The Journal of Japanese Studies

Established in 1974, the Journal of Japanese Studies features original, analytically rigorous articles from across the humanities and social sciences, including comparative and transnational scholarship in which Japan plays a major part

Suggested Reading Lists

For those who build course reading lists, we offer suggested collections of JJS articles grouped by theme or period.  You might use some or all of the articles in a list as part of a class you teach.  The links below to individual lists indicate who curated each list, and the separate lists include links to each article in the JJS online collection.  This effort is a work in progress; be sure to check back for new lists on different topics.

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Early and Medieval Japan (Morgan Pitelka)
Edo-Period History (Morgan Pitelka)
Business, Management, and Labor (Janet Hunter)
Postwar History and Politics (T. J. Pempel)