Southwest China in a Regional and Global Perspective (c.1600-1911)

Metals, Transport, Trade and Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004353712

Category: History

Page: 520

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The book Southwest China in Regional and Global Perspectives (c. 1600-1911) is dedicated to important issues in society, trade, and local policy in the southwestern provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan during the late phase of the Qing period.

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches

Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System

Author: Manuel Perez Garcia,Lucio De Sousa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811040532

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8280


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Rethinking the ways global history is envisioned and conceptualized in diverse countries such as China, Japan, Mexico or Spain, this collections considers how global issues are connected with our local and national communities. It examines how the discipline had evolved in various historiographies, from Anglo Saxon to southern European, and its emergence in Asia with the rapid development of the Chinese economy motivation to legitimate the current uniqueness of the history and economy of the nation. It contributes to the revitalization of the field of global history in Chinese historiography, which have been dominated by national narratives and promotes a debate to open new venues in which important features such as scholarly mobility, diversity and internationalization are firmly rooted, putting aside national specificities. Dealing with new approaches on the use of empirical data by framing the proper questions and hypotheses and connecting western and eastern sources, this text opens a new forum of discussion on how global history has penetrated in western and eastern historiographies, moving the pivotal axis of analysis from national perspectives to open new venues of global history.

An Economic History of China

From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

Author: Richard von Glahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107030560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 345


The first comprehensive study of China's economic development across 3,000 years of history to be published in English.

Rivalry for Trade in Tea and Textiles

The English and Dutch East India companies (1700–1800)

Author: Chris Nierstrasz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137486538

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 6619


The rivalry for trade in tea and textiles between the English and Dutch East India companies is very much a global history. This trade is strongly connected to emblematic events such as the opening of Western trade with China, the Boston Tea Party, the establishment of British Empire in Bengal and the Industrial Revolution.

Trade and Empire in Early Nineteenth-century Southeast Asia

Gillian Maclaine and His Business Network

Author: G. Roger Knight

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783270691

Category: Great Britain

Page: 193

View: 9914


This book explores European mercantile activity in Southeast Asia at a time when trade in this part of the world was being transformed and extended much more widely. Based on extensive original research including in newly discovered archives, the book reveals, through the study of one particular merchant and his extensive network, how trade in the region worked. It outlines the activities of Gillian Maclaine, a young Scottish -adventurer- (his word) who came to the region in about 1816 and established an enduring business in Batavia (present day Jakarta), trading in cotton goods and coffee, and later in opium. It examines the multi-faceted nature of such a trading network, including the wide scope of commodity chains, the associated link between colony and colonial metropole, and the many tensions between colonial powers, in this case the Dutch and the British, and with local polities.0The book demonstrates that Southeast Asian maritime trade was every bit as important to European worldwide commercial networks as the trade with India and China, which have been much more extensively studied, and it contributes to current scholarly debates about western imperialism, colonialism and the nature of empire. G. Roger Knight is an Associate Professor in the School of History and Politics in the University of Adelaide. He has published three previous books and numerous journal articles on the economic and social history of Southeast Asia.

War Finance and Logistics in Late Imperial China

A Study of the Second Jinchuan Campaign (1771–1776)

Author: Ulrich Theobald

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004255672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 6149


In his book War Finance and Logistics in Late Imperial China, Ulrich Theobald analyzes how the Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911) laid the organizational base for the spectacular expansion of its territory.

Mining, Monies, and Culture in Early Modern Societies

East Asian and Global Perspectives

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 2441


Mining, Monies, and Culture in Early Modern Societies presents empirical research on mining and metallurgy in the context of monetary metals, as well as the effects of money in government and everyday life; employing a range of inter-disciplinary approaches.

People Money

The Promise of Regional Currencies

Author: Margrit Kennedy,Bernard A. Lietaer,John Rogers

Publisher: Triarchy Press Limited

ISBN: 1908009764

Category: Globalization

Page: 258

View: 2283


Three authors with decades of experience have teamed up to provide an up-to-date, state-of-the art field guide to the emerging movement of regional currencies. People Money describes a global movement of people creating their own currencies to support regional business and strengthen their communities. These currencies operate legally alongside Bank Money and Government Money, giving people new choices in an age of transition from outworn financial structures to an era of sustainable abundance. Part One explains the characteristics and purpose of the various models of commercial- and community-oriented currencies, the administration and governance of the currencies, how to cooperate with other financial institutions, clearing systems and the issue of taxation. Part Two focuses on the 'how to' of developing a regional currency, outlining the key principles and design processes, and the benefits that have accrued as a result of their implementation. Finally, the book profiles and interviews some of the leading organisers of regional currencies around the world, explaining their driving passion and the nuances of each of the models - how the currency started, how it developed, the difficulties encountered on the journey, and how these were overcome. The currencies profiles include: Brixton Pound in London; The Business Exchange in Scotland; Blaengarw Time Centre in South Wales; Community Exchange System in South Africa; Chiemgauer in Germany; BerkShares, Equal Dollars, Ithaca HOURS and Dane County Time Bank in the USA; and many others.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Thomas Piketty

