Modern Japan: A History in Documents

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Further Reading and Websites

General Works

Aoki, Michiko, and Margaret B. Dardess, eds. As the Japanese See It: Past and Present. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1981.

Bernstein, Gail, ed. Recreating Japanese Women. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Bix, Herbert. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Duus, Peter. Modern Japan. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

Gordon, Andrew. A Modern History of Japan from Tokugawa Times to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Hane, Mikiso. Peasants, Rebels, and Outcastes: The Underside of Modern Japan. New York: Pantheon, 1983.

Hopper, Helen. Katō Shidzue: A Japanese Feminist. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2004.

Huffman, James, ed. Modern Japan: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Nationalism. New York: Garland Publishing, 1997.

Imamura, Anne E., ed. Re-imaging Japanese Women. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Irokawa, Daikichi. The Age of Hirohito: In Search of Modern Japan. New York: Free Press, 1995.

Keene, Donald. Dawn to the West: Japanese Literature in the Modern Era: Fiction. New York: Henry Holt, 1984.

Keene, Donald, ed. Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology. New York: Grove, 1956.

Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan. 9 vols. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1983.

Lu, David J. Japan: A Documentary History. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1997.

McClain, James L. Japan: A Modern History. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.

Pyle, Kenneth B. The Making of Modern Japan. 2nd ed. Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath, 1996.

Reischauer, Edwin O., and Marius B. Jansen. The Japanese Today: Change and Continuity. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995.

Saga, Junichi. Memories of Silk and Straw: A Self-Portrait of Small-Town Japan. New York: Kodansha, 1987.

Totman, Conrad. A History of Japan. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2000.

Tsunoda, Ryusaku, William Theodore De Bary, and Donald Keene, eds. Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 2. New York: Columbia University Press, 1958.

Walthall, Anne, ed. The Human Tradition in Modern Japan. Wilmington, Del.: SR Books, 2002.

Wray, Harry, and Hilary Conroy, eds. Japan Examined: Perspectives on Modern Japanese History. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1983.


Tokugawa Era

Endo, Shusaku. Silence. New York: Taplinger, 1979.

Katsu, Kokichi. Musuis Story: The Auto-biog raphy of a Tokugawa Samurai. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1988.

Keene, Donald. The Japanese Discovery of Europe, 1720-1830. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1969.

Nitobe, Inazo. Bushido: The Warrior's Code. Burbank, Calif.: Ohara, 1979.

Perez, Louis G. Daily Life in Early Modern Japan. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2002.

Walthall, Anne. The Weak Body of a Useless Woman: Matsuo Taseko and the Meiji Restoration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Yamamoto, Tsunetomo, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai. New York: Kodansha, 1979.


Meiji Era

Chamberlain, Basil Hall. Japanese Things: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan. Rutland, Vt.: Charles E. Tuttle, 1971.

Duus, Peter. The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

———. The Japanese Discovery of America: A Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford, 1997.

Fukuzawa, Yukichi. The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa. New York: Schocken, 1966.

Huffman, James L. A Yankee in Meiji Japan: The Crusading Journalist Edward H. House. Boulder, Colo.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.

Irokawa, Daikichi. The Culture of the Meiji Period. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Ishimitsu, Mahito, ed. Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Gorō. Translated by Teruko Craig. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1999.

Nagatsuka, Takashi. The Soil: A Portrait of Rural Life in Meiji Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Nakano, Makino. Makikos Diary: A Merchant Wife in 1910 Kyoto. Translated by Kazuko Smith. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1995.

Natsume, Soseki. Kokoro. New York: Regnery Gateway, 1957.

Notehelfer, F. G. American Samurai: Captain L. L. Janes and Japan. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Ōsugi, Sakae. The Autobiography of Osugi Sakae. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

Pyle, Kenneth. The New Generation in Meiji Japan. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1969.

Rubin, Jay. Injurious to Public Morals: Writers and the Meiji State. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984.

Sansom, George. The Western World and Japan. New York: Knopf, 1968.

Seidensticker, Edward. Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake. Rutland, Vt.: Charles E. Tuttle, 1983.

Shibusawa, Eiichi. The Autobiography of Shibusawa Eiichi. Translated by Teruko Craig. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1994.

Sievers, Sharon. Flowers in Salt: The Beginnings of Feminist Consciousness in Modern Japan. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1983.

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