Historiography

Historiography

A historiographical essay demonstrates the ways in which our understanding of a topic change with time, available sources, and viewpoints. Please read several key texts on the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952, and consider differences between them in a two page, double spaced write up.
Examples of historiography:

Roger Chapman. “Review of Molasky, Michael S., The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory” H-US-Japan, H-Net Reviews. November, 2004. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=10000

Gluck, Carol ‘Entangled Illusions- Japanese and American Views of the Occupation.’ in Warren I. Cohen ed., New Frontiers in American-East Asian Relations. New York: Columbia University, 1983.
General texts on International History

Finney, Patrick ‘Palgrave Advances in International History’ Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Trachtenberg, Marc, ‘The Craft of International History: a Guide to Method’ Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006.

Useful journals:

H-Diplo http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/
Diplomatic History
Journal of Strategic Studies
The International History Review

Suggested texts on the occupation of Japan

Aldous, Christopher, “Contesting famine: hunger and nutrition in Occupied Japan, 1945-52,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Vol.17 No. 4 (2010).

Mark E. Caprio and Yoneyuki Sugita eds., Democracy in occupied Japan : the U.S. occupation and Japanese politics and society New York : Routledge, 2007.

Cohen, Theodore ‘Remaking Japan: The American Occupation as New Deal’ New York: Free Press, 1987.

Dower, John “Occupied Japan and the American Lake, 1945-1950.” In Edward Friedman and Mark Sheldon, eds. America’s Asia: Dissenting Essays on Asian-American Relations. New York: Pantheon Books, 1971.

Dower, John ‘A Rejoinder.’ Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 57, 1988.

Dower, John, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, (New York: The New Press, 1999).

Gluck, Carol ‘Entangled Illusions- Japanese and American Views of the Occupation.’ in Warren I. Cohen ed., New Frontiers in American-East Asian Relations. New York: Columbia University, 1983.

Greenberg, David “Is Iraq the New Japan?”, Slate Magazine, 18 October, 2002.
Takamae, Eiji, Inside GHQ: The Allied Occupation of Japan and its Legacy, trans. Robert Ricketts and Sebastian Swann, (New York: Continuum, 2002).

Matsuda, Takeshi. Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007.

Miwa, Yoshiro and Mark Ramseyer, “The Good Occupation,” Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 514, (May 2005).

Moore, Ray and Donald L. Robinson, Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Passin, Herbert “Review.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 291, Jan., 1954.

Reischauer, Edwin O ‘The United States and Japan’ Stanford CA.: Stanford University, 1957.

Reynolds, David, “World War II and Modern Meanings.” Diplomatic History, Vol. 25 No. 3 (Summer 2001).

Schaller, Michael. ‘The American Occupation of Japan: The Origins of the Cold War in Asia.’ New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Schonberger, Howard ‘Aftermath of War: Americans and the remaking of Japan, 1945-1952.’ Kent, OH: Kent State University, 1989.