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Economic Thought and Modernization in Japan

Economic Thought and Modernization in Japan Book Reviews tion of the proper role of the state in economic development. A further example is the changing impact of Marxism, which has periodically had a major influence on Japanese economics. Here, as elsewhere, the volume stimulates reflections on features of Western economic, social, and intellectual history that many Western historians of economics customarily take for granted. As might be expected, the number of authors contributing to such a broad theme over one and a half centuries necessarily leads to some repetition. But this is a short book considering its subject, and it contains a useful general bibliography and specific references, mainly to English-language writings, accompanying each chapter. Though more than a textbook, it will serve admirably as an introduction to the subject, especially if read in conjunction with Chuhei Sugiyama and Hiroshi Mizuta’s Enlightenment and Beyond: Political Economy Comes to Japan (1988) and T. Morris Suzuki’s A History of Japanese Economic Thought (1989). A. W. Bob Coats, University of Nottingham http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Political Economy Duke University Press

Economic Thought and Modernization in Japan

History of Political Economy , Volume 32 (2) – Jun 1, 2000

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2000 by Duke University Press
ISSN
0018-2702
eISSN
1527-1919
DOI
10.1215/00182702-32-2-402
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Book Reviews tion of the proper role of the state in economic development. A further example is the changing impact of Marxism, which has periodically had a major influence on Japanese economics. Here, as elsewhere, the volume stimulates reflections on features of Western economic, social, and intellectual history that many Western historians of economics customarily take for granted. As might be expected, the number of authors contributing to such a broad theme over one and a half centuries necessarily leads to some repetition. But this is a short book considering its subject, and it contains a useful general bibliography and specific references, mainly to English-language writings, accompanying each chapter. Though more than a textbook, it will serve admirably as an introduction to the subject, especially if read in conjunction with Chuhei Sugiyama and Hiroshi Mizuta’s Enlightenment and Beyond: Political Economy Comes to Japan (1988) and T. Morris Suzuki’s A History of Japanese Economic Thought (1989). A. W. Bob Coats, University of Nottingham

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History of Political EconomyDuke University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2000

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