EurasiaTrajeco Blog

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About EurasiaTrajeco

Eurasiatrajeco, a contraction of Europe and Asia, trajectory of economic institutions and business practices, is part of the “International Research Network in Comparative Economic History” project.

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Dias—The discovery of The Cape of Good Hope

At the end of the 13th century, Venetian merchant Marco Polo described the East as a prosperous land full of Gold which elicited the desire of Europeans to travel to the East to search...

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The Charm of Ancient Currency

Currency was invented in the commodity exchange, and its institution was relied on the development of commodity trade. The earliest money ,cowrie, was instituted in the Shang dynasty(1600BC-1046BC) and it existed in the forms...

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Age of Discovery

During the 15th century, the commercial economy of Western Europe had started to develop rapidly, which caused a dramatically increasing demand for gold in the region.

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The Silk Road

The Silk Road was formed between 2000 AD~1000 AD and had since then been kept in use as the main channel for cultural, economic and political exchange between the eastern and the western worlds all the way until the 16th century.

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The Boxer Codex

Transcription and translation of an illustrated late sixteenth-century spanish manuscript concerning the geography, history and ethnography of the Pacific, South-east and East Asia.

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Shanxi Merchant’s Guild Building

During the Ming and Qing dynasties, Shanxi merchants set their business footprints all over ancient China. In order to accommodate meetings with other Merchants, they built magnificent buildings as their base, and these buildings...

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Entrepreneurship and Business Organization 1720-1844

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.

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Chieftains into Ancestors: Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China

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.

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The Chinese State and the New Global History

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.