Abby, Here's a biographical sketch I wrote a few years ago, "Warder Cresson: America's First Consul to Jerusalem," in Michael Feldberg, Blessings of Freedom (New York: The American Jewish Historical Society, 2002), pp. 208-209.
The JER has recently published an essay on consuls by Simeon A. Simeonov, which you can find at the link below. You can also read more about his work at our online platform Panorama, linked below.
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I'm trying to find scholars who have run across interesting American consuls in their work. I'm hoping to start a podcast focusing on consuls and their worlds, so I'm looking for people who have great stories about consuls. If that's you, would you please reach out? You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All: Apologies to Beth Bailey. I wrote a review of Beyond Pearl Harbor so am at a loss as to why I transcribed someone else's last name into my post. Oh well.
Best, John T. Kuehn
Responding to the sensible suggestion made by David Silbey, I propose to respond in this thread to a proposal made by John Kuehn under the heading of Pearl Harbor as History.
He proposes, in part:
Based on some of things written by Will ONeil, Roger Brown, Tom Wildenberg, et al. it seems there is a need to update the original classic on this sort of thing re: Pearl Harbor and Japan's widening of the Greater East Asian War. This classic was:
John Kuehn has an interesting comment pertinent to this thread:
Generally, folks, let's comment in this thread about anything inspired by the conversation. That way someone reading the thread will see all the comments. With spinoff posts, readers won't necessarily see them, especially if they're coming to to thread later or via the web.
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Maybe BATW 2021 in Plymouth? Even if USA Passport holders will be welcome by then, I'd have to be re-assured that flying across the ocean in a crowded tin can is relatively safe.
My thanks to William O’Neill for his post which, like always, is informative and worthwhile. I agree about the overlap of the rational and irrational in policy making (if that’s the right way to put it), both in Japan in this period and many other places and times.
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Many thanks to everyone for their comments and suggestions regarding my query. It seems that Geling carries Daoist (via Ge Hong) rather than Buddhist connotations as a place. The only mention in the Buddhist Canon is in the passage that Dan Lusthaus quoted from the Brief Study of the Ancients and Buddhists (Shimin jigu lue 釋氏稽古略, T.2037).