Mary Elizabeth Berry, 2014–2015 | National Humanities Center

Mary Elizabeth Berry (NHC Fellow, 2014–15)

Project Title

Why Work So Hard? Opportunity, Profit, and Pleasure in Early Modern Japan

University of California, Berkeley

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2014–15

Mary Elizabeth Berry drafted most of her book The Economic Culture of Early Modern Japan: Managing Danger and Desire in Japan’s First Market Economy.