EHSANZ Annual General Meeting
Joint APEBH 2019 and All-UC Group in Economic History Conference
Decline and Rise: Asia Since the Industrial Revolution
February 8 & 9, 2019
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA
The 2019 Asia Pacific Economic and Business History and All-UC Group in Economic History Conference will be held by the California Institute of Technology from Friday 8th to Saturday 9th February 2019.
The conference under the topic of Decline and Rise: Asia Since The Industrial Revolution will bring together researchers in Business, Economic and Social History and feature new and exciting research from a variety of perspectives covering historical developments in Australia, Asia as well as other regions of the world.
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 fully understood and offers many potential lessons for our understanding of large, overarching economic trends.
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