Herbert P. Bix

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Herbert P. Bix (born 1938)[1] is an American historian. He wrote Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan, an account of the Japanese Emperor and the events which shaped modern Japanese imperialism, which won the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction in 2001.

Bix was born in Boston and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[1] He earned the Ph.D. in history and Far Eastern languages from Harvard University. He was a founding member of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars. For several decades, he has written about modern and contemporary Japanese history in the United States and Japan.

He has taught at many universities, including Hosei University in Japan as of 1986[2] and 1990[3] and Hitotsubashi University as of 2001.[1] As of 2013 he is Professor Emeritus in History and Sociology at Binghamton University.[4]

Selected works

  • Peasant Protest in Japan, 1590–1884. New Haven Conn.: Yale University Press, 1986.
  • "Hiroshima in History and Memory: A Symposium, Japan's Delayed Surrender: A Reinterpretation." Diplomatic History 19, no. 2 (1995): pp. 197–225.


  1. ^ a b c "The 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Nonfiction". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  2. ^ http://d-nb.info/gnd/1709379744[dead link]
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=kO0tUpCViA8C&dq=herbert+bix+hosei+university&source=gbs_navlinks_s
  4. ^ Herbert P. Bix: Professor (Joint with Sociology)" Archived 2014-11-01 at the Wayback Machine. Department of History. Binghamton University. Retrieved 2013-10-25.

External links

  • Bix: Hirohito decision led to later problems
  • New York Times review of Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
  • Herbert P. Bix at Library of Congress Authorities, with 4 catalog records
  • Herbert Bix and his Hirohito: On the Use and Misuse of Sources George Akita, The Asiatic Society of Japan, 2003-11-03

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