The Liberal Triumph, 1929–1930

Mark Metzler

in Lever of Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780520244207
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931794 | DOI:
The Liberal Triumph, 1929–1930

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Exploring the subsequent crisis of Japanese liberalism, this chapter relates how the Minseitū cabinet led by Hamaguchi Osachi succeeded in returning Japan to the global monetary standard in January 1930. With this monetary reopening to the West, Japan's domestic crisis became a microcosm of the global crisis of the gold-standard system.

Keywords: Minseitū cabinet; Japanese liberalism; global monetary standard; Japan; Hamaguchi Osachi

Chapter.  7761 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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