DONALD HOWARD SHIVELY (May 11, 1921 – August 23, 2005) was an
American academic, historian,
Japanologist , author and professor
emeritus of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of
California, Berkeley . He was a leader of
* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Selected works * 4 Honors * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 Further reading
Years of study in the United States began when he entered Harvard in
1940, but his college years were interrupted by war. In
World War II
Shively received his bachelor's degree from
Shively began his teaching career at the University of California, Berkeley. He was at Berkeley from 1950 to 1962. During this period, he edited the Journal of Asian Studies (1955–1959).
From 1962 through 1964, he joined the faculty of Stanford. He then moved east to return to Harvard as a member of the faculty from 1964 to 1983. He was Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies from 1981 through 1983, and also editor of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies from 1975 to 1983.
In 1983, Shively returned to teach at Berkeley. He was also the head of the university's East Asian library until he retired in 1992. Dr. Shively died of Shy–Drager syndrome at the age of 84 in Oakland, California.
Most notable among his works covering popular culture in the Edo
In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Donald
* The Love Suicide at Amijima: a study of a Japanese Domestic
* Mary Elizabeth Berry , widow of Donald Shively
* ^ A B C D Fox, Margalit. "Donald H. Shively, 84, Leader in
Japanese Studies in the U.S., Dies," New York Times. August 24, 2005.
* ^ A B C D E Maclay, Kathleen. "Professor emeritus Donald Shively,
expert on Japanese life and cultures, dies," UCBerkeley News. August
* ^ Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS), Director,
* May, Meredith. "Donald H. Shively -- scholar on Japan," San Francisco Chronicle. August 15, 2005. * H. Mack Horton In Memoriam, Donald Howard Shively, Professor of East Asian Languages, Emeritus, UC Berkeley, University of California (viewed Apri