Leon M. Zolbrod earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University and first came to UBC's Department of Asian Studies as a visiting professor of Japanese history and literature in 1967. Zolbrod joined the faculty the following year. His interest in studying the literature of Japan developed from his duties as a member of the U.S. army of occupation in 1948. Zolbrod wrote numerous articles and books on the subject of Japanese literature and history.
From the description of Leon M. Zolbrod fonds. [ca. 1975] (University of British Columbia Library). WorldCat record id: 606468105