TANIMOTO, Masayuki

TANIMOTO, Masayuki

Name / Position

TANIMOTO, Masayuki / Professor

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E-mail

tanimoto@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Curriculum Vitae

Current Title

August 2005- Professor, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
October 1997-July 2005 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo

Education

April 1982-March 1987 Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
April 1978-March 1982 Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo

Professional Experience

June 2016 Visiting Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France
May 2016 Visiting Academics, London School of Economics, U.K.
March 2013 Visiting Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France
March 2008 Visiting Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France
April 2005-July 2006 Visiting Academics, London School of Economics, U.K.
April 1992-September 1997 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University
April 1987-March 1992 Assistant to Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Toyama University

Research Field

Japanese Economic History, Comparative Economic History

Research Theme

My research theme is to clarify the characteristics of Japanese economic development through analyzing the development process of “indigenous industries” such as the weaving industry and the brewing ndustry. Trying detailed case study of the putting-out system functioning in the development process of the weaving industry, I found the particular development process which should be called “indigenous economic development”. The importance of the “local notables” as a risk-taking investor is also revealed through the study of soy-sauce brewers. My recent concern is to understand the changing process of “indigenous economic development” in early 20th century. I am also interested in the comparison of Japanese economic development with that of European and Asian countries' using the concept of “indigenous economic development”.

