Confucian Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi, Business Ethics, and Economic Development in Meiji Japan

Confucian Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi, Business Ethics, and Economic Development in Meiji Japan

by John H. Sagers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319763712
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/21/2018
Series: Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

John H. Sagers is Professor of East Asian History at Linfield College, USA. He received his PhD in history from the University of Washington, USA; was a Fulbright Fellow at Rikkyo University, Japan; and held a Japan Foundation Fellowship. In 2006, he published his first book Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power: Reconciling Confucianism and Capitalism, 1830–1885 with Palgrave Macmillan.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Shibusawa Eiichi and the Idea of Confucian Capitalism.- Chapter 2: Economic Change and Intellectual Innovation in Tokugawa Japan.- Chapter 3: Government Bureaucrats and Capitalist Institutions in 1870s Japan.- Chapter 4: The Ethical Entrepreneur as a Servant of Japan's National Interest.- Chapter 5: Competing Priorities of Infrastructure Investment and Military Expansion in Late Meiji Japan.- Chapter 6: Business Leaders as Civilian Diplomats in Early Twentieth-Century Japan.- Chapter 7: Confucian Capitalism and the Search for Economic Prosperity and Social Harmony in Early Twentieth-Century Japan.- Chapter 8: Purposeful Preservation of Shibusawa Eiichi's Legacy.

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