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Lever of empire : the international gold standard and the crisis of liberalism in prewar Japan

Author: Mark Metzler
Publisher: Berkeley : Calif. : California University Press, 2006.
Series: Twentieth-century Japan, 17
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Focusing on the fall of liberalism in Japan in late 1931 and the global politics of money that were at the center of the crisis, this book asks why successive Japanese governments carried out  Read more...

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Named Person: Junnosuke Inoue; Korekiyo Takahashi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Metzler
ISBN: 0520244206 9780520244207
OCLC Number: 469841628
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 319-351.
Description: 1 vol. (XXII-370 p.-[2] p. de pl. : portr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface Acknowledgments Notes on Terms Part One: Global Money and Empire Prologue: London, 1898 1. Japan and the British Gold Standard, ca. 1715--1885 2. Gold and Empire, 1885--1903 3. The Sinews of War, 1904--1914 4. The "Positive" and "Negative" Policies 5. "Divine Providence," 1914--1918 Part Two: Global Money and the Doctrine of Induced Depression 6. The Great Divide, 1918--1921 7. "The Contractionary Tide," 1921--1926 8. The Theory and Practice of Induced Depression 9. "The Two-Party Principle," 1927--1929 Part Three: The Crisis of Liberalism 10. The Liberal Triumph, 1929--1930 11. Opening the Door to a Hurricane, 1930--1931 12. Capitalist Recovery in One Country, 1932--1936 Epilogue: Money and Hegemony Appendix: Reference Information Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Twentieth-century Japan, 17
Responsibility: Mark Metzler.
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