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Accessing Technical Education in Modern Japan

Erich Pauer Regine Mathias

580 pages
Amsterdam University Press
This collection of fourteen key papers deriving from CEEJA’s second international conference exploring the Japanese history of technology, concentrates on the routes to acquiring and transmitting technical knowledge in Japan’s modern era – from the very earliest endeavours in establishing opportunities for acquiring a technical education to the translation of foreign textbooks and manuals. Published in two volumes and thematically structured in three Parts, this wide-ranging work both complements and expands on the subject-matter contained in the first volume entitled Technical Knowledge in Early Modern Japan (2020).
Author Bio
Erich PAUER is Professor emeritus at the University of Marburg, Germany. Born 1943 in Vienna he majored in Japanese studies at the University of Vienna (PhD, 1972). After his post-doctoral research at the University of To-kyo- he took up a lectureship at the University of Vienna in 1974 and later moved to the University of Bonn, Germany, in 1977. He became full professor at the University of Marburg in 1987, where he established the Centre for Japanese Studies. He retired from this university in 2008. His main interests lay in the field of history of technology in Japan in early-modern period and the period of Japan’s industrialization, and Japanese economic history. He also published on GermanJapanese relations in pre-war Japan. Regine MATHIAS is Professor Emerita of Japanese History, at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. She has studied Japanese History and History at the Ruhr-University Bochum and Kyu- shuUniversity and obtained her PhD from the University of Vienna with a thesis on the development of wage labor in Japanese coal mines. After her retirement from the Ruhr-University, she is currently working at the Centre Européen d’Études Japonaises d’Alsace (CEEJA). Her main field of research is Japanese social and economic history, with a focus on Japanese mining and labor history. She has published on labor in Japanese coal-mines, Japanese mining scrolls and their value as historical sources as well as on German-Japanese relations and gendered working patterns in prewar Japan.