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674979850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

View: 781


The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia

Author: Hyunhee Park

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018684

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 1594


This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.

Made in California

Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000

Author: Stephanie Barron,Sheri Bernstein,Ilene Susan Fort,Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520227644

Category: Art

Page: 351

View: 7359


Unusually inclusive, visually intriguing, and beautifully produced, Made in California will appeal to anyone who has lived in, visited, or imagined California.".

Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities

Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia

Author: Lily Kong,Ching Chia-ho,Chou Tsu-Lung

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784715840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2638


While global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the

Marco Polo Was in China

New Evidence from Currencies, Salts and Revenues

Author: Hans Ulrich Vogel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004236988

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 676

View: 6575


In Marco Polo was in China Hans Ulrich Vogel undertakes a thorough study of Yuan currencies, salts and revenues, by comparing Marco Polo manuscripts with Chinese sources and thus offering new evidence for the Venetian’s stay in Khubilai Khan’s empire.

Money in the Bank--Lessons Learned from Past Counterinsurgency (COIN) Operations

RAND Counterinsurgency Study--Paper 4

Author: Angel Rabasa,Peter Chalk,Ivan Khilko,Paraag Shukla,Lesley Anne Warner

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833042831

Category: Political Science

Page: 102

View: 5711


Six historic counterinsurgency (COIN) operations are examined to determine which tactics, techniques, and procedures led to success and which to failure. The Philippines, Algeria, Vietnam, El Salvador, Jammu and Kashmir, and Colombia were chosen for their varied characteristics relating to geography, historical era, outcome, type of insurgency faced, and level of U.S. involvement. Future U.S. COIN operations can learn from these past lessons.

Gifts, Goods and Money

Comparing Currency and Circulation Systems in Past Societies

Author: Dirk Brandherm,Elon Heymans,Daniela Hofmann

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 9781784918354

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 8255


The papers gathered in this volume explore the economic and social roles of exchange systems in past societies from a variety of different perspectives. Based on a broad range of individual case studies, the authors tackle problems surrounding the identification of (pre-monetary) currencies in the archaeological record. These concern the part played by weight measurement systems in their development, the changing role of objects as they shift between different spheres of exchange, e.g. from gifts to commodities, as well as wider issues regarding the role of exchange networks as agents of social and economic change. Among the specific questions the papers address is what happens when new objects of value are introduced into a system, or when existing objects go out of use, as well as how exchange systems react to events such as crises or the emergence of new polities and social constellations. One theme that unites most of the papers is the tension between what is introduced from the outside and changes that are driven by social transformations within a given group.

Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity

Author: Biswa N. Bhattacharyay,Masahiro Kawai,Rajat Nag

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781003130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 498

View: 8592


This book addresses the prospects and challenges concerning both soft and hard infrastructure development in Asia and provides a framework for achieving Asian connectivity through regional infrastructure cooperation towards a seamless Asia. Key topics included are: ' demand estimates of national and regional infrastructure in transport, electricity, information and communication technology, and water and sanitation; ' empirical results on the costs and benefits of regional infrastructure for economies and households; ' the impact of infrastructure development on the environment and climate; ' sources and instruments of infrastructure financing; ' best practices and lessons learned from the experiences of the Asian region and other regions; and ' experiences of public_private partnership projects. This insightful book will serve as a definitive knowledge product for policymakers, academics, private sector experts and infrastructure practitioners interested in the regional and national infrastructure demand, investment and benefits in the region. Concerned officials from private and public sectors, and other experts involved in environmental and natural resources studies will also find this compendium invaluable.

Hinterlands and Commodities

Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia over the Long Eighteenth Century

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004283900

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 6027


In Hinterlands and Commodities, well-known historians and an economist examine perennially important questions concerning temporal and spatial relationships among central places, hinterlands, commodities, and political economic developments in Asia and the Global economy over the long eighteenth century.