Davinder L. Bhowmik is an associate professor at the University of Washington. She has recently published “Subaltern Identity in Japan,” in Mason and Lee, eds., Reading Colonial Japan: Text, Context, and Critique (Stanford, 2012). Her current research is on violence in contemporary Japanese literature and on base-town literature.
Michael C. Brownstein is an associate professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame. He is author of “The Osaka Kannon Pilgrimage and Chikamatsu’s Love Suicides at Sonezaki,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies (2006), and is currently writing a book on Chikamatsu’s domestic plays (sewamono).
Susan L. Burns is an associate professor of history and East Asian languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her most recent publications include “Rethinking ‘Leprosy Prevention’: Entrepreneurial Doctors, Popular Journalism, and the Civic Origins of Biopolitics,” Journal of Japanese Studies (2012), and “Relocating Psychiatric Knowledge: Meiji Psychiatrists, Local Culture(s) and the Problem of Fox Possession,” Historia Scientarium (Japan Society for the History of Science, 2012). She is currently completing a monograph on the history of Japanese psychiatry.
Hugo Dobson is a professor at the University of Sheffield. He is coauthor of Japan’s International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2012) and now focuses his research on the G8, G20, and global governance and on informal actors in international politics.
Martin Dusinberre is a lecturer in modern Japanese history at Newcastle University. Author of Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan (Hawai‘i, 2012), he is now working on a maritime history of late nineteenth-century Japan.
Gary L. Ebersole is a professor of history and religious studies at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He is working on a new book project titled “Telling Tears: A Comparative and Historical Study of Ritualized Weeping.”
Steven J. Ericson is an associate professor in the Department of History at Dartmouth College. He is coeditor of The Treaty of Portsmouth and Its Legacies (University Press of New England, 2008). He continues his work [End Page vii] on the Matsukata financial reform and is also doing research on zaibatsu dissolution in occupied Japan.
Michael Dylan Foster is an associate professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. His most recent publications include “Haunting Modernity: Tanuki, Trains, and Transformation in Japan,” Asian Ethnology (2012), and “The UNESCO Effect: Confidence, Defamiliarization, and a New Element in the Discourse of a Japanese Island,” Journal of Folklore Research (2011). He is currently doing research on ritual, festival, and tourism in Japan.
Sarah Frederick is an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Boston University. She is author of Turning Pages: Reading and Writing Women’s Magazines in Interwar Japan (Hawai‘i, 2007) and “Beyond Nyonin Geijutsu, beyond Japan: Writings by Women Travellers in Kagayaku (1933–1941),” Japan Forum (2013).
Paula S. Harrell is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University. Her most recent publication is Asia for the Asians: China in the Lives of Five Meiji Japanese (MerwinAsia, 2012), which is a companion volume to her earlier study, Sowing the Seeds of Change: Chinese Students, Japanese Teachers, 1895–1905 (Stanford, 1992).
Akiko Hashimoto is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She has recently published “Divided Memories, Contested Histories: The Shifting Landscape in Japan,” in Anheier and Isar, eds., Cultures and Globalization: Heritage, Memory and Identity (Sage, 2011), and is now doing research on national memory and cultural identity in defeated nations.
Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit is a university professor at Freie Universität Berlin. She has recently published Was vom Japaner übrig blieb: Transkultur—Übersetzung—Selbstbehauptung. Essays (Iudicium, 2013) and is doing research on the concept of world literature in a Japanese context and on translation studies.
Susan D. Holloway is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent publications include Women and Family in Contemporary Japan (Cambridge, 2010) and “Parental Expectations and Children’s Academic Performance in Sociocultural Context,” Educational Psychology Review (2010). [End Page viii]
Sarah Horton is an independent...