Pittsburg State University
“But writers of fiction do not stumble onto locales or times: they choose them and they use them to serve their narrative and aesthetic ends.” — Jonathan Dresner
“…flaws typical of the genre: a carefully set but very selective milieu; characters cobbled together from cultural and psychosocial fragments; wildly unlikely encounters and inappropriate behavior. … I don’t ever use historical fiction in my teaching, and I rarely read it (especially in my own field!).” — Jonathan Dresner
- Gai-jin (James Clavell, 1993): 1862-1863
- The Apprentice (Lewis Libby, 1996): 1903
- The Teahouse Fire (Ellis Avery, 2006): Bakumatsu and Meiji.
- Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden, 1997): subject born in 1920, lived until after WWII.