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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

  • "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).