Mark Peattie

Mark R. Peattie (born May 3, 1930, in Nice, France, died January 22, 2014, in San Rafael, California)[1] was an American academic and Japanologist. Peattie was a specialist in modern Japanese military, naval, and imperial history.[2][3]


Peattie was a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston and a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He was the visiting professor at the University of Hawaii in 1995.[2]

Peattie was a reader for Columbia University Press, University of California Press, University of Hawaii Press, Stanford University Press, University of Michigan Press, and U.S. Naval Institute Press.[2]

Select works

  • 2002 Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909-1941
  • 1998 Nan'yō: the Rise and Fall of the Japanese in Micronesia, 1885-1945. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-824-81087-0; OCLC 16578691
  • 1997 Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941 (with David C. Evans). Annapolis, Maryland: U.S. Naval Institute Press.
  • 1996 The Japanese Wartime Empire, 1931-1945 (with Peter Duus and Ramon H. Myers). Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • 1975 Ishiwara Kanji and Japan's Confrontation with the West.


  1. Mark R. Peattie, renowned expert on Japanese wartime history, dies
  2. Hoover Institution, Stanford University: Peattie bio notes Archived 2010-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Mark Peattie, PhD". Mercury News. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
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