Herbert P. Bix (born 1938) is an American historian. He wrote Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan, an account of the Japanese Emperor and the events which shaped modern Japanese imperialism, which won the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction in 2001.
Bix was born in Boston and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He earned the Ph.D. in history and Far Eastern languages from Harvard University. He was a founding member of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars. For several decades, he has written about modern and contemporary Japanese history in the United States and Japan.
He has taught at many universities, including Hosei University in Japan as of 1986 and 1990 and Hitotsubashi University as of 2001. As of 2013 he is Professor Emeritus in History and Sociology at Binghamton University.
The 2001 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 16, 2001.Bix (disambiguation)
Bix Beiderbecke (1903 – 1931) was an American jazz musician.
Bix may also refer to:
In art and entertainment:
Bix (film), a 1991 Italian film about Beiderbecke
Bix (rock group), a Lithuanian rock group
Bix (website), a defunct contest website owned by Yahoo!
Annual events named for Beiderbecke in Davenport, Iowa
Bix 7 Road Race
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival
Bix Barton, a fictional comic book character featured in the British science fiction anthology magazine 2000 AD
Bix, a fictional Protoceratops in the Dinotopia books by James GurneyIn other uses:
Bix, Oxfordshire, a village in Oxfordshire, England
BIX, a telephony cross-connect system created in the 1970s by Nortel Networks
Byte Information Exchange (BIX), a mid-1980s commercial online service offered by Byte magazine
Herbert P. Bix, American historian and writer
Hermann Bix (1914–1986), German World War II panzer commanderChrysanthemum Throne
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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan (2000, ISBN 978-0-06-019314-0) is a book by Herbert P. Bix covering the reign of Emperor Hirohito of Japan from 1926 until his death in 1989. It won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.Imperial Reckoning
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Junshi (殉死) (following the lord in death, sometimes translated as "suicide through fidelity") refers to the medieval Japanese act of vassals committing seppuku (a voluntary suicide) for the death of their lord. Originally it was only performed when the lord was slain in battle or murdered.Matthew Desmond
Matthew Desmond is an American sociologist who is a professor in the department of sociology at Princeton University.The Dead Hand
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy is the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction written by Washington Post contributing editor David E. Hoffman.
The book is based on a large number of published and unpublished sources, including interviews with political leaders, scientists, military officials and diplomats. The Russian automatic nuclear-control system known as "Dead Hand" is described in detail.The Looming Tower
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 is a 2006 non-fiction book by Lawrence Wright. It is a historical look at the way in which the militant organization Al-Qaeda came into being, the background for various terrorist attacks and how they were investigated, and the events that led to the September 11 attacks. In 2007, Wright was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for the work. A 10-episode television miniseries adaptation aired in 2018 on Hulu.The Years of Extermination
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939–1945 is the second volume of Saul Friedländer's history of Nazi Germany and the Jews. It describes the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews. The book presents a detailed history of the Holocaust and is based on a vast array of documents and memoirs. It won the 2007 Leipzig Book Fair Prize for Non-fiction and won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 2008.Historian Richard J. Evans, writing in The New York Times said that, though written with academic rigor, "what raises The Years of Extermination to the level of literature, however, is the skilled interweaving of individual testimony with the broader depiction of events."Three Alls Policy
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