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Making History Matter: Kuroita Katsumi and the Construction of Imperial Japan.


Making History Matter: Kuroita Katsumi and the Construction of Imperial Japan

Lisa Yoshikawa

Harvard University Asia Center


367 pages



Harvard East Asian Monographs; 402


Yoshikawa explores how history and historians helped construct the Japanese nation and empire from the 1890s to the 1930s by writing and rewriting narratives that justified the expanding realm. Focusing on the career of Kuroita Katsumi, the field's doyen at Tokyo Imperial University, she covers becoming a historian 1874-96, resuscitating the historical field 1896-1908, entrenching the historical field 1908-18, history in action 1918-27, historians' manifest destiny 1927-36, and a historian's death and bequest. Distributed in the US by Harvard University Press. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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