Evaluating Evidence: A Positivist Approach to Reading Sources on Modern Japan
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288pp. May 2008
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Evaluating Evidence: A Positivist Approach to Reading Sources on Modern Japan
Author: Akita, George;
Evaluating Evidence is based on the grueling lessons learned by a senior scholar during three decades of tutoring by, and collaboration with, Japanese historians. George Akita persisted in the difficult task of reading documentary sources in Japane
"A fascinating autobiography. . . . As a glimpse into the life of an extraordinary American scholar, the field of modern Japanese political history, and its accomplished experts on both sides of the Pacific, [this] is an invaluable addition to the modern
Author: Akita, George;
George Akita is professor emeritus in the Department of History, University of Hawai‘i.
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Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Japan’s Postwar Positivists: The IHKM and YAKM Projects

2. Reading Primary Documents: Letters, Ikensho, Nikki, and Memoirs—the Pitfalls

3. Hara Kei Nikki and Eiin Hara Kei Nikki Compared: Typos and Oth




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