Herbert P. Bix

Herbert P. Bix (born 1938)[1] 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.[1] 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[2] and 1990[3] and Hitotsubashi University as of 2001.[1] As of 2013 he is Professor Emeritus in History and Sociology at Binghamton University.[4]

Selected works

  • Peasant Protest in Japan, 1590–1884. New Haven Conn.: Yale University Press, 1986.
  • "Hiroshima in History and Memory: A Symposium, Japan's Delayed Surrender: A Reinterpretation." Diplomatic History 19, no. 2 (1995): pp. 197–225.


  1. ^ a b c "The 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Nonfiction". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  2. ^ http://d-nb.info/gnd/1709379744
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=kO0tUpCViA8C&dq=herbert+bix+hosei+university&source=gbs_navlinks_s
  4. ^ Herbert P. Bix: Professor (Joint with Sociology)" Archived 2014-11-01 at the Wayback Machine. Department of History. Binghamton University. Retrieved 2013-10-25.

External links

2001 Pulitzer Prize

The 2001 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 16, 2001.

Bix (disambiguation)

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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

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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

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