10 th Global History Workshop

Symposium in commemoration of the Executive Committee Meeting 

of the International Economic History Association at Kyoto


Multiple Paths of Economic Development in Global History


8th to 9th November 2008 Inamori Foundation Memorial Hall, Kyoto University


DAY 1 November 8th

Opening Remarks by Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)


Session 1: Asian Perspectives

Chairperson: Om Prakash (University of Delhi, India)


Kaoru Sugihara (CSEAS, Kyoto University)

Multiple Paths of Economic Development in Global History


Li Bozhong (Tsinghua University, China)

China’s National Markets, 1550-1840


Tsukasa Mizushima (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Features of Economic Development in Early Modern India


Discussion including comments by Li Tana (Australian National University and CSEAS) and Kazuko Furuta (Keio University)


Session 2: European Perspectives

Chairperson: Gianni Toniolo (Università di Roma 'Tor Vergata', Rome, Italy)


Jan Luiten van Zanden (International Institute of Social History/Utrecht University, The Netherlands) 

The Road to the Industrial Revolution: Hypotheses and Conjectures about the Medieval Origins of the‘European Miracle’  


Joerg Baten (Universität Tübingen, Germany)

Multiple Paths of Global Height Developments, 1810-1984


Osamu Saito (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)

Forest History and the Great Divergence: China, Japan and the West


Discussion including comments by Kohei Wakimura (Osaka City University and CSEAS)




Speech by Akira Hayami (Professor Emeritus, Keio University, and member of the Executive Committee, IEHA, 1986-1998)



DAY 2 November 9th

Session 3: Japanese, Russian and Latin American Perspectives

Chairperson: Richard Sutch (University of California, Riverside, USA)


Tetsuji Okazaki and Masaki Nakabayashi (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Agrarian Land Tenancy in Prewar Japan: Contract Choice and Implications on Productivity


Yury Petrov (Central Bank of Russian Federation, Russia)

Import of Machines to the Russian Empire, Latter Half of the XIX-Early XX Century: A Global Factor of the Russian Industrialization


Kerstin Manzel (Universität Tübingen, Germany)

Long run Development of Human Capital in Latin America, 17th to 20th Centuries


Discussion including comments by Catherine Schenk (University of Glasgow, UK) and Luis Bértola (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)


Session 4: Conceptual Frameworks

Chairperson: Riitta Hjerppe (University of Helsinki, Finland)


Beverly Lemire (University of Alberta, Canada) 

The Great Refashioning of Europe: Global Trade, Needle-Crafts and Gendered Material Culture,1500-1800


Christopher Lloyd (University of New England, Australia)

The End or Beginning of the Era of Regulatory State Capitalism?  The 2008 Crisis in the context of the Historical Evolution of Regimes of Capitalist Regulation


Discussion including comments by George Souza (University of Texas, San Antonio, and CSEAS) and Grietjie Verhoef (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)


Session 5: General Discussion 


Led by Shigeru Akita, Osamu Saito and Kaoru Sugihara

Concluding Remarks by Kosuke Mizuno (Director, CSEAS, Kyoto University)




9th Global History Workshop

Cross-Regional Chains in Global History: Europe-Asia Interface through Commodity and Information Flows

14-16 December,2007   Nakanoshima center


Session I:  How global is the world history studies? : Traditional historiography and global history


Patrick O’Brien (LSE, UK)

Global History for Global Citizenship

Comments: Masayuki Sato (Yamanashi University), Zhang Weiwei (Nankai University, China)


Wolfgang Schwentker (Osaka University): 11:20―13:00

World History Writing in Post-War Japan: Eguchi Bokuro and his Legacy

Comments: Minoru Kawakita (Kyoto Sangyo University), Shingo Minamizuka (Housei University and Institute of World History)



Session II:  How universal is the European experience?: European commodity and information flows in the “long eighteenth–century”


Cle Lesger (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

The Printing Press and the Rise of the Amsterdam Information Exchange around 1600


