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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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University of California Press- History – pages. It was and still is in fact Asia, particularly China with its history that vastly predates the Western world in the advancement of industrial, scientific and social breakthroughs.

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And Frank provides plenty of detail, footnotes, references, etc. He was wrong on the details, of course…but he was right!

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Fran 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.

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.


ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age

Bernal, as is well known, got his academic teeth cut doing early 20th cen. That is precisely what East Asia is doing today, Frank points out, to recover its traditional dominance.

As a result, the “center” of the world economy is once again moving to the “Middle Kingdom” of China. The same accusation was laid at the doorstep of Martin Bernal.

ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age by André Gunder Frank

I don’t mean to disparage reasonable ones, which are in this book, I mean ones about how Europe was nothing before it started to exploit the east. At least, so experience has taught me. The company was founded in California in and sold to the Singapore government in Contact Contact Us Help. Feb 01, Jason S rated it liked it. Most recently he coedited, with Barry Gills, World System: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Andre Gunder Frank delineates that indeed we should have very much anticipated this natural course of action.

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. Aug 12, Sean Chick rated it did not like it.


But perhaps more importantly, all the commercial action was centered in the East. Anyone concerned about the final outcome of the current “global” economic crisis less so in China and Vietnam! The next frontier for the world histories of Asia and Europe may be this vast zone of Eurasian articulations, which had specific and increasingly well-researched characteristics during early-modern centuries, and also embraced East Africa and the Middle East. Andre Gunder Frankof the University of Toronto, has published more than thirty books.

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