H. Paul Varley

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Herbert Paul Varley (February 8, 1931 – December 15, 2015) was an American academic, historian, author, and Japanologist. He was an emeritus professor at Columbia University and Sen Sōshitsu XV Professor of Japanese Cultural History at the University of Hawaii.[1]


Varley's early work was influenced by Kan'ichi Asakawa at Yale University.[2]

Among other interests, his research focused on the Kamakura period and Muromachi period in the history of Japan.[3]

Selected works[edit]

In an overview of writings by and about Varley, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 38 works in 124 publications in 6 languages and 8,208 library holdings.[4]

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