Money Talks: Monetary Disputes in Early Eighteenth-Century Japan (Paris)

Conférence de Federico MARCON, Professeur à l’Université de Princeton, professeur invité à l'EHESS en avril-mai 2017, dans le cadre du séminaire interdisciplinaire du Centre de recherches sur le Japon de l'EHESS (UMR 8173). 
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At the turn of the eighteenth century, as the lavish splendor of the Genroku era waned into a decade of economic stagnation and social unrest, two scholars debated on the nature of money and its proper administration. The dispute revealed not only the extent of the monetary integration of Japanese society after a century of Tokugawa rule, but also the sophistication of samurai’s understanding of financial dynamics. The story of the clash of the two views of what money is, the bullionism of Arai Hakuseki and the contractualism of Ogiwara Shigehide and Ogyū Sorai, bespeaks a turning point in the economic politics of early modern Japan—a turning point of transnational relevance, as in contemporaneous England economic thinkers were debating analogous issues.

Jeudi 20 avril 2017 de 11h00 à 13h00

EHESS, Salle 7, 105 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris

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