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Reasonable Men, Powerful Words: Political Culture and Expertise in Twentieth Century Japan (Twentieth Century Japan: The Emergence of a World Power) Hardcover – January 24, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Twentieth Century Japan: The Emergence of a World Power (Book 16)
  • Hardcover: 345 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (January 24, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520243471
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520243477
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #852,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a splendid book, and the research--unusually challenging in both its nature and its scope--is strong. Laura Hein introduces us to the lives and work of an influential group of mid-20th century Japanese economists and to the rise of social-science thinking in modern Japan. She conveys in vivid detail a number of developments that highlight the complex nature of the country's modernity."—John Dower, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Laura Hein has given us a very valuable contribution to the history of social sciences in Japan, especially the history of economics as a social science, and most of all as a demonstration of the salience of Marxism in economic thought on the left across decades from the late 1920s through the 1970s. . . . She writes invitingly and engagingly."—Andrew E. Barshay, University of California, Berkeley

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"This is a splendid book, and the research--unusually challenging in both its nature and its scope--is strong. Laura Hein introduces us to the lives and work of an influential group of mid-20th century Japanese economists and to the rise of social-science thinking in modern Japan. She conveys in vivid detail a number of developments that highlight the complex nature of the country's modernity."-John Dower, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Laura Hein has given us a very valuable contribution to the history of social sciences in Japan, especially the history of economics as a social science, and most of all as a demonstration of the salience of Marxism in economic thought on the left across decades from the late 1920s through the 1970s. . . . She writes invitingly and engagingly."-Andrew E. Barshay, University of California, Berkeley

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