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Centre of Taiwan Studies

Professor Ian Inkster

音雅恩 B.A (Econ), PhD, FRHS

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Ian Inkster
Centre of Taiwan Studies

Professorial Research Associate

Name:
Professor Ian Inkster
Email address:
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
201
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Biography

Born in Warrington, raised in Khartoum, Edinburgh and Lowestoft, educated in England, with university faculty positions in UK, Australia, Japan, and Taiwan, my original interest in British and Japanese-based history of technological change broadened into more ambitious comparative and global studies from the late 1980s. In particular with my book of 1991 (below) I attempted to introduce the themes of scientific and technological change into the basic analyses of global history since the 18th century, and my subsequent monographic and text studies of Japanese industrialisation emphasised the manner in which that nation’s economic progress could be seen in global terms and under the exigencies of global imperatives.

My work has been based on substantial archival research over very extended periods in England and Scotland, Japan, Australasia, Taiwan, US, and India, as well as shorter research trips throughout Asia and Europe. Writing has resulted in well over 100 journal and chapter publications, 13 books, over 300 book reviews and notices,  editorship of the journal History of Technology since 2001, (London, Bloomsbury), and a deal of academic journalism, some of which is listed in my Publications details below, but with especial focus on my global, East Asian and Taiwanese interests.

I have been very fortunate since 1994 in being a frequent academic visitor and teacher in Taiwan, particularly at what is now Wenzou University of Foreign languages, Kaohsiung, as a full professor since 2008, and my research work has been aided by a great number of enthusiastic students and faculty. I have received tremendous help from students, colleagues and friends in my many sojourns in the eastern and mountain parts of Taiwan, which has enabled me to train, drive, scooter, hike and walk over a vast variety of terrains and sites with particular reference to Tayal and Paiwan places, historical sites and museums. This has become a vital element in my greater understanding of Taiwanese history. In all of this my wife Lesley has been companion, guide  -  turn me round twice and I am lost - and fellow student, as well as a good friend and teacher to several of our students.

Married with five adult children, I now live in Bloomsbury, London and in L’Escala (Spain), but hope to continue residence and work in Taiwan as well.

Present Position: Since 1996, Research Professor of International History, Faculty of Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS UK, AND (since 2009) Professor of Global History, Department of International Affairs, Wenzao Ursuline University of International Studies, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

University of East Anglia UK 1967-70: Hayter Research Fellowship awarded for 1970-4 for PhD, Asian Studies, University of Sheffield UK, transfer to Sidney Pollard's department (Economic History), SSRC postgraduate FT award: also teaching history, sociology, economic history in Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham. Appointed tenured lecturer in economic history (special responsibility, Japan and history of industrialism), Department of Economic History, University of New South Wales, Sydney, May 1973; promoted senior lecturer, UNSW, 1979; promoted Associate Professor (Reader) 1985, UNSW (aged 35 years); from January 1987 Head and Professor, Economic History, UNSW:  December 1989 appointed Professor in the Department of Social Science and Policy, UNSW and Chairperson of Departmental Committee with responsibility to help lead development of new School and Faculty. Professor in both faculties, but left Australia for family reasons; then appointed Research Professor of International History, Nottingham Trent University UK, from February 1996 to date. From 1995 also Visiting Professor in European History, Institute of European Studies, Nanhua University, Taiwan. To 2008 supervised to successful completion 24 doctoral students and about an equal number of MA, MSciSoc, MCom or MPhil students by research or mainly research. Presently supervising x2 doctoral students, and jointly supervising 2 more at NTU.

Visiting Positions (Selected) Senior Visiting Fellow, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA 1976; Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan 1979-80; Visiting Faculty Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan 1980; Visiting Fellow, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford University and St. Antony's College, Oxford University 1983-4; Visiting Scientist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India 1987; Visiting Professor The Achievement Project, Oxford 1993-94; Visiting Professor Institute of European Studies, Nanhua University, Taiwan, 1995-2002;  Professor of Global History, Department of International Cultural Studies, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages (since 2013 University of International Studies), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November-December 2005 and thereafter to 2014; Leverhulme Visiting Fellow to Global Economic History Network, LSE, London, January-March 2006.

