3rd EurasiaTrajeco Conference: “Empires, Trade and Migrations across the Eurasian Continent 10th-20th Century”
Several paradigm shifts have occurred in the conceptual field of economic and social history. The contributions of legal studies, cultural anthropology, and comparative institutional economics have cast a new light on issues that were...
The 2016 Business History Conference Annual Meeting will take place in Portland, Oregon,on March 31-April 2, 2016.
Originally published in 2000, this book analyzes why this discrepancy occurred, especially when other nations of that time, whose economies were far less developed, were evolving more permissive laws of business organization.
Development Versus Stagnation: Technological Continuity and Agricultural Progress in Pre-modern China
This volume examines the subject of technological development, particularly agricultural development, in order to evaluate whether China suffered all-round technological stagnation.
This paper outlines how different segments of the Grand Canal were built in the Ming and Qing periods. The Ming government decided to rebuild the canal because of the complications of long-distance trade between northern and central China during the 14th century.
Chieftains into Ancestors describes the intersection of imperial administration and chieftain-dominated local culture in the culturally diverse southwestern region of China. The authors contemplate the crucial question of how one can begin to write the history of a conquered people whose past has been largely wiped out.
Professor Wang Gungwu is the Chairman of the East Asian Institute and a University Professor at the National University of Singapore. In this book, he presents his insightful analysis of the state as an apolitical institution in the modern world and his idea of Chinese history up to the 20th century.