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John Sagers

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John Sagers
Professor - Japan, China, East Asia


Pioneer 207

503-883-2660

jsagers@linfield.edu

John Sagers teaches courses on China, Japan, and East Asia. His research specializes on the political and economic history of modern Japan. He has been a Fulbright Fellow at Rikkyo University in Tokyo and held a Japan Foundation Fellowship. His publications include the books Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power: Reconciling Confucianism and Capitalism, 1830 – 1885 and Confucian Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi, Business Ethics, and Economic Development in Meiji Japan. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, playing guitar, and exploring Oregon.

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

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 JapanNew York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

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

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.