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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About the Book 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. Hazel Elizabeth rated it it was ok Jan 27, Showing of 18 reviews.
Gunder Frank also speculates that East Asia’s present economic growth and potential will eventually help it regain economic hegemony in the not too distant future. I do not judge a book by its cover. All in all, this book is important for understanding the world’s past as well as the contours of the future.
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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 of our global rrorient past and future. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Even Karl Marx paid homage to the “wealth of the Orient.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Resorting to import substitution and reorienr promotion in the world market, they became Newly Industrializing Economies and tipped the global economic balance to the West.
A couple points I’d like to add to Frank’s thesis explained in other reviews.
Feb 01, Jason S rated it liked it. 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 power in the days of the Columbian conquests of the Americas.
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A fundamental rethinking ggunder the rise of the West and the origin of the world-system. Jul 26, Robert Davis rated it really liked it.
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. He takes gunxer shots at Europe. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Absolutely essential to understanding world history.
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He was wrong on the details, of course…but he was right! Want to Read saving…. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Journal of Interdisciplinary History. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. And as soon as I smell a rat or a fraud, I toss the book.
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Frank explains the Rise of the West in world economic and demographic terms gunser relate it in a single historical sweep to the decline of the East around Read the rest of the book if you want the details. See and discover other items: No trivia or quizzes yet. Frank’s book cured me vunder both those false notions. Oct 30, Masaki rated it really liked it Shelves: Get to Gumder Us.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It began when Europe gained control of the New World’s natural resources, particularly silver, and used it to “buy a ticket on the Asian train” Gunder Frank’s apt metaphor. The Origins of the Modern World: European states, he says, used the silver extracted from the American colonies guder buy entry into an expanding Asian market that already flourished in the global economy.
Melanie Reimann rated it really liked it Sep 30, Anyone who can cite Martin Bernal and J. Pages with related products. As a result, the “center” of the world economy is once again moving to the “Middle Kingdom” of China. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Frank is another one of those academic charlatans that crowd that halls of modern Academe — many of whom seem especially to gather under the skirts of post-Braudelian world-systems theories.
Andre Gunder Frank was truly remarkable for his intellectual integrity and willingness to follow the facts-of-the-matter as he found them. Western history, fraught with facts of pioneering of the Industrial Revolution in England, scientific methods and advance Do we find ourselves surprised by the seemingly sudden rise to economic and political power that China has attained in such a short amount of time?
The European miracle needs to be addressed with more attention to Asian comparisons and connections. Absolutely essential to understanding world history. 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.
China was the center and stronger than European countries in terms of economy.
Moving the capital eastward took it out of the backwater of Italy and moved it closer to the overland trade routes with the Asia. 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.