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The Technological Transformation of Japan


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1. Introduction; Part I. The Tokugawa Heritage 1603-1867: 2. Society and technology in Tokugawa, Japan; 3. Opening of doors; Part II. Technology in Industrialising Japan 1868-1945: 4. Technology and the Meiji State 1868-1912; 5. Systems-building and science-based industry 1912-1937; 6. A war of science and technology 1937-1945; Part III. The Making of a Technological Superpower Since 1945: 7. Technology and the 'economic miracle' 1945-1973; 8. High-tech Japan; Notes; Chronology; Bibliography; Index.

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This landmark book is the first general English-language history of technology in modern Japan.


"It is hoped that Tessa Morris-Suzuki's book will provide a springboard for debate." Gail Ann M. Honda, (source???) "This book is especially informative, and insightful, because it never loses sight of the political, social, and economic contexts within which the history and development of technology in Japan must be considered." J.W. Dauben, Choice

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