Conrad Davis Totman (born January 5, 1934) is an American historian, academic, writer, translator and Japanologist. Totman was a Professor Emeritus at Yale University.
Totman was born in Conway, Massachusetts. He studied at the University of Massachusetts; and he earned a Ph.D. in Asian history at Harvard University in 1964.
Totman taught Japanese history at the University of California at Santa Barbara, at Northwestern University, and Yale. He retired from Yale in 1997.
Totman's published writings encompass 39 works in 145 publications in 4 languages and 7,885 library holdings.
- Politics in the Tokugawa bakufu, 1600-1843, 1967
- The collapse of the Tokugawa bakufu, 1862-1868, 1980
- Japan before Perry: a short history, 1981
- Tokugawa Ieyasu, shogun: a biography, 1983
- The origins of Japan's modern forests: the case of Akita, 1985
- The green archipelago: forestry in preindustrial Japan, 1989
- Tokugawa Japan: the social and economic antecedents of modern Japan, 1990
- Early Modern Japan, 1993
- The lumber industry in early modern Japan, 1995
- A History of Japan, 2000
- Pre-industrial Korea and Japan in environmental perspective, 2004
- Japan's imperial forest, Goryorin, 1889-1945: with a supporting study of the Kan/Min division of woodland in early Meiji Japan, 1871-76, 2007