Gentlemanly Capitalism, Imperialism and Global History

  • Shigeru Akita

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: from Imperial History to Global History

  3. British Imperialism and the Global Order

  4. Gentlemanly Capitalism and Informal Empire in East Asia

  5. Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 256-264

About this book


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 twentieth and twenty-first 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.


British Empire capitalism colonization decolonization globalization imperialism Industrialisierung

Authors and affiliations

  • Shigeru Akita
    • 1
  1. 1.Osaka University of Foreign StudiesJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43183-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1940-3
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