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Chalmers Johnson

Chalmers Johnson (1931 - 2010) was president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to public education concerning Japan and international relations in the Pacific. He taught from 1962-1992 at the Berkeley and San Diego campuses of the University of California.

Johnson wrote numerous articles and reviews and some sixteen books, including Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire; The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic; Peasant Nationalism and Communist Power on the Chinese revolution and Revolutionary Change on the theory of violent protest movements.

He played a prominent role in the development of the PBS television series The Pacific Century, as well as the PBS Frontline documentary Losing the War with Japan.