Key Issues in Asian Studies (KIAS) booklets complement Education About Asia and are practical teaching resources for college, university, and senior high school teachers and students. James L. Huffman is H. Orth Hirt Professor of History Emeritus at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he taught East Asian history for thirty years. A former journalist, he also has taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Dartmouth College. He is the author of seven books on Japanese history, including Japan and World History (Oxford University, 2010), Creating a Public: People and Press in Meiji Japan (University of Hawai`i, 1997), and Modern Japan: A History in Documents (Oxford University, second edition, 2011). He now resides in Chicago, where he is working on a study of the daily lives of Japanese commoners in the early twentieth century.
Japan and Imperialism: 1853-1945: A Brief Interview with James L. Huffman