Abe Isoo and Kawakami Hajime in interwar Japan - Economic reform or revolution?

Masako Gavin

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This article explores the views of two eminent professors of economics, Abe Isoo (1865-1949) and Kawakami Hajime (1879-1946), regarding their socialist economic theories for easing poverty in Japan during the interwar years (1918-1939). Prior to this period, Abe believed the cure to capitalism's ills lay in a combination of socialist economic reforms (sangyô demokurashii) and individual spiritual refinement. Kawakami, at that time a bourgeois economist, prioritised the spiritual revolution of the rich over any socialist-type economic reform.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-74
Number of pages18
JournalEast Asia: an international quarterly
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Abe Isoo and Kawakami Hajime in interwar Japan - Economic reform or revolution? / Gavin, Masako.

In: East Asia: an international quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2010, p. 57-74.

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