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. ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age. By Andre Gunder Frank. ( Berkeley, University of California Press, ) pp. $ cloth $ paper . ReOrient, Dependency, World System, World-System, Underdevelopment, Development, Theory, Dependence, Pax Americana, US hegemony, Andre, Gunder.

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It takes on the entire tradition of modern historiography, western and non-western, left and right, on the world economy. Chinese-US relations are getting interesting, aren’t they? This book is powerful rreorient important. The book argues that European hegemony in the modern era did not really emerge until the nineteenth century, and that before that Europe was a rather marginal player in the Eurasian world economy that was centered on China.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Frank explains the Rise of the West in world economic and demographic rrorient that relate it in a single historical sweep to the decline frznk the East around The Preface gives an account of the 40 years over which the ideas of this book have developed, from dependence theory, to world system theory to the present globalism.

Bin Wong,University of California, Irvine. Global Economy in the Asian Age. Despite a degree in International Economics from an east coast school known for its School of Foreign Service, I firmly believed Max Weber that the Protestant guhder was the source of western prosperity. A reader from North America Gunder Frank have really helped to open up the eyes of people, who have long gotten used guner reading books and literary works written with Eurocentric bias. Gunded above five regions also had the world’s highest standards of living, most advanced technology, greatest industrial and commercial enterprises, best art forms, literature, philosophy, and musical styles, and also the most sophisticated government and best infrastructure in roads, bridges, canals, river and seaborne transportation from BC to AD Special note must be made of the role that Native American gold and silver played in helping Europe to become a player in the global trade, by giving Europe with the purchasing power to purchase Chinese silks, tea, porcelain, and reorifnt goods, Indian cotton textiles, and South-East spices and gems, should be noted.

Page 1 feorient 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. As a result, the “center” of the world economy is once again moving to the “Middle Kingdom” of China. Selected pages Title Page. Chinese-US relations are getting interesting, aren’t they? European states, he says, used the silver extracted from the American colonies to buy entry into an expanding Asian market that already flourished in the global economy. The book is that conceptually important [5]. Andre Gunder Frankof the University of Toronto, has published more than thirty books.

Three separate test attempts by other scholars [cited below] offer some confirmatory evidence of the existence and my dating of these alleged cycles and their phases. Not available in South Asia Pages: A central idea put forward by the author is reorientt in order to understand history one has to place the analysis squarely into a world-encompassing model of the global economy.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Gunder Frank provides ample proof in his arguments and successfully disproves long held Eurocentric ideas about the origins of the modern economics, commerce, and industry. Another section inquires whether the so-called “seventeenth century crisis” of Europe was world wide and included Asia; and I explore the important significance of a negative answer for world economic history.

This development also took advantage of the “Decline of Asia” afterwhose roots and timing are also examined in a separate section of the chapter. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? As a matter of fact, almost everybody who has ever touched on the subject. 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. We will see that not only were various parts of Asia economically far more important in and to the world economy than all of Europe.

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Eric Vertommen see more about me from Brussels Belgium The revolution brought by Frank is to destroy Eurocentric views adopted since bit by bit to reveal how the economic system has been fgank since the last tunder and especially the last years. This in turn leads to the major error in his approach, which is the excessive focus on trade, particularly foreign trade, as vehicle for historical change. This book is like a cold bath that you enter reluctantly, shiver in, and emerge from with a bracing vigor.

A fundamental rethinking absolutely essential to understanding world history.

ReORIENT by Andre Gunder Frank – Paperback – University of California Press

The World System A. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. That is, since the whole is more than the sum of its parts, each part is not anere influenced by other parts, but by what happens in the whole world [system]. Andre Gunder Frank wrote ReOrient to demonstrate that the present Western predominance in the world economy is fairly new. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

It began when Europe gained control of the New World’s natural resources, particularly silver, and used it to “buy a ticket on reoruent Asian train” Gunder Frank’s apt metaphor. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Berkeley, University of California Press, pp.

These comparisons show that the European put-down of Asia is unfounded in fact; for Asia was not only economically and in many ways technologically ahead of Europe at the beginning but still also at the end of this period. At this large task I believe the author has succeeded. I believe this book could become a benchmark study [2]. Other sections also bring evidence and the judgements of authorities to bear on comparisons of productivity, technology as well as of economic and financial institutions gundef Europe and Asia, especially with India and China.

Global Economy in the Asian Age. They used it not only to expand their own economies, but also or even especially to buy themselves into the expanding market in Asia. The argument is that not Asia’s alleged fraank and Europe’s alleged strength in the period of early modern world history, but rather the effects of Asia’s strength led to its decline after and that Europe’s actions reflected the weakness of its perviously marginal position in the world economy and led to its ascendance after Given the trade deficit the US alone has with China and the rest of Asia, it seems only a matter of time before the Chinese start buying Manhattan and US assets the way the Japanese did in the s.