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Simon Avenell is an associate professor at Australian National University. His most recent publications include “The Borderless Archipelago: Toward a Transnational History of Japanese Environmentalism,” Environment and History (2013), and he is now working on a book manuscript tentatively titled “Transnational Archipelago: Japan in the Global Environmental Movement.”

Bruce L. Batten is a professor of Japanese history and dean of graduate studies at J. F. Oberlin University. He is coeditor of a forthcoming volume on environment and society in the Japanese islands, from prehistory to the present (Oregon State University), and continues his research on Japanese environmental history, particularly climate change.

Patricia Boling is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University. Her publications include “Demography, Culture, and Policy: Understanding Japan’s Low Fertility,” Population and Development Review (2008), and her research is on comparative work-family policies, food policy, and ethics of surrogacy contracts.

Mary C. Brinton is the Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. Her book Lost in Transition: Youth, Work, and Instability in Postindustrial Japan (Cambridge, 2013) won the 2013 John Whitney Hall Book Prize for most distinguished publication in Japanese studies. Her current research is on low fertility and changing gender roles in Japan and other postindustrial societies.

Richard F. Calichman is a professor at the City College of New York. He has recently published The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kōbō (Columbia, 2013) and is now working on a monograph on Abe Kōbō.

Peter Cave is a lecturer in Japanese studies at the University of Manchester. He has recently published “Japanese Colonialism and the Asia-Pacific War in Japanese History Textbooks: Changing Representations and Their Causes,” Modern Asian Studies (2013). He is currently doing oral history research on childhood and education in Japan, 1925–45.

James C. Dobbins is the James H. Fairchild Professor at Oberlin College in the Religion Department and the East Asian Studies Program. He is editor of The Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki: Pure Land Buddhism (California, 2014), and his current research interest is the religious meanings of Japanese Buddhist art. [End Page i]

Steven J. Ericson is an associate professor at Dartmouth College. His article “The Matsukata Deflation Reconsidered: Financial Stabilization and Japanese Exports in a Global Depression, 1881–85” appeared in the winter 2014 issue of JJS. He continues his research on the Matsukata financial reform.

W. Miles Fletcher III is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He recently coedited Japan’s “Lost Decade”: Causes, Legacies and Issues of Transformative Change (Routledge, 2013) and is now at work on a project titled “The Japanese Business Community, 1970–2010: Oil Shocks, the Bubble, and Lost Decades.”

Joshua A. Fogel is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the History of Modern China at York University. His most recent publications include Japanese Historiography and the Gold Seal of 57 C.E.: Relic, Text, Object, Fake (Brill, 2013) and Maiden Voyage: The Senzaimaru and the Creation of Modern Sino-Japanese Relations (California, 2014). He is currently working on a textbook of Japanese for Sinologists.

Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni is a professor in the Department of East Asian Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. She is author of Housewives of Japan: An Ethnography of Real Lives and Consumerized Domesticity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and her current research focuses on gender, women, and “new fathers” in Japan and on cultural globalization.

Bettina Gramlich-Oka is an associate professor at Sophia University. She has recently published “Tales from the North,” in Jones and Watanabe, eds., An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Mega-city, 1750–1850 (Hawai‘i, 2013), and “Nagasaki: A Thorn in the Eye of the Shogunate?” in Kim and Nagase-Reimer, eds., Mining, Monies, and Culture in the Early Modern Societies: East Asian and Global Perspectives (Brill, 2013). Her latest research is on intellectual networks in the Tokugawa period.

William W. Grimes is a professor of international relations and political science at Boston...


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