From the Nineteenth Century to the Pacific War
1. Auflage 2005,
320 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 162 mm x 244 mm, Gewicht: 619 g
Reihe: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Francks Rural Economic Development in JapanIn the historical literature on Japan, rural people have tended to be regarded as the exploited victims of the industrialisation process. This book provides an alternative view of the role and significance of the rural economy in Japan’s emergence as an economic power prior to World War II.
Using theories and approaches derived from development studies and economic history the book describes the nineteenth-century development of a diversified, proto-industrial rural economy, focusing on the strategies employed by households as they sought to secure and improve their livelihoods. The book argues that rural people, through their ‘industrious revolution’, played an active part in determining the course of Japan’s agrarian transition and, eventually, the distinctive features of industrial Japan’s political economy, with the result that rural life still figures largely in the reality and imagination of contemporary Japan.
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1. Rethinking Rural Japan Part 1: The Nineteenth Century: The Establishment of the Diversified Rural Economy 2. Rural Economic Growth in the Nineteenth Century 3. The Rural Economy and the Household 4. Power, Policy and Resistance in the Nineteenth-Century Countryside Part 2: The Agrarian Transition, 1890-1920 5. The Rural Sector and Urban Industrialization 6. The Household and the Village in Transition 7. The Agrarian Question: The Rural Economy and the State Part 3: The Inter-War Years: Crisis and Modernization 8. The ‘Rural Problem’ of the Inter-War Period 9. The Rural Household and the Agricultural Adjustment Problem 10.The Rural Dream 11. Conclusion