Anne Walthall is a professor of Japanese history at the University of California, Irvine. Themes she has focused on in her research include peasant revolts, particularly in the Edo period, and women's history, with a particular focus on court & palace women, and women in the Meiji Restoration & Meiji period.
She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago.
- Japan: A Cultural, Social, and Political History (2006)
- (with Patricia Ebrey and James Palais) East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History (2006)
- (as ed.) The Human Tradition in Modern Japan (2002)
- (with Hitomi Tonomura and Wakita Haruko, as eds.) Women and Class in Japanese History (1999)
- The Weak Body of a Useless Woman: Matsuo Taseko and the Meiji Restoration (1998)
- Peasant Uprisings in Japan: A Critical Anthology of Peasant Histories (1991)
- Social Protest and Popular Culture in Eighteenth Century Japan (1986)
- UC Irvine - Faculty Profile System
- "About the Editor," in Walthall (ed.), The Human Tradition in Modern Japan, Scholarly Resources, Inc. (2002), v.