Between Sinocentrism and Eurocentrism: Debating Andre Gunder Frank's Re-Orient: Global Economy in the Asian Age
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Science and Society 65 (4):428 - 463 (2001)
Numerous theories have been advanced explaining the transition from feudalism to capitalism in western Europe, frequently by Marxists in the pages of Science & Society. Recently, however, a new group of world historians have mounted a concerted empirical attack on this "Eurocentric" perspective. They argue that as late as 1750-1800 China was the dominant player in the world market, and that its agriculture was more efficient and productive than Europe's. This essay attempts to refute empirically a recent key text in this anti-Eurocentric effort: Andre Gunder Frank's Re-Orient (1998). It also evaluates Bin Wong's China Transformed: Historical Change and the Limits of European Experience (2000), and its claim that both Europe and China in the 18th century "had not escaped the limits of the economically possible scenarios envisioned by classical economists of the period.".
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Laura Nader (1998). Response to Andre Gunder Frank's Review of Naked Science. Social Epistemology 12 (4):335 – 344.
Andre Gunder Frank (1998). Speaking Truth to Power About the Scientific Emperor's Clothes. Social Epistemology 12 (4):321 – 334.
R. Bin Wong (2003). Beyond Sinocentrism and Eurocentrism. Science and Society 67 (2):173 - 184.
Andrew Gunder Frank (1966). Functionalism, Dialectics and Synthetics. Science and Society 30 (2):136 - 148.
Teshale Tibebu (2010). Hegel and the Third World: The Making of Eurocentrism in World History. Syracuse University Press.
John M. Hobson & Rajiv Malhotra, Rediscovering Indian Civilization: Indian Contributions to the Rise of the Modern West.
Barry Eichengreen (2000). The Crisis of (Confidence in) Global Capitalism. Critical Review 14 (1):69-85.
Minqi Li (2005). The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World-Economy: Exploring Historical Possibilities in the 21st Century. Science and Society 69 (3):420 - 448.
Ricardo Duchesne (1993). Review: Debating the Transition to Capitalism. [REVIEW] Science and Society 57 (1):80 - 86.
Ricardo Duchesne (2003). The Post-Malthusian World Began in Western Europe in the Eighteenth Century: A Reply to Goldstone and Wong. Science and Society 67 (2):195 - 205.
Ricardo Duchesne (2003). Review: Eurocentrism and Historical Variety. [REVIEW] Science and Society 67 (1):100 - 104.
J. O. Thomson (1932). Europe and China Europe and China: A Survey of Their Relations From the Earliest Times to 1800. By G. F. Hudson. Pp. 336; 4 Maps. London: Arnold, 1931. Cloth, 15s. Net. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 46 (04):175-176.
Brian Hilton (2007). An Integral Perspective on the Political Economy of "Big Change". World Futures 63 (2):127 – 136.
P. H. Sedgwick (1999). The Market Economy and Christian Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads15 ( #126,775 of 1,692,507 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #181,267 of 1,692,507 )
How can I increase my downloads?