Chapter 27. Rural Japan and Agriculture

  1. William M. Tsutsui
  1. Eric C. Rath

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751398.ch28

A Companion to Japanese History

A Companion to Japanese History

How to Cite

Rath, E. C. (2007) Rural Japan and Agriculture, in A Companion to Japanese History (ed W. M. Tsutsui), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751398.ch28

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405116909

Online ISBN: 9780470751398

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Keywords:

  • agriculture;
  • rural Japan;
  • tenant farmers;
  • technology;
  • modernization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Functionalist Definition of Rural Japan

  • Reconsidering “Rural Japan”

  • Agricultural Technology and Village Life in the Early Modern Period

  • Agriculture, Farmers, and Modernization

  • Postwar Reforms, Prosperity, and the Decline of the Agricultural Sector

  • Alternatives to Modern Agriculture