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Agricultural Growth and Japanese Economic Development : Japanese Economic History, 1600-1960 - Michael Smitka

Agricultural Growth and Japanese Economic Development

Japanese Economic History, 1600-1960

By: Michael Smitka (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd April 1998
ISBN: 9780815327110
Number Of Pages: 340

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Makes Japanese sources accessible in English
Although much of the work on Japanese economic history is inaccessible to Westerners, many of Japan's leading economic historians have published widely in English. Combined with the work of Western economists who can utilize Japanese-language sources, this series assembles a wide range of English-language articles on the key issues in Japanese economic development. Individual volumes cover the interwar period, postwar reconstruction and growth, the textile industry, demographics, agriculture, trade, and the rise of commerce and "protoindustry" in the Tokugawa era.
An information-packed classroom and research resource
An introductory essay in each volume discusses the significance of the articles, compares various economic development in Japan with those in other countries, and puts studies in the context of similar studies in Europe. A versatile research resource, this 7-volume set is a veritable gold mine of hard-to-find information and data from diverse sources and a godsend to everyone interested in comparative economic and social history. Professors will appreciate the collection because it gives them instant access to less familiar English-language sources and is an easy way to introduce students to doing their own research. Students will appreciate the many articles as a mother lode of information for reports and papers. Researchers will be pleased by the coverage of more than three centuries of Japanese history and life.

Introduction
Sources of Long-Term Productivity Growthp. 1
Japanese Rice Policy in the Interwar Period: Some Consequences of Imperial Self Sufficiencyp. 27
Interwar Japanese Agriculture: Revisionist Views on the Impact of the Colonial Rice Policy and the Labor-Surplus Hypothesisp. 53
"Feudal Remnants" and Tenant Power: The Case of Niigata, Japan, in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuriesp. 89
Agricultural Research Organization in Economic Development: A Review of the Japanese Experiencep. 112
Technology Diffusion and Growth Phasesp. 139
Agricultural Stagnation in the 1920s, a Macroeconomic Perspectivep. 159
Structural Change and Policy Response in Japanese Agriculture After the Land Reformp. 181
Development of Long-Term Agricultural Creditp. 200
Effects of the Land Reform on Consumption and Investment of Farmersp. 228
Mobilizing Slack Resources for Economic Development: The Summer-Fall Rearing Technology of Sericulture in Japanp. 253
The Transformation of Rural Society, 1900-1950p. 273
Acknowledgmentsp. 339
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ISBN: 9780815327110
ISBN-10: 0815327110
Series: Japanese Economic History, 1600-1960
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 23rd April 1998
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.15  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1