Teaching

Past teaching in Australia, UK and Taiwan has focused on –

Humanities and Social Sciences Methodology, from BA and BEcon Hons Dissertation to PhD training.

Japanese economic history

Comparative Asian History

Global History

Industrial and Technological History

History of Science since the 18th century.

International Political Economy

Research

Global History, East Asian History, Japanese History, History of Taiwan since circa 1800, Taiwan-China Relations.

My main projects for book-length publication at present are –

  • A study of cannibalism globally, in China, and in Taiwan from the 18th century to circa 1914.
  • The Camphor Wars. A Study of Technology and the Indigenous peoples of Taiwan circa 1800-1930s
  • Science, Technology and Gender in British History circa 1700-1851.
  • Madness and Society in Britain circa 1780-1914.
  • Text on Methodology in History and Humanities for Dissertation and Thesis Students
  • Comparative Historical Studies of Technology and Intellectual Property Rights {Patenting}

Publications

Authored Books

Inkster, Ian (2001) The Japanese industrial economy: late development and cultural causation. London: Routledge.

Inkster, Ian (2001) Japanese industrialisation: historical and cultural perspectives. London: Routledge.

Inkster, Ian and Bryson, M. (1999) Industrial man. The life and works of Charles Sylvester, engineer, 1776-1828. Salt Lake City: Jackpot Books.

Inkster, Ian (1998) Technology and industrialisation: historical case studies and international perspectives. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Inkster, Ian (1997) Scientific culture and urbanisation in industrialising Britain. London: Ashgate. (Variorum Collected Studies Series)

Inkster, Ian (1991) Science and technology in history: an approach to industrialisation. London: Macmillan.

Inkster, Ian (1991) Clever city: Japan, Australia and the Multifunction Polis. Sydney University Press.

Inkster, Ian (1982) Science, public science and science policy in Australia circa, 1880s-1916. Canberra: Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science.

Inkster, Ian (1981) Science, technology and the late development effect. Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies. (V.R.F. series, no. 84)

Inkster, Ian (1980) Japan as a development model? relative backwardness and technological transfer. Bochum: Brockmeyer.

Edited Books

Inkster, Ian and James, F., eds. (2012) Religious dissent and the Aikin-Barbauld circle, 1740-1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Inkster, Ian and Morrell, J., eds. (2006) Metropolis and province: science in British culture, 1780-1850. Routledge.

Inkster, Ian and Hill, J. and Griffin, C. and Rowbotham, J., eds. (2000) The golden age: essays in British economic and social history, 1850-1870. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Inkster, Ian and Satofuka, F., eds. (2000) Culture and technology in modern Japan. London: IB Tauris.

Inkster, Ian, ed. (1985) The steam intellect societies: essays on culture, education and industry, 1820-1914. Nottingham: University of Nottingham Press.

Inkster, Ian and Morrell, J., eds. (1983) Metropolis and province: science in British culture, 1780-1850. London: Hutchinson.

Book Chapters

Inkster, Ian (2010) 'Japan. Cultural engineering and late development.' In: Horn, J. and Rosenband, L.N. and Smith, M.R., (eds.), Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Inkster, Ian (2010) 'Cultural engineering and the industrialization of Japan, circa 1868-1912.' In: Horn, J. and Rosenband, L.N. and Smith, M.R., (eds.), Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution. Cambridge: The MIT Press, pp. 291-308.

Inkster, Ian (2009) 'Intellectual property, information, and divergences in economic development - institutional patterns and outcomes circa 1421-2000.' In: Castle, D., (ed.), The role of intellectual property rights in biotechnology innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 413-436.

Inkster, Ian (2009) 'Engineering identity, intellectual property, and information systems in industrialization, circa 1830-1914.' In: Cardosa de Matos, A. and Diogo, M.P. and Gouzevitch, I. and Grelon, A., (eds.), The professional identity of engineers: historical and contemporary issues. Lisbon: Edições Colibri, pp. 375-380.

Inkster, Ian (2008) 'Patents as indicators of technological change and innovation: an historical analysis of the Patent Data 1830-1924.' In: Castle, D., (ed.), The role of intellectual property rights in biotechnological innovation. Edward Elgar.

