The late G. Cameron Hurst, III, was an FPRI Senior Fellow. He was also Professor of Japanese and Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of its Center for East Asian Studies. He previously was Professor of History and East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas, whose faculty he joined in 1969. He served from 1976 to 1995 as Co-Director and then Director of that university’s Center for East Asian Studies.
Hurst received his B.A. from Stanford in 1963, his M.A. from the University of Hawaii in 1966 and his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1972. In the course of his education, he spent three years in Japan, a year each at the Stanford Center and Keio University in Tokyo and a year at Kyoto University. He teaches primarily in pre-modern Japanese history, but occasionally in Korean studies as well.
Hurst has contributed extensively to collected volumes, periodicals, and such newspapers as the Korea Times, the Japan Times, and the Asian Wall Street Journal. His most recent book is The Armed Martial Arts of Japan (Yale University Press, 1998; paper, 2005).
Hurst served two years as Dean of the CUNY Lehman Hiroshima College (1990-92) and held directorships at Doshisha University in Kyoto and Ewha Woman’s University at Seoul, and by teaching positions in Seoul and, as Japan Foundation Professor, at the University of Hong Kong.