Andrew E. Barshay

Dr. C. F. Koo and Cecilia Koo Chair in East Asian Studies
Office Hours: 
Thursday 11-12:30
2216 Dwinelle
(510) 642-3121

Ph.D, History, University of California, Berkeley, 1986
M.A., Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1980
A.B., Oriental Languages, University of California, Berkeley, 1975

Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Interests: 

Modern Japan

Representative Publications: 


The Social Sciences in Modern Japan: The Marxian and Modernist Traditions. University of California Press, 2004; paperback edition forthcoming, fall 2007. (Japanese translation: Kindai Nihon no shakai kagaku—Marukusushugi to kindaishugi, forthcoming, March 2007 [NTT Shuppan].)

State and Intellectual in Imperial Japan: The Public Man in Crisis. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1988; paperback edition, 1991. (Japanese translation: Nanbara Shigeru to Hasegawa Nyozekan: Kokka to chishikijin; Maruyama Masao no futari no shi [Minerva Shobô, 1995].)

The Gods Left First: Imperial Collapse and the Repatriation of Japanese From Northeast Asia, 1945-1956, in preparation.


"What is Japan to Us?" in The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion since World War II, ed. David A. Hollinger (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).

"Maruyama Masao, Social Scientist," in Bulletin of the Maruyama Masao Center for the History of Ideas, no. 1 (March 2005): 122-40.

"Kindai Nihon: Nanbara Shigeru to Hasegawa Nyozekan," in Chishikijin kara kangaeru kôkyôsei, ed. Hiraishi Naoaki and Kim Tae-chang (Tokyo Daigaku Shuppankai, 2006), pp. 141-63.

"Socialism and the Left," chapter in Sources of Japanese Tradition, 2nd ed., ed. William Theodore de Bary (Columbia University Press, 2005).

"The Public Man and the Public World in Modern Japan: Nanbara Shigeru and Hasegawa Nyozekan Revisited," Social Science Japan Journal, vol. 7, no. 2 (October 2004): 263-75.

"Shakai kagakushi no kanten kara mita Maruyama Masao," Shisô, no. 964 (August 2004): 25-41.

"Capitalism and Civil Society in Postwar Japan: Perspectives from Intellectual History," in The State of Civil Society in Japan, ed. Frank Schwartz and Susan Pharr (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

"The Social Sciences in Japan" and "The Sciences of Modernity in a Disparate World," in Cambridge History of Science, volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences, ed. Dorothy Ross and Theodore Porter (Cambridge University Press, 2003).