Inkster, Ian (2008) 'Association, provincialisme et sociologie du progrès technique: le cas de la Grande -Bretagne, entre 1780 et 1914.' In: Benoit, S. and Emptoz, G. and Woronof, D., (eds.), Encourager l'innovation en France et en Europe. Paris: Éditions du CTHS, pp. 329-350.

Inkster, Ian (2007) 'Epilogue: thoughtful doing and early modern oeconomy.' In: Roberts, L. and Schaffer, S. and Dear, P., (eds.), The mindful hand: inquiry and invention from the Late Renaissance to early industrialisation. Amsterdam: Edita KNAW; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 443-452.

Inkster, Ian (2003) 'The national imperative. The state, science and technology, and policy evolution, 1400-2000.' In: The encyclopedia of life support systems. Oxford: UNESCO.

Inkster, Ian (2003) 'Technology in history: case studies and concepts circa 1700-2000.' In: Narasimha, J. and Srinavasan, J. and Biswas, S.K., (eds.), The dynamics of technology. Creation and diffusion of skills and knowledge. London; New Delhi: Sage, pp. 21-83.

Inkster, Ian (2003) 'Technological and industrial change: a comparative essay.' In: Porter, R., (ed.), The Cambridge history of science. Volume 4, Eighteenth-century science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Inkster, Ian (1999) 'Inertia and technological change: an elementary typology, Industrial history and technological development in Europe.' In: Bye, P. and Hayton, D., (eds.), Industrial history and technological development in Europe. Luxembourg: European Commission, pp. 343-348.

Inkster, Ian (1997) 'Pacific partnership: creativity, industrial innovation and the proposed Japan-Australia Multifunctional Polis.' In: Satofuka, F., (ed.), Kagakugijutsu no seitaigaku. Tokyo: Agne Shofu Publishing, pp. 292-317.

Inkster, Ian (1996) 'Technology transfer and industrial transformation: an interpretation of the pattern of economic development, circa 1870-1914.' In: Fox, R., (ed.), Technological change. Methods and themes in the history of technology. London: Harwood Academic Publishers, pp. 177-201.

Inkster, Ian (1996) 'Late development revisited: aspects of international technology transfer and Russian industrialisation.' In: Ustiantsev, S.V., (ed.), Russia and West Europe. Interaction of industrial cultures. Ekaterinburg: Bank of Cultural Information, pp. 7-16.

Inkster, Ian (1996) 'Into the twentieth century: patterns in the relations between science, technology and the state during the early industrialisation process.' In: Barrere, M., (ed.), Sciences et developpement. Paris: Orstrom Editions, pp. 67-96.

Inkster, Ian (1996) 'Catching up and taking over: structural change, the technopolis concept and Japanese R&D for Australia.' In: Lowe, M. and Marriott, H., (eds.), Science and technology down under. Melbourne: MAI, pp. 39-71.

Inkster, Ian (1995) 'The development of science and technology essay, The Cambridge encyclopedia of Australia.' In: The Cambridge encyclopedia of Australia. Cambridge University Press, pp. 270-272.

Inkster, Ian (1995) 'Culture, action and institutions: on exploring the historical economic success of England and Japan.' In: Gouk, P., (ed.), Wellsprings of achievement: cultural and economic dynamics in early modern England and Japan. London: Variorum, pp. 239-266.

Inkster, Ian (1995) 'Colonial and neo-Colonial transfer of technology: perspectives on India before 1914.' In: Macleod, R. and Kumar, D., (eds.), Technology and the Raj. New Delhi: Sage, pp. 25-51.

Inkster, Ian (1994) 'Meiji economic development in perspective - revisionist comments on the industrial revolution in Japan.' In: Macpherson, W.J., (ed.), The industrialisation of Japan. Oxford: Blackwell.

Inkster, Ian (1993) 'Eikoku to Nihon no Sangyo Kakumei ni Okeru Gijutsu Henkaku ni miru Shakaiteki Haikei ni tsuite no Hikaku Kento (Comparative treatment of the social context of technological change during the industrial revolutions of Britain and Japan).' In: Bunka no hon'yaku kanosei (Translatability of culture). Tokyo: Jimbun Shoin, pp. 133-146.

