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Labor and Imperial Democracy in Prewar Japan


"Labor and Imperial Democracy in Prewar Japan" examines the political role played by working men and women in prewar Tokyo and offers a reinterpretation of the broader dynamics of Japan's prewar political history. Gordon argues that such phenomena as riots, labor disputes, and union organizing can best be understood as part of an early twentieth-century movement for "imperial democracy" shaped by the nineteenth-century drive to promote capitalism and build a modern nation and empire. When the propertied, educated leaders of ...

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Labor and Imperial Democracy in Prewar Japan
1992, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520067837


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