The New Cambridge History of Japan

The Cambridge History of Japan
AuthorLaura Hein
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreJapanese history
PublisherCambridge University Press
Published2023–2024 (planned)
No. of books3

The New Cambridge History of Japan is a three-volume series published by Cambridge University Press. It is intended to replace the six-volume The Cambridge History of Japan published in the 20th century. The series is edited by Northwestern University professor Laura Hein.[1]


  1. Premodern Japan: A Millennium of Evolving Themes (edited by Hitomi Tonomura). This volume will cover Japan before the seventeenth century.[2]
  2. Early Modern Japan in Asia and the World, c.1580–1877 (edited by David L. Howell).[3] This volume covers the Edo period.
  3. The Modern Japanese Nation and Empire, c.1868 to the Twenty-First Century (edited by Laura Hein).[4] This volume covers events from the Meiji Restoration to the 21st century.[2]


  1. ^ "12 Questions with Laura Hein" (PDF). Modern Japan History Association. 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Laura Hein". Northwestern University. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  3. ^ Howell, David L., ed. (2023). The New Cambridge History of Japan, Volume 2. doi:10.1017/9781108283748. ISBN 978-1-108-28374-8. Retrieved 13 April 2023. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Hein, Laura, ed. (2023). The New Cambridge History of Japan, Volume 3. doi:10.1017/9781108164535. ISBN 978-1-108-16453-5. Retrieved 13 April 2023. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)
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