Inkster, Ian (1992) 'Commentary on the iron and steel industry.' In: Hayashion, T., (ed.), First International Symposium the Japanese Experience of Technology Transfer. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.

Inkster, Ian (1991) 'Plans for the present and fear of the future: problems of the Multifunctional Polis in Australia.' In: Scott, P., (ed.), A herd of white elephants. Oxford University Press, pp. 126-138.

Inkster, Ian and Todd, J. (1988) 'The support structure for Australian science, circa 1851-1916.' In: Home, R., (ed.), Australian science in the making. Cambridge University Press, pp. 102-133.

Inkster, Ian (1988) 'The other side of Meiji - conflict and conflict management.' In: McCormack, G. and Sugimoto, Y., (eds.), The Japanese trajectory: modernization and beyond. Cambridge University Press, pp. 107-128.

Inkster, Ian (1985) 'The context of steam intellect in Britain.' In: Inkster, I., (ed.), Steam intellect societies: essays on culture, education & industry, circa 1820-1914. Nottingham: University of Nottingham, Department of Adult Education.

Inkster, Ian (1985) 'Hypotheses: patterns in the economic and social history of steam intellect prior to 1914.' In: Inkster, I., (ed.), Steam intellect societies: essays on culture, education & industry, circa 1820-1914. Nottingham: University of Nottingham, Department of Adult Education.

Inkster, Ian (1985) 'Popularised culture and steam intellect, 1820-1850s.' In: Inkster, I., (ed.), Steam intellect societies: essays on culture, education & industry, circa 1820-1914. Nottingham: University of Nottingham, Department of Adult Education.

Inkster, Ian (1984) 'The message and the massage - the mythology of Japan's industrialisation.' In: Rix, A. and Mouer, R., (eds.), Japan's impact on the world. Melbourne: Japanese Studies Association of Australia, pp. 18-29.

Inkster, Ian (1983) 'Aspects of the history of science and science culture in Britain, 1780-1850 and beyond.' In: Inkster, I. and Morrell, J., (eds.), Metropolis and province: science in British culture, 1780-1850. London: Hutchinson, pp. 11-54.

Inkster, Ian (1981) 'Scientific culture and scientific education in Liverpool, 1760-1812.' In: Stephens, M.D. and Roderick, G.W., (eds.), Scientific and technical education in early industrial Britain. Hyperion Books, pp. 28-47.

Inkster, Ian (1977) 'Marginal men: aspects of the social role of the medical community in Sheffield, 1790-1850.' In: Woodward, J. and Richards, D., (eds.), Health care and popular medicine in nineteenth century England. London: Croom Helm, pp. 128-164.

Inkster, Ian (1976) 'Culture, institutions and urbanity: the itinerant science lecturer in Sheffield, 1790-1850.' In: Pollard, S. and Holmes, C., (eds.), Economic and social history of South Yorkshire. South Yorkshire County Council, Recreation, Culture and Health Dept, pp. 218-232.

Articles

Inkster, Ian (2013) 'China ‘Should flex its soft power’.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2013) 'Education must find its direction.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2012) 'Seeking DPP chair to save politics.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2012) 'See China as yesterday’s Taiwan.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2012) ''Seediq Bale’ and pride in Taiwan.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2012) 'Highly Fraught with Good to Man: patent organisation, Agency and Useful Knowledge in British Machinofacture circa 1780-1851 and Beyond.' History of Technology, 31 . pp. 115-144.

Inkster, Ian (2012) 'Introduction. Patent Agency: Problems and Perspectives.' History of Technology, 31 . pp. 89-97.

Inkster, Ian (2012) '‘China’s Middle Class and Taiwan.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2012) '‘How Far is KMT Rule Inevitable?’.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2012) 'Politicians dream the impossible.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2012) 'China’s divided route to dominance.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2011) 'Anthropologies of Enthusiasm: Charlotte Salwey, Shinji Ishii, and Japanese Colonialism in Formosa circa 1913-1917.' Taiwan Journal of Anthropology, 9 (1). pp. 1-32.

Inkster, Ian (2011) 'Breaking out of the Strait-jacket.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2011) 'Chinese G20 misstep a policy loss.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2011) 'Crowding out other election issues.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2011) 'Era of Chinese soft power beckons.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2011) 'Nurturing a Chinese middle class.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2011) 'Taiwan must find political space.' Taipei Times . p. 8.

