Professor Harald Fuess

Associate Researcher
+49 (0) 6221 54 4080

BA Princeton; MA, PhD Harvard.

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  • 2010 expected. Corporate Capitalism and Consumer Culture: A Transnational History of Beer in Japan.
  • 2004. Divorce in Japan: Family, Gender and the State. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • 1998. Editor of The Japanese Empire and Its Postwar Legacy. Munich: Iudicium.
  • 1997. Coeditor with Hendrik Meyer-Ohle, Japanstudien (Special Issue on Consumption and Services in Japan in the 1990s). Munich. Iudicium.

Articles and book chapters

  • 2009. Harald Fuess. "明治期における結婚と離婚の近代化." [Modernization of Marriage and Divorce in Meiji Japan]. In 『歴史人口学からみた結婚・離婚・再婚』[Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage as Seen from Historical Demography] edited by Satomi Kurosu. Reitaku University Press.
  • 2007. "Ehebruch als Verbrechen: Der Europäische Beitrag zur Frauendiskriminierung in Japan." [Adultery as a Crime: The European Contribution to Legal Inequality in Japan] Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht/Journal of Japanese Law. 24 (Winter): 1-30.
  • 2006. "Investment, Importation, and Innovation: Genesis and Growth of Beer Corporations in Pre-war Japan." In Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy: Past and Present. Edited by Janet Hunter and Cornelia Storz. London: Routledge, pp. 43-59.
  • 2005. "Men in the Women's Kingdom: Fatherhood in Taishô Japan." In Public Spheres, Private Lives in Modern Japan 1600-1950. Edited by Gail Lee Bernstein, Andrew Gordon, and Kate Nakai. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. 259-292.
  • 2005. "Deutsche Jesuiten in Japan" [German Jesuits in Japan]. Japanstudien 17, 83-108.
  • 2003. "Der Aufbau der Bierindustrie in Japan während der Meiji-Zeit: Konsum, Kapital und Kompetenz" [The Origins of the Beer Industry during the Meiji Period: Consumption, Capitalism, and Competencies]. Bochumer Jahrbuch für Ostasienforschung 27, 231-267.
  • 2000. "Home, School and the Middle Class: Paternal Narratives of Child Rearing in Fujin no tomo, 1908-1926." In Gender and Modernity: Rereading Japanese Women's Magazines. Ed. Ulrike Wöhr, Barbara Sato and Suzuki Sadami. Kyoto: The International Research Center for Japanese Studies, pp. 69-83.
  • 1999. "Als Japan die Welt anführte.'Das Land der schnellen Eheschließung und der schnellen Scheidung,' 1870-1940" [When Japan Led the World. 'The Country of Fast Marriage and Fast Divorce"]. Nachrichten der Ostasiatischen Gesellschaft 171/172, 75-92.
  • 1999. "Zwischen Strenge und Liebe-Das Vaterbild im Japan des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts" [Between Strictness and Love: The Image of the Father in the early 20th Century]. In Japans Kultur der Reformen. Edited by Werner Schaumann. Tokyo: OAG, pp. 173-192.
  • 1998. "Overview." In The Japanese Empire and Its Postwar Legacy. Edited by Harald Fuess. Munich: Iudicium, pp. 11-13.
  • 1998. "Neue Väter braucht das Land. Die Krise der Männlichkeit im Japan der 1990er Jahre" [The Nation Needs New Fathers: The Crisis of Masculinity in 1990s Japan]. Japanstudien 10, 405-413.
  • 1997. With Hendrik Meyer-Ohle. "Konsum und Dienstleistung im Japan der 1990er Jahre - Einleitung" [Consumption and Service in 1990s Japan: An Introduction]. Japanstudien 9, 15-23.
  • 1997. "Die japanische BGB-Reformkontroverse (1996): Japanische Identität und die Rolle der Frau" [The Japanese Civil Code Controversy of 1996: Japanese Identity and the Position of Women]. Japanstudien 9, 255-286.
  • 1997. "A Golden Age of Fatherhood? Parent-Child Relations in Japanese Historiography." Monumenta Nipponica 52 (3): 381-397.