ReOrienting the 19th Century: Global Economy in the Continuing Asian Age

ReOrienting the 19th Century: Global Economy in the Continuing Asian Age

by Andre Gunder Frank, Robert A. Denemark
     
 

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Andre Gunder Frank was a path-breaking scholar in several disciplines over an illustrious and contentious 50-year career. Premier among his many important works is the book, ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age, which sought to correct a Eurocentric worldview of the development of the global political economy. As Gunder Frank continued his research, he

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Andre Gunder Frank was a path-breaking scholar in several disciplines over an illustrious and contentious 50-year career. Premier among his many important works is the book, ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age, which sought to correct a Eurocentric worldview of the development of the global political economy. As Gunder Frank continued his research, he realized that many of the myths of European industrialization, hegemony, and capitalism hid the fact that Asia remained a serious power not just into the 18th century, as he argued in 1998, but well into the 19th century as well. Gunder Frank passed away in April 2005 while working on this new book, a sequel to ReORIENT. His colleagues rallied to finish it and it is presented here as Andre Gunder Frank's final major statement. His prescience is remarkable today as we see the continuation of Asian influences and ascendancy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612051246
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2013
Series:
Studies in Comparative Social Science
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Andre Gunder Frank received his PhD from the University of Chicago and held professorships at at least five universities including the University of Toronto, where he wrote his major work, ReORIENT. His opus includes some forty books and nearly one thousand articles and other pieces in numerous languages, spanning fifty years of global political and economic development. He is best known as the author of “dependency theory” and was one of the founders of the World Systems approach. He lived and traveled widely including significant sojourns in Latin America that brought him into the ken of Che Guevara, Allende, and ultimately Pinochet whose bloody coup drove Gunder Frank back to Europe. Throughout the rest of his life, he continued to break new boundaries of research and thought and was still working on this book until two weeks prior to his death in a hospital in Luxembourg on Saturday the 23rd of April, 2005.

Robert A. Denemark is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware and received his PhD at the University of Minnesota. He has published on issues of world system analysis in International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Globalizations, Review (Braudel Center), and Review of International Political Economy. He is co-editor of World System History: The Social Science of Long-Term Change (Routledge 2000) and General Editor of the 12-volume The International Studies Encyclopedia (Wiley/Blackwell 2010).

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