Economic Thought and Modernization in Japan

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Shirō Sugihara, Toshihiro Tanaka
Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 1998 - Business & Economics - 182 pages
'. . . the book is a welcome attempt to start the debate over many important issues involved in writing not only the history of Japanese economic thought, but also the history of any particular country.'
- Masazumi Wakatabe, Journal of the History of Economic Thought
'As a Japanese historian of economic thought, I have often been asked about Japanese contribution to economics, if any, and about the availability of a book by a Japanese scholar written in English. Up until now, my answer to the latter question has been negative, but now there is a book to fill the void. . . . the book is a welcome attempt to start the debate over many important issues involved in writing not only the history of Japanese economic thought, but also the history of any particular country.'
- Masazumi Wakatabe, Journal of the History of Economic Thought
'All in all the book provides an infinite source of information and guidance for anyone who attempts to understand the fundamentally critical and nonetheless equally moderating nature of Japanese economic thought which probably has something essential to do with Japan's status as the sole country in Asia which maintained its independence by means of more or less Western type of parliamentary politics and capitalist market.'
- Tatsuya Sakamoto, History of Economic Ideas
This comprehensive book charts the development of economic thought in Japan and reveals how leading Japanese economists tried to understand and cope with significant economic and social problems in the process of modernization. It sheds new light on the nature and degree of intellectual modernization that accompanied Japan's impressive social and economic development during the last 150 years.

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Contents

Trends in economic thought in the Tokugawa period
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Yukichi
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its formation and breakup
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