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Chalmers Ashby Johnson is a professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He is also president and co-founder of the Japan Policy Research Institute, an organization promoting public education about Japan and the rest of Asia. He has written several books, including Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (ISBN 0805062394) and The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (ISBN 0805070044). His most famous and influential work is MITI and the Japanese Miracle, a study of Japanese industrial policy published in 1982. A professor is a senior teacher and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... The Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) is a non-profit organization organized under §501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code that was founded in 1994 by Chalmers Johnson and Steven C. Clemons in order to promote public education about Japan, its then growing significance in world affairs... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (通商産業省 Tsūsho-sangyō-shō or MITI) was the single most powerful agency in the Japanese government during the 1950s and 1960s. ... An industrial policy is any government regulation or law that encourages the ongoing operation of, or investment in, a particular industry. ...


His 1995 prediction that "English based" economics would fall into the ash heap of history along with Soviet style economics has not been realized as of 2005.


Chalmers Johnson was born in 1931 in Phoenix, Arizona. He earned a B.A. degree in Economics in 1953, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science in 1957 and 1961 respectively. [1] All of his degrees came from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught political science at the University of California from 1962 until 1992, when he retired. He served as chairman of the Center for Chinese Studies at Berkeley from 1967 until 1972 and was best known early in his career for scholarship about China including Peasant Nationalism and Communist Power (ISBN 0804700745) and Revolutionary Change (ISBN 0316467308). 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Nickname Valley of the Sun Location Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Maricopa Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 1,230. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... MA or ma may stand for: ma, a two-letter English word meaning Mother Ma, transliteration of Chinese family name 馬,马,麻 etc. ... Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as the University of California at Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Cal, California, or Berkeley) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ...


His book Blowback won an American Book Award in 2001 from the Before Columbus Foundation. Sorrows of Empire, published in 2004, updated the evidence and argument from Blowback for the post-9/11 environment. The American Book Award was established in 1978 by the Before Columbus Foundation. ...


He was featured in the Eugene Jarecki film Why We Fight, which won the 2005 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Eugene Jarecki is an award-winning dramatic and documentary filmmaker from New York. ... Why We Fight is a documentary film directed by Eugene Jarecki that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks amongst the top five events of its type in the world. ...


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