State Formation, Property Relations, & the Development of the Tokugawa Economy (1600-1868)

State Formation, Property Relations, & the Development of the Tokugawa Economy (1600-1868)

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Before the late 1960s, Japan historians characterized the Early Modern Japanese economy in waht are typical feudal terms. Considered backward and stagnant, it was argued that the economy eventually collapsed under the weight of its own internal limitations. This narrative has given way in the past two decades to a new interpretation in which Japan's pre-industrial economy is protrayed as one of substantive growth and qualitative change, the setting stage for modern development during the Meiji era.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 159 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8.64mm | 290g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 113898289X
  • 9781138982895

Table of contents

Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1: The Market and Economic Historiography of Tokugawa Japan Chapter 2: The Early Village and its Transformation Chapter 3: Construction of Peasant Land Relations Chapter 4: Social Change and Commercialization in the Periphery Chapter 5: An Alternative Trajectory of Development: The Kinai Conclusion Epilogue Tables Bibliographyshow more