Dr Elise Tipton

BA, Wellesley College; EdM, Boston University; MA, Wesleyan University; PhD, Indiana University
Honorary Associate Professor

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Elise Tipton was Associate Professor of Japanese Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures. She taught in both the Japanese Studies and Asian Studies programs and carries out research in the social and political history of early twentieth century Japan, with a particular interest in issues of modernity during the interwar period.

Current projects

Elise Tipton is working on department stores and the emergence of modern consumerism in early twentieth century Japan. This is one aspect of her larger interest in issues of modernity during the 1920s and 1930s.

Associations

Elise Tipton was President of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia from 2001 to 2003. She is a member of the editorial boards of Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific,and New Voices and was the Japan and Korea editor of Asian Studies Review from 2001 to 2005.

She was co-convenor of the joint conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia and International Conference on Japanese Language Education, held in Sydney in July 2009.

Publications - highlights

Elise Tipton is the author of The Japanese Police State: The Tokkô in Interwar Japan (1991 and 2012) and Modern Japan: A Social and Political History, Second Edition (2008). She is the editor of Society and the State in Interwar Japan (1997) and co-editor with John Clark of Being Modern in Japan: Culture and Society from the 1910s to 1930s (2000). She has also written many book chapters and journal articles related to the history of birth control, modern urban entertainments, social welfare policies, political police, and changing women’s roles during the early decades of the twentieth century.

Modern Japan: A Social and Political History follows the interest and approach of the edited volumes in exploring the intersection of social and political developments in the history of Japan from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The book’s systematic coverage of women, minorities and everyday life distinguishes it from other histories of modern Japan. Publications related to her project on modernity also focus on the complex relationship between society and the state, for example, ‘Cleansing the Nation: Urban Entertainments and Moral Reform in Interwar Japan’, published in Modern Asian Studies (2008), and ‘Defining the Poor in Early Twentieth Century Japan’, published in Japan Forum (2008). Others, such as ‘Moving Up and Out: The “Shop Girl“ in Interwar Japan’ (2013) and ‘Faces of New Tokyo: Entertainment Districts and Everyday Life during the Interwar Years’(forthcoming 2013), examine changing social roles and everyday life in the cities.

Selected grants

2008

  • Japanese Studies Association of Australia Postgraduate Publication Workshop; Tipton E; ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network/Research Support.

2004

  • Regulating morals in modern Japan; Tipton E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • Regulating morals in modern Japan; Tipton E; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

Selected publications

Download citations: PDF RTF Endnote

Books

  • Tipton, E. (2012). The Japanese Police State: The Tokko in interwar Japan. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, imprint of Bloomsbury.
  • Tipton, E. (2011). Il Giappone moderno Una storia politica e sociale. Torino, Italy: Giulio Einaudit.
  • Tipton, E. (2008). Modern Japan: A Social and Political History - 2nd Edition. Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Modern Japan: A Social and Political History. United States: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

  • Tipton, E. (2013). Moving Up And Out: The "Shop Girl" in Interwar Japan. In Alisa Freedman, Laura Miller, Christine R. Yano (Eds.), Modern Girls On The Go: Gender, Mobility, And Labor In Japan, (pp. 21-39). Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
  • Tipton, E. (2012). The Department Store: Producing Medernity in Interwar Japan. In Roy Starrs (Eds.), Rethinking Japanese Modernism, (pp. 428-451). Leiden, The Netherlands: Global Oriental.
  • Tipton, E. (2010). Japan: The Meiji Restoration 1868-1945. In Jim Masselos (Eds.), The Great Empires of Asia, (pp. 192-217). London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.
  • Tipton, E. (2008). Whither Japan? In J A Stockwin (Eds.), Modern Japan: A Social and Political History - 2nd Edition, (pp. 240-260). Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tipton, E. (2007). Intellectual Life, Culture, and the Challenge to Modernity. In Tsutsui, William M. (Eds.), A Companion to Japanese History, (pp. 189-206). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Tipton, E. (2005). Atarashii Onna: The New Japanese Woman. In Van Assche, Annie (Eds.), Fashioning Kimono: Dress And Modernity in Early Twentieth-century Japan, (pp. 38-43). Milan, Italy: Five Continents.
  • Tipton, E. (2004). Japanese Women And The ''Cult Of Productivity''. In Amarjit Kau (Eds.), Women Workers in industrialising Asia: Costed, Not Valued, (pp. 149-172). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). In a House Divided: The Japanese Christian Socialist Abe Isoo. In Sandra Wilson (Eds.), Nation and Nationalism in Japan, (pp. 81-96). London: Taylor and Francis.

