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John Sagers Professor - Japan, China, East Asia

John Sagers

Professor - Japan, China, East Asia

Education:

BA, History, University of California at Berkeley
Master of Pacific International Affairs, University of California at San Diego
PhD, East Asian History, University of Washington



Pioneer 207

503-883-2660

jsagers@linfield.edu

Academic Interests:
Relationship of Confucianism and Capitalism in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Japan.

Publications:

Books
Confucian Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi, Business Ethics, and Economic Development in Meiji Japan, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. About the book

Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power: Reconciling Confucianism and Capitalism, 1830-1885, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. About the book

Primary Source Collection
East Asia: A Documentary History, San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing, First edition, 2016. Co-authored with Mark Caprio, Stephen Udry, and Ping Yao.

Articles

“The Importance of Entrepreneurship in Japan’s Late Nineteenth-Century Meiji Industrial Transformation,” in Education about Asia, Ann Arbor, MI: Association for Asian Studies, Fall 2019. View Article

“Shibusawa Eiichi, Dai Ichi Bank, and the Spirit of Japanese Capitalism, 1860-1930,” Shashi: the Journal of Japanese Business and Company History, Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Winter 2014. View Article

“Shibusawa Eiichi and the Merger of Confucianism and Capitalism in Modern Japan,” in Education about Asia, Ann Arbor, MI: Association for Asian Studies, Winter 2014. View Article

Videos
"From Farmer to Financial Giant: Shibusawa Eiichi's Blend of Confucianism and Capitalism in the Industrialization of Japan," Linfield College Faculty Lecture, October 2017. Summary.  Whole Lecture.

Courses Taught

HST 124/125 History of East Asia
HST 200 Modern China
HST 210 Modern Japan
HST 300 Topics in Asian History
HIST 320  Empire & Aftermath In Asia
HIST 322  Gender and Social History of East Asia