Pash, Sidney

Dr. Sidney Pash
Professor, History 
Office: Butler 254
Phone: 910-672-1583


  • Ph.D. U.S. History, Rutgers
  • M.A. University of California, Riverside
  • B.A. History, UCLA 

Teaching Courses

  • HIST 120, World History since 1600
  • HIST 212, US History since 1865
  • HIST 331, Modern East Asia History
  • HIST 340, History of American Foreign Relations
  • HIST 460, Problems in US History
  • HIST 490, Senior Seminar  

Research Interest

  • Diplomatic History 



  • The Currents of War A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
  • G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash, eds. The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010.

Recent Articles:

  • "W.E B. Du Bois and Japan: From Japanophile to Apologist." Japan Women's University Journal of American and English Literature(March 2016):21-36.
  • "The China Card: Sino-American Relations and the Origins of the Pacific War." University of Tokyo Center for Pacific and American Studies 12 (Spring 2012):63-78.


  • National Endowment for the Humanities, East-West Center, Honolulu HI, May-June, 2014
  • Friends of the Princeton University Library, Princeton NJ, July 2012 Fulbright Scholar, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, September 2010-July 2011 

Honors and Awards

  • Wynton H. Hadley Excellence in Teaching Award, Fayetteville State University School of Education, 2016
  • President, North Carolina Association of Historians, 2013-2014

Recent Presentations

  • "W.E.B. DuBois: From Japanophile to Apologist." North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Conference. University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke NC, April 2017.
  • "Pacific Diplomacy in the 1930s." Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Roundtable, Ft. Snelling Minnesota, September, 2016.
  • "The Civil Rights Revolution, 1945-1965." Baotou Teacher's College, Baotou, China, and Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot, China, May 2014.
  • "Five Historians Reflect on World War II: What We Know, What We Still Need to Learn, and What We May Never Know." Fordham University, Manhattan Campus, New York, New York, November, 2012.
  • "The Foundations of American Foreign Relations." Kyoritsu Women's University Introduction to American Studies Lecture Series, Kyoritsu Women's University, Chiyoda Ku, Tokyo, Japan, January 2011.
  • "Containment, Rollback, and War: Japanese American Relations, 1899-1941." Tohoku Association of American Studies, Lecture Series on American Studies, The United States of America, Its Present and Future, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, February 2011.
  • "The China Card: Sino-American Relations and the Origins of the Pacific War, 1933-1941." The University of Tokyo Center for Pacific and American Studies Seminar Series, The University of Tokyo, Meguro Ku, Tokyo, Japan, April 2011.
  • "The Vietnam War: Its Origins and Consequences." The University of Tokyo Relay Lectures in American History, The University of Tokyo, Meguro Ku, Tokyo, Japan, June 2011.
  • "A History of Prewar American-Japanese Diplomatic Relations." Tokyo Jogakkan University Lecture Series, Tokyo Jogakkan University, Machida, Tokyo, Japan, November, 2010.