Oral history interview with Robert E. Ward,, 1967


Ward, Robert E (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Robert E. Ward,, 1967
Joining University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies; development of the University’s Japanese studies program and early Carnegie Corporation financial support, 1947-1948; field work in Okayama, Japan and VILLAGE JAPAN, 1950-1959; POLITICAL MODERNIZATION OF JAPAN project; THE POLITICS OF THE DEVELOPING AREAS, 1960-1966. Discussion of the University of Michigan’s Far East studies degree progra ms; the current state of U.S. Japanese language education; the development and structure of university area studies departments; interest in Japanese studies in the years following WWII; receiving departmental funding from private foundations and the U.S. government and potential conflicts of interest; comparisons between working with Carnegie, the Ford Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council; how social science, political science, and the humanities relate to area studies; collaborating with Japanese scholars and the restrictions of academia in postwar Japan. Impressions of William W. Marvel, Pendleton Herring, Robert A. Hall, John W. Gardner.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Educators; Japan Intellectual life; Ward, Robert E; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
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86 pages
Note (Biographical)
Director, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan; Committee on Comparative Politics, Social Science Research Council; Director, Center for Research in International Studies, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution.
Interviewed by Isabel S. Grossner on May 25, 1967.
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Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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