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Japanese language and cultural history educator

Herbert Paul Varley, Japanese language and cultural history educator. Recipient Imperial Decoration Government Japan, Order of Rising Sun, Gold Rays With Rosette. Board governors Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Served with United States Army, 1952-1954, Japan. Member Association Asian Studies, Japan Society, Society of America Magicians (president local chapter 1983-1984).

Background

Varley, Herbert Paul was born on February 8, 1931 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Herbert Paul and Katharine L. (Norcross) Varley.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Lehigh University, 1952. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1964.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lehigh University, 1988.

Career

Assistant professor, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1964-1965;assistant professor department East Asian Langs. and Cultures, Columbia University, New York City, 1965-1969;associate professor, Columbia University, New York City, 1969-1975;professor, Columbia University, New York City, 1975-1994;professor emeritus Japanese history, Columbia University, New York City, since 1994;department chairman East Asian Langs. and Cultures, Columbia University, New York City, 1983-1989. Sen Soshitsu XV professor Japanese Cultural History U. Hawaii, spring 1991-1993, 94-.

Works

Membership

Board governors Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Served with United States Army, 1952-1954, Japan. Member Association Asian Studies, Japan Society, Society of America Magicians (president local chapter 1983-1984).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sleight of hand magic.

Connections

Married Betty Jane Geiskopf, December 24, 1960.

father:
Herbert Paul Varley

mother:
Katharine L. (Norcross) Varley

spouse:
Betty Jane Geiskopf