Before and Beyond Divergence: The Politics of Economic Change in China and Europe

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China has reemerged as a powerhouse in the global economy, reviving a classic question in economic history: why did sustained economic growth arise in Europe rather than in China? Many favor cultural and environmental explanations of the nineteenth-century economic divergence between Europe and the rest of the world. This book, the product of over twenty years of research, takes a sharply different tack. It argues that political differences which crystallized well before 1800 were responsible both for China's early and ...

Before and Beyond Divergence: The Politics of Economic Change in China and Europe 2011, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674057913

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