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Economic thought in early modern Japan

Author: Bettina Gramlich-Oka; Gregory Smits
Publisher: Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Monies, markets, and finance in East Asia, 1600-1900, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This volume explores early-modern formations of economic thought and policy in a country widely regarded as having followed a unique, non-Western path to capitalism. In discussing such topics as money and the state, freedom and control, national interest ideology, shogunal politics and networks, case studies of the Saga Domain and Ryukyu Kingdom, Confucian banking, early Meiji entrepreneurship, and relationships  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Economic thought in early modern Japan.
Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(DLC) 2010018108
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bettina Gramlich-Oka; Gregory Smits
ISBN: 9789004190207 9004190201
OCLC Number: 741742390
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 298 pages) : maps
Contents: Foreword; Foreword to the Volume; Acknowledgments; List of Maps; List of Contributors; Introduction: The Autonomy of Market Activity and the Emergence of Keizai Thought; Money and the State: Medieval Precursors of the Early Modern Economy; Economic Thought Concerning Freedom and Control; Guiding Horses with Rotten Reins: Economic Thought in the Eighteenth-Century Kingdom of Ryukyu; The Shift to Domestic Sugar and the Ideology of 'The National Interest'; A Domain Doctor and Shogunal Policies; The Economic Thought of Shoji Koki and the Tenpo Reforms in Saga Domain. Confucian Banking: The Community Granary (Shaso) in Rhetoric and PracticeFrom Tokugawa to Meiji: The Economic Thought of a Local Entrepreneur in the Early Meiji Era; Policy Space, Polarities, and Regimes; Glossary; References; Index.
Series Title: Monies, markets, and finance in East Asia, 1600-1900, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Bettina Gramlich-Oka, Gregory Smits.


This volume deepens and revises our understanding of early-modern Japan by examining connections between economic thought and policy. It also engages issues of interest to scholars of world history  Read more...


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'The essays collected here demonstrate that economic thinking in the Tokugawa era was far from the paint-by-numbers conservatism of a caricatured Confucianism, but rather a lively field with plenty Read more...

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