Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power: Reconciling Confucianism and Capitalism, 1830-1885

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 5, 2006 - Business & Economics - 175 pages
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This book focuses on the trans-Meiji Restoration story of the ideological transformation that made modern capitalism possible in Japan. To illustrate this transformation, the book looks at four key architects of Meiji Japan's capitalist institutions: Okubo Toshimichi, Godai Tomoatsu, Matsukata Masayoshi, and Maeda Masana.

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John Sagers is Assistant Professor of History at Linfield College.