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Asia Pacific Economic & Business History Society Annual Conference 2019
February 8, 2019 - February 9, 2019
The Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand(EHSANZ) and the All-UC Group in Economic History invite papers and proposals for sessions for the joint Asia Pacific Economic and Business History (APEBH) and All-UC Group conference to be held at the California Institute of Technology on February 8-9, 2019. The organizers welcome proposals for contributions on the conference theme, “Decline and Rise: Asia since the Industrial Revolution,” from any aspect in economic history. While submissions for papers or panels on the conference topic will be given preference, submissions on all topics in economic history are welcome.
The conference under the topic of Decline and Rise: Asia Since The Industrial Revolution will bring together researchers in Business, Economic and Social History and feature new and exciting research from a variety of perspectives covering historical developments in Australia, Asia as well as other regions of the world.
Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region has seen over the last three centuries a decline and rise of its economic fortunes. The Industrial Revolution in Europe is associated with a divergence in economic development and living standards between core countries in Europe and their Asian counterparts. The emergence of settler economies around the Pacific further highlighted these development trends. The latter half of the 20th century however saw a reversal of this dynamic with strong growth in emerging market economies and the advent of economic changes in communist economies. This decline and rise of Asia’s economic position in the world still is not fully understood and offers many potential lessons for our understanding of large, overarching economic trends.