Monographs and Edited Volumes
Before the Nation: Kokugaku and the Imagining of Community in Early Modern Japan (Duke University Press, 2003).

Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Pregnancy and Childbirth in the Context of Modernity,”
US-Japan Women’s Journal no. 24 (Winter 2003)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

"Local Courts, National Laws, and the Problem of Patriarchy in Meiji Japan: Reading 'Records of Civil Rulings' from the Perspective of Gender History," in Interdisciplinary Studies on the Taiwan Colonial Court Records Archives (Taibei: Angle Publishing Company, 2009), pp. 285-309.

“Nanayama Jundô at Work: A Village Doctor and Medical Knowledge in Nineteenth Century Japan.” East Asian Science, Medicine, and Technology no. 29 (Winter 2008).

“Marketing Health and Beauty: Advertising, Medicine, and the Modern Body in Meiji-Taisho Japan,” in Hans Thomsen and Jennifer Purtle, eds., East Asian Visual Culture from the Treaty Ports to World War II (Chicago: Paragon Books, 2009).

“The Body in Question: The Politics and Culture of Medicine in Meiji Japan, 1868-1912,” Wellcome History , December 2007.

"When Abortion Became a Crime: Abortion, Infanticide, and the Law in Early Meiji Japan," in David L. Howell and James C. Baxter, eds., International Symposium: History and Folklore Studies in Japan (Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2006), pp. 37-56.

“Making Illness Identity: Writing ‘Leprosy Literature’ in Modern Japan.” Japan Review no. 16 (2004): 191-211.

“From ‘Leper Villages’ to Leprosaria: Public Health, Medicine, and the Culture of Exclusion in Modern Japan,” in Alison Bashford and Carolyn Strange, eds. Isolation: Polices and Practices of Exclusion (London: Routledge, 2003).

“The Body as Text: Confucianism, Reproduction, and Gender in Early Modern Japan.” In Rethinking Confucianism: Past and Present in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, edited by Benjamin Elman, Herman Ooms, and John Duncan (Los Angeles: UCLA Asia Pacific Monograph Series, 2002).

“Constructing the National Body: Public Health and the Nation in Meiji Japan.” In Nation Work: Asian Elites and National Identities, edited by Timothy Brook and André Schmid, 17-50. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

"Bodies and Borders: Syphilis, Prostitution, and the Nation, 1860-1890. U.S.-Japan Women's Journal no. 16 (1998),

“Contemplating Places: The Hospital as Modern Experience in Meiji Japan.” In New Directions in the Study of Meiji Japan, edited by Helen Hardacre and Adam L. Kern, 702-718. Leiden: E. J. Brill Publishers, 1997.

Articles in Japanese
“Toritsukareta shinrai kara kankin sareta shintai he: Seishin igaku no hassei” [“From the Body Possessed to the Body Confined: The Formation of Psychiatry in Japan”]. Edo no shisô [Edo Thought] no. 6 (April 1997): 48-62.

“Tachibana Moribe: Shigaku to kaishaku no aida no shisô,” [“Tachibana Moribe: Between Poetics and Exegesis”]. Iwanami shisô [Thought] 11(1991): 77-99.

“Fujitani Mitsue: kyokugen no kaishakugaku,” [“Fujitani Mitsue: Exegesis at the Limits”].
Nihon gakuho [Japanese Studies] 11 (1992): 35-56.

“Kenryoku, chi, saisei suru shintai: Kinsei Nihon no sankasho wo megutte,” [“Power, Knowledge, and the Reproducing Body: An Examination of Obstetrical Manuals of Premodern Japan”].
Misuzu 368 (November 1991): 2-11

Book Reviews

"Cheap Print” as Method: New Possibilities for the Gender History of Early Modern Japan." Journal of Women's History 22, no. 3 (Fall 2010), pp. 1815-189. Response to Mary Elizabeth Fissell, Vernacular Bodies and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).

Review of Angela Ki Che Leung,
Leprosy in China: A History (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009). Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 8, no. 3 (Fall 2010), pp. 515-516.

Review of Ann Jannetta, The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the “Opening” of Japan (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007). Monumenta Nipponica, vol. 35, no. 2 (2009).

Review of Ellen Gardner Nakamura,
Practical Pursuits: Takano Chohei, Takahashi Keisaku, and Western Medicine in Nineteenth Century Japan (Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2005). Journal of Japanese Studies, vol. 33, no. 2 (Summer 2007).

Review of Daniel Botsman,
Punishment and Power in the Making of Modern Japan (Princeton University Press, 2004). Monumenta Nipponica., vol. 62, no. 2 (Summer 2007).

Review of Mark McNally,
Proving the Way: Conflict and Practice in the History of Japanese Nativism (Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2004). American Historical Review vol. 111, no. 4 (October 2006)

Review of Sabine Frustuck, Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan (University of California Press, 2003). Social Science Japan Journal, vol. 8, no. 2 (Autumn 2005): 281-283.

Review of Gary Leupp,
Interracial Intimacy: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1534-1900 (Continuum, 2003). Monumenta Nipponica, vol. 60, no. 2 (Autumn 2005).: 265-267,

“Kenkyu dôkô--Amerika in okeru Nihon joseishi kenkyû” [“Research Trends: Japanese Women’s History in the U.S.”]. Joseishigaku [Annals of Women’s History] no. 10 (July 2000).

Review of Sawayama Mikako, Shussan to shintai no kinsei [Reproduction and the Body in the Early Modern Period] (Tokyo: Keisô Shobô, 1998). Nihonshi kenkyû [Research on Japanese History] no. 499 (January 2000): 66-69.

Review of Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, ed.,
Modern Japanese Thought (Cambridge University Press, 1998). Journal of Asian Studies (Winter 1999): 216-217.

Encyclopedia Entries
“Nativism,” forthcoming in the
Encyclopedia of the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2008).

“The Kokugaku (Nativist Studies) School,” article for the
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (online encyclopedia created and maintained by Stanford University) URL: