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Capitalism From Within

Economy, Society, and the State in a Japanese Fishery

David L. Howell


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Japan's stunning metamorphosis from an isolated feudal regime to a major industrial power over the course of the nineteeth and early twentieth centuries has long fascinated and vexed historians. In this study, David L. Howell looks beyond the institutional and technological changes that followed Japan's reopening to the West to probe the indigenous origins of Japanese capitalism.

University of California Press, 9780520301580, 264pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2018

About the Author

David L. Howell is Professor of Japanese History at Harvard University and Editor of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies.