Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power

Reconciling Confucianism and Capitalism, 1830–1885

  • Authors
  • John H. Sagers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John H. Sagers
    Pages 1-7
  3. John H. Sagers
    Pages 73-90
  4. John H. Sagers
    Pages 135-140
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-175

About this book


This book focuses on the trans-Meiji Restoration story of the ideological transformation that made modern capitalism possible in Japan. To illustrate this transformation, the book looks at four key architects of Meiji Japan's capitalist institutions: Okubo Toshimichi, Godai Tomoatsu, Matsukata Masayoshi and Maeda Masana.


capitalism Japan transformation

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