The East Asian expansion since the 1960s stands out as a global power shift with few historical precedents. The Resurgence of East Asia examines the rise of the region as one of the world's economic power centres from three temporal perspectives: 500 years, 150 years and 50 years, each denoting an epoch in regional and world history and providing a vantage point against which to assess contemporary developments.
1. Tribute and Treaties: Maritime Asia and treaty port networks in the era of negotiation, 1800-1900 2. A Frontier View of Chineseness 3. The East Asian Path of Economic Development: A long-term perspective 4. Women's Work, Family and Economic Development in Europe and East Asia: Long-term trajectories and contemporary comparisons 5. The Importance of Commerce in the Organization of China's Late Imperial Economy 6. Japan, Technology and Asian Regionalism in Comparative Perspective 7. Historical Capitalism, East and West