Publications

Articles - April, 1995-

  • “Proximate sources of growth: capital and technology, 1700-1870” (Broadberry, Steve and Kyoji Fukao eds. Cambridge Economic History of Modern World I, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2021, co-author Alessandro Nuvolari)
  • “Introduction and diffusion: how did useful and reliable knowledge feature the industrial development in early modern Japan? ” (Technology and Culture vol.62, forthcoming in 2021)
  • “Towards the comparative history of housework”(Asada, Shinji et al. eds Connecting Gender Perspectives to Global History  Nihonkeizaihyoronsha, 2020, pp.185-192)
  • “The logic of dual-tiered economic development : in the light of organizational choice of production”(Sakane, Yoshihiro ed. Understanding Japanese Economic Development, Seibundo, 2019, pp.1-32)
  • “Labour-intensive industrialization and the emerging state in prewar Japan” Otsuka, Keijiro and Kaoru Sugihara eds. Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa, Springer, 2019, pp.115-140
  • “Toward the public goods provision in the early modern economy” Tanimoto, Masayuki and R. Bin Wong eds. Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China and Europe, University of California Press, 2019, pp.1-9
  • “From ‘feudal’ lords to local notables: the role of regional society in public goods provision from early modern to modern Japan” Tanimoto, Masayuki and R. Bin Wong eds. Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China and Europe, University of California Press, 2019, pp.17-37
  • “The burden of ‘annual tribute’ and the local public finance (in Japanese)” Shigehiko Ioku and Masayuki Tanimoto eds., Wealthy Farmers (Gōnō) in Early Modern and Modern Japan : Society and Economy of Minami-Yamashiro during the Nineteenth Century,University of Tokyo Press, 2018, pp.127-163
  • “The distinctive nature of economic development in Meiji Japan : Multi-layerdness and Modernity (in Korean)” Korean Journal of Japanese Studies, No.19, 2018, pp.14-33
  • “The Meiji Restoration and the capitalism (in Japanese)” The Society of the History of Meiji Restoration ed. Lecture Series of the History of the Meiji Restoration vol.12: Various Streams of the Historical Study of the Meiji Restoration, 2018, Yūshisha, pp.112-138
  • “Peasant society in Japan’s economic development: with special focus on rural labour and finance markets” International Journal of Asian Studies15:2, August 2018, pp. 229-253
  • “From Emulation to Innovation: Japanese Toy Export to High-income Countries before World War II” Furuta, Kazuko and Linda Grove eds. Imitation, Counterfeiting and the Quality of Goods in Modern Asian History, Springer, 2017, pp.225-243
  • “The expansion of rural industries : changing demand, disseminating technologies in constructing, mining and manufacturing sectors (in Japanese)” Nakabayashi, Masaki et al. eds., Iwanami Economic History of Japan, vol.2, Early Modern Period, Iwanami-Shoten, 2017, pp.194-216
  • “Labour and Employment in the Soy Sauce Brewing Industry (in Japanese)” Ioku, Shigehiko and Satoru Nakanishi eds. The Soy Sauce Brewing Industry and the Regional Industrialization : The Study of Takanashi Hyozaemon Family , Keiogijukudaigaku Shuppankai, 2016, pp.157-192
  • “The Development of Indigenous Industry and Economy (in Japanese)” Iwanami Lecture Series of Japanese History Vol 14, Early Modern Era 5, 2015, pp.107-42
  • “The Domestic Work and the Women: Cases in Modern Japan (in Japanese)” Mizui, Mariko and et.al. eds. Asian Leisure Education 186 :The Women in the World History, Benseishuppan, 2015, pp. 61-73
  • “The Perspective of Indigenous Economic Development: Beyond the Dichotomy of ‘Modernity’ and ’Tradition’ (in Japanese)” Aratake, Ken’ichiro and et.al. eds. The Frontier of the Study of Japanese History: Questioning the Time and Space of the History, Hoseidaigaku Shuppankyoku, 2015, pp.73-110
  • “The Development of Small Businesses (in Japanese)” Business History Society of Japan ed. Fifty Years of the Study of Business History. Nihonkeizaihyoronsha, 2015, pp. 23-32
  • “Capitalism and the Development of Indigenous Industries (in Japanese)” Sasaki, Kanji and Makoto Katsube eds. Lecture Series of the Meiji Restoration Vol.8 The Economic Process of the Meiji Restoration, Yushisha, 2013, pp.231-261
  • “Small Businesses and Existences/Lives in Modern Japan : With Special Reference to the Small and Medium Businesses in Inter-war Japan (in Japanese),” in Takashima, Shuichi and Natsuki Natake eds., Civil and Non-civil Spheres in the Urban Settings, Nihonkeizaihyoronsha, 2013, pp.179-210
