By Robert E. Lane
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"Lane's deep wisdom of the resources of human happiness permits him to boost a robust critique of financial theory."
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Robert E. Lane is the Eugene Meyer Professor Emeritus of Political technology at Yale collage. His earlier courses contain The lack of Happiness in marketplace Democracies (2000) and The marketplace adventure (1991).
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Trade among East Asian ports certainly exceeded their continental connections. Yet world-region scholars are also correct to point out that maritime and continent remained closely tied in a cultural and political sense, if not economically, during the early modern period. Coastal Fujian is a good case in point. Although access to the rest of China proved difﬁcult, it enjoyed a tradition of ﬁelding successful civil-service examination candidates and bureaucrats to serve the imperial court. 13 The world-region model thus appears to be more applicable for the period covered by this study.
389–392. ), Global connections and monetary history, 1470–1800 (London: Ashgate, 2003). Kenneth Swope offers a comprehensive account of the Japanese invasion of Korea within an East Asian-wide context in A dragon’s head and a serpent’s tail: Ming China and the ﬁrst Great East Asian War, 1592–1598 (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009). Setting the stage 33 pursue his wild imperial dreams. Instead, they tried to beneﬁt as much as possible from the existing East Asian economic order. To this effect, the Tokugawa inherited Hideyoshi’s practice of issuing shuin permits for vessels to Southeast Asia.
43 Andrade, Lost colony, pp. 35–37. A good example is the alliance forged between the Dutch and the northern half of Vietnam, or Tonkin, against Quảng Nam, its rival in the south. See Hoáng Anh Tuấn, Silk for silver: Dutch-Vietnamese relations, 1637–1700 (Leiden: Brill, 2007). The most comprehensive monograph on the Qing-Dutch alliance to date is John E. Wills, Pepper, guns, and parleys: the Dutch East India Company and China, 1662–1681 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974). Even the VOC fell short of a perfectly rationalized model in the modern sense.
After the End of History: The Curious Fate of American Materialism by Robert E. Lane