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The Rise and Evolution of Meiji Japan
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The Rise and Evolution of Meiji Japan

ISBN 978-1-89882394-0

James Huffman


Considered a doyen of Meiji studies, particularly in the field of the newspaper press in Japan, former journalist Jim Huffman and emeritus professor of History at Wittenberg University, was recently honoured (2017) with the Distinguished Service Award by the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), marking his outstanding scholarship and service in the field of Asian Studies. He has also received three Fulbright Awards and was the recipient of the Ohio Academy of History’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Huffman is the author of six acclaimed books, including A Yankee in Meiji Japan : The Crusading Journalist Edward H. House , Japan: A History in Documents and most recently Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan. Supported by an introductory mini memoir, this collection of Huffman’s other writings, comprises thirty journal papers and scholarly essays, thematically structured under (1) Media, (2) Society, Culture and Environment, (3) Democracy, Government and Nationalism. Part 4 offers a selection from his portfolio of book reviews. The Rise and Evolution of Meiji Japan offers a valuable one-stop access to the scholarship of Jim Huffman that both complements and enhances his existing published works.