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Gentlemanly Capitalism, Imperialism and Global History


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

  1. 1.Osaka University of Foreign StudiesJapan

About the authors

H.V. BOWEN Senior Lecturer, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Leicester PETER CAIN Research Professor, Department of History, Sheffield Hallam University JOHN DARWIN Fellow of Nuffield College, Beit Lecturer in the History of the British Commonwealth, Oxford University TONY HOPKINS Walter Prescott Webb Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin, USA NAOTO KAGOTANI Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Japan YOICHI KIBATA Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo GEROLD KROZEWSKI Research Fellow, Department of History, Sheffield Hallam University NIELS P. PETERSSON Lecturer, Department of History and Sociology, University of Konstanz, Germany IAN PHIMISTER Professor of International History, University of Sheffield KAORU SUGIHARA Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University SHUNHONG ZHANG Professor, Institute of World History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing.

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