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The Past and Present of the Ancient Tea Horse Road

The Ancient Tea Horse Road is an international trade passage in the southwestern region of China used for economic and cultural communications. Horses were the main means of transportation on the Tea Horse Road...

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Vasco Da Gama——The First to Arrive in India

Vasco Da Gama——The First to Arrive in India During the 14-15th century, the commercial economy of Western Europe thrived and spurred the radical development of foreign trade. Accounts of China and India in the...

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The Thirteen-Hong

At the end of the seventeenth century, in Guangzhou, Guangdong, there was a region of business hotels ran by trade organizations to receive merchants from distant lands. These establishments uniformly imported foreign products and...

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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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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.

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Economic History Society Annual Conference 2016

The 2016 Annual Conference will be held at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Friday 1 – Sunday 3 April 2016.
Deadline of submission: 4 September 2015.

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GDRI-EurasiaTrajeco Launches its Official Newsletter Service

The International Research Network in Comparative Economic History, a GDRI research programme hosted by CNRS and coordinated by Professor François Gipouloux, announces the release of a bimonthly newsletter on the EurasiaTrajeco website.