Mercantilism in a Japanese Domain: The Merchant Origins of Economic Nationalism in 18th-Century Tosa

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Cambridge University Press, May 2, 2002 - Business & Economics - 268 pages
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This book explores the historical roots of economic nationalism within Japan. By examining how mercantilist thought developed in the eighteenth-century domain of Toas, Luke Roberts shows how economic ideas were generated at the regional level. During the Edo period (1600-1867), Japan was divided into over 230 competitive states, many of which wished to reduce the dominance of the shogun's economy. The seventeenth-century Japanese economy was based on samurai notions of service - especially the duty performed by the dominal lord to the shogun - and the rhetoric of political economy that centred on the lord and the samurai class. This 'economy of service,' however, led to crises in deforestation and land degradation, government fiscal insolvency and increasingly corrupt tax levies, and finally a loss of faith in government.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Kokueki and nationalism
2
The creation of the Tokugawa polity
12
The alternate attendance system and domainal export economies
17
Research on domainal economic policy and kokueki thought
21
The geography and politics of seventeenthcentury Tosa
32
Yamauchi Katsutoyo receives Tosa from the Tokugawa
33
Castle town port mountain and village
38
Imagined economies Merchants and samurai
134
The kokueki of the merchants
137
The samurai economy of service
144
Declining service
154
Naming the problem
155
The Tenmei protests
158
The Tenmet reform leadership
162
Tenmei reform policies toward Edo
168

Service to the bakufu in the seventeenth century
52
Creating a crisis in Tosa 16801787
56
Ecological problems
74
Rising agricultural taxation
79
The decline and restoration of domain finances
85
An outline of domain income sources
86
The restoration of financial health after 1787
96
Voices of dissatisfaction and change The petition box
103
The history and historiography of petition boxes
106
The creation of a petition box in Tosa
111
The usage of the petition box
117
The payoff for Tosa
171
Cooking up a country Sugar eggs and gunpowder 17591868
177
The paper industry
178
New projects
189
Conclusion
198
Glossary of terms and manuscript document titles used in the text
205
Sources for figures and tables
213
Works and documents cited
220
Index
243
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