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Social History of Science and Technology Vol.4
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This study is the fourth and final volume of a comprehensive survey that documents the miraculous growth of Japanese science and technology from post-war devastation to its rise as a global leader. A team of more than fifty Japanese experts labored for ten years to assemble unique materials into this monumental work of careful scholarship. The fourth volume deals with the decade from 1970 to 1979. It includes numerous tables and figures, has a bibliographic guide and notes at the end of each chapter, as well as a consolidated bibliography.
"An indispensable resource...Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students." - CHOICE on Volume 1
About Editors and Authors
NAKAYAMA Shigeru was a leading Japanese scholar specializing in the history of science. He was Professor Emeritus at Kanagawa University and Vice-Chairman of the International Academy of the History of Science. In 1945, he joined the Hiroshima High School Science Class (now Hiroshima University), and was exposed to the atomic bomb at his residence. In 1948, he moved to Tokyo to join the Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, and upon graduating in 1951 was employed by the publisher Heibonsha. In 1955, he joined the Graduate School of Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar and was awarded a PhD in 1960. After returning to Japan, he served in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo as Lecturer, and later went on to become Assistant Professor. He retired from the University of Tokyo in 1989 and became Professor at Kanagawa University. His career produced a wide range of research achievements, including in the history of science and technology in China and Japan, the history of universities and the social history of science. He passed away in 2014.
YOSHIOKA Hitoshi is Former Professor in the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies Research, Kyushu University. He specializes in the history of science and technology.
He graduated from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, in 1976, and went on to become Lecturer, and later Associate Professor, in the Faculty of Economics, Wakayama University. He previously served as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Kyushu University, before taking up Professorship in 1994. Since the 1990s, his primary research interest has been the history of nuclear policy. He passed away in 2018.