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

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)
  • 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


  1. Library of Congress Authority File: Jansen, Marius B.; retrieved 2011-07-14
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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: 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.