Roundtable Historical Networks of Global Capitalism: China and Europe Compared

AHA Session 193
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Miami Room (Chicago Marriott Downtown)
Beverly Bossler, University of California, Davis
Kenneth Pomeranz, University of California, Irvine
Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University
Jan Luiten van Zanden, Utrecht University
Thomas Rawski, University of Pittsburgh

Session Abstract

Chinese economic growth over the last twenty years has refueled debates about the social and cultural preconditions of economic success in the historical economies of Europe and China. Meanwhile, new research in this field is challenging long-standing and even more recent understandings of the relationship between culture and capitalism. This panel brings together experts on various sides of the debate to discuss their latest findings and the implications of those findings for our understandings of the Chinese and European economies, past and present.

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