Michael Schiltz

Associate professor of Japanese History #financialhistory (Economic history)

Sapporo, Japan

Since September 2018, Michael Schiltz is working for the Modern Japanese Studies Program at the University of Hokkaido. Before, he had a hybrid role at the Graduate Institute, Geneva; he happened to be the digital preservationist and curator for a unique collection of historical stock exchange quotes hosted there. From 2011-2016, he was an associate professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo. Michael is the author of *The Money Doctors From Japan: Finance, Imperialism, and the Building of the Yen Bloc, 1895-1937*, published in 2012 by Harvard University Press. In October 2020, Oxford University Press published his second monograph. Called *Accounting for the Fall of Silver*, it employs forensic accounting techniques to discuss banking practices in 19th-century exchange banks of the likes of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (nowadays HSBC) and its Japanese equivalent: the Yokohama Specie Bank (YSB).


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