Ordinary Economies in Japan: A Historical Perspective, 1750-1950

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""Ordinary Economies in Japan" directs our attention to a subordinate yet powerful theme in modern Japanese economic thought that appeared unobtrusively in the mid-Tokugawa period and found expression in the formation of voluntary, non-hierarchical associations of commoners who purposively organized their self-help activities apart from state authority. Tetsuo Najita's compelling analysis of ko is groundbreaking and explains a great deal about Japanese modernization that economic historians have overlooked or undervalued."- ...

Ordinary Economies in Japan: A Historical Perspective, 1750-1950 2009, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520260382

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