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Is Wealth Virtuous? Is Consumption Ethical? Dispatches from Seventeenth-Century Japan

November 6, 2012 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

Beth Berry Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

Between roughly 1600 and 1700 Japan went through a social revolution resulting from swift urbanization and the penetration of a market economy. This lecture explores the economic culture of the period by focusing on the meanings, value, and purposes of "profit."

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History Department, Center for East Asian Studies
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