Part I Socio-Economic Development in Modern Japan.- 1. Analyzing Japanese Economic History.- 2. Before the Formulation of a Socio-Economic History.- 3. The Formulation of a Economic Society.- 4. Economy and Society in the Edo Era.- 5. The Industrialization of Modern Japan.- Part II Characteristics of the Economic Society in the Edo Era.- Part III Economic Development in Modern Japan.- 6. Economic Development in Modern Japan.- 7. Industrious Revolution and Economic Development.- 8. Industrious Revolution v.s. Industrial Revolution.
Akira Hayami is a member of the Japan Academy and a correspondent member of the Academy of the Moral and Political Sciences, France. He is professor emeritus of Keio University (Tokyo), the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto), and Reitaku University (Kashiwa). Hayami is also the former vice president of the International Association of Economic History, honorary president of the International Committee of Historical Demography and former president of the Socio-economic History Society in Japan. He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit (Japan) in 2009.Major publications include The Historical Demography of Pre-Modern Japan (University of Tokyo Press, 2001), Population, Family and Society in Pre-Modern Japan (Global Oriental, 2009), and Population and Family in Early-Modern Central Japan (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2010). He also co-edited with Ad Van Der Woude the volume Urbanization in History: A Process of Dynamic Interactions (Oxford University Press, 1990) and co-edited with Osamu Saito the book Emergence of Economic Society in Japan, 1600-1859 (Oxford University Press, 2004).Hayami's major contributions include the application of historical demography methods to early-modern Japanese data, the finding of fresh facts made possible by the methodological breakthrough, which in turn emancipated early-modern Japanese historiography from a "dark age" imagery, and the coining of the term "Industrious Revolution."