Mary Elizabeth Berry
University of California, Berkeley
Historian; Educator; Academic and research institution administrator
Humanities and Arts
Professor Mary Elizabeth Berry is the Class of 1944 Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley and former President of the Association for Asian Studies. She has an authority on sixteenth and seventeenth century Japan and has published seminal articles and books on the nature of power and authority in seventeenth-century Japan, such as Hideyoshi (1982), The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto (1994) and Japan in Print: Information and Nation in the Early Modern Period (2006). Professor Berry has won the Distinguished Teaching Award and Berkeley Book Prize, while also holding lectures at Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and Japan.