Japan’s Protoindustrial Elite: The Economic Foundations of the Gōnō - Harvard East Asian Monographs (Hardback)
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Japan’s Protoindustrial Elite: The Economic Foundations of the Gōnō - Harvard East Asian Monographs (Hardback)

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Published: 01/06/1999
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Students of the late Tokugawa and Meiji periods have long recognized the critical role of rural elites (the gōnō) in Japan’s economic transformation, but the largely impressionistic and episodic scholarship on this pivotal class has created an image of rural elites as successful trailblazers of industrial society. Through a close examination of economic trends and case studies of particular families, this study demonstrates that Japan’s protoindustrial economy was far more volatile than portrayed in most studies to date. Few rural elites survived the competitive and unstable climate of this era. Onerous exactions, interregional competition, market volatility, and succession problems propelled many wealthy families into steep decline and others into drastic shifts in the focus of their businesses.

Publisher: Harvard University, Asia Center
ISBN: 9780674472907
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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