James L. McClain, is Professor and Chair of History, and received his Ph.D. in History from Yale. He has taught the history of early modern Japan at Brown for nearly a quarter century and is author of an award-winning book on Kanazawa: A Castle Town in Seventeenth-Century Japan (Yale University Press, 1982), and more recently a 700-page textbook, Japan: a Modern History, published in 2001 by W.W. Norton. He has further co-edited two volumes on Japanese cities, Edo and Osaka, in addition to articles in important venues. His research has won support over the years from the Japan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
|McClain, James L. Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660–1950 by Fabian Drixler. The Journal of Japanese Studies/The Journal of Japanese Studies. 2014; 40 (2) : 383-387.|
|McClain, James L. A Landscape History of Japan (review). The Journal of Japanese Studies/The Journal of Japanese Studies. 2012; 38 (1) : 255-258.|
Ihl Bohn: Geun hyun deh sah. Seoul: Darakwon Publishing Company, 2005. This is the Korean-language translation of Japan: A Modern History.
Japan: A Modern History. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.
Kinsei no ?saka. Osaka: Osaka University Press, 2000. This is the revised, Japanese version of ?saka: The Merchants' Capital in Early Modern Japan, below.
Osaka: The Merchants' Capital in Early Modern Japan. Edited with Wakita Osamu. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.
Edo • Pari. Tokyo: Iwata Shoten, 1995. This is the revised, Japanese version of Edo and Paris: Urban Life and the State in the Early-Modern Era, below.
Edo and Paris: Urban Life and the State in the Early-Modern Era. Co-edited with John M. Merriman and Ugawa Kaoru. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994. Received the 1996 Hiromi Arisawa Memorial Award from the American Association of University Presses. Paperback edition appeared in 1997.
Assistant editor, with John W. Hall, ed. The Cambridge History of Japan, vol. 4: Early Modern Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Kanazawa: A Seventeenth Century Japanese Castle Town. Yale University Press, 1982.
|1973||MA||University of Michigan|
|1966||BA||University of Michigan|
|HIST 1140 - Samurai and Merchants, Prostitutes and Priests: Japanese Urban Culture in the Early Modern Period|
|HIST 1145 - Outside the Mainstream: A History of Minorities in Japan|
|HIST 1961I - North Korea: Past, Present, Future|