Harvard Studies in American-East Asian Relations

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5.Cover: Race to Pearl Harbor: The Failure of the Second London Naval Conference and the Onset of World War II

Race to Pearl Harbor: The Failure of the Second London Naval Conference and the Onset of World War II

Pelz, Stephen E.

Until now Japanese military history in the thirties has been viewed largely from the standpoint of the army. Stephen Pelz corrects this imbalance. After 1933, the Japanese Navy made significant technological advances, withdrew from the disarmament system during the Second London Naval Conference of 1935, and began a program of secret expansion. The Japanese naval authorities generated a naval race with the United States, and this competition was a major cause of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

6.Cover: The Missionary Enterprise in China and America

The Missionary Enterprise in China and America

Fairbank, John King

For more than a century missionaries were the main contact points between the Chinese and American peoples. Here, fourteen contributors studying both sides of the missionary effort, in China and in America, present case studies that suggest conclusions and themes for research.

7.Cover: Mutual Images: Essays in American-Japanese Relations

Mutual Images: Essays in American-Japanese Relations

Iriye, Akira

8.Cover: Our Ordered Lives Confess: Three Nineteenth-Century American Missionaries in East Shantung

Our Ordered Lives Confess: Three Nineteenth-Century American Missionaries in East Shantung

Hyatt, Irwin T.

This spirited book is a study of the adjustments of three nineteenth-century missionaries—Tarleton Perry Crawford and Lottie Moon of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Presbyterian Calvin Wilson Mateer—to life in northeast China. Irwin Hyatt seeks to discover why only some Americans placed among Chinese will find friends and a new appreciation of life.

Off the Mark: How Grades, Ratings, and Rankings Undermine Learning (but Don’t Have To), by Jack Schneider and Ethan L. Hutt, from Harvard University Press

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Jacket: Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, by Peter Wilson, from Harvard University Press

A Lesson in German Military History with Peter Wilson

In his landmark book Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, acclaimed historian Peter H. Wilson offers a masterful reappraisal of German militarism and warfighting over the last five centuries, leading to the rise of Prussia and the world wars. Below, Wilson answers our questions about this complex history,