Pierrick Pourchasse (Brest University, France)  

French Trade, the Role of the Authorities and the Control of Information: Two Contradictory Examples


Toshiaki Tamaki (Kyoto Sangyo University)

Fiscal-Military State, Diaspora of Merchants and Economic Development in Early Modern Northern Europe: Diffusion of Information and its Connections with Commodities

Comment: Masaki Nakabayashi (Osaka University)



Session III: How global was long-distance trade? : Global commodity and information flows in the “long eighteenth–century”


Om Prakash (Delhi School of Economics, India)

Asian Commodity Flows and the Rise of an Early Modern World Economy


George Bryan Souza (University of Texas, San Antonio, USA)

Global Commodities and Commerce in the Early Modern World: the case of Sri Lankan Cinnamon


Tsukasa Mizushima (University of Tokyo)

Information and the Colonial Transformation of South India

Comment: Osamu Saito (Hitotsubashi University)



Session IV:  How did East Asia respond to globalisation?: Development of commodity chains and information networks in the 20th-century East Asia


Tomoko Hashino (Kobe University)

Information Strategy by Government and Response of Weaving Districts: Expansion of Silk Fabric Export from the late 19th to 20th century Japan


Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)

The East Asian International Economic Order and the Sterling Area from the 1930s to the 1950s


Toru Kubo (Shinshu University)

Development of Cotton Industry in Postwar Hong Kong and Taiwan

Comment: Kazuko Furuta (Keio University)



Session V: How are we really connected ?: Global history and the contemporary world


Steven Topik (University of California, Irvine, USA)

A Caffeinated Perspective of Cross-regional Chains in Global History: The Creation of the World Coffee Market


Kaoru Sugihara (Kyoto University)

Western Europe, East Asia and the Tropics in Global Economic Development

Comment: Norihisa Yamashita (Ritsumeikan University)


8th Global History Workshop

Global History and Chinese History

13-14, January, 2007 Nakanoshima Center, Tokyo University


Kent G. Deng (London School of Economics)

Miracle or Mirage  : Foreign Silver, China’s Economy and Globalization from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries

Comment: Akinobu Kuroda (University of Tokyo )


Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (University of Vienna)

World History and Chinese History: 20th Century Chinese Historiography between Universality and Particularity

Comment: Shin Kawashima (University of Tokyo )


Wolfgang Schwentker (Osaka University)

The Growth of the Mega-cities in the Twentieth century


Toru Kubo (Shinshu University)

Development of Cotton Industry in Postwar Hong Kong and Taiwan


Kaoru Sugihara (Kyoto University)

Energy Use and the East Asian Path of Economic Development



January 15, Hosei University

Co-organized with NPO-IF Research Institute of World History and the Research Group on the 1980s


Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (University of Vienna)

World History and Chinese History: 20th Century Chinese Historiography between Universality and Particularity

Comment: Toru Kubo(Shinshu University)


January 15, 2007 Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Kent G. Deng (London School of Economics)

The State and Market in China’s Traditional Maritime Sector

Comment: Atsushi Aoki  (Osaka University)





7th Global History Workshop

Impact of ‘China’ and International Order of East Asia
11 November 2006 at Senri Life-Science Center
co-organized by Project team on Contemporary China at Osaka University of Foreign Studies
Manabu Shimizu (Sophia University)
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Transformation of Central Eurasia
Comment by Akihiro Iwashita (Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University)
Mihoko Kato (Hokkaido University)
The formation of multipolar world’and Asia-Pacific in Russian diplomacy: policies towards China and Southeast Asia
Comment by Humio Goto (Osaka University of Foreign Studies)
Yu-Ming Hsu (National Dong Hwa University)
Postwar dealings and An attempt of Reorganizing Regional Politics: Taiwanese Policy to Ryukyu Island in the 1940s and 50s
Comment by Hotoshi Tanaka (Osaka University of Foreign Studies)
Zhu Yingquan (Nanjing University)
Peaceful Rise of China and International Relations in Asia
Comments by Tsutomu Himeno (Osaka University) and Yukimura Sakon (Hokkaido University)
Zhu Dong Qin (Huaqiao University, China)
New Overseas Chinese in contemporary China
Comment by Kazuaki Tsutsumi (Osaka University of Foreign Studies)
12 November 2006 at Nakanoshima-center, Osaka University
Zhu Yingquan (Nanjing University)
Economic Globalization and International Relations(経済全球化与国際関係)
Comment by Toru Kubo (Shinshu University)
Norihisa Yamashita (Hokkaido University)
From World-System Analysis to Global History
Comment by Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)
15 November 2006 at Graduate School of Integrated Sciences, University of Tokyo,

