Mercantilism in a Japanese Domain

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The Merchant Origins of Economic Nationalism in 18th-Century Tosa

By by Luke S. Roberts

Sub Title : The Merchant Origins of Economic Nationalism in 18th-Century Tosa

Written by : by Luke S. Roberts

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This book explores the historical roots of economic nationalism within Japan. By examining how mercantilist thought developed in the eighteenth-century domain of Tosa, the author shows how economic ideas were generated within the domains. During the Edo period (1600–1867), Japan was divided into over 230 realms, many of which developed into competitive states that struggled to reduce the dominance of the shogun's economy. The seventeenth-century Japanese economy was based on samurai notions of service and a rhetoric of political economy which centred on the lord and the samurai class. This 'economy of service', however, led to crises of deforestation and land degradation, government fiscal insolvency and increasingly corrupt tax levies, and finally a loss of faith in government. Commoners led the response with a mercantilist strategy of protection and development of the commercial economy. They resisted the economy of service by creating a new economic rhetoric which decentred the lord, imagined the domain as an economic country, and gave merchants a public worth and identity unknown in Confucian economic thought. Cambridge University Press; September 1998 ISBN 9780511824616 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Mercantilism in a Japanese Domain Author: Luke S. Roberts Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Business > Economic History History > Japan History > Renaissance ISBNs 0511824610 9780521621311 9780511824616 In The Press "This book greatly contributes toward an improved analysis and understanding of the real socio-economic conditions of later Tokugawa Japan, the polity of which differed from that of China and Korea. It clarifies the non-Confucian characteristics of economic thought, revealing the comparability between Japan and European countries. Anyone interested in economic nationalism could learn much from this definitive and brilliant work." Teiichiro Fujita, Doshisha University, Kyoto

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0511824610 - 9780521621311 - 9780511824616

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"This book greatly contributes toward an improved analysis and understanding of the real socio-economic conditions of later Tokugawa Japan, the polity of which differed from that of China and Korea. It clarifies the non-Confucian characteristics of economic thought, revealing the comparability between Japan and European countries. Anyone interested in economic nationalism could learn much from this definitive and brilliant work." Teiichiro Fujita, Doshisha University, Kyoto

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Cambridge University Press