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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Andre Gunder Frank: Response to ReOrient Reviews

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Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Sep 11, Chip rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As the cliche goes, China teorient had a couple of bad centuries, but NOW their back! Anyone who can cite Martin Bernal and J. Global Economy in the Asian Age on your Kindle in under a minute.

Feb 02, Alexan Martin-Eichner rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

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 economic past and future. Economic long cycles are not fleshed out empirically in the changing physical geography of the world economy.


Return to Book Page. Don’t have a Kindle? The West, especially Venice, did to Constantinople in as the British did to Bengal in and the Americans have been doing to the Native Americans since they got here. A couple points I’d like to add to Frank’s thesis explained in other reviews. 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. Apparently an elder scholar with established credentials can get away with hundreds of exclamation points and an abundant use of the word “however” to begin his sentences.

ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age

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?

First, Constantinople provided a more defensible position for the New Rome indeed where the western capital – Rome — fell in the 5th century, the eastern capital – Constantinople — continued until the 15th century, despite being “on the way” as it were for invading Huns and other invading armies. Frank explains the Rise of the West in world economic and demographic terms that relate it in a single historical sweep to the decline of the East around That is precisely what East Asia is doing today, Frank points out, to recover its traditional dominance.

English Choose a language for shopping. Only, this is NOT the man to enlighten us, rather he’ll annoy you with his pride, bad writing, and half-baked ideas on European inferiority.


Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Review “A hugely important contribution to the critique of Eurocentric history. Columbus, after all, did not “sail the ocean blue” on a whim, but because finding an all-water route to Asia was a Frank’s thesis is simple – throughout most of history the global economy has been driven by China, and the current Western-oriented world economic situation is but a minor aberration, probably a temporary one.

This, he thinks, is slanderous! Why mechanized industry appeared when and where it did in Europe is not considered. Write a customer review.

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Apr 30, Nuria rated it it was amazing. Oct 14, Ben Sweezy rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That’s what I do when I write papers. Oct 30, Masaki rated it really liked it Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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. 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.

Global Economy in the Asian Age.