One of the most respected East Asian scholars in the United States, James L. Huffman,
H. Orth Hirt Professor of History, has received his fourth Fulbright Award, which he will use to conduct research in Japan for six months beginning in January. While there, Huffman will study “ordinary people” in imperial Japan (1850-1950) at the University of Tokyo for a forthcoming book.
A former journalist and the author of A Yankee in Meiji Japan and Creating a Public, Huffman has received numerous prestigious academic honors in his 27-year teaching career at Wittenberg, including the Ohio Academy of History’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Wittenberg’s Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has also published articles in The New York Times and Newsweek, along with articles in a wide range of academic journals focusing on Asia. Huffman received his B.A. from Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan), his M.S.J. from Northwestern University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.