In Memoriam — Barbara J. Brooks (1953-2013)

Barbara J. Brooks died last month after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was an associate professor of East Asian history at the City College and Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Barbara was the author of many articles on the history of imperial Japan in China and Northeast Asia, as well as Japan’s Imperial Diplomacy: Consuls, Treaty Ports and War in China, 1895–1938, published by UH Press in 2000. Her forthcoming book with Susan L. Burns, Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium, will be published by the Press later this year.

We extend our sincere condolences to Barbara’s husband, David Jaffee, and their family.