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Ethan Segal

New Books in East Asian Studies recently posted its interview with Professor Ethan Segal of Michigan State University about his book “Coins, Trade, and the State: Economic Growth in Early Medieval Japan.”
What did money mean to the people of medieval Japan? How did an expanding economy affect relations between the center and the periphery? In Coins, Trade, and the State, Segal takes readers through a fascinating exploration of the politics, society, and culture of pre-1600 Japan. Listen to Host Carla Nappi’s conversation with Prof. Segal at:
Coins, Trade, and the State is available from Harvard University Press: