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Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific – The Southwest Pacific and Oceanian Regions - Florida Scholarship Online
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Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific: The Southwest Pacific and Oceanian Regions

Maria Cruz Berrocal and Cheng-hwa Tsang


The history of the Asia-Pacific region since the 1500s has traditionally been told as one of stagnation and decline imposed by the superiority of Europeans, who also allegedly established capitalism and political and economic domination since their arrival, thus opening the era of “the Rise of the West.” In the last decades, however, there has been a rejection of the academic paradigm that placed Europe as the key player in the formation of a globalized, capitalist world. Since, ever-earlier world-systems have been subsequently defined in Asia, with particular attention paid to China’s economy ... More

Keywords: Asia-Pacific, Archaeology, History, Colonialism, Western, Decentralized global history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813054759
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054759.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Cruz Berrocal, editor
University of Konstanz

Cheng-hwa Tsang, editor
Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

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