Journals

  • Tipton, E. (2014). Review - Louise Young, Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan. Japanese Studies, 34(1), 101-103. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2013). Faces of New Tokyo: Entertainment Districts and Everyday Life during the Interwar Years. Japanese Studies, 33(2), 185-200. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2012). A Review of “Japan in Transformation, 1945–2010�? Japan Forum, 24(3), 377-379. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2012). Book Review - Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan. Asian Studies Review, 36(3), 428-430. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2009). How to manage a household: creating middle class housewives in modern Japan. Japanese Studies, 29(1), 95-110. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2009). Review of Erik Esselstrom's Crossing Empire's Edge: Foreign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia. American Historical Review, 114(5), 1428-1429.
  • Tipton, E. (2008). Book review of Wearing Propaganda: textiles on the home front in Japan, Britain and the United States, 1931-1945. Japanese Studies, 28(1), 116-117.
  • Tipton, E. (2008). Cleansing the Nation: Urban Entertainments and Moral Reform in Interwar Japan. Modern Asian Studies, 42(4), 705-731.
  • Tipton, E. (2008). Defining the poor in early twentieth-century Japan. Japan Forum, 20(3), 361-382. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2007). 'Cruising Ginza': Seeking Modernity in Tokyo During the 1920s and 1930s. Literature & Aesthetics, 17(1), 125-139.
  • Tipton, E. (2006). Review of Gail Lee Bernstein, Isami’s House: Three Centuries of a Japanese Family. American Historical Review, 111(4), 1154-1155.
  • Tipton, E. (2005). Review of Brian J. McVeigh, Nationalisms of Japan: Managing and Mystifying Identity. Journal of Asian Studies, 64(4), 1027-1028.
  • Tipton, E. (2005). Sex in the City: Chastity vs Free Love in Interwar Japan. Intersections: gender and sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, August 2005(11), no pages-7684 words.
  • Tipton, E. (2004). Review of Harald Fuess, Divorce in Japan: Family, Gender and the State 1600-2000. American Historical Review, 109(5), 1549-1550.
  • Tipton, E. (2004). Review of Roger Goodman (ed.), Family and Social Policy in Japan. Intersections: gender and sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 10.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Pink Collar Work: The Cafe Waitress in Early Twentieth Century Japan. Intersections: gender and sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, (7), 1-12.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Review of Marius Jansen, The Making of Modern Japan. Asian Studies Review, 26(2), 269-271.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Review of Tiana Norgren, Abortion Before Birth Control: The Politics of Reproduction in Postwar Japan. American Historical Review, 107(3), 864-865.
  • Tipton, E. (2001). Rectifying Public Morals in Interwar Japan. Crime, Histoire et Societes, 5(2), 133-148.

Conferences

  • Tipton, E. (2010). Globalization and localization: social welfare policies in interwar Japan. International Symposium: Globalization, localization, and Japanese studies in the Asia-Pacific region, Kyoto, Japan: International Research Center for Japanese Studies.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Towards a Japanese-Style Welfare State: Social Welfare Policies During the Interwar Years. Asian Studies Association of Australia 14th Biennial Conference (ASAA), Hobart: Conference Design Pty Ltd.

2014

  • Tipton, E. (2014). Review - Louise Young, Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan. Japanese Studies, 34(1), 101-103. [More Information]

2013

  • Tipton, E. (2013). Faces of New Tokyo: Entertainment Districts and Everyday Life during the Interwar Years. Japanese Studies, 33(2), 185-200. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2013). Moving Up And Out: The "Shop Girl" in Interwar Japan. In Alisa Freedman, Laura Miller, Christine R. Yano (Eds.), Modern Girls On The Go: Gender, Mobility, And Labor In Japan, (pp. 21-39). Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

2012

  • Tipton, E. (2012). A Review of “Japan in Transformation, 1945–2010�? Japan Forum, 24(3), 377-379. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2012). Book Review - Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan. Asian Studies Review, 36(3), 428-430. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2012). The Department Store: Producing Medernity in Interwar Japan. In Roy Starrs (Eds.), Rethinking Japanese Modernism, (pp. 428-451). Leiden, The Netherlands: Global Oriental.
  • Tipton, E. (2012). The Japanese Police State: The Tokko in interwar Japan. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, imprint of Bloomsbury.

