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William B. Hauser

  • Professor Emeritus of History

PhD, Yale University, 1969

Research Interests

My research interests are both early modern and modern Japanese history. I taught courses on Asian Women's History, Modern Japan, the Asian American Experience, and Traditional Japanese Society.

Selected Publication Covers

Osaka Castle and the Extension of Tokugawa Bakufu Authority to Western Japan Book Cover
Economic Institutional Change  Book Cover

Selected Publications

  • "Textiles and Trade in Tokugawa Japan," in Textiles: Production, Trade and Demand, Maureen Fennell Mazzaoui, ed. Vol. 12 of An Expanding World, Ashgate, (1998).
  • "Tokugawa Japan, 1600-1876," Ainslie T. Embree and Carol Gluck, eds. Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching, M.E. Sharpe, (1997).
  • "Mingei and Japanese Society," in Mingei: Japanese Fold Art From the Montgomery Collection, Art Series International, (1995).
  • "Osaka Castle and the Extension of Tokugawa Bakufu Authority to Western Japan," J. Mass and W.B. Hauser, eds., The Bakufu in Japanese History (1985) paperback reprint (1993). 
  • "Fires on the Plain: The Human Costs of the Pacific War" in Arthur Noletti and David Desser, ed., Reframing Japanese Cinema (1992). 
  • "A New Society: Japan Under Tokugawa Rule," in Dale Carolyn Gluckman & Sharon Sadako Takeda, eds. When Art Becomes Fashion: Kosode In Edo-Period Japan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (1992).
  • "Women and War: The Japanese Film Image," G.L. Bernstein, ed., Recreating Japanese Women (1991).
  • "Why So Few? Female Household Heads in Early Modern Osaka," Journal of Family History, (1986).
  • "Some Misconceptions About the Economic History of Tokugawa Japan," The History Teacher, (1983).
  • "Osaka: A Commercial City in Tokugawa Japan," Urbanism Past and Present, (1977-78).
  • Economic Institutuional Change in Tokugawa Japan: Osaka and the Kinai Cotton Trade (1974).