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Social History of Science and Technology Vol.3
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This is the third volume of a comprehensive, four-volume 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. First published in Japanese in 1995, this study won the prestigious Mainichi Publications Award in 1995. This third volume, now in English, deals with the period of high economic growth from 1960 to 1969.
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.
GOTO Kunio is a scholar in the history and philosophy of science and technology and a science educator. He graduated from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University, in 1955. After working as an assistant at Nagoya University and as Lecturer and later Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at Momoyama Gakuin University, he went on to become Professor in 1968. He retired in 2001 and became Professor Emeritus at Momoyama Gakuin University, Osaka.
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