Individual Author Record
Name: John J. StephanPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1941 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBorn in Chicago. During 1941-1951 and in 1953, Stephan spent summers at Hazelwood, the Walgreen estate in Dixon, Lee County. Stephan is the grandson of Charles R. Walgreen (1873-1939) and Myrtle Norton Walgreen (1879-1971).
Biographical and Professional InformationJohn J. Stephan is the son of Illinois-born artist John Walter Stephan (1906-1995) and Illinois-born poet, novelist, editor Ruth Stephan [nee Ruth Walgreen] (1910-1974). He was raised in New York, Rome [Italy], Tucson, and Greenwich [Connecticut]. He attended Harvard (B.A. 1963, M.A. 1964) and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (PhD 1969). From 1970 until 2001, he taught Japanese and Russian history at University of Hawaii, with visiting appointments at Stanford, Oxford, Tufts, Waseda University [Tokyo], and the University of Hokkaido. His books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, and Japanese. He is currently Professor Emeritus of History and lives in Honolulu.
''Sakhalin, A History'', Clarendon Press, 1971''The Kuril Islands, Russo-Japanese Frontier in the Pacific'', Oxford University Press, 1974''The Russian Fascists, Tragedy and Farce in Exile'', Harper, 1978''Hawaii Under the Rising Sun, Japan`s Plans for Conquest After Pearl Harbor'', University of Hawaii Press, 1984''Soviet-American Horizons on the Pacific'', University of Hawaii Press, 1986 - written with V. Chichkanov''The Russian Far East, A History'', Stanford University Press, 1994