Gentlemanly Capitalism, Imperialism, and Global History

Synopsis

British imperial history can now be seen as a bridge to global history. This study tries to renew the debate on British imperialism by combining Western and Asian historiography and constructing a new global history as an aid to the understanding of globalization in the late 20th and 21st centuries. Part One takes a predominantly metropolitan view of the globalizing forces unleashed by British imperialism; Part Two focuses on the international order of East Asia and its connection with gentlemanly capitalism.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Shigeru Akita
  • H. V. Bowen
  • John Darwin
  • Ian Phimister
  • Gerold Krozewski
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002