then the Fulbright Program
Fulbright Program
made it possible for him to study economic history at the University of Strasbourg
University of Strasbourg
in Strasbourg
, France
. This was followed by two years (1951–53) as a graduate student at Kyoto
University from 1951 through 1953.

He returned to Harvard University
Harvard University
where he did his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Edwin O. Reischauer
Edwin O. Reischauer
and also worked with John K. Fairbank . Harvard awarded Craig his Ph.D. in history in 1959.


Professor Craig became a member of Harvard's faculty in 1959 and then taught there for more than fifty years, during which he was also a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo
University of Tokyo
, the University of Kyoto
, and Keio University
Keio University

He became the Harvard-Yenching Research Professor of Japanese History. In addition, he served as Director of the Reischauer Institute (1983–1985) and as Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute (1976–1987).

His research focused primarily on the transition from the Edo period through the Meiji period
Meiji period


In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Albert Craig, OCLC
/ WorldCat
encompasses roughly 60+ works in 200+ publications in 7 languages and 8,000+ library holdings. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

* Chōshū in the Meiji Restoration (1961) * Personality in Japanese History (1971), with Donald Shively * The Heritage of Japanese Civilization (2003) * The Heritage of Chinese Civilization (2001) * Civilization and Enlightenment: The Early Thought of Fukuzawa Yukichi(2009)


* Guggenheim Fellowship * Fulbright Fellowship * Japan Foundation Fellowship * Order of the Rising Sun
Order of the Rising Sun
, 1988


* ^ A B C D E F Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS), faculty * ^ RIJS, Director, 1984-1985 * ^ WorldCat
Identities Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine .: Craig, Albert M. * ^ A B C D Pearson, Longman/Prentiss Hall, Author bio


* WorldCat
Identities * VIAF : 3716307 * ISNI : 0000 0001 1020 2210 * GND : 1043445935 * SUDOC :