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Harvard East Asian Monographs 292

From Foot Soldier to Finance Minister

Takahashi Korekiyo, Japan’s Keynes

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674026018

Publication Date: 09/30/2007


377 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

13 black and white photographs

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  • Introduction
  • 1. A Remarkable Beginning, 1854–67
  • 2. Takahashi in San Francisco, 1867–68
  • 3. Many Mentors, Few Teachers: Takahashi’s Career in and out of Government, 1869–81
  • 4. Japan’s First Trademark and Patent Laws, 1881–89
  • 5. Maeda Masana and the Debate over Industrial Policy, 1882–85
  • 6. Managing a Silver Mine in Peru, 1889–90
  • 7. Entering the Bank of Japan, 1892–1904
  • 8. Fundraising During the Russo–Japanese War: 1904
  • 9. Fundraising During the Russo–Japanese War: 1905
  • 10. The Lessons of Wars, 1906–18
  • 11. Taisho Democracy, 1918–27
  • 12. “Japan’s Keynes”: Japan and the World Depression, 1929–34
  • 13. Takahasi’s Fiscal Policies and the Rise of Militarism, 1932–36
  • Conclusion: Takahashi’s Economic Philosophy and Its Roots
  • Appendix: Takahashi’s Memoirs
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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