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Levy article (Moulder: impact of external environment on traditional social structure): industrialization why fast in Japan but slow in China? 5 hypotheses different in response in China and Japan based on social structure of two societies, but not on differences in terms of outside force Moulder: world economy theorist, the nature of economy and diff roles of countries are crucial elements to explain development and lack of development Levy: traditional society theorist, internal factors based on social structure are the key variables to explain (hypotheses 1) #2: non-social factors are not relevant to the analysis, e.g. it doesn’t matter whether China has more natural resources than Japan cuz it’s not a social factor #3: transition to industrialization in Japan did not upset the system of social control of the members of society as it did in China #4: in Japan, there were of individuals more easily converted to the planning , admin necessary for industrialization, not the case in China #5: in Japan, individuals not being able to adapt to the necessary changes could be neglected and eliminated without internal breakdown, these are not crucial to industrialization Levy looking at 3 stages in both China and Japan: initial, transitional and resultant (after industrialization has taken place) Initial stage: in China, he’s looking at middle and last part of 18 th century,
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2009 for the course EASC 150g taught by Professor Rosen during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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