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Staff Biography

[Photo: Janet Hunter] Professor Janet HUNTER
Saji Professor of Economic History

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Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7730

Publications on LSE Research Online book

Research Interests:
  • Economic and social istory of modern Japan
  • Comparative Economic History
  • Gender and Industrialisation
  • History of Anglo-Japanese economic and business relations
Current Research Projects:
  • History of Anglo-Japanese economic relations
  • Labour market for female textile workers in pre-war Japan
  • Economic history of communications
Selected Publications:
  • Female Migration and the Farm Family Economy in Interwar Japanin P.Sharpe (ed.), Women, Gender and Labour Migration: Historical and Global Perspectives, Routledge,

  • 'The Roots of Divergence? Some Comments on Japan in the "Axial Age", 1750-1850'Itinerario: European Journal of Overseas History, XXIV(3/4), 2000

  • 'History of Anglo-Japanese Relations'with S.Sugiyama (ed.), Economic Relations vol.4 (Palgrave, Nov.2001)

  • 'The Japanese Experience of Economic Development'in P.O'Brien (ed.) Industrialisation: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy. Routledge, 1998; 4 vols.

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Studies in the Anglo-Japanese Alliance (1902-1923)
    Gordon Daniels, Janet Hunter, Ian Nish, David Steeds, January 2003
    Paper No' IS/2003/443: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Japan: State and People in the Twentieth Century - Papers presented at the STICERD 20th Anniversary Symposium in July 1998
    Sheldon Garon, edited by Janet Hunter, Barbara Molony, Werner Pascha, Ben-Ami Shillony, March 1999
    Paper No' JS/1999/368: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Japanese Perspectives on Imperialism in Asia
    Shigeru Akita, edited by Janet Hunter, Susan C. Townsend,  1995
    Paper No' IS/1995/287: Read Abstract
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • The Social History of Occupied Japan: 1: Some Sources and Problems, 2: British Writings on Japanese History
    Gordon Daniels, Janet Hunter, Ian Nish, July 1990
    Paper No' JS/1990/214: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Interwar Japan
    Janet Hunter, James W. Morley, Takafusa Nakamura, edited by Ian Nish,  1989
    Paper No' IS/1989/187:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Aspects of Pan-Asianism
    W G Beasley, edited by Janet Hunter, M. Miyake, John Y Wong,  1987
    Paper No' IS/1987/155:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Aspects of the Relationship Between Agriculture and Industrialisation in Japan
    Penelope Francks, edited by Janet Hunter, Kaoru Sugihara, Hiroshi Watanabe,  1986
    Paper No' IS/1986/143:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Bakumatsu and Meiji: Studies in Japan's Economic and Social History
    Oliver Checkland, Gordon Daniels, Janet Hunter, J-P Lehmann, edited by Ian Nish, Shinya Sugiyama,  1982
    Paper No' IS/1982/42:
    Paper copy now out of print.