Labour Contracts and Labour Relations in Early Modern Central Japan

Labour Contracts and Labour Relations in Early Modern Central Japan

by Mary Louise Nagata
     
 

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Based on a collection of labour contracts and other documents, this book examines the legal, economic and social relations of labour as they developed in the commercial enterprises of Tokugawa Japan. The urban focus is Kyoto, the cultural capital and smallest of the three great cities of the Tokugawa period, but the data comes from a wider region of commercial and

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Based on a collection of labour contracts and other documents, this book examines the legal, economic and social relations of labour as they developed in the commercial enterprises of Tokugawa Japan. The urban focus is Kyoto, the cultural capital and smallest of the three great cities of the Tokugawa period, but the data comes from a wider region of commercial and castle towns and rural villages in central Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415655347
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Series:
Changing Labour Relations in Asia Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192

Meet the Author

Mary Louise Nagata is a Membre Associate at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes and has also been teaching East Asian and Japanese History at University of Minnesota.

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