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MRI Forum 93

Book presentation - Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System

Forum

Date:

  • 27 April 2018

Location:

  • The Pax Hall, The St. Joseph Seminary

Cooperation Partner:

  • University of Saint Joseph

Time:

  • 18:30 to 20:30

Cost:

  • Free

Languages:

  • English

Sponsor:

  • Macao Foundation (澳門基金會)

Speaker

Forum

Prof. Manuel Perez Garcia

Manuel Perez Garcia www.manuelperezgarcia.eu is currently tenure-track Associate Professor at the Department of History, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He was Associate Professor at the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China from 2013 until 2017. He obtained his PhD at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). He has been recently awarded with an ERC (European Research Council)-Starting Grant, under the framework of Horizon 2020 European Union Funding for Research & Innovation to conduct the GECEM (Global Encounters between China and Europe) project www.gecem.eu on China-Europe market integration and economic growth. He is the founder and director of the Global History Network in China (GHN), the first academic network in global history established in China www.globalhistorynetwork.com

Major publications of Prof. Manuel Perez Garcia:

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (XVI-XIXth centuries), Asia-Pacific: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018; (co-edited book)

China and Latin America in Transition: Economic Commitments & Policy Dynamics, Asia-Pacific: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016; (co-edited book)

‘Vicarious Consumers’: Trans-National Meetings between the West and East in the Mediterranean World (1730-1808), London: Routledge, 2013.

Armas, limpieza de sangre y linaje. Reproducción social de familias poderosas de Murcia (siglos XVI-XIX), Murcia: Academia Alfonso X el Sabio - Ayuntamiento de Murcia, 2007.

“Local Networks and Global Spaces: Macau and Marseille in Comparative Perspective for the Analysis of the Economic Divergence between China and Europe (XVIIIth-XIXth centuries)”, STUDIES REVIEW (UNIVERSITY OF COSTA RICA), N. 32, 2016.

迈向“大分流”:中欧贸易网络和全球消费者在澳门和马赛(18-19世纪)- “Toward a 'Greater Divergence'?: Sino-European trade networks and ‘global consumers’ in Macau and Marseille (18th-19th Centuries)”, 《海洋史研究》JOURNAL OF MARITIME HISTORY, January, 2015.

“From Eurocentrism to Sinocentrism: New Challenges in Global History”, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, Vol. 119, n. 3 (March), 2014.

Introduction

This book considers how global issues are connected to local and national communities challenging the ‘national’ use of global history and how it has been conceptualized in East Asian regions, mainly China and Japan. It examines how the discipline has 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 uniqueness of the history of the Middle Kingdom. 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.