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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Buy the selected items together This item: Sep 05, Ariya marked it as to-read. Feb 01, Jason S rated it liked it. Sees access to silver in Americas as the only reason Europe able to “rise”. Finally, an objective book on gunedr world history! Shipping going East 2 US-bound shipments are full of manufactured goods.
ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age
gknder Review “A hugely important contribution to the critique of Eurocentric history. Benjamin Reed rated it it was amazing Apr 21, As a child reorifnt the Chicago school of economic thought, almost a part of Milton Friedman’s ‘Chicago Boys’ he quickly viewed their folly and began researching the methodology and social structures of the Orient to better define its current burgeoning exploits. Where in times past, most of the Asian-bound shipments from England and the Netherlands were boats filled with silver and gold, today we “ship silver” to Asia in the form of electronic fund transfers.
These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Bin Wong,University of California, Irvine. Frank’s main thesis is the by now increasingly, if still far insufficiently, acknowledged fact that Europe was ahead neither in technological development nor in wealth nor in military gunddr in the days of the Columbian conquests of the Americas. European states, he says, used the silver extracted from the Gjnder colonies to buy entry into an expanding Asian market that already flourished in the global economy.
That is precisely what East Asia is doing today, Frank points out, to recover its traditional dominance. Showing of 18 reviews. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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, an Asia-centered world.
The first is that Frank has a tendency to go off on tangents and has trouble keeping the structure of the book together, leading to oddities such as an almost impassably long chapter on mostly Chinese coinage, which detracts from the flow of the argument.
Western history, fraught with facts of pioneering of the Industrial Revolution in England, scientific methods and advancements, and social awareness are argued to not have claimed western Europe as their origin. Asia-bound ships are filled with wastepaper or are largely empty. Andre can always be a little exaggerated and silly, but the basic argument of the book is correct and is a good addition to rather than substitute for reorieent growing volume of lit on this subject.
Anyone interested in Asia, reorint world systems and world economic and social history, in international relations, and in comparative area studies, will have to take into account Frank’s exciting reassessment of our global economic past and future.
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Apr 04, Chuck rated it really liked it Recommends it for: None of rforient one-sided Eurocentrism found in other non-objective world history books. The rendition of the modern world as a drama of Western expansion now has a systematic alternative. Melanie Reimann rated it really liked it Sep 30, But one prerequisite for better research on the reroient history of Afro-Eurasia is that historians of Europe and America take regions of Asia more seriously as factors in making the modern world. Feb 02, Alexan Martin-Eichner rated it liked it Shelves: Bin Wong,University of California, Irvine.
That is indeed the “knowledge” of the European historians who themselves “invented” history and then put it to good use.
Five Hundred Years or Five Thousand? Anyone who can cite Martin Bernal and J. Journal of Interdisciplinary History. Return to Book Page. This makes his theory all the more challenging for those who believe in the importance of the individual in creating history, and he brings a large amount of data to support it.
Historical Change and the Limits of European Experience. Anyone interested in Asia, in world systems and world economic and social history, in international relations, and in comparative area studies, will have to take into account Frank’s exciting reassessment rrank our global economic past and future. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Frank establishes this thesis, which he shares with other major writers against Eurocentrism such as James Blaut, Jack Goody, Eric Wolf and so forth, with much frakn support and excellence and a strong sense of indignation, carrying the reader along through thorough analysis of Asian trading patterns, reports of Portuguese sailors, methodological discussions and much more.
The second is that where he correctly attacks the Eurocentric mistakes made by the usually also very heterodox ideas in these fields of Marx and his supporters, he goes overboard in this in wanting to reject the idea of ‘capitalism’ and ‘feudalism’ altogether, which is not helpful, and leads himself to remove all useful analysis of production and classes from his historical overview.