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Evaluating evidence [electronic resource] : a positivist approach to reading sources on modern Japan / George Akita.

By: Akita, George.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xv, 267 p.).ISBN: 9781441619440 (electronic bk.); 1441619445 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Japan -- History -- 1868- -- Historiography | HISTORY | Geschichte | Quellenkritik | Geschichtsschreibung | Japan | Geschichte 1945-2001Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Evaluating evidence.DDC classification: 952.04072 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Japan's postwar positivists: the IHKM and YAKM Projects -- Reading primary documents: letters, ikensho, nikki, and memoirs--the pitfalls -- Hara Kei nikki and Eiin Hara Kei nikki compared: typos and other problems -- Now that we have these primary sources -- John W. Dower and Herbert P. Bix.
Summary: George Akita persisted in the difficult task of reading documentary sources in Japanese, out of the conviction of their centrality to the historian's craft and his commitment to a positivist methodology to research and scholarship. In this book, he explains what he means by a positivist approach to reading sources.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-256) and index.

Japan's postwar positivists: the IHKM and YAKM Projects -- Reading primary documents: letters, ikensho, nikki, and memoirs--the pitfalls -- Hara Kei nikki and Eiin Hara Kei nikki compared: typos and other problems -- Now that we have these primary sources -- John W. Dower and Herbert P. Bix.

George Akita persisted in the difficult task of reading documentary sources in Japanese, out of the conviction of their centrality to the historian's craft and his commitment to a positivist methodology to research and scholarship. In this book, he explains what he means by a positivist approach to reading sources.

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