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E. Taylor Atkins is the Presidential Teaching Professor of History at Northern Illinois University. He has recently published articles in Jazz Perspectives (2013) and Popular Music and Society (2014), as well as his book, Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910–1945 (California, 2010).

Peter Bleed is professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In 2011 he edited a special issue of Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific, and in 2012 he coedited Custer, Cody, and Grand Duke Alexis: Historical Archaeology of the Royal Buffalo Hunt (Oklahoma). His research is on conflict and on battlefield and arms archaeology.

Lee Butler is an independent scholar and author of “The Sixteenth-Century Reunification,” in Friday, ed., Japan Emerging (Westview, 2012). He is currently working on a regional history of Izumi Province, based on the diary of Kiyo Masamoto (1501–4).

Peter Cave is a lecturer in Japanese studies at the University of Manchester. He has recently published “Education after the ‘Lost Decade(s)’: Stability or Stagnation?” in Kawano, Roberts, and Long, eds., Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty (Hawai‘i, 2014). He is currently completing a book manuscript on junior high schools in Japan and heading a project on childhood and education in Japan, 1925–45.

Ray Christensen is an associate professor at Brigham Young University. He is coauthor of “Identifying Election Fraud Using Orphan and Low Propensity Voters,” American Politics Research (2014), and author of “The Rules of the Election Game in Japan,” in Hrebenar and Nakamura, eds., Party Politics in Japan: Political Chaos and Stalemate in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2015). He continues his research on Japanese elections.

Steven J. Ericson is an associate professor of history at Dartmouth College. He is coeditor of The Treaty of Portsmouth and Its Legacies (University Press of New England, 2008) and author of “The ‘Matsukata Deflation’ Reconsidered: Financial Stabilization and Japanese Exports in a Global Depression, 1881–85,” Journal of Japanese Studies (2014). He continues research on the Matsukata financial reform and on zaibatsu dissolution. [End Page v]

Joseph P. Ferguson is an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His publications include Japanese-Russian Relations, 1907–2007 (Routledge, 2008), and his research focuses on Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Timothy S. George is a professor in and chair of the Department of History at the University of Rhode Island. He is author of “Furusato-zukuri: Saving Home Towns by Reinventing Them,” in Gerteis and George, eds., Japan since 1945: From Postwar to Post-Bubble (Bloomsbury, 2013), and “Toroku: Mountain Dreams, Chemical Nightmares,” in Miller, Thomas, and Walker, eds., Japan at Nature’s Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power (Hawai‘i, 2013). He is working on a book manuscript on Toroku arsenic poisoning.

Eric C. Han is an associate professor at the College of William and Mary. He has recently published Rise of a Japanese Chinatown: Yokohama, 1894–1972 (Harvard University Asia Center, 2014) and is now working on a biographical study of prewar parliamentarian Inukai Tsuyoshi and on Sino-Japanese relations.

William C. Hedberg is an instructor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is author of “The Chinese Afterlives of Coxinga and the Forty-Seven Ronin of Ako: Japanese Puppet Theatre and Cultural Encounter in Edo-Period Nagasaki,” Sino-Japanese Studies (2013), and his research focuses on Edo-period translation and adaptation of late imperial Chinese fiction, especially Suikoden. His 2012 dissertation at Harvard was titled “Locating China in Time and Space: Engagement with Chinese Vernacular Fiction in Eighteenth-Century Japan.”

Takeo Hoshi is the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, professor of finance at the Graduate School of Business, and director of the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, all at Stanford University. He is coauthor of “Defying Gravity: Can Japanese Sovereign Debt Continue to Increase without a Crisis?” Economic Policy (2014).

Mark A. Jones is a professor of history at Central Connecticut...


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