David J. Lu
Born September 28, 1928 in
Keelung（基隆）, Taiwan. Educated under the Japanese from grade
school through higher school. At Taihoku Kōtōgakko （台北高等學校）,
I had among others, Professor Inukai Takashi（犬養孝） the noted
authority on the Manyōshu（萬葉集）, as my professor.
Graduated from National
Taiwan University （國立台灣大學） in 1950 with a B. A. in
Graduate work in the U. S.
includes Westminster Theological Seminary, 1950-52； School
of International Affairs and East Asian Institute, Columbia
University, with an MIA （Master of International Affairs）
and a Certificate of the East Asian Institute, 1954； and Ph.
D. in Political Science （International Law and Relations）
from Columbia in 1960.
Naturalized in 1960, and ran
unsuccessfully twice for the Republican nomination to the U.
S. Congress in 1976 and 1980.
History and Japanese Studies, Emeritus, Bucknell University.
First appointed to Bucknell as Assistant Professor of
History in 1960, responsible for organizing its Center for
Japanese Studies in 1965, which later became the Department
of East Asian Studies. Retired in 1994.Instructor in
History, Rutgers University, 1959
Director, Associated Kyoto Program, 1987-88. AKP is a
consortium of American colleges to promote Japanese studies
association with Doshisha University.（同志社大學）
It includes Amherst, Bucknell, Smith, Williams, among
Pension and Profit Sharing Service, Prentice-Hall, l956-60
study tours to Japan for Bucknell students in 1970 and 72,
and a Pennsylvania educator’s study tour of Japan （funded by
the U. S. Department of Education） in 1977. On each of these
occasions, our participants were received by the Prime
of Japan （Satō, Tanaka and Fukuda）.
[My relations with Prime
were close, due to the fact that I was writing about
his wife’s uncle. I
understand that his published Diaries had a number of
entries about me but I have not seen them personally. Mrs.
Sato once asked if I was interested in writing an official
biography of Mr. Sato which I declined. I was also fairly
closely associated with Prime Minister Fukuda（福田赳夫）.
I have met most of postwar Japanese prime ministers
personally from Mr. Kishi（岸信介）
through Mr. Mori（森喜朗)`.
I do not know Mr. Koizumi（小泉純一郎）,
the current prime minister, however. It was through Mr.
Kishi that I also had the privilege of interviewing General
fairly frequently as evaluator-consultant for the U. S.
Department of Education and occasionally as lecturer at the
Foreign Service Institute, the Department of State； also
from time to time consultant to the Pennsylvania State
Department of Education. In the latter capacity, I became
the principal author of the required world culture curricula
for India and China for Pennsylvania. Also consultant to the
Pennsylvania State Department of Commerce, the Governor’s
Office, and various Chambers of Commerce.
extensively in Japan for a variety of organizations. Serving
in the capacity similar to a contributing editor for the
Japanese weekly, Sekai to Nippon （the World and
Japan）. Lectured in South Korea, Scotland and Switzerland.
seminars for Japanese business executives posted in the
United States on three successive summers between 1991 and
93, a cooperative endeavor with IBM, Japan.
Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor
（Washington： Public Affairs Press, 1961）
Translated into Japanese by Tajima Kaneko（田島周子）
and published by Hara Shobō（原書房）
as Taiheiyō Sensō e no Dōtei （太平洋戰爭への道程,
of Japanese History, 2 vols.
（New York： McGraw Hill, 1974）
no Kizuita Idaina Shakai： America Kenkoku 200 nen Shiwa
パイオニアの築いた偉大な社会：建國200年アメリカ史話（Tokyo： Zenponsha善本社, 1976；
Third and expanded edition, 1980）.
Yōsuke to Sono Jidai： 1880-1946,
translated into Japanese by Hasegawa
（長谷川進一,Tokyo： TBS Britannica, 1981）
Perspectives on Japan’s External Relations： Views from
America： A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Tsunoda Jun,
Foreword by Admiral Arleigh Burke
（editor and contributor, Lewisburg, PA： Bucknell Center for
Japanese Studies, 1982）.
Corporate Japan： The Art of Fumble-Free Management
（Cambridge, MA： Productivity Press,
1987） （Published in paperback edition by Charles E. Tuttle
of Tokyo in 1989.）
Documentary History （Armonk,
NY： M. E. Sharpe, 1997） also published in paperback in two
Choice： Matsuoka Yōsuke and the Rise and Fall of the
Japanese Empire, 1880-1946
（Lanham, MD： Lexington Books, 2002）
the following works：
Quagmire： Japan’s Expansion on the Asian Continent,
1933-1941, by Usui Katsumi and
Hata Yukuhiko （New York： Columbia University Press, 1983）
Total Quality Control？ The Japanese Way,
by Ishikawa Kaoru （Englewood Cliffs, NJ：
Prentice- Hall, 1985, paperback edition, 1986； a number of
translations, e. g. Spanish, Czech, resulted from this work）
Just-in-Time at Toyota,
by Japan Management Association （Cambridge, MA； Productivity
Control for Management,
by Nemoto Masao （Englewood Cliffs, NJ： Prentice-Hall, 1987）
TQC, the Wisdom
by Karatsu Hajime （Cambridge, MA： Productivity Press, 1988）
There are 20
booklets, about 60 pages each in length, written in Japanese
on U. S. history, contemporary affairs, Japanese history,
international relations etc., published by the Naigai News
Co. of Tokyo.
there are over 140 articles on the U. S. -Japanese
relations, commentary on current affairs etc. written over a
30-year period for the Sekai to Nippon
（世界と日本：The World and Japan）
and/or book reviews have appeared in the Journal of Asian
Studies, American Historical Review, Monumenta Nipponica,
PHP, Fukuoka UNESCO Association Journal, Japan Foreign
Affairs Quarterly, Across the Board, Productivity Journal,
（世界經濟：World Economy）, and
Daigaku Jihō （大學時報：Chronicle of Japanese Higher Education）.