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Evaluating Evidence: A Positivist Approach to Reading Sources on Modern Japan

George Akita

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824825607
eISBN:
9780824869328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824825607.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is based on the grueling lessons learned by a senior scholar during three decades of tutoring by, and collaboration with, Japanese historians. The book argues for an inductive process in ... More


Introduction

Joshua Goldstein

in Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Peking opera is by far the most famous of China's approximately 360 theatrical genres. It is also the only one that, despite being named after a locatable city, is not merely categorized as a ... More


The Role of Historians in the History Problem

Hiro Saito

in The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824856748
eISBN:
9780824873714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856748.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Historians’ critical reflections are indispensable for reassessing the Tokyo Trial and resolving the history problem. Recently, these critical reflections have multiplied in East Asia through joint ... More


Medieval Authors on the Mongols

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the book's primary written sources on the Mongols, including the work of Sunnī Muslim authors, Shīʻī Muslims, and eastern Christians who wrote under Mongol domination. After a ... More


Introduction

George Akita

in Evaluating Evidence: A Positivist Approach to Reading Sources on Modern Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824825607
eISBN:
9780824869328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824825607.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explains the significance of documentary sources to the historian's craft, which leads to a commitment to do “history the old-fashioned way”—a positivist methodology to ... More


Between Providence and Character: The Historian Himself

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sarkar’s emphasis on heroism and character as determining forces in history is demonstrably related to his nationalist faith, not uncommon in his compatriots, in the originally-Christian idea of ... More


The Author and the Historian: A Conversational Reverie

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

An imaginary conversation is staged here between the author and the spirit of Sarkar, situated at what used to be Sir Jadunath Sarkar’s last residence in Calcutta (a building now belonging to the ... More


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