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Technology and the culture of progress in Meiji Japan

In this book David Wittner situates Japan's Meiji Era experience of technology transfer and industrial modernization within the realm of culture, politics, and symbolism, examining how nineteenth century beliefs in civilization and enlightenment influenced the process of technological choice
eBook, English, 2008
Routledge, London, 2008
1 online resource (xix, 199 pages) : illustrations, maps
9780203946374, 9780415560610, 9780415433754, 0203946375, 0415560616, 0415433754
Introduction : Meiji modernization revisited
Tradition and modernization
Iron machines and brick buildings : the material culture of silk reeling
Smelting for civilization : technological choice and the modernization of the iron industry
Bunmei kaika to gijutsu : technology's role in 'civilization and enlightenment'
Conclusion : from technological determinism to techno-imperialism Free eBook from the Internet Archive Additional information and access via Open Library