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Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?The Collected Papers of Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami$
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Keijiro Otsuka and C. Ford Runge

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754359

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754359.001.0001

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Korean Rice, Taiwan Rice, and Japanese Agricultural Stagnation

Korean Rice, Taiwan Rice, and Japanese Agricultural Stagnation

An Economic Consequence of Colonialism

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(p.63) Chapter 5 Korean Rice, Taiwan Rice, and Japanese Agricultural Stagnation
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Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?
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Yujiro Hayami

Vernon W. Ruttan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754359.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the rice technology transfer from Japan to Korea and Taiwan and its implications for Japanese agriculture. The import from of rice to Korea and Taiwan produced agricultural stagnation and low farm income in Japan, which caused general economic and political instability during the interwar period. The chapter concludes with hypotheses that should be considered in accounting for the difference between the Japanese and English colonial experience and the implications of the Japanese colonial development for today’s developing nations.

Keywords:   rice technology, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Japanese agriculture, colonial rice, English colonial experience, Japanese colonial development

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