  • “Japanese Small-scale Manufacturing in the International Market : The Export-oriented Toy Business in Interwar Period (in Japanese),” in Osakadaigakukeizaigaku, 63-1, 2013, pp.51-73
  • “From Peasant Economy to Urban Agglomeration: The Transformation of ‘Labour-intensive Industrialization’ in Modern Japan,” Austin, Gareth and Kaoru Sugihara eds., Labour-intensive Industrialization in Global History, London, Routledge, 2013, pp.144-175
  • “The Perspective of the Argument on Dispersed Production System (in Japanese), ” Socio-Economic History Society ed., Studies in Socio-Economic History, 2002-2011: Collected essays to mark the 80th anniversary of Socio-Economic History Society, Japan, Yuhikaku, 2012
  • “The Role of Housework in Everyday Life: Another Aspect of Consumption in Modern Japan,” Francks, Penelope and Janet Hunter eds., The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp.27-55
  • “Women’s Work and Household Economy in Modern Japan (in Japanese),” The Journal of Ohara Institute for Social Research, no. 635/636, 2011, pp.7-25
  • “’Japan’s Industrialization and the ‘Indigenous Economic Development’: From Peasant Economy to Urban Agglomeration (in Japanese),” Nagoyadaigaku Kingendaishikenkyukai ed., Nempo Kingendaishikenkyu, no2, 2010, pp.3-29
  • “The Logic of Dispersed Production Organization (in Japanese),” Abe, Takeshi and Naofumi Nakamura ed., Lecture of Japanese Business History 2: Industrial Revolution and Enterprise 1882-1914, Mineruva Shobo, 2010, pp.105-116
  • “Continuity and Change of Business Proprietors (in Japanese),” Miyamoto, Matao and Makoto Kasuya ed., Lecture of Japanese Business History 1:Business History-Experience in Edo Period 1600-1882, Mineruva Shobo, 2009, pp.291-326
  • “Cotton and the Peasant Economy: Foreign Fibre in Early Modern Japan” in Riello, Giorgio and Prasannan Parthasarathi eds., The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textile 1200-1850, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp.367-385
  • “Japanese Cotton Industry in the Global History”(in Japanese) in Mizushima,Tsukasa ed., Challenges of Global History, Yamakawa Shuppansha, 2008, pp.126-140
  • “The Activities and the Motives of the Propertied Class before the World War II” (in Japanese) The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, vol.49 May 2007 no.5, 2007, pp. 44-52
  • “The Historical Significance of the Export-oriented Urban Small Businesses in Interwar Japan-From the Perspective of Indigenous Economic Development” (in Japanese) in Nakamura, Satoru ed., The Historical Structure of the Modern Economy in East Asia: The Formation of Capitalism in East Asia III, Nihon Hyoronsha, 2007, pp. 217-240 (Translated into Korea, Chinese -Peoples Republic of China, and Chinese Taipei in 2007)
  • “The Development of Dispersed Production Organization in the Interwar Period: The Case of the Japanese Toy Industry” in Okazaki, Tetsuji ed. Production Organization in Japanese Economic Development, Routledge, 2007, pp.167-208
  • “The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization,” in Tanimoto, Masayuki ed.,The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization, Oxford University Press, 2006, pp.3-44
  • “Capital Accumulation and the Local Economy: Brewers and Local Notables,” in Tanimoto, Masayuki ed., Ibid, pp.301-322
  • “Managing the Putting-out System : Clothier-Weaver Relationship of the Rural Weaving Industry,” (in Japanese) in Okazaki, Tetsuji et al. eds., Readings of the Japanese Cooperate System Vol.1 Organization and the Coordination, Yuhikaku, 2006, pp.104-130
  • “From Rural Industry to Urban Agglomeration: Cases from Weaving Industry and Urban Small Businesses in Prewar Japan,” (in Japanese) in Sonobe, Tetsushi and Yasuyuki Sawada eds., Market and Economic Development, Toyokeizai-Shimposha, 2006, pp.209-235
  • “Agricultural Labourers in the “Peasant Society”: Case Studies of Farming Villages in Early Modern Kinai,” (in Japanese) Housei University Keizai-Shirin (Housei University Economic Review), vol.73 no.4, 2006, pp.235-252
  • “What Did Kaisen-Tonya (Wholesaler in Port) Do? :A Case from Hiroumi 1860-1890,” (in Japanese) in Ishii, Kannji and Satoru Nakanishi eds., Industrialization and the Merchant, Nagoya University Press, 2006, pp.329-359
  • “The Male Workers in the Factory circa 1910: A Case Study of a Soy Sauce Brewers in Japan,” (in Japanese) in Osaka University of Commerce ed., The Bulletin of the Museum of Commercial History, vol.6, 2005, pp.1-21
  • “The “New” Development of the Dispersed Production Organization: Toy Industry in Interwar Japan,” (in Japanese) in Okazaki, Tetsuji ed., The Economic History of the Production Organization, University of Tokyo Press, 2005, pp.231-290
