Table of contents for East Asia and the global economy : Japan's ascent, with implications for China's future / Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell.

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Chapter 1. Growth And Crisis in The Japanese Economy
Chapter 2. New Historical Materialism And Economic Ascent And Hegemony in The Capitalist
Chapter 3. Japan After World War Ii And The Creation of The Midas/Steel/Ships Nexus
Chapter 4. Creating Japan's Coal-exporting Peripheries
Chapter 5. Replicating Japan's New Model of Raw Materials Periphery Formation in Iron Ore
Chapter 6. Transporting Coal And Iron Ore And Closing The Virtuous Cycle of Generative
Sectors in Japan
Chapter 7. Japan's Economic Ascent, The Restructuring of Global Markets And Reorganizing
Nature, And The Future of The Capitalist World-Economy
 This book has a long history, even by the standards of an academic book. Stephen and I
began working on this project in the spring of 1993. Based on his extensive fieldwork and
teaching in the Brazilian Amazon and my own fieldwork in Brazil and Venezuela, it was clear
that Japanese investment and the economic development of Japan had changed the capitalist
world-economy, as well as the prospects for raw materials-based development in Latin America
and around the world. Our challenge was to explain the new patterns of joint ventures, ever-
larger mines, smelters, dams, and ships, and the complex mixture of positive and negative
impacts these huge projects were having in areas like the Amazon.
 We initially planned a comparison of four of the world's leading raw materials industries:
aluminum, copper, iron, and coal, using a number of raw materials-producing regions as case
studies. As we developed our empirical analysis and theoretical model, it became obvious that
we had far too many types of material and social variation to explain in the multi-material and
multi-region comparison. We therefore reorganized our research agenda in two ways. We
focused our analysis of Japan's economic ascent, the topic of this book, on coal, iron, steel, and
shipping, which we had identified as the linchpins and pattern-setters for Japan's ascent. We also
separated our broader theoretical model and long term comparative analysis of the five most
important and transformative cases of economic ascent and the restructuring of the capitalist
world-economy over the last five centuries into another book, Globalization and the Race for
Resources (2005).
 As we worked on these two books in tandem during Stephen's long battle with cancer,
reviewers of the earlier book and our publisher added a third major change to our agenda. We
had planned to include in Globalization and the Race for Resources an extensive analysis of how
the Amazon had been incorporated into the capitalist world-economy based on its natural
resource wealth, and how the incorporation of the Amazon on the basis of its particular and often
unique material and social characteristics had in turn shaped the capitalist world-economy. In
order to focus that book on our theoretical argument and the empirical analysis of the
transformative impacts of the ascents of Portugal, Holland, Great Britain, the U.S., and Japan, the
case study of the Amazon was reduced to only a small part of that book. As a result, our long
term analysis of the Amazon will be the subject of a third book, the completion of which will be
my next task.
 Our research methods for all of these projects combined a variety of comparative,
historical, and qualitative research techniques, including hundreds of interviews with government
officials, industry executives, workers, and community residents, extended visits to mines, dams,
smelters and ports, building extensive industry and regional databases, secondary data analysis,
and archival research. Our most important analytic technique consisted of long arguments over
how to make sense of the rich empirical data we collected across industries, materials and
regions. These sometimes took place at Stephen's farm or Murphy's Log Cabin in Hollandale,
WI, on the terrace at the UW-Madison's Memorial Union, or, particularly during Stephen's battle
with cancer, over the phone, but the ultimate outcome was a much stronger analysis of our
empirical data and a much clearer theoretical argument.
 I know that Stephen would like to thank his colleagues and the staff members of the
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Sociology for their support and friendship,
particularly during his illness. Their personal and professional support and kindness were truly
extraordinary and an exemplary model of what collegiality is supposed to mean. Stephen's
fieldwork was supported by the National Science Foundation, Brazil's Conselho Nacional de
Pesquisa, the Howard Heinz Endowment, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate
School, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Studies Institute, the World Wildlife Fund,
and the Sloan Foundation. Stephen's wife Dena tolerated many of our long arguments and phone
calls, and we both owe her thanks for that.
 I would like to thank a number of people and organizations who have facilitated the long
period of research on which this book is based. My department heads at Western Michigan
University, Thomas Van Valey and David Hartmann, and the WMU Department of Sociology
have provided extensive support in recent years. During the earlier phases of my research, my
department head at Kansas State University, Michael Timberlake, and the KSU Small Research
Grants Program provided support for my research in difficult fiscal circumstances. The Canadian
government's Canadian Studies Faculty Research Program provided significant funding for
several periods of research on the coal industry in western Canada. I would also like to thank the
many people who shared their time and insights with me during my fieldwork. My wife Laura
and my children, Katie and Jack, tolerated several extended absences while I conducted
Paul Ciccantell
July 15, 2006
East Asia and the Global Economy

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Industries -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Japan -- Economic policy -- 1945-.
Japan -- Foreign economic relations.
Raw materials -- Japan.
International economic relations -- History.
Natural resources.