Economic thought in early modern Japan

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  • This volume deepens and revises our understanding of early-modern Japan by examining connections between economic thought and policy. It also engages issues of interest to scholars of world history and economic thought outside Japan or East Asia.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Contents; Foreword; Foreword to the Volume; Acknowledgments; List of Maps; List of Contributors; Introduction: The Autonomy of Market Activity and the Emergence of Keizai Thought; Money and the State: Medieval Precursors of the Early Modern Economy; Economic Thought Concerning Freedom and Control; Guiding Horses with Rotten Reins: Economic Thought in the Eighteenth-Century Kingdom of Ryukyu; The Shift to Domestic Sugar and the Ideology of 'The National Interest'; A Domain Doctor and Shogunal Policies; The Economic Thought of Shoji Koki and the Tenpo Reforms in Saga Domain
  • Confucian Banking: The Community Granary (Shaso) in Rhetoric and PracticeFrom Tokugawa to Meiji: The Economic Thought of a Local Entrepreneur in the Early Meiji Era; Policy Space, Polarities, and Regimes; Glossary; References; Index
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