  • “The Tradition and the Change of the Industries,”(in Japanese), The Lecture Series of Japanese History Vol. 7 The Dismantling of Tokugawa Japan, University of Tokyo Press, 2005, pp.233-264
  • “Urban Small Businesses in Interwar Japan-A Case of Tokyo,” (in Japanese) in Nakamura, Satoru ed., The Formation of the Modern Economy in East Asia : The Formation of Capitalism in East Asia I, Nihon Hyoronsha, 2005, pp. 201-224 (Translated into Korea, 2005, Chinese in 2005-Peoples Republic of China, 2006-Chinese Taipei)
  • “The Re-organization of Indigenous Industries,” (co-author Saito, Osamu) in Hayami, Akira, Osamu Saito and Ronald Toby eds., Economic History of Modern Japan Vol.1, Emergence of Economic Society, Oxford University Press, 2004, pp.268-300
  • “Women's Labour and the Small Business in Modern Japan,” (in Japanese) in Ujiie, Mikito, Yuki Sakurai, Masayuki Tanimoto and Hiroko Nagano eds., Gender and the Formation of Modern State in Japan, Kashiwa-shobo, 2003, pp.144-187
  • “Regional Society as a Motive for Investment-Industrial Investment and the Regional Industrialization in Meiji Japan,” (in Japanese) in Shinozuka, Nobuyoshi, Akio Ishizaka and Hideyuki Takahashi eds., Comparative Historical Studies of the Regional Industrialization, Hokkaido University Press, 2003, pp.235-267
  • “Urban Tiny Businesses in Modern Japan-Based on the Census Data of Tokyo City,” (in Japanese) in Nakamura, Takafusa and Nobuyuki Fujii eds., Indigenous Industries in the Process of Urbanization, Nihon Keizai Hyoronsha, 2002, pp.3-49
  • “The Institutional Bases of Indigenous Development,” (in Japanese) in Socio-economic History Society ed., The Review of Socio-economic History, Yuhikaku, 2002, pp.278-290
  • “The Migration in an Village 1945-49 : The Case of Keitoku Village, Yama-gun Fukushima Prefecture,” (in Japanese) in Hara, Akira ed., Japanese Economy in the Period of Rehabilitation, University of Tokyo Press, 2002, pp.423-456
  • “Who Marketed Imported Textile : The Japanese Case,” in Sugiyama, Shinya and Linda Grove eds., Commercial Networks in Modern Asia, Curzon Press, 2001, pp.15-38
  • “The Small Size Family Businesses in Pre-war Japan : The Case of Indigenous Industries,” (in Japanese) Shakai-seisaku Gakkai Shi, (The Journal of Social Policy and Labor Studies), no.5, 2001, pp.159-173
  • “A Survey on the Controversy of Manufacture and Prot-industrialization,” (in Japanese) in Ishii, Kanji, Akira Hara and Haruhito Takeda eds., Japanese Economic History 1 : Around the Meiji Restoration, University of Tokyo Press, 2000, pp.207-216
  • “Development of Indigenous Industries,” (in Japanese) in Ishii, Kanji, Akira Hara and Haruhito Takeda eds., Japanese Economic History 1 : Around the Meiji Restoration, University of Tokyo Press, 2000, pp.153-206
  • “The Distribution of the Cotton Goods After the Opening of the Ports in Japan,” (in Japanese) in Sugiyama, Shinya and Linda Glove eds., Distribution Networks in Modern Asian Area, Sobunsha, 1999
  • “An Alternative to ‘Industrialization’: the Perspective of the Concept of Indigenous Economic Development,” (in Japanese) in Saito, Osamu ed., World History, vol. 22, Iwanami-shoten, 1998
  • “Rural Entrepreneurs in the Cotton-Weaving Industry of Japan,” (co-author Itoh, Motoshige) in Hayami, Yujiro ed., Toward the Rural-based Development of Commerce and Industry: Selected Experiences from East Asia, Economic Development Institute of The World Bank, 1998
  • “Investment Activities in Regional Japanese Industrialization: the Activities of Men of Property in Local Areas,” (in Japanese) Socio-economic History, 64-1, 1998
  • “The Rural Labour Force of the Indigenous Industry: the Case of the Weaving Industry,” (in Japanese) in Nakamura, Takafusa ed., Japanese Economic Development and the Indigenous Industry, Yamakawa-shuppansha, 1997
  • “Sekiguchi Hachibei/Naotaro: Soy-sauce Industry and the Local Entrepreneurs/Notables,” (in Japanese) in Takeuchi, Johzen, Takeshi Abe and Minoru Sawai eds., Some Geneses of Entrepreneurs in Modern Japan, Osaka University Press, 1996
  • “Brewery Industries,” (in Japanese) in Nishikawa, Shunsaku, Konosuke Odaka and Osamu Saito eds., Japanese Economy During 200 Years, Nihon Hyoronsha, 1996
  • “The Socio-economic Conditions in the Late Tokugawa Period,” (in Korean) North-east Asia, no.2, Institute of North-east Asian cultural studies, 1995
  • “The Rise of Enterprises and the Modern/Indigenous Businesses,” (co-author Abe, Takeshi in Japanese) in Miyamoto, Matao and Takeshi Abe ed., Japanese Business History, 3, Iwanami-shoten, 1995

