Germaine A. Hoston, Ph.D.Germaine A. Hoston, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Political Science
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0521
La Jolla, California, 92093-0521

Email: ghoston@ucsd.edu
Phone:
(858) 449-0455  
Office: SSB 376

Website:http://www.germaineahoston.com/ 


Profile

Having spent several years as a child in Japan, Hoston developed an interest towards East Asia.  Following this interest she studied Chinese language while at Princeton University.  Spending only three years, she graduated from Princeton University with highest honors and majors in Politics and East Asian Studies.  Continuing with her success, she later earned her Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University's Government Department.  Before joining the University of California, San Diego, Hoston accepted her first professorship at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.  At John Hopkins University, Hoston was the first woman to earn tenure in the Department of Political Science as well as the first faculty member to be awarded tenure as an Associate Professor.  She was also the first minority woman to be granted tenure at the University.  Since 1992, Hoston has joined the University of California, San Diego as a tenured full professor.  For more information, please visit her personal site or by clicking the picture above.  

Publications

Books

  • Marxism and the Crisis of Development in Prewar Japan
  • The State, Identity, and the National Question in China and Japan, Princeton University Press, 1994
  • Faith, Will, and Revolutionary Change: Modernity, Salvation, and Liberation in East and West.
  • Competing Modernities in Twentieth‐Century Japan

Articles 

  • “Comparative Politics and East Asia: Contesting Hegemonic Inter‐ and Intra‐Disciplinary Boundaries”
  • “The Antinomies of Modernity: Bureaucracy, Democracy, and the Political Economy of Space.”
  • “Between Mao and the Dao: Anarchy, Bureaucracy, and the Problem of Political Authority in Modern Chinaʺ
  • ʺThe Impact of Earlier Identities on the Formation of Civil Societies in Postwar Japan and Post‐Mao Chinaʺ
  • “Ethnicity, Identity, and the Problem of Democratization in China and Japan"
  • ʺThe Activist State and the Challenge of Democratization: A Comparative Historical Perspective”
  • ʺThe Debate on Japanese Capitalism and Paradigms of Political Developmentʺ
  • ʺThe State, Modernity, and the Fate of Liberalism in Prewar Japanʺ
  • ʺConceptualizing Bourgeois Revolution: The Prewar Japanese Left and the Meiji Restoration”
  • ʺIkkoku Shakai‐shugi: Sano Manabu and the Limits of Marxism as Cultural Criticismʺ
  • ʺA `Theologyʹ of Liberation? Socialist Revolution and Spiritual Regeneration in Chinese and Japanese Marxism"
  • ʺBetween Theory and Practice: Marxist Thought and the Politics of the Japanese Socialist Party"
  • ʺEmperor, Nation, and Marxian National Socialism in Prewar Japan: The Case of Sano
    Manabu"
  • ʺMarxism and Japanese Expansionism: Takahashi Kamekichi and the Theory of ʹPetty Imperialism"
  • ʺTenkō: Marxism and the National Question in Prewar Japan"

Papers

  • “The Antinomies of Modernity: Bureaucracy, Democracy, and the Political Economy of Space"
  • “Ethnicity, Identity, and the Problem of Democratization in China and Japan”
  • ʺThe Impact of Earlier Identities on the Formation of Civil Societies in Postwar Japan and Post‐Mao China"
  • ʺEconomic Development, Social Change, and the Challenge of Democratization in Modern China and Japan"
  • ʺThe Activist State and the Challenge of Democratization: Comparative Historical Perspectives"
  • ʺConceptualizing Bourgeois Revolution: The Prewar Japanese Left and the Meiji Restoration"
  • ʺPariahs, Paradigms, and Paradoxes: Japanese Marxism and the Study of Japanese Political Development"
  • ʺThe State, ʹModernityʹ, and the Fate of Liberalism in Prewar Japan"
  • ʺMarxist Controversies and the Crisis of Development in Japan"
  • ʺState Autonomy and Capitalist `Modernizationʹ in Imperial Japan: From Late Development to Military Expansionism"
  • ʺJapanese Nationalism and the Emperor System in the Marxian Nationalism Socialism of Japanese Tenkōsha"
  • "Ikkoku Shakai‐shugi: Sano Manabu and the Limits of Marxism as Cultural Criticism"
  • ʺMarxism, Nationalism, and Political Crisis in the Era of Taish Democracy"
  • ʺMarxism and Japanese Expansionism: Takahashi Kamekichi and the Theory of ʹPetty Imperialism"
  • ʺDomestic Constraints on the Use of Force in Western Societies"
  • ʺReport on Political, Economic, and Security Trends and Problems in East Asia"

Research

Dr. Hoston's reserach focuses on comparative political and economic philosophy and political development.  She conducts her reserach using historical and theoretical approaches.  Although she embarked on her dissertation research as a China scholar, she established her reputation as a leading scholar in the field with the publication of a seminal study of Japan 's political economy from Meiji through Showa.