Inkster, Ian (2010) 'Oriental enlightenment: the problematic military experiences and cultural claims of Count Maurice Auguste comte de Benyowsky in Formosa during 1771.' Taiwan Historical Research, 17 (1). pp. 27-70.

Inkster, Ian (2010) 'Education, attitudes and the armed forces: a cultural-technological and comparative historical analysis, Languages, Literary Studies and International Studies: an International Journal.' Languages, Literary Studies and International Studies: an International Journal, 7 . pp. 23-44.

Inkster, Ian (2009) 'The West had science and the rest had not? Queries of the mindful hand.' History of Technology, 29 . pp. 205-211.

Inkster, Ian (2009) 'Technology and culture during the first climacteric.' International History Review, 31 . pp. 356-364.

Inkster, Ian (2008) 'Policies, patents and reliable knowledge – an institutional approach to the climacteric, 1850-1914.' Economies et Sociétés Histoire Economique Quantitative, 42 (3). pp. 461-482.

Inkster, Ian (2007) 'Technology in World history: cultures of constraint and innovation, emulation and technology transfers.' Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, 5 (2). pp. 108-127.

Inkster, Ian (2006) 'Potentially global: 'useful and reliable knowledge' and material progress in Europe circa, 1474-1914.' International History Review, 28 (2). pp. 237-286.

Inkster, Ian (2004) 'The resources of decisive technological change: reflections on the steam engine from Watt to Stephenson.' History of Technology, 25 . pp. 199-202.

Inkster, Ian (2004) 'Finding artisans: British and international patterns of technological innovation 1790-1914.' Cahiers d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences, 52 . pp. 69-92.

Inkster, Ian (2004) 'Engineers as patentees and the cultures of invention 1830-1914 and beyond: the evidence from the Patent Data.' Quaderns d'Historia de l'Engyneria, 6 . pp. 25-50.

Inkster, Ian (2003) 'Patents as indicators of technological change and innovation: an historical analysis of the Patent Data, 1830-1914.' Transactions of the Newcomen Society, 73 (2). pp. 179-208.

Inkster, Ian (2002) 'Politicising the Gershenkron Schema: technology transfer, late development and the state in historical perspective.' Journal of European Economic History, 31 (1). pp. 45-87.

Inkster, Ian (2002) 'An imperfection of institutions.' History of Technology, 24 . xvii-xxi.

Inkster, Ian (2000) 'The trouble with technology: comments on the experience of Singapore under Entrepot capitalism.' Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 72 (1). pp. 107-115.

Inkster, Ian (2000) 'Pursuing big books: technological change in global history.' History of Technology, 22 . pp. 233-254.

Inkster, Ian (2000) 'Capitale umano e transferimento di tecnologia. Il caso giapponese in una prospettiva di lugo periodo.' Annali di Storia dell'impresa, 11 . pp. 379-400.

Inkster, Ian (1999) 'Technology transfer in the great climacteric. Machinofacture and international patenting in world development, circa 1850-1914.' History of Technology, 21 . pp. 87-106.

Inkster, Ian (1998) 'Motivation and achievement: technological change and creative response in comparative industrial history.' Journal of European Economic History, 27 . pp. 29-66.

Inkster, Ian (1998) 'Lessons of the past? Technology transfer and Russian industrialisation in comparative perspective.' Science Technology and Society, 3 (2). pp. 307-333.

Inkster, Ian (1998) 'Accidents and barriers. Technology between Europe, China and Japan for 500 years.' Asian Journal of International Studies, 1 . pp. 1-37.

Inkster, Ian (1997) 'Global ambitions; science and technology in international historical perspective, 1450-1800.' Annals of Science, 54 . pp. 611-622.

Inkster, Ian (1996) 'Discoveries, inventions and industrial revolutions: on the varying contributions of technologies and institutions from an international historical perspective.' History of Technology, 18 . pp. 39-58.

Inkster, Ian (1993) 'Education, human capital and technical change in Japan - a skeptical evaluation, East Asia.' International Review of Economic, Political and Social Development, 6 . pp. 99-110.

