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Articles by Patricia G. Steinhoff

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Patricia G. Steinhoff, editor of the English translation, is professor of sociology and chair of the sociology department at the University of Hawaii. A Japan specialist focusing on the Japanese left, she has known Takazawa Kōji since the early 1980s, first as an informant and later as a colleague on projects involving the Japanese New Left. He facilitated the Japanese publication of her book on the Red Army, Nihon Sekigunha: Sono Shakaigakuteki Monogatari (Japan Red Army Factions: A Sociological Tale). Tokyo: Kawade Shōbō Shinsha, 1991, 1993. This book was later republished as Shi eno Ideology: Nihon Sekigunha. [Deadly Ideology: the Japanese Red Army Factions] Iwanami Modern Classics Series, Tokyo: Iwanami Publishing Company, 2003. When Takazawa donated his collection to the University of Hawaii, she became responsible for organizing and overseeing its cataloguing as a manuscript collection within the university’s Japanese Collection and developed the collection’s bibliographic website. She has published numerous book chapters and journal articles about the Japanese New Left and is now revising and updating her Japanese book on the Red Army Faction for publication in English, along with a companion volume on the Japanese Red Army in the Middle East. In addition to adding an editor’s introduction and a follow-up chapter to Destiny at Takazawa’s request, she re-translated some passages to bring out nuances and added explanatory notes throughout the text. See an interview with the author about The Red Army here