Decline and Rise: Asia since the Industrial Revolution
California Institute of Technology
8-9 February 2019
Papers and proposals for sessions are invited for the joint APEBH 2019 and All-UC Group in Economic History conference. The organisers welcome proposals for contributions on the conference theme: “Decline and Rise: Asia since the Industrial Revolution” from any aspect in economic history. While submissions for papers or panels on the conference topic will be given preference, submissions to all topics in economic history are welcome.
Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region has seen over the last three centuries a decline and rise of its economic fortunes. The Industrial Revolution in Europe is associated with a divergence in economic development and living standards between core countries in Europe and their Asian counterparts. The emergence of settler economies around the Pacific further highlighted these development trends. The latter half of the 20th century however saw a reversal of this dynamic with strong growth in emerging market economies and the advent of economic changes in communist economies. This decline and rise of Asia’s economic position in the world still is not… read more