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Harvard East Asian Monographs 402

Making History Matter

Kuroita Katsumi and the Construction of Imperial Japan

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674975170

Publication Date: 03/06/2017


382 pages

6 x 9 inches

4 halftones, 1 table

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  • List of Tables and Figures
    • Table
      • 1. Positions held by select Kuroita students
    • Figures
      • 1. Historians working at the Historiographical Institute, 1904
      • 2. Tōdai graduation, European history division, July 1907
      • 3. Cover of Japana Esperantisto, March 1907
      • 4. Kuroita Katsumi, circa 1935
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Note on Editorial Conventions
  • Introduction
    • Harmonizing Scholarship and Public History
    • Remembering a Historian
  • 1. Becoming a Historian, 1874–96
    • A Son of Ōmura
    • The Fifth Higher School
    • The Mid-Meiji State of the Field
    • Student Life at the Imperial University
  • 2. Resuscitating the Historical Field, 1896–1908
    • Graduate Life
    • Expanding the Historians’ Crafts
    • Writing Japanese History
  • 3. Entrenching the Historical Field, 1908–18
    • Touring Europe and America
    • The Southern–Northern Court Incident
    • Rewriting Japanese History
    • Historic Site Preservation
  • 4. History in Action, 1918–27
    • Commemorating Historic Figures
    • Molding Korean History
    • The Historians and the Earthquake
    • Contesting Over the Past and the Present
  • 5. Historians’ Manifest Destiny, 1927–36
    • Expanding Japan, Expanding the Orient
    • The Field’s Heyday
    • Founding Research Institutions
    • Empire-wide Historic Celebrations
    • Japan’s Manifest Destiny
  • Epilogue: A Historian’s Death, A Historian’s Bequest
    • The Scholar’s Legacies
    • The Teacher’s Legacies
    • History Matters
  • Appendix I: Kuroita Katsumi Bibliography
  • Appendix II: Periodization in the Three Editions of “Kokushi”
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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