Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Escaping from National Narratives: The New Global History in China and Japan

  3. Trade Networks and Maritime Expansion in East Asian Studies

  4. Circulation of Technology and Commodities in the Atlantic and Pacific

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 341-352

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. 

Rethinking the ways global history is envisioned and conceptualized in diverse countries such as China, Japan, Mexico or Spain, this collections considers how global issues are connected with our local and national communities. It examines how the discipline had evolved in various historiographies, from Anglo Saxon to southern European, and its emergence in Asia with the rapid development of the Chinese economy motivation to legitimate the current uniqueness of the history and economy of the nation. It contributes to the revitalization of the field of global history in Chinese historiography, which have been dominated by national narratives and promotes a debate to open new venues in which important features such as scholarly mobility, diversity and internationalization are firmly rooted, putting aside national specificities. Dealing with new approaches on the use of empirical data by framing the proper questions and hypotheses and connecting western and eastern sources, this text opens a new forum of discussion on how global history has penetrated in western and eastern historiographies, moving the pivotal axis of analysis from national perspectives to open new venues of global history.


Conceptualization of Global History Chinese Historiography Europe and the industrial revolution Globalization and the Asian Century Japanese historiography Global history in Chinese historiography Colonialism, Enlightenment and Post-modernism Cross Cultural Methodologies Theorizing and writing history Models of economic growth Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Perez Garcia
    • 1
  • Lucio De Sousa
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Tokyo University of Foreign StudiesFuchuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4052-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4053-5
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