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Interpretations of Japanese Modernity: A Case Study of Japan's Energy Transition in the Ceramics Industry

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2 Brian Moeran, Lost Innocence: Folk Craft Potters of Onta, Japan (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984), p. 127.

3 Mark E. Hall, “Pottery Production during the Late Jomon Period: Insights from the Chemical Analyses of Kasori B Pottery”, Journal of Archaeological Science 31 (2004), pp. 1439–1450, at p. 1439.

4 Peter Grave, “Melting Moments: Modelling Archeological High Temperature”, in Andrew Fairbairn, Sue O'Connor and Ben Marwick (eds.), New Directions in Archaeological Science (Canberra: ANU E Press, 2011), p. 216.

5 Ibid.

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12 Moll-Murata, “Guilds and Apprenticeship in China and Europe”, p. 22.

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14 Brian Moeran, “Japanese Social Organization and the Mingei Movement”, Pacific Affairs 54.1 (1981), pp. 42–56, at p. 51.

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18 Moeran, Lost Innocence, p. 32.

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26 Eiichi Yamashita, “Ceramics: The Seto Ceramics School”, in Toshio Toyoda (ed.), Vocational Education in the Industrialization of Japan (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 1987), p. 104.

27 Ibid.

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30 Yamashita, “Ceramics”, p. 104.

31 Yao Chun, “Tanjiu Riben taoci yaolu jishu”.

32 This point was argued in Justin Dargin and Tai Wei Lim, Energy, Trade and Finance in Asia: A Political and Economic Analysis (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012).

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34 Tolliday / Yonemitsu, “Microfirms and Industrial Districts in Japan”, pp. 48, 50–51.

35 Yamashita, “Ceramics”.

36 Thong / Perera, “Reduction of Environmental Pollution in Handicraft Manufacturing Enterprises by Using Cleaner Technology”, p. 69.

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