Inkster, Ian (1993) 'Antitheses on peculiarity - or, a dialogue on labour organisation and the Japanese economy, circa 1960-1980, East Asia.' International Review of Economic, Political and Social Development, 6 . pp. 111-119.

Inkster, Ian (1992) 'Relative backwardness and revolution. A note on Marx, history and the transition to socialism.' Journal of Contemporary Asia, 22 . pp. 146-151.

Inkster, Ian (1992) 'Japan: taking over and staying ahead,.' Futures .

Inkster, Ian (1991) 'Techno Japan: technology, economic change and the social system in contemporary Japan.' Journal of Contemporary Asia, 20 . pp. 174-179.

Inkster, Ian (1991) 'Science, technology and economic development: Japanese historical experience in context, Annals of Science.' Annals of Science, 48 . pp. 545-563.

Inkster, Ian (1991) 'Made in America but lost to Japan: science, technology and economic performance in the two capitalist superpowers.' Social Studies of Science, 21 . pp. 157-178.

Inkster, Ian (1990) 'The low down on high tech 'Down Under': the MFP, Prometheus.' Prometheus, 8 . pp. 320-330.

Inkster, Ian (1990) 'Technology transfer: the historical dimensions in detail, MetaScience.' MetaScience, 8 . pp. 12-19.

Inkster, Ian (1990) 'Structural change, the Multifunctional Polis and Japanese R for Australia.' Journal of Contemporary Asia, 20 . pp. 312-329.

Inkster, Ian (1990) 'Promethean futures: the biotechnological challenge and the Japanese model.' Asian Studies Review, 14 . pp. 129-134.

Inkster, Ian (1990) 'Mental capital: transfers of knowledge and technique in eighteenth century Europe.' Journal of European Economic History, 19 . pp. 403-441.

Inkster, Ian (1990) 'Intellectual dependency and the sources of invention: Britain and the Australian technological system in the 19th century.' History of Technology, 12 . pp. 40-64.

Inkster, Ian (1990) 'Henry George, protectionism and the welfare of the working class.' American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 49 (3). pp. 375-384.

Inkster, Ian (1990) 'Forging the links: small business, R and the MFP.' The Australian Extrapreneur, 1 . pp. 10-13.

Inkster, Ian (1990) 'Catching up and hanging on: the formation of science in modern Japan.' Annals of Science, 47 . pp. 393-406.

Inkster, Ian (1989) 'The institutionalist theory of economic development, technological progress and social change.' Journal of Economic Issues, 23 . pp. 1243-1247.

Inkster, Ian (1989) 'Partly solid and partly sophistical - Adam Smith as an historian of economic thought.' Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, 29 (4). pp. 91-96.

Inkster, Ian (1989) 'Appropriate technology, alternative technology and the Chinese model: terminology and analysis.' Annals of Science, 46 . pp. 263-276.

Inkster, Ian (1988) 'Prometheus bound: science, technology and industrialisation in Japan, China and India - a political economy approach.' Annals of Science, 45 . pp. 399-426.

Inkster, Ian (1988) 'Cultural enterprise: science, steam intellect and social class in Rochdale, circa 1833-1900.' Social Studies of Science, 18 . pp. 291-330.

Inkster, Ian (1988) 'Britain and the single factor thesis once more: a comment on Kristine Bruland.' Journal of European Economic History, 17 . pp. 187-188.

Inkster, Ian (1986) 'The 'Manchester School' in Yorkshire: economic relations between India and Sheffield in the mid-I9th century.' Indian Economic and Social History Review, 23 . pp. 313-323.

Inkster, Ian (1985) 'Science and the 'colonial model': Australian experience in historical perspective.' Social Studies of Science, 15 . pp. 677-704.

Inkster, Ian (1984) 'On 'modelling' Japan for the Third World (part two).' East Asia, 2 . pp. 159-183.

Inkster, Ian (1984) 'Eikoka Mechanic Institutes Undoshizo no Saikosei o Meguru Saikin no Kenyo Seika, Jimbun Ronshu.' Jimbun Ronshu, 14 . pp. 45-84.

Inkster, Ian (1983) 'The message and the massage - the mythology of Japan's industrialisation.' Berliner Beitråge zur sozial-und-Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Japan-Forschung, 41 . p. 16.

