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Furuta, Kazuko

Imitation, Counterfeiting and the Quality of Goods in Modern Asian History

Furuta, Kazuko - Imitation, Counterfeiting and the Quality of Goods in Modern Asian History, ebook

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Table of contents

Part I. Governing the Quality of Goods: Information, Trust-Building and the Self-enforcement Mechanisms of the Market

1. Asymmetry of Information, Trust-Building and Market Quality: Governing the Quality of Goods in Modern Asia
Kazuko Furuta, Toshiaki Ushijima

2. Market Approaches to Dealing with Cotton Adulteration in Early Twentieth-Century China
Masataka Setobayashi

3. The Fraudulent Fertilizer Problem in the Late Meiji Era: Credibility Acquisition by New Market Entrants and the Agricultural Experiment Stations
Chikashi Takahashi

4. Two Paths Toward Raising Quality: Fertilizer Use in Rice and Sugarcane Cultivation in Colonial Taiwan (1895–1945)
Kensuke Hirai

5. Quality as a Moving Target: Japanese Tea, Consumer Preference, and Federal Regulation on the US Market
Robert Hellyer

6. Merchant Association Networks and Product Quality Control: A Case Study of the Silk Pongee Industry in Shandong
Wei Zhang

7. Imitation and Innovation in the Early Twentieth-Century North China Weaving Industry
Linda Grove

Part II. Small Things and Copy Culture in Global Economic History: From the Perspectives of East Asia

8. Imitation, Counterfeiting, and the Market in Early Twentieth Century Japan and China: Intra-Asian Trade in Modern Small Sundry Goods
Kazuko Furuta

9. Technology Transfer, Imitation and Local Production: The Soap Industry in Early Twentieth-Century Tianjin
Linda Grove

10. Assimilation and Industrialization: The Demand for Soap in Colonial Taiwan
Kensuke Hirai

11. Playing with “Alien Fire” (Yanghuo): Matches in Late Nineteenth-and Early Twentieth-Century China
Kai Yiu Chan

12. From Emulation to Innovation: Japanese Toy Exports to High-Income Countries Before World War II
Masayuki Tanimoto

13. Bottom-Up Industrialization in the People’s Republic of China: A Case Study of Industries Producing Small Things in Zhejiang
Asei Ito

Keywords: Economics, Economic History, Small Business, Asian Economics

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Studies in Economic History
Page amount
23 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789811037528
Printed ISBN
978-981-10-3751-1

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