Evaluating evidence : a positivist approach to reading sources on modern Japan /
George Akita.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c2008.
xv, 267 p.
0824825608 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780824825607 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c2008.
0824825608 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780824825607 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Japan's postwar positivists: the IHKM and YAKM Projects -- Reading primary documents: letters, ikensho, nikki, and memoirs--the pitfalls -- Hara Kei nikki and Eiin Hara Kei nikki compared: typos and other problems -- Now that we have these primary sources -- John W. Dower and Herbert P. Bix.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
George Akita is professor emeritus in the Department of History, University of Hawai'i
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George Akita persisted in the difficult task of reading documentary sources in Japanese, out of the conviction of their centrality to the historian's craft and his commitment to a positivist methodology to research and scholarship. In this book, he explains what he means by a positivist approach to reading sources.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Japan's Postwar Positivists The IHKM and YAKM Projectsp. 9
Reading Primary Documents Letters, Ikensho, Nikki, and Memoirs-the Pitfallsp. 30
Hara Kei Nikki and Eiin Hara Kei Nikki Compared Typos and Other Problemsp. 53
Now That We Have These Primary Sourcesp. 65
John W. Dower and Herbert P. Bixp. 125
Concluding Remarksp. 164
Notesp. 169
Glossaryp. 227
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 257
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