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The Economic Development of Japan: Growth and Structural Change, 1868-1938
The Economic Development of Japan: Growth and Structural Change, 1868-1938
By William W. Lockwood
Princeton University Press, 1954, 603 pp

A very substantial contribution to the study of Japan's extraordinary economic expansion since the Meiji Restoration. In contrast to a number of writers, the author, assistant director of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, concludes that "the real drive and momentum lay in large measure outside the realm of national political ambitions and State activity."