Books and Monographs - 1995-

  • Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China and Europe (University of California Press, 2019, co-editor R. Bin Wong
  • Wealthy Farmers (Gōnō) in Early Modern and Modern Japan: Society and Economy of Minami-Yamashiro during the Nineteenth Century (in Japanese, University of Tokyo Press, 2018, co-editor Shigehiko Ioku)
  • The Economic History of Japan:From the Early Modern Era to the Present  (in Japanese, co-author Minoru Sawai), Yuhikaku, 2016
  • Kokubu History:Three Hundred Years (in Japanese, Japan Business History Institute ed., co-author Mariko Tatsuki and Tomotaka Oshima), Kokubu Corporation, 2015
  • Tanimoto, Masayuki ed., The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization, Oxford University Press, 2006, xvii+pp.342
  • The Weaving Industry in the Japanese Indigenous Economic Development, (in Japanese) University of Nagoya Press, 1998

Others - Book Reviews - 1995-

  • Book review: Nakanishi, Satoru and Shigehiko Ioku eds. A Local Entrepreneur in Modern Japan: Manzo-shoten Oguri Family and Regional Industrialization, The Journal of Political Economy and Economic History, no.247, 2020
  • Book review: Ohno, Akihiko Weaving the Market: Merchant and Contract, Rural Hand Weaving in Laos Japanese Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 57:1, 2019
  • Ishii, Kanji, Historical Structure of Capitalism Japan
    Business History Society of Japan ed. Japan Business History Review, 52:2, 2017
  • Iwamoto, Shinichi The Economic History of the Sewing Machine and Clothes: The Domestic Production and the Global Economy (in Japanese, co-author Abe, Takeshi, Institute of Japanese Economic History, Osaka University of Economy ed. The Study of Economic History no.19, 2016)
  • Katsube, Makoto ed. The Exogenous and Indigenous Factors in Modern East Asia (in Japanese, Journal of Political Economy and Economic History no.227, 2015)
  • Yamazaki, Hiroaki and Takeshi Abe From Fabric to Apparel: Sasaki Store and the Weaving Industry in Bingo (in Japanese, Institute of Japanese Economic History, Osaka University of Economy ed. The Study of Economic History no.18, 2015)
  • Penelope Francks, The Japanese Consumer: An Alternative Economic History of Modern Japan (Social Science Japan Journal, vol.15 no.2, Summer 2012)
  • Watanabe, Takashi ed., Regional Society and Proto-industrial Elite in Kinai (in Japanese), The Political Economy and Economic History Society ed., The Journal of Political Economy and Economic History, no. 208, 2010
  • Enoki, Kazue, Employment and Manegement of Silk-reeling Industry in Modern Japan (The Society for Research on Women’s History, Annual Review of Women’s History, no.26, March 2009, in Japanese)
  • Sato (Tsuburai), Kaoru, Shakai Ido no Rekishishakaigaku: Nariwai/Shokugyo/Gakko, (Social Science Japan Journal, vol.10, no.2, October 2007)
  • Tamura, Hitoshi, Socio-economic History of Fashion: Inovation and the Fashion Market of Indigenous Weaving Industry (The Socio-economic History Society, Socio-economic History, vol.73 no.1, 2007, in Japanese)
  • Takeda, Haruhito ed,
  • Farnie, A. Douglas, Tetsuo Nakaoka, David J. Jeremy, John F. Wilson and Takeshi Abe eds., Region and Strategy in Britain and Japan:Business in Lancashire and Kansai 1890-1990,Social Science Japan Journal, vol.5, no.1, 2002
  • Saito, Osamu, Wage, Labour and the Standard of Living: 18-20th Century in Japanese Economic History (Socio-economic History, 65-4, 2000, in Japanese)
  • Tsuranuki, Hidetaka, Study on the Development of the Dying and Wearing Manufactures in Early Modern Japan(Journal of Japanese History, no.411, 1996, in Japanese)
  • Hasegawa, Akira, A History of the Distribution of Tatsuno Soy-sauce in Tokugawa Japan (The Economic Review, 46-1, Hitotsubashi University, 1995, in Japanese)

Others - Translation into Japanese - 2000-

  • Francks, Penelope and Janet Hunter eds. The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000 (with Nakamura, Naofumi and others), Hoseidaigaku Shuppankyoku, 2016
  • Janet Hunter, Women and the Labour Market in Japan's Industrialising Economy: The Textile Industry before the Pacific War (Translated by Abe, Takeshi and Masayuki Tanimoto, with Masaki Nakabayashi, Tomoko Hashino and Kazue Enoki, Yuhikaku, 2008)

Articles - Selected Publications prior to April, 1995

  • “‘Industrialization’ and ‘Indigenous Economic Development’ in Modern Japan,” (in Japanese) Historical Review, no.539, 1995
  • “Trends and Problems in Recent Researches on ‘Intra-Asian Trade’,” (in Japanese) The Journal of Agrarian History, no.140, 1995
  • “The Evolution of Indigenous Cotton Textile Manufacture Before and After the Opening of the Ports,” Japanese Yearbook on Business History, vol.9, Japan Business History Institute, 1992
  • “The Rise and Fall of Local Economies: the Comparison of Niikawa Momen and Izumi Momen in 19th Century,” (in Japanese) Journal of Modern Japanese Studies, no.14, 1992
  • “Niikawa Momen (Cotton Weaving in the Niikawa District) and Cotton Merchant in Ettchu Takaoka,” (in Japanese) The Journal of Economic Studies, 37-1, Toyama University, 1991
  • “The Rise and Fall of Niikawa Momen (Cotton Weaving in the Niikawa District) in the 19th Century,” (in Japanese) Annual Bulletin on Economics and Social Science, 16, Toyama University, 1991
  • “Business Trends in Choshi Soy-sauce Brewer Industry: the Indigenous Industry and the Local Notables,” in Hayashi, Reiko ed., Studies on the History of Soy-sauce Brewing Industry, Yoshikawa Koubunkan, 1990
  • “Restructuring Traditional Industries,” (co-author Saito, Osamu in Japanese) in Umemura, Mataji and Yuzo Yamamoto eds., Japanese Economic History, 3, Iwanami-shoten, 1989
  • “The Development of Cotton Weaving Market in the Bakumatsu and Meiji Periods,” (in Japanese) The Journal of Agrarian History, no.115, 1987
  • “The Development of Cotton Weaving in the Bakumatsu and Early Meiji Periods,” (in Japanese) Socio-economic History, 52-2, 1986

Other Professional Activities and Awards

Awards

  • The 41st Nikkei Prize for Economics Books
  • The Prize for Promoting Research on Small and Medium Enterprises, 1999