HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Happy Holidays! The 12 Days of LT scavenger hunt is going on. Can you solve the clues?
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Ivan I. Morris (1925–1976)

Author of The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan


Also includes: Ivan Morris (1)

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
799 (6,034)11020,681 (3.93)00
10th century (38) 11th century (56) 20th century (70) anthology (57) Asia (49) asian literature (42) autobiography (57) biography (54) Buddhism (28) classic (30) classics (54) culture (28) diary (114) fiction (462) Folio Society (36) heian (147) history (271) Japan (862) Japanese (281) Japanese fiction (42) Japanese History (85) Japanese literature (423) journal (30) Kyoto (28) literature (267) medieval (33) memoir (114) Mishima (26) non-fiction (227) novel (81) Penguin Classics (28) poetry (63) read (41) Roman (23) short stories (112) to-read (219) translated (27) translation (68) unread (40) WWII (39)
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Ivan Morris was born in London to Ira Victor Morris and Edita Morris. He began his study of Japanese language and culture at Harvard University, where he received a BA. He received a doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He wrote widely on modern and ancient Japan and translated numerous classical and modern literary works. Ivan Morris was one of the first interpreters sent into Hiroshima after the explosion of the atom bomb.

Dr Morris served on the faculty of Columbia University from 1960 to 1973 and was chairman of Columbia's Department of East Asian languages and Cultures from 1966 to 1969. In 1966 he was elected a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. He was one of the founders of Amnesty International USA and was the first chair of its Board of Directors from 1973 to 1976. He was one of Friends with Yukio Mishima.

Ivan Morris died in Bologna, Italy, on 19 July 1976.
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Ivan I. Morris's book The Nobility of Failure: Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Member ratings

Average: (3.93)
0.5
1 10
1.5 1
2 24
2.5 11
3 185
3.5 55
4 326
4.5 48
5 227

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 130,842,590 books! | Top bar: Always visible