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.
Palgrave Macmillan; October 2002
- ISBN 9781403919403
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- Title: Gentlemanly Capitalism, Imperialism and Global History
- Author: Akita, Shigeru, Dr (ed.)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
SHIGERU AKITA is Associate Professor of British Imperial and Commonwealth History at Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan. His publications include 1930-nendai Ajia Kokasai-Chitujyo (International Order of Asia in the 1930s), co-edited with N.Kagotani.