Gail Lee Bernstein

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Gail Lee Bernstein (born 1939) is a Professor Emerita of History at the University of Arizona. She specializes in the history of Japanese women, and is considered one of the pioneers in this field. Bernstein retired from full-time teaching in 2007.[1]


Bernstein studied under many of the pioneers of modern Japanese history, including Edwin O. Reischauer and Albert M. Craig.


Studied under
  • Yukiko Kawahara
  • Linnea Gentry Sheehan

Selected works[edit]

  • Changing Roles of Women in Rural Japan (1976)
  • Haruko's World: A Japanese Farm Woman and Her Community (1985).
  • Japanese Marxist: A Portrait of Kawakami Hajime, 1879-1946 (1990).
  • Editor, Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945 (1991).
  • Isami's House: Three Centuries of a Japanese Family (2005).
  • Editor, Public Spheres, Private lives in Modern Japan, 1600-1950: Essays in Honor of Albert Craig (2005)


  1. ^ "Gail Bernstein. Department of History, University of Arizona". Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2013.