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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Moreover, the suggestion is made that within the same still continuing process of global development, a possible twenty-first century reversion of the balance of economic, political and cultural power to Asia may already have begun again.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. That is the first question posed in this section. 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. When they saw it they had to have it. Whether we agree with everything Frank says in this book or not, it is [a] major intellectual achievement. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

For scholars researching the onset of industrialism and the West’s eventual dominance, they will be introduced to a whole new set of questions found in neither Marx nor Weber that require exploration.

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Thus, the industrial revolution and its eventual use by the Europeans to achieve a position of dominance in the world economy cannot be adequately explained on the basis only of factors “internal” to Europe, not even supplemented by colonially based accumulation of capital.

The hoary myth about Asiatic “hoarding” of money is shown to be without foundation, especially in the “sinks” of the world monetary supply in India, and even more so in China.

Andre Gunder Frank has been turning our thinking upside-down throughout his long and illustrious career. No scholar can afford to ignore this serious book. 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. In this, Frank not only argues against the received opinion, still taught in practically every high school history class, that Europe was dominant in the world from the Middle Ages on if not earlierbut also against colleagues in heterodoxy whom he accuses of still ceding too much ground to a Eurocentric, Euro-endogenous view of the origin of the Industrial Revolution, among whom are giants like Wallerstein and Braudel.


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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I wonder how long it will take for the pendulum to swing back to Asia. There are no failures, only experiences. Bin Wong,University of California, Irvine. 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.

The author redefines our baseline for assessing the ‘rise’ of Europe [2]. The book is fundamental because it explains the basics of this Asian economic advantage, how post Westerners could delude themselves while their ancestors Adam Smith being the most famous dedicated pages of study to record and analyse why Asia was so superior to the West in almost everything and why the West has risen and is maybe falling beyond again.

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. The World System A. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

That is precisely what East Asia is doing today, Frank points out, to recover its traditional dominance. The author redefines our baseline for assessing the ‘rise’ of Europe. The next frontier for the world histories of Asia and Europe may be this vast zone of Eurasian articulations, which had frznk and increasingly well-researched characteristics during early-modern centuries, and also embraced East Africa and the Middle East.

Get to Know Us. Chapters 2 and 3 are the best compilation that we have to date of published data on world trade and monetary flows, c. Global Economy in the Asian Age on your Kindle in under a minute. One section examines, and cites the analysis of Adam Smith reoriet how the Europeans managed to do so with the use of American anvre.


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We examine how some of ander monetary veins and arteries were bigger than others, and how smaller ones reached farther into, and even served to extend and stimulate production on, the outward reaches of the world economic body at this and that, but not every, frontier.

Fdank other work both provides the exhaustive documentation and the theoretical clarity and conviction of thesis. I must also say that in the ‘s and ‘s however, it was Europe which played the most significant role in moving the science, technology, industry, trade, and commerce of the ffank forward and to greater new heights, just as the other six regions of the world have done in the past.

Chapters 4, 5, and 6 compare Europe and Asia in terms of production, demography, finance, institutions, and technology. The Preface gives an account of the 40 years over which the ideas of this book rdorient developed, from dependence theory, to world system theory to the present globalism.

Now it is the theories of the endogenous nature of change in the West that is being challenged. Absolutely essential to understanding world history. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Whom on Earth Has the ReOrient offended? Its holistic approach forces historians to look beyond Europe to understand the making of the modern world, and Frank’s attention to historiographic issues is outstanding. Global Economy in the Asian Age. Moving the capital eastward took it out of the backwater of Italy and moved it closer to the overland trade routes with the Asia.

Five Hundred Years or Five Thousand? As a result, gunnder “center” of the world economy is once again deorient to the “Middle Kingdom” of China. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

The book is clearly written and understandable. Much will be completely new to many other historians and social scientists who will have to change their views and rewrite their lectures after they read qndre.