co-organized by the Association of Contemporary China Studies
Zhu Yingquan (Nanjing University)
Economic Globalization and International Relations(経済全球化与国際関係)
comment by Shin Kawashima (University of Tokyo)



6th Global History Workshop

Maritime Trade and Trading Metropoles: Europe and Asia, 17th to 20th Centuries

Hamburg, 30-31 August 2006

Held at Museum fur die Geschichte der Stadt Hamburg, Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg.

Organised by PD Dr Frank Hatje, Prof Toshiaki Tamaki and Dr Klaus Weber, in cooperation with Prof Dr Franklin Kopitzsch

(Arbeitsstelle fur Hamburgische Geschichte, Universitat Hamburg) and Wirtschaftsgeschichtliche Forschungsstelle (Hamburg)


Franklin Kopitzsch (Universitat Hamburg): Key Note Lecture


Session I: Economy and Political Order in Europe and Asia


Shigeru Akita  (Osaka University)

The International Order of Asia and Hong Kong in the 1930s and 1950s from a Comparative Perspective


Toshiaki Tamaki (Kyoto Sangyo University)

A Tale of Three Cities - Amsterdam, London, and Hamburg: Dutch Contributions to the Growth of European Economy


Tsukasa Mizushima  (University of Tokyo)

The Development of a Port City and Its Impact on Indian Economy: Pondicherry in the mid-18th Century


Session II: Merchant Networks Going East & Going West


Takashi Oishi  (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies )

Reaching Kobe, Japan, Along the Chain of Colonial Ports and Settlements: Intra-regional Networks of Indian Merchants from the 1880s to the 1930s


Margrit Schulte Beerbuhl (Universitat Dusseldorf), Klaus Weber (The Rothschild Archive, London)

Central Europe’s Informal Atlantic Empire? German Merchants in London, Cadiz, Bordeaux and the Caribbean (c. 1650 - 1850)


Jorun Poettering (Universitat Hamburg)

Hamburg’s 17th-Century Admiralty Toll-Books: Investigating the City’s Foreign Merchants


Session III: Imperial and Neutral Maritime Ports


Miki Suguira (Tokyo International University)

The Merchants’ Divisions of Functions and Specialization in Early Modern Amsterdam in a Comparative Perspective


Silvia Marzagalli (Universite de Nice)

Strengths and Weaknesses of 18th-century Atlantic trade: the Case of Bordeaux


Frank Hatje (Universitat Hamburg)

Liberty, Neutrality, and Trade: Hamburg, 17th to 19th Centuries



5th Global History Workshop

America’s Wars and the Making of the World Order
15-16 July 2006 at Kansai University
co-organized by Research group of Prof. Kan on American diplomatic history and Institute of Law Studies, Kansai University
Satoru Mori (University of Tokyo)
The Vietnam War’s Impact on the Special Relationship: Johnson-Wilson Years
Andrew Rotter (Colgate University)
Just and Unjust Wars: The American Experience, 1892-2004
Robert McMahon(Ohio State University)
The Impact of the Korean War and the American Order in East Asia
Takeshi Matsuda (Osaka University of Foreign Studies)
Cold War Politics, Racism and 'Soft Power'
Hideki Kan (Seinan Jogakuin University)
The Cold War and the Nixon Administration’s Initiative for Sino-American Rapproachment
Masaaki Gabe (Ryukyu University)
The U.S.-Japan Security Relation and the Cold War in Asia
Hiroshi Matsuoka(University of Tsukuba)
The Vietnam War and the American Order




