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The Economic Development of Modern Japan, 1868-1945

From the Meiji Restoration to the Second World War. Elgar Mini Series

Edited by Steven Tolliday
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 25th May 2001
Weight: 2657g
ISBN-10: 1858981905
ISBN-13: 9781858981901
Barcode No: 9781858981901
This authoritative collection presents the key contributions on the economic history of Japan from the Meiji Restoration to the Second World War. It covers broad patterns of economic development and also focuses specifically on the zaibatsu and Japanese management techniques; technology transfer; banking and financial systems; labour, education and human capital; the economic role of Japanese women; and the economic dimensions of imperialism and war. This two-volume set brings together important texts around these themes, including less well-known work first published in Japan. It will be a valuable reference work for scholars and students of history, economics, political science and Asian studies.

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`It is consequently important to conclude by praising Tolliday for his achievement, given the undoubted quality of what has been included. Moreover, he has also edited a two-volume set covering the period 1945-95, allowing those who teach this subject to provide reading lists that ought to be much more focused.' -- John F. Wilson, The Economic History `The quality of Japanese record keeping and the energies of the authors brought together in this collection have made Japan the most richly documented of all examples of late industrialisation. Tolliday has done a discriminating dual-purpose job. He provides a splendid overall conspectus for someone coming new to the subject, and for those already seized by its fascination, easy access to a wide range of literature buried in the sort of journal you always find your library doesn't take.' -- Ronald Dore, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK