Much has been made of the post-war Japanese economic miracle. However, the origins of this spectacular success and its effect on the region can actually be traced back to an earlier period of Asian history. In Japanese Industrialization and the Asian Economy the authors examine the factors which contributed to the period of major industrialization from 1870 to 1940. Comprising of nine chapters by eminent economic historians, Japanese Industrialization and the Asian Economyoffers a valuable guide to the origins of economic dynamism in the Pacific Rim.
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A.J.H. Latham University College of Swansea, Heita Kawakatsu Waseda University, Japan, Chumei Ho Field Museum of Natural History, USA, Takeshi Hamashita University of Tokyo, Eichi Motomo Tokyo University of Fisheries, Japan, Hajime Kose Tokyo University, Japan, Sakeae Tsunoyama Nara Sangyo University, Japan, Peter Schran University of Illinois, USA