4th Global History Workshop
20 April 2006 at Graduate School of Letters Osaka University
co-organized by Economic History Research group of Osaka
Jan Luiten van Zanden(Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Wages, Prices, and Living Standards in China, Japan, and Europe
Osamu Saito (Hitotsubashi University)
Wages and Incomes as Indicators of the Standard of Living: Early Modern England and Japan Compared
Comments by Chiaki Yamamoto (Kansai University) and Kounosuke Odaka (Housei Universitry)
21 April 2006 at Nakanoshima-center, Osaka University
Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Girlpower: The European Marriage Pattern (EMP) and labour markets in the North Sea region in the late medieval and early modern period
Comment by Osamu Saito (Hitotsubashi University)
Toru Kubo (Shinshu University)
History of East Asian Cotton Industry in the 20th Century
Comment by Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)
22 April 2006 at Kyoto Sangyo University
co-organized by Association of Dutch History
Jan Luiten van Zanden(Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Common workmen, philosophers and the birth of the European knowledge economy. About the price and the production of useful knowledge in Europe 1350-1800



3rd Global History Workshop
Global History and Asia/Europe
14-15 January 2006 at Nakanoshima-center, Osaka University
Juergen Osterhammel (University of Constanz)
"Civilization" and the "Civilizing Mission" as Keys to Nineteenth-Century World
Comment by Wolfgang Schwentker (Osaka University)
Kaoru Sugihara (Osaka University)
The Emergence of a Resource-saving Path of Economic Development in East Asia
Comment by Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)
Robert Bickers (University of Bristol)
Shanhailanders and others: British communities on the China coast, 1843-1954
Comment by Toru Kubo (Shinshu University)
Tsukasa Mizushima (University of Tokyo)
Institution as Social Grammer: Colonial Land System in India and Malaysia
Comment by Tomotaka Kawamura (Toyama University)


2nd Global History Workshop
Globalization in Northeast Asia in the 20th Century
Part 1: From the Harbin Station: Globalization goes West
25 June 2005 at Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
co-organized by the Association of Modern Chinese History
David Wolff (Woodrow Wilson Center, USA and Seikei University)
Globalization and the Soybean: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives
Takako Ueda (Kinki University)
Chinese network in Northeast Asia: Its growth, decline and revival
Comment by Shuji Matsuno (Ritsumeikan University)
Part 2: To the Harbin Station: Globalization comes East
26 June 2005 at Nakanoshima-center, Osaka University
co-organized by the Association of Russian-East European History
David Wolff (Woodrow Wilson Center, USA and Seikei University)
To the Harbin Station, 1898-1920
Comments by Eisuke Kaminaga (University of Tokyo) and Yukimura Sakon (Hokkaido University)



1st Global History Workshop
Global History in Asian Perspectives
16-7 September 2003 in Toyama and Uozu
Toshiaki Ojima (Kanagawa College of Art)
The World of the Sea of Japan mirrored in jade
Tsukasa Mizushima (University of Tokyo)
Global History and South Asian Networks
Andrew Porter (KLC, University of London)
Britain's Empire and Globalization
Seiichirou Yoshizawa (University of Tokyo)
Some Aspects of Global History in the Recent Historiographies on China
Toshiyuki Miyata (Tenri University)
Tan Kim Ching and Siam "Garden Rice": The Rice Trade between Singapore and Siam in the late Nineteenth Century
Shigeru Akita (Osaka University of Foreign Studies)
From Imperial History to Global History: Searching for History of Economic Relations

Workshops 1-10        

Workshops 11-17 

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