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A Portrait of the Economist as a Young Man

Jeffrey E. Hanes

in The City as Subject

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780520228498
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926837 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520228498.003.0002
A Portrait of the Economist as a Young Man

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This chapter contains portraits of the young Seki Hajime that are inserted in narrated time, which offers a window on his youth. The author integrated photographic records to follow the course of Seki Hajime's journey from childhood to adulthood. The photographs are placed in a chronological order to serve as signposts and to trace Seki's youth. They photographs not only serve as a record on the biological transformation of Seki into a man, but also as a record of his youthful socialization, and his personal and professional successes. The photographs furthermore reveal Seki to be a young boy who was nurtured with care by a loving father, an adolescent who learned discipline and perseverance from his mother, a teenager who was abruptly thrust into manhood, a gifted student who later distinguished himself as a respected teacher, and how he took to the road toward being a respected economist.

Keywords: portrait; Seki Hajime; economist; youth; photographs

Chapter.  15436 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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