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.
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.
Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association, in Nashville, Tennessee, September 11-13, 2015. Graduate students are encouraged to attend the meeting. The Association offers subsidies for travel, hotel, registration, and meals, including a special graduate student dinner.
Chinese Coin and Changes in Monetary Preferences in Maritime East Asia in the Fifteenth-Seventeenth Centuries.
This article is written by Richard von Glahn, Professor at the Department of History in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese in Maritime Asia, c.1585–1800. Merchants, Commodities and Commerce. Written by George Bryan Souza, University of Texas, San Antonio.
Professor Lin Man-houng is a research fellow at Institute of Modern History of Academia Sinica.
2nd EurasiaTrajeco conference: Connected Histories—Trading Networks Across the Eurasian Continent: Structures, Practices, and Socio-economic Impact Paris, EHESS, 28-29 November 2014 190-198, avenue de France, 75013 Paris /105 boulevard Raspail, 75006, Paris Several...
This conference is organised by Centro Cientifico e Cultural de Macau and will be held on 13, 14, 15 October 2014.