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Labour-intensive industrialization: a concept too many?Peer Vries is currently writing a book on Japan and the Great Divergence, focusing on the question to what extent the history of modern economic... [Event]
These transfers of sovereignty resulted in extensive, unforeseen movements of citizens and subjects to their former countries. The phenomenon of postcolonial migration affected not only European... [Publication]
Based on a collection of labour contracts and other documents, this book examines the legal, economic and social relations of labour as they developed in the commercial enterprises of Tokugawa Japan... [Publication]