A Time of Crisis

A Time of Crisis

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This study of Japan's transformation by the economic crises of the 1930s focuses on efforts to overcome the effects of the Great Depression in rural areas, particularly the activities of local activists and policymakers in Tokyo. The reactions of inhabitants of rural areas to the depression shed new light on how average Japanese responded to the problems of modernization and how they re-created the countryside.The appeal of a planned and more efficient farm and future was hardly new. Farm manuals such as Okura Nagatsunea#39;s popular 1822 Nogu benriron (On the Efficacy of Farm Implements) were replete with admonitions to develop onea#39;sanbsp;...

Title:A Time of Crisis
Author:Kerry Douglas Smith
Publisher:Harvard Univ Asia Center - 2001


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