A Constructive Contribution to U.S.-Japanese Relations: John D. Rockefeller III, C. B. Fahs and the Remaking of Postwar Japanese Russian Studies
The Rockefeller Foundation had been active in Japan before World War II and returned after the War. Its role as US 'soft power' was clarified by the inclusion of John D. Rockefeller III and his wife in the Dulles mission to Japan of January 1951. This talk details the rebirth of Slavic Studies in Japan under university auspices and the role of the Rockefeller Foundation in that process.
David Wolff ist Professor für Geschichte und Asian Studies an der Universität Hokkaido in Sapporo. Im Sommersemester 2016 hält er sich als Visiting Fellow am CAS auf.