[Blueboard] IPC and Department of History invitation to a VRA lecture on Taxation in Japanese and American Sugar Colonies: A Comparative Study of Taiwan, the Philippines and Cuba, 1895-1930s

ipc ipc at admu.edu.ph
Thu Feb 28 10:37:50 PHT 2013


The Institute of Philippine Culture and Department of History, School of
Social Sciences

 

warmly invite the community to a lecture on

 

Taxation in Japanese and American Sugar Colonies: A Comparative Study of
Taiwan, the Philippines and Cuba, 1895-1930s

 

by

 

Marco Antonio Guzman

Department of Sociology

University of California, Los Angeles

IPC Visiting Research Associate

 

on

 

13 March 2013 (Wednesday)

4:30 to 6:00 pm

IPC Conference Room

Rm 203, Frank Lynch Hall

Social Development Complex

 

 

Abstract

 

Revenue extraction by imperial administrations has long lasting effects in
the class structures of their former colonies. Despite the fact that in the
early 19th century Taiwan, the Philippines, and Cuba were very similar,
these three nations are in completely different economic paths. Whereas
Taiwan is labeled as a model of economic development, the Philippines and
Cuba remain underdeveloped and poor.

The research argues that the roots of their differing economic paths lie in
their early 20th century colonial history, when capitalism was imposed by
Japan and the United States, respectively. Following the theoretical
principle that taxation is a causal force in history, I argue that whereas
Japan's reliance on land taxes created a propertied class in Taiwan,
American dependence on tariffs enabled Filipino and Cuban landowners as well
as American investors to create a large dispossessed working class. The
research relies on historical and comparative methods and seeks to
contribute to the emerging field of the New Fiscal Sociology. Despite the
availability of research on taxation in western nations, there is a lack of
research focusing on the historic consequences of imperial taxation. It
seeks to advance knowledge on the role of taxation in shaping the economic
development of former colonies.

 

*For inquiries please call local 4651*213 or e-mail ipc at admu.edu.ph

 

 

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