Andrew E. Barshay


Dr. C. F. Koo & Cecilia Koo Chair in East Asian Studies


 The Gods Left First The Gods Left First: The Captivity and Repatriation of Japanese POWs in Northeast Asia, 1945-1956 (UC Press, 2013).
"The Social Sciences in Modern Japan" by Andrew Barshay The Social Sciences in Modern Japan: The Marxian and Modernist Traditions (UC Press, 2004; paperback edition, 2007); Japanese translation: Kindai Nihon no shakai kagaku—Maruyama Masao to Uno Kôzô no shatei (NTT Shuppan, 2007).

State and Intellectual in Imperial Japan: The Public Man in Crisis (UC Press, 1988; paperback edition, 1991; reissued, 2021); Japanese translation: Nanbara Shigeru to Hasegawa Nyozekan: Kokka to chishikijin; Maruyama Masao no futari no shi (Minerva Shobô, 1995).

Articles (2003-present)

“The Protestant Imagination: Robert Bellah, Maruyama Masao, and the Study of Japanese Thought,” in M. Bortolini (ed.), The Anthem Companion to Robert Bellah (Anthem Press, 2019), pp. 191-213. Revised and expanded version of “The Protestant Imagination: A Note on Maruyama Masao, Robert Bellah, and the Study of Japanese Thought,” Bulletin of the Maruyama Masao Center for the History of Ideas, no.13 (March 2018): 134-54.

“Ironsha-tachi no kindai: Maruyama Masao, Robāto Berā no Nihon shisō kenkyū ni kansuru oboegaki,” Arena 15 (2015): 1-14.

 “Kazuki Yasuo: The Witness of Art,” in End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World, ed. David Chandler, Robert Cribb, and Li Narangoa (Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2016), pp. 139-41; online version:

“Maruyama Masao (1914-96),” in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nded., ed. James D. Wright et al., vol. 14 (Oxford: Elsevier, 2015), pp. 635-41. 

"Japan for the World," in Living for Jesus and Japan: The Social and Theological Thought of Uchimura Kanzô, ed. Shibuya Hiroshi and Chiba Shin (Eerdmans, 2013). 

“The Painted Gulag: Kazuki Yasuo and The Siberia within Me,” Representations 119 (Summer 2012): 60-91.

“Knowledge Painfully Acquired: The Gulag Memoirs of a Japanese Humanist, 1945-1949,” Journal of Japanese Studies 36, no. 2 (Summer
2010): 255-88.

“Social Science and Ethics: Further Questions, Further Thoughts,” Shōgaku ronshū (Fukushima University) 78, no. 2 (December 2009): 62-71.

"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).


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