Fred G. Notehelfer
Professor Emeritus, History
Department of History
notehelf@history.ucla.edu

Fred G. Notehelfer, Professor Emeritus in Department of History, was born to German Missionary parents in Japan in 1939. He joined the UCLA History Department in 1969. From 1975-1995 he served as the UCLA Director of the USC-UCLA Joint Center in East Asian Studies and directed the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies from 1992 - 2008. His books include Kotoku Shusui: Portrait of a Japanese Radical (Cambridge, 1971); American Samurai: Captain L.L Janes and Japan (Princeton, 1985); and Japan Through American Eyes, the Journal of Francis Hall, Kanagawa and Yokohama, 1859-1866 (Princeton, 1992). He has published numerous articles and reviews in the Journal of Japanese Studies, Monumenta Nipponica, the Journal of Asian Studies, and other Japan related publications.