Pash, Sidney

Sidney Pash

Professor, History 

Office:  Butler 254 Phone: 672-1583   Email:


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

Teaching Courses: 

  • History 120 World History since 1600
  • History 212 US History since 1865
  • History 331 Modern East Asia History
  • History 340 History of American Foreign Relations
  • History 460 Problems in US History
  • History 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.