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Herbert Paul Varley (born February 8, 1931) is an American academic, historian, author, and Japanologist. He is a former professor at Columbia University and Sen Sōshitsu XV Professor of Japanese Cultural History at the University of Hawaii.


Varley's early work was influenced by Kan'ichi Asakawa at Yale University.

Among other interests, his research focused on the Kamakura period and Muromachi period in the history of Japan.

Selected works

In an overview of writings by and about Varley, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 30+ works in 120+ publications in 6 languages and 8,200+ library holdings.

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  • The Onin War; history of its origins and background with a selective translation of the Chronicle of Onin, 1967
  • A Syllabus of Japanese Civilization, 1968
  • Imperial Restoration in Medieval Japan, 1971
  • Japanese Culture: a Short History, 1973
  • A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa, 1980
  • Warriors of Japan as Portrayed in the War Tales, 1994


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