Susan Hanley

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Susan B. Hanley (born 1939) is an American academic, author, Japanologist and Professor Emerita of History at the University of Washington.[1]


Hanley was a Professor of Japanese Studies and History at the University of Washington.[2] Her primary area of academic research and writing is the material culture of Tokugawa society.[3]

The Journal of Japanese Studies was edited by Hanley for more than a quarter of a century.[4]

Selected works[edit]

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Susan Hanley, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 10+ works in 20+ publications in 5 languages and 1,000+ library holdings.[5]

  • Economic and Demographic Change in Preindustrial Japan, 1600-1868 (1967)
  • Population Trends and Economic Development in Tokugawa, Japan (1971)
  • Population Trends and Economic Growth in Pre-Industrial Japan (1972)
  • Toward an Analysis of Demographic and Economic Change in Tokugawa Japan : a Village Study (1972)
  • Fertility, mortality and life expectancy in pre-modern Japan (1974)
  • Economic and Demographic Change in Preindustrial Japan (1977)
  • Family and population in East Asian History with Arthur P. Wolf (1985)
  • Gender and Japanese History (ジェンダーの日本史, Jendā no Nihon shi) (1994)
  • Everyday Things in Premodern Japan the Hidden Legacy of Material Culture (1997)



  1. ^ University of Hawaii, Center for Japanese Studies, affiliate faculty
  2. ^ University of California Press, author bio note
  3. ^ Hanley, Susan B. (1991). "Tokugawa society: material culture, standard of living, and life-styles." Early Modern Japan, Cambridge Histories Online.
  4. ^ Hecker, Felicia J. "International Studies at the University of Washington, the First Ninety Years," University of Washington, Henry Jackson School of International Studies.
  5. ^ WorldCat Identities: Hanley, Susan B. 1939-
  6. ^ John Whitney Hall Book Prize of the Association for Asian Studies, list