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Natural resources and development – which histories matter?
Mick Moore

South’ became a major source of point natural resource commodities. The business was mostly new, and mostly very profitable. Global demand has continued to expand, and grew especially fast since the turn of the century when the Chinese and other Asian economies became big importers. Time lags between identifying new reserves and bringing them on stream are long. Processes fuelled by oil, gas and their derivatives are so economically efficient that the incentive to use or develop substitute energy sources has been limited. The coordinated supply restrictions first

in History, historians and development policy
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James St. André

-speaking world as one of several New Age practices, taking on new, positive meaning. Guanxi, also a borrowed term from Chinese into English, itself is borrowed from Japanese, and its meaning has shifted rapidly over the past century, again due first to pressures in the English-speaking world, then later due to the growing economic success of China and other Asian economies. Unlike fengshui, however, it remains firmly

in Conceptualising China through translation
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An industry in decline
Brenda M. King

antiquity, and references to the cloth trade can be found in Chinese, South East Asian and Islamic sources, all of which predate the arrival of Europeans as participants in the maritime Asian economy by centuries. 2 Sir George Watt refers to Greek texts that have details of Indian cloth

in Silk and empire
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Anna Green
Kathleen Troup

Asia proved to be one of the historical forces which created our modern “globalised” world. … Trade led on to Empire and the enforced colonial domination of Asia. In economic terms many of India’s traditional exports such as textiles were deliberately killed off to be replaced by the output of Britain’s industrialization. It is ironic that following the demise of Britain’s empire, powerful new Asian economies have emerged once again exporting sophisticated manufactures to the rest of the world. Globalisation has come full circle. Thus, the exhibit puts forth an

in The houses of history
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David Brown

the histories of most of the geographical regions of the early modern Atlantic world that treat each European state with its nascent empire as a separate entity. The history of commerce is less easily contained within a territory. The concept of ‘circum-Atlantic’ history attempts to escape territorial boundaries; the idea is that the history of the Atlantic is a transnational one that transcends the European nation states and also draws Asian economies into an expanding Atlantic network. 10 The Adventurers for Irish land belonged to this circum-Atlantic world

in Empire and enterprise
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James St. André

and 102–67). It was even proposed as one of the main reasons for the success of Asian economies in the 1980s and 1990s (Meuer and Krug 2011 , 156; Rühle 2011 , 188–93). Guanxi is also celebrated as one of the few concepts in business studies that comes from studies of Chinese data (Tsui 2012 , 30), which argument aligns with the critique of Eurocentric bias of social science models, both for guanxi and also as we have seen

in Conceptualising China through translation