Inkster, Ian (1983) 'Social class and popularised culture in Sheffield during the 1840s.' Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society, 11 . pp. 82-86.

Inkster, Ian (1983) 'Technology as the cause of the industrial revolution: some comments.' Journal of European Economic History, 12 . pp. 651-657.

Inkster, Ian (1983) 'On 'modelling' Japan for the Third World (part one).' East Asia, 1 . pp. 155-187.

Inkster, Ian (1982) 'Variations on a theme by Thackray.' Newsletter of the British Society for the History of Science, 19 . pp. 17-23.

Inkster, Ian (1982) 'The ambivalent role of patents in technology development.' Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 2 . pp. 181-190.

Shergold, P. R. and Inkster, Ian (1982) 'Civil engineering and the admiralty.' The Great Circle, 4 . pp. 41-52.

Inkster, Ian (1982) 'Advocates and audience: astronomy in England, circa 1750-1850.' Journal of British Astronomical Association, 92 . pp. 60-66.

Inkster, Ian (1981) 'Seditious science: a reply to Paul Weindling, British Journal History of Science.' British Journal History of Science, 14 . pp. 181-187.

Inkster, Ian (1981) 'Collective biography and technological transfer.' Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 1 . pp. 254-256.

Inkster, Ian (1980) 'The public lecture as an instrument of science education for adults - the case of Great Britain, 1750-1850.' Paedagogica Historica, 20 . pp. 80-107.

Inkster, Ian (1980) 'Agricultural growth and the late development effect in Japan.' Development and Change, 11 . pp. 642-648.

Inkster, Ian (1980) 'A Japanese affair.' Newsletter of British Society for the History of Science, 3 . pp. 16-18.

Inkster, Ian (1980) 'The continuing story of foreigners in Meiji, Japan.' Japan Foundation Newsletter, 8 . pp. 6-7.

Inkster, Ian (1980) 'Robert Goodacre and popular astronomy, 1777-1835.' Journal of British Astronomical Association, 90 . pp. 245-253.

Inkster, Ian (1980) 'Lunacy and the industrial revolution.' Bulletin of Society for Social History of Medicine, 27 . pp. 42-47.

Inkster, Ian (1979) 'Meiji economic development in perspective - revisionist comments on the industrial revolution in Japan.' The Developing Economies, 17 . pp. 45-68.

Inkster, Ian (1979) 'London science and the Seditious Meetings Act of 1817.' British Journal History of Science, 12 . pp. 192-196.

Inkster, Ian (1978) 'Robert Goodacre's astronomy lectures (1823-1825) and the structure of scientific culture in Philadelphiacientific culture and education in Nottingham prior to 1843.' Annals of Science, 35 . pp. 353-363.

Inkster, Ian (1978) 'Scientific culture and education in Nottingham prior to 1843.' Thoroton Society Transactions, 82 . pp. 45-60.

Inkster, Ian (1977) 'Science and society in the metropolis: a preliminary examination of the social and institutional context of the Askesian Society of London.' Annals of Science, 34 . pp. 1-32.

Inkster, Ian (1977) 'A phase in middle class culture: phrenology in Sheffield, 1824-1850.' Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society, 10 . pp. 273-280.

Inkster, Ian (1976) 'The social context of an educational movement: a revisionist approach to the English mechanics institutes, 1820-1850.' Oxford Review of Education, 2 . pp. 277-307.

Inkster, Ian (1975) 'Science and the mechanics' institutes, 1820-50, the case of Sheffield.' Annals of Science, 32 . pp. 351-374.

Inkster, Ian (1973) 'Charles Sylvester and the great railroad debate.' Annals of Science, 29 . pp. 113-120.

Inkster, Ian (1973) 'The development of a scientific community in Sheffield, 1790-1850: a network of people and interests.' Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society, 10 . pp. 99-131.

Inkster, Ian (1973) 'Science instruction for youth and the Industrial Revolution: an informal network.' The Vocational Aspect of Education, 25 . pp. 91-101.

Monographs

Inkster, Ian (1975) A smattering of history: marginal men and the cultural context of the English Industrial Revolution. UNSW working paper. Sydney: School of Economics..

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