Japanese Industrialisation: Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia No.9)
By: Ian Inkster (author)Hardback
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Japan's escape from colonialism and its subsequent industrialization have taken it to the point where its economy is second only to that of the US. This comprehensive volume examines how this rapid change of fortunes occurred, and the impact it has had on East Asia and the world at large. Taking a wide range and focus, Inkster looks at the history of Japan's industrial development in a social and cultural context.
1. Prologue. Anxious visions in Meiji Japan Part I. The Beginnings 2. The dynamics of the Tokugawa economy (1603-1868) i: Pax Tokugawa - the 250 years peace ii: Economy and population iii: Moral economy - aspects of social structure iv: limited change v: Japan in context - Tokugawa dynamics and the 'Western model' 3. An outline of Meiji industrialisation (1868-1912) i: Economic performance ii: Japan in context iii: Interpretations iv: Synthesis v: Themes 4. The foreign influence i: Introduction ii: The long prelude iii: Screening the world iv: The moving frontier - Layers of influence v: Technology transfer: mechanisms vi: Technology transfer: case studies vii: Hakurai to Hakugaku: an interpretation of success 5. The state and economic development i: Introduction - the contested state ii: The costs of continuity iii: Strategy - the debate over foreign capital iv: Financing industrial change v: Education, training and technology vi: The state and the entrepreneur Part II. The Expansion of Japan 1912-1973 6. An outline of inter-war economic development (1912-1937) i: Economic performance ii: Japan in context iii: Interpretations iv: Synthesis v: Themes 7. Empire, war and occupation i: the 1920s ii: Depression outcomes iii: Empire and the economy iv: War v: Occupation and institutional innovation vi: Conclusions - the political economy of Japan 8. Recovery and growth in the Golden Age (1952-1973) i: Supergrowth: Japan in the Golden Age ii: Recovery iii: Economic growth iv: Industrial policy and technology transfer v: Turning points Part III. Modern Japan 9. An outline of recent economic change i: Economic performance ii: Shocks and structures: growth recurring iii: Diminishing growth - the greying of Japan iv: Japan in context v: Interpretations vi: Synthesis vii: Themes 10. The renewed expansion of Japan i: The forces of expansion ii: Patterns of expansion iii: Institutions of expansion: the Japanese transnational corporation iv: Technology and institutions - Asian impacts v: Pacific partnership: the history of the multifunction polis vi: Into the 1990s: Japan and Asia-Pacific cooperation vii: Conclusions 11. Resolutions - China and Japan i: Governance and self-strengthening: Japan and China ii: Sequencing: China and the modern world economy iii: Progress by partition - sites of Chinese endeavour iv: Penultimate resolutions - Japan and China v: Back to the future. The new sites of endeavour 12. Systems clash - Japan and the USA i: Sam's sequence: climacteric concerns ii: Historical interludes and ironies iii: The global platform: trade and investment iv: Contrasts 1 - enterprise cultures v: Contrasts 2 - science, technology and the defence imperative vi: Conclusions: climacteric causation 13. Reflections on Japan i: Social causation and capitalist maturity ii: F
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