Researchers from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East are invited. This first conference will provide us with an opportunity for intellectual exchange between scholars from different areas of the Eurasian continent. The idea is to create some topics for discussion on sources, methodology, and the hypothesis regarding comparative economic history.
EHESS, Salle 8 - 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris. Metro (12) Rennes.
9:00-9:15, Welcome and introduction to the agenda. Presentation of the GDRI project by François Gipouloux (CNRS, Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
9:15-9:30, Patrice Bourdelais (Director, Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, CNRS)
9:30-11:00 Methodological issues: the relevance of comparative economic history Europe-Asia. Chair: Patrick O’Brien, LSE, London school of economics.
Economic history in comparative perspective. François Gipouloux (CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Cross-cultural borrowing and comparative evolution of institutions between Islamic world and the West. Murat Cizakça (INCEIF, International Centre for Education In Islamic Finance)
11:30-12:30 Methodological issues: the relevance of comparative economic history Europe-Asia. Chair: Murat Cizakça, INCEIF, International centre for education In Islamic finance. Imperial regimes in the Orient and mercantilist states in the West from the conquest of Ceuta to the first Opium War. Patrick O’Brien (LSE, London School of Economics)
14:30-16:00 Business organisation and company history Chair: Jean-Pascal Bassino, ENSL, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon. A comparative analysis on the capital investment into Portuguese traders in the XVII century Asian port cities: case of Japan, Siam and Manila. Mihoko Oka (The University of Tokyo), Incorporating textbook business in east Asia: the golden harbor press of Meiji Japan and the commercial press of modern China. Billy K. L. So and Sufumi So (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; George Mason University)
16:30-18:00 Business organisation and company history Chair: David Faure, The Chinese University of Hong Kong The political economy of the Cohong system. Kent Deng (LSE, London School of Economics) Long-distance trade and the development of credit institutions in early modern Britain and Japan. Mina Ishizu (Post-doctoral researcher, URKEW, London School of Economics.)
EHESS, Salle 2 - 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris. Metro (12) Rennes.
9:30-11:00 Capital pooling and accounting methods Chair: Mihoko Oka, The University of Tokyo.
Wills and property allocation of Chinese in Batavia during the end of 18th century. A case study on Lieutenant Gao Genguan’s testament and distribution of his property. Nie Dening (Xiamen University).
The Birth of the Corporation: East and West. Ron Harris (Tel-Aviv University).
11:30-13:00 Capital pooling and accounting methods Chair: Billy K. L. So, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Capital structure of Shanxi merchants- 17-19th Century Liu Jiansheng (Shanxi University). Banking with regulations: Chinese native banks from the sixteenth to the twentieth century? David Faure (The Chinese University of Hong Kong).
14:30-16:00 Session 4-a: Ways of capital accumulation and profit outcomes Chair: Nie Dening, Xiamen University.
Presentation of the website GDRI Eurasiatrajeco. Aline Athus, Chi-Han Ai, (EHESS, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
East-West maritime trade: the freedom of navigation and innocent passage in the Red Sea, early documentary and theological evidence. Hassan Khalilieh, (University of Haifa)
16:30-18:00 Ways of capital accumulation and profit outcomes Chair: Ron Harris, Tel-Aviv University.
The escape from poverty in late Medieval Japan real wages in Kyoto and in European cities (1250-1850). Jean-Pascal Bassino (ENSL, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
British economic development in face of the little and great divergence, ca. 1200-1900. Bas van Leeuwen (University of Utrecht)