- 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.