Gail Bernstein

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Emeritus Professor of History




  • B.A. (1959), Barnard College
  • M.A. (1961), Radcliffe College
  • Ph.D.(1968), Harvard University


  • John King Fairbank prize of American Historical Association (1977) for Japanese Marxist (Harvard University Press, 1977)
  • University of Arizona Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Teaching Award (1992)
  • University of Arizona Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute Research Professorship (1994)
  • Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council Distinguished Lecturer on Japan (1996)
  • University of Arizona Mortar Board Recognition Award (1997)


  • Japanese Marxist, a Portrait of Kawakami Hajime (Harvard University Press, 1976; Japanese translation 1991; paperback edition 1990; reissued in 1999). Winner of Fairbank Prize of American Historical Association,1977.
  • Haruko's World, a Japanese Farm Woman and Her Community (Stanford University Press, 1983; reprinted with new final chapter, 1996).
  • apan and the World, Essays in Japanese History and Politics in Honour of Ishida Takeshi, co-edited with Haruhiro Fukui (St. Martin's Press, 1988).
  • Recreating Japanese Women, editor (University of California Press, 1991.
  • Public Spheres, Private Lives in Modern Japan, 1600-1950, Essays in Honor of Albert M. Craig, co-edited with Andrew Gordon and Kate Wildman Nakai (Harvard University Press, 2005.
  • Isami's House, Three Centureis of a Japanese Family (University of California Press, 2005) . Finalist for the Kiriyama Prize, 2005.