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Historians and the Taisho Statesmen (ICPSR 7608)

Principal Investigator(s): Chang, Richard


This data collection contains data from questionnaire sent to 68 historians in Japan for their assessments of 18 statesmen active during the Taisho period in Japan (1912-1926). The data include biographical information on the respondents, such as birthplace, year of birth, Marxist or non-Marxist affiliation, university of graduation, status (e.g., professor, assistant professor, or doctoral candidate), faculty (discipline), and academic specialization. The file also includes the historians' assessments of the Taisho statesmen on an interval scale of five, from most important, most influential to least important, least influential. For a related data collection, see HISTORIANS AND THE MEIJI STATESMEN (ICPSR 7653)

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Study Description


Chang, Richard. HISTORIANS AND THE TAISHO STATESMEN. ICPSR version. Gainesville, FL: Richard Chang, University of Florida [producer], 197?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07608.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07608.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    biographical data, educational elites, government elites, historical periods, nineteenth century, political history, political influence, Taisho period, twentieth century, Japan

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Universe:    Japanese historians.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    In this sample, 68 historians were interviewed who had knowledge of the level of influence of various statesmen in the Taisho period.

Data Source:

mailback questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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