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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:   Print book : 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. It discusses such subjects as money and the state, freedom and control, national interest ideology, and shogunal politics and networks.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bettina Gramlich-Oka; Gregory Smits
ISBN: 9789004183834 9004183833
OCLC Number: 607613496
Notes: Contains papers originally presented at two conferences, the first held May 29-June 1, 2008 in Blaubeuren, Germany, and the second in June, 2009 in New York City.
Description: xxii, 298 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
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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