Marius Jansen

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Marius Berthus Jansen (April 11, 1922 – December 10, 2000)[1] was an American academic, historian, and Emeritus Professor of Japanese History at Princeton University.[2]

He was born in the Netherlands, and graduated from Princeton in 1943, having majored in European history of the Renaissance and Reformation.[3]

He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[2] and president of the Association for Asian Studies in 1976.

Selected works[edit]

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Marius Jansen, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 100+ works in 300+ publications in 12 languages and 13,900+ library holdings.[4]

  • The Japanese and Sun Yat-sen (1954)
  • Sakamoto Ryōma and the Meiji Restoration (1961)
  • Japan and Communist China in the Next Decade (1964)
  • Changing Japanese Attitudes Toward Modernization (1965)
  • Studies in the institutional history of early modern Japan (1968) John Whitney Hall and Marius Jansen, eds. Princeton, Princeton University Press.
  • Japan and its World: Two Centuries of Change (1975)
  • Japan and China: from War to Peace, 1894-1972 (1975)
  • Japan in Transition, from Tokugawa to Meiji (1986)
  • China in the Tokugawa World (1992 ISBN 9780674184763) [1]; DeGruyter 2014) The 1988 Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures
  • Japanese Today: Change and Continuity (1995) Edwin O. Reischauer, Marius B. Jansen[5]
  • The Making of Modern Japan (2000)[6]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Library of Congress Authority File: Jansen, Marius B.; retrieved 2011-07-14
  2. ^ a b c d Princeton University, Office of Communications, "Professor Marius Berthus Jansen, scholar of Japanese history, dies," December 13, 2000.
  3. ^ The New York Times Marius B. Jansen, 78, Scholar Of Japanese History and Culture December 26, 2000
  4. ^ WorldCat Identities Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine.: Jansen, Marius B.
  5. ^ Japanese Today Harvard University Press Books
  6. ^ The Making of Modern Japan Harvard University Press Books
  7. ^ Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan): Culture 2000.