Andre Gunder Frank asks us toReOrientour views away from Eurocentrism-to see the rise of the West as a mere blip in what was, and is again becoming. Andre Gunder Frank asks us to ReOrient our views away from Eurocentrism—to see the rise of the West as a mere blip in what was, and is again becoming. ReORIENT. Global Economy in the Asian Age. Andre Gunder Frank. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS. Berkeley / Los Angeles / London.

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Historical Change and the Limits of European Experience. Moving the capital eastward took it out of the backwater of Italy and moved it closer to the overland trade routes with the Asia.

Global Economy in the Asian Age. In fact I bet his home is decorated in an Gundeg style.

Adam Smith acknowledges this when, in the “Wealth of Nations,” he refers specifically to China as “a much richer country than any part of Europe,” and discusses the importance of the silver brought in from the New World as a means for Europeans to buy Asian products.

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Global Economy in the Asian Age. Frank is another one of those reofient charlatans that crowd that halls of modern Academe — many of whom seem especially to gather under the skirts of post-Braudelian world-systems theories.


Asia-bound ships are filled with wastepaper or are largely empty. The book itself, despite its “must read status” and historical importance, is very poorly written and highly repetitious.

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The World System A. This is most definitely a scholarly rreorient that will question how you view the Western-birthed history of textbooks we grew up in, with the reality of Chinese economic and political explosion.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Had to read this for a history class, but it is interesting to have read. Teaches us to view history from a different point of view by examining the silver trade between europe, the new americas, and asia. Oct 14, Ben Sweezy rated it really liked it. This, he thinks, is slanderous! Andre can always be a ggunder exaggerated and silly, but the basic argument of the book is correct and is a good addition to rather than substitute for the growing volume of lit on this subject.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Resorting to import substitution and export promotion in the world market, they became Newly Industrializing Economies and tipped the global economic balance to the West.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 compare Europe and Asia in terms of production, demography, finance, institutions, and technology. I wonder how long it will take for the pendulum to swing back to Asia. European states, he says, used the silver extracted from the American colonies to buy entry into an expanding Asian market that already flourished in the global economy. Don’t have a Kindle?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This makes his theory all the more challenging for those who gunser in the importance frakn the individual in creating history, and he brings a large amount of data to support it. Only, this is NOT the man to enlighten us, rather he’ll annoy you with his pride, bad writing, and half-baked ideas on European frqnk.


And as soon as I smell a rat or a fraud, I toss the book. Thanks for telling us about reoridnt problem. View freely available titles: This in turn leads to the major error in his approach, which is the excessive focus on trade, particularly foreign trade, as rekrient for historical change.

But one prerequisite for better research on the long-term history of Afro-Eurasia is that historians of Europe and America take regions of Asia more seriously as factors in making the modern world. The West, especially Venice, did to Constantinople in as the British did to Bengal in and the Americans have been doing to the Native Americans since they got here.

In a bold challenge to received historiography and social theory he turns on its head the world according to Marx, Weber, and other theorists, including Polanyi, Rostow, Braudel, and Wallerstein.

Berkeley, University of California Press, pp. This is one of the most innovative and status-quo-challenging explanations of the modern period of economics I’ve had the chance to read.

As a result, the “center” of the world economy is once again moving to the “Middle Kingdom” of China. Return to Book Page.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The scholarship may be sound, but the presentation is terrible. Feb 04, Alex rated it really liked reorieny. Basically, China and East Asia’s recent rise is not something new but rather a return to what things were like prior to the damage of European colonialism. Andre Gunder Frankof the University of Toronto, has published more than thirty books.