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Herbert P. Bix

Herbert P. Bix, historian and teacher, was born in Boston and grew up in the nearby suburb of Winthrop. After attending the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve and served a tour of duty aboard ships stationed in Japan. He attended Harvard University during the height of the Vietnam War. He has written extensively, in leading journals and newspapers in the U.S. and Japan, on modern and contemporary Japanese history, in ways that have challenged long-established assumptions. His Peasant Protest in Japan, 1590-1884 (Yale University Press, 1992) was widely acclaimed in academic journals as one of the best books ever written on the subject of peasant rebellion in a premodern society. His Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan (HarperCollins 2000-1) won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches at Binghamton University, New York, and writes on issues of war and empire.

Articles
ID Author Title
4110 Herbert P. Bix
Abe Shinzo and the U.S.-Japan Relationship in a Global Context グローバルな文脈で観る安倍晋三と日米関係
3927 Herbert P. Bix
Japan Under Neonationalist, Neoliberal Rule: Moving Toward an Abyss? ネオナショナリズム、ネオリベ政策のもとで深淵に近づく日本
3488 Herbert P. Bix
The Middle East Revolutions in Historical Perspective: Egypt, Occupied Palestine, and the United States  歴史的視点から見た中東の革命−−エジプト、被占領国パレスティナ、米国
3154 Herbert P. Bix
The Israeli-U.S. Gaza War and Its Aftermath: the Hobbesian Test
2958 Herbert P. Bix, Tahara Soichiro
The Tamogami Debacle: Dismissal of a Japanese General and the Danger of Indignation
2945 Herbert P. Bix
Tamogami's World: Japan's Top Soldier Reignites Conflict Over the Past [Japanese, Korean and Czech translations available]
2919 Herbert P. Bix
The Russo-Georgia War and the Challenge to American Global Dominance
2741 Herbert P. Bix
War Responsibility and Historical Memory: Hirohito's Apparition
2201 Herbert P. Bix
The Immunity of Non-Combatants and the Myth of Good Intentions: Sixty-One Years After Hiroshima and Nagasaki
2072 Herbert P. Bix
Remembering the Nanking Massacre
2039 Herbert P. Bix
Hirohito and History: Japanese and American Perspectives on the Emperor and World War II in Asia
1960 Herbert P. Bix
The Faith that Supports U.S. Violence: Comparative Reflections on the Arrogance of Empire
1936 David McNeill, Herbert P. Bix
Trouble at the Top: Japan's Imperial Family in Crisis
1871 Herbert P. Bix
The Emperor, Modern Japan and the U.S.-Japan Relationship
1865 Herbert P. Bix
Emperor, Shinto, Democracy: Japan s Unresolved Questions of Historical Consciousness
1854 Herbert P. Bix
From Nanjing 1937 to Fallujah 2004: War Crimes in Perspective
1787 Herbert P. Bix
Japan's Surrender Decision and the Monarchy: Staying the Course in an Unwinnable War
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