2011

  • Tipton, E. (2011). Il Giappone moderno Una storia politica e sociale. Torino, Italy: Giulio Einaudit.

2010

  • Tipton, E. (2010). Globalization and localization: social welfare policies in interwar Japan. International Symposium: Globalization, localization, and Japanese studies in the Asia-Pacific region, Kyoto, Japan: International Research Center for Japanese Studies.
  • Tipton, E. (2010). Japan: The Meiji Restoration 1868-1945. In Jim Masselos (Eds.), The Great Empires of Asia, (pp. 192-217). London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.

2009

  • Tipton, E. (2009). How to manage a household: creating middle class housewives in modern Japan. Japanese Studies, 29(1), 95-110. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2009). Review of Erik Esselstrom's Crossing Empire's Edge: Foreign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia. American Historical Review, 114(5), 1428-1429.

2008

  • Tipton, E. (2008). Book review of Wearing Propaganda: textiles on the home front in Japan, Britain and the United States, 1931-1945. Japanese Studies, 28(1), 116-117.
  • Tipton, E. (2008). Cleansing the Nation: Urban Entertainments and Moral Reform in Interwar Japan. Modern Asian Studies, 42(4), 705-731.
  • Tipton, E. (2008). Defining the poor in early twentieth-century Japan. Japan Forum, 20(3), 361-382. [More Information]
  • Tipton, E. (2008). Modern Japan: A Social and Political History - 2nd Edition. Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tipton, E. (2008). Whither Japan? In J A Stockwin (Eds.), Modern Japan: A Social and Political History - 2nd Edition, (pp. 240-260). Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2007

  • Tipton, E. (2007). 'Cruising Ginza': Seeking Modernity in Tokyo During the 1920s and 1930s. Literature & Aesthetics, 17(1), 125-139.
  • Tipton, E. (2007). Intellectual Life, Culture, and the Challenge to Modernity. In Tsutsui, William M. (Eds.), A Companion to Japanese History, (pp. 189-206). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

2006

  • Tipton, E. (2006). Review of Gail Lee Bernstein, Isami’s House: Three Centuries of a Japanese Family. American Historical Review, 111(4), 1154-1155.

2005

  • Tipton, E. (2005). Atarashii Onna: The New Japanese Woman. In Van Assche, Annie (Eds.), Fashioning Kimono: Dress And Modernity in Early Twentieth-century Japan, (pp. 38-43). Milan, Italy: Five Continents.
  • Tipton, E. (2005). Review of Brian J. McVeigh, Nationalisms of Japan: Managing and Mystifying Identity. Journal of Asian Studies, 64(4), 1027-1028.
  • Tipton, E. (2005). Sex in the City: Chastity vs Free Love in Interwar Japan. Intersections: gender and sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, August 2005(11), no pages-7684 words.

2004

  • Tipton, E. (2004). Japanese Women And The ''Cult Of Productivity''. In Amarjit Kau (Eds.), Women Workers in industrialising Asia: Costed, Not Valued, (pp. 149-172). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tipton, E. (2004). Review of Harald Fuess, Divorce in Japan: Family, Gender and the State 1600-2000. American Historical Review, 109(5), 1549-1550.
  • Tipton, E. (2004). Review of Roger Goodman (ed.), Family and Social Policy in Japan. Intersections: gender and sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 10.

2002

  • Tipton, E. (2002). In a House Divided: The Japanese Christian Socialist Abe Isoo. In Sandra Wilson (Eds.), Nation and Nationalism in Japan, (pp. 81-96). London: Taylor and Francis.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Modern Japan: A Social and Political History. United States: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Pink Collar Work: The Cafe Waitress in Early Twentieth Century Japan. Intersections: gender and sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, (7), 1-12.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Review of Marius Jansen, The Making of Modern Japan. Asian Studies Review, 26(2), 269-271.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Review of Tiana Norgren, Abortion Before Birth Control: The Politics of Reproduction in Postwar Japan. American Historical Review, 107(3), 864-865.
  • Tipton, E. (2002). Towards a Japanese-Style Welfare State: Social Welfare Policies During the Interwar Years. Asian Studies Association of Australia 14th Biennial Conference (ASAA), Hobart: Conference Design Pty Ltd.

2001

  • Tipton, E. (2001). Rectifying Public Morals in Interwar Japan. Crime, Histoire et Societes, 5(2), 133-148.

For support on your academic profile contact .