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English-language publications on Shibusawa Eiichi are listed by category: books, book chapters, and journal articles.

For a holdings-list of English-language books on Shibusawa Eiichi, see WorldCat.
For Japanese-language publications, go to the Japanese-language bibliography

Shibusawa, Eiichi. The Autobiography of Shibusawa Eiichi: From Peasant to Entrepreneur. Translated with an introduction and notes by Teruko Craig. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1994. 192p.

Obata, Kyugoro. An Interpretation of the Life of Viscount Shibusawa. Tokyo: Shibusawa Seien O Kinenkai, 1937. 399p.

Book Chapters

Tomonari, Noboru. “Creating Modern Managers: The Use of Memory by Fukuzawa Yukichi and Shibusawa Eiichi,” in Constructing Subjectivities: Autobiographies in Modern Japan, 37-81. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2008.

Igarashi, Takashi. “The IPR and Eiichi Shibusawa,” in The Institute of Pacific Relations: Pioneer International Non-Governmental Organization in the Asia-Pacific Region, 221-228. Tokyo: Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, 1999.

Tai, Kuo-hui. “Confucianism and Japanese Modernization: A Study of Shibusawa Eiichi,” in Japanese Business: Cultural Perspectives, edited by Subhash Durlabhji, Norton E. Marks, and Scott Roach, 43-55. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993.

Yamamoto, Shichihei. “Shibusawa Eiichi and his Times,” in The Spirit of Japanese Capitalism and Selected Essays, translated by Lynne E. Riggs and Takechi Manabu, 175-194. Lanham, Md.: Madison Books, 1992.

Dai, Guohui (Tai, Kuo-hui). “Confucianism and Japanese Modernization: A Study of Shibusawa Eiichi,” in Confucianism and Economic Development: An Oriental Alternative? edited by Hongchao Dai, 70-91. Washington, D.C.: Washington Institute Press, 1989.

Hoover, William D. “From Xenophobe to Business Leader: Shibusawa Eiichi,” in Great Historical Figures of Japan, edited by Hyoe Murakami and Thomas J. Harper, 284-295. Tokyo: Japan Culture Institute, 1978.

Hirschmeier, Johannes. “Shibusawa Eiichi, Industrial Pioneer,” In The State and Economic Enterprise in Japan, edited by William D. Lockwood, 209-247. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965.

Journal Articles

Matsumura, Jerry. "Shibusawa Eiichi: Japan's Great Industrialist Guided by Confucian Morals." East Vol.39, No.3 (2003): 3-16.

Hoover, William D. "Shibusawa Eiichi: The Businessman as Public Figure (Pioneers)." Journal of Japanese Trade & Industry Vol.21, No.2 (2002): 32-35.

Oshiro, George M. “Cultural Internationalism and Prewar Japan: A Case Study of the Japanese Institute of Pacific Relations, 1925-1939.” Obirin Ronshu (Obirin Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities) No.28 (2001): 15-27.

Vinh, Sinh “Shibusawa Ei’ichi’s Role in the Modernization Movement in East Asia.” Shibusawa Kenkyu (The Journal of Shibusawa Studies) No.13 (2000): (64)-(68).

Ornatowski, Gregory K. "On the Boundary between 'Religious' and 'Secular': The Ideal and Practice of Neo-Confucian Self-Cultivation in Modern Japanese Economic Life." Japanese Journal of Religious Studies Vol.25, Nos.3-4 (1998): 345-376.

Yamaoka, Michio. “The Role and Activities of the Japanese-American Relations Committee in the Formation of the Japanese Pacific Council,” translated by George M. Oshiro. Shibusawa Kenkyu (The Journal of Shibusawa Studies) No.6 (1993): (2)-(16).

Hooper, Paul F. “A Brief History of the Institute of Pacific Relations.” Shibusawa Kenkyu (The Journal of Shibusawa Studies) No.5 (1992): (3)-(32).

Katagiri, Nobuo and George M. Oshiro. “The Beginnings of “An Adventure in Friendship:” The Institute of Pacific Relations and Japan, 1925-1936.” Shibusawa Kenkyu (The Journal of Shibusawa Studies) No.5 (1992): (33)-(38).

Shibusawa, Masahide. “Life of Eiichi Shibusawa: Possible Areas of Studies.” Shibusawa Kenkyu (The Journal of Shibusawa Studies) No.4 (1991): (3)-(8).

Oshiro, George M. “Symposium Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Shibusawa Ei’ichi.” Shibusawa Kenkyu (The Journal of Shibusawa Studies) No.3 (1991): (3)-(9).

Oshiro, George M. “Shibusawa Ei’ichi and Christian Internationalization: An Exploratory Case Study of a Prewar Elite’s Attitude and Activities Regarding Select Aspects of the International Christian Movement in Early Twentieth Century Japan.” Shibusawa Kenkyu (The Journal of Shibusawa Studies) No.1 (1990): (1)-(17).

Tsuchiya, Takao. "Shibusawa Eiichi (Pioneers of Modern Japan: 5)." Japan Quarterly Vol.12, No.1 (1965): 99-108.

Newspaper Articles

Kono, Takashi. "Momentum Gathering for Reappraising Shibusawa Eiichi, the Father of Japanese Capitalism." Nihon Keizai Shimbun, October 8, 2011.

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