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Technology and the culture of progress in Meiji Japan

In this book David Wittner situates Japan's Meiji Era experience of technology transfer and industrial modernization within the realm of culture, politics, and symbolism, examining how nineteenth century beliefs in civilization and enlightenment influenced the process of technological choice
Print Book, English, 2008
Routledge, London, 2008
xix, 199 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
9780415433754, 9780415560610, 9780203946374, 0415433754, 0415560616, 0203946375
Introduction : Meiji modernization revisited
Tradition and modernization
Iron machines and brick buildings : the material culture of silk reeling
Smelting for civilization : technological choice and the modernization of the iron industry
Bunmei kaika to gijutsu : technology's role in 'civilization and enlightenment'
Conclusion : from technological determinism to techno-imperialism