Dower, John W(illiam)

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DOWER, John W(illiam)

DOWER, John W(illiam). American, b. 1938. Genres: Area studies, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Design, History, Photography, Race relations, Bibliography. Career: John Weatherhill (publishers), Tokyo, Japan, book editor and designer, 1963-65; University of Wisconsin-Madison, professor of history, 1971-86; University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Joseph Naiman Professor of History and Japanese Studies, 1986-91; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Henry R. Luce Professor of International Cooperation and Global Stability, 1991-96, Elting E. Morison Professor of History, 1996-; writer. Executive producer of Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima (documentary film), 1986. Publications: The Elements of Japanese Design: A Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry, and Symbolism, 1971; Empire and Aftermath: Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese Experience, 1878-1945, 1979; A Century of Japanese Photography, 1980; Japanese History and Culture from Ancient to Modern Times: Seven Basic Bibliographies, 1985; War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War, 1986; Japan in War & Peace, 1993; Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, 1999 (Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, 2000). EDITOR: Origins of the Modern Japanese State: Selected Writings of E.H. Norman, 1975; (with J. Junkerman) The Hiroshima Murals: The Art of Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki, 1985. Contributor to books. Address: Dept of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave Bldg E51-287, Cambridge, MA 02139, U.S.A.