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Geoffrey C. Gunn is professor of international relations at/in the Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Glossary
Chapter 3 List of Illustrations
Chapter 4 Introduction
Part 5 The Discovery Canon
Part 6 Historical Confabulators and Literary Geographers
Part 7 Observations on Nature
Part 8 Catholic Cosmologies
Part 9 Mapping Eurasia
Part 10 Enlightenment Views of Asian Governance
Part 11 Civilizational Encounters
Part 12 Livelihoods
Part 13 Language, Power and Hegemony in European Oriental Studies
Part 14 A Theory of Global Culturalization
Chapter 15 Conclusion
As an introduction to the cultural exchanges in Eurasia, Gunn's book is highly useful.
— The Journal Of Economic History
Geoffrey Gunn gives us a grand tour of three centuries of civilizational exchanges between Asia and Europe that have shaped the world we live in. First Globalization is a valuable corrective to the simplistic notion of globalization as Westernization.
— Nayan Chanda, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
A masterpiece. . . . Original, superbly edited, readable.
— Lettre De L'afrase
This ambitious work examines the interaction of Europe with Asia. . . . [A] useful global study from a non-ethnocentric basis.
— Choice Reviews
Fills a gap in the field of cultural history. . . . Few writers have so systematically explored the diverse aspects of globalization. Nine richly illustrated chapters meticulously recall the flows of knowledge, languages, images, technologies, and beliefs, linking Europe and Asia. . . . Gunn draws inspiration from a large number of original sources . . . to draw a highly vivid picture of the first encounters.
— François Gipouloux; Chinese Cross Currents
Gunn's book is a fresh look at the ways in which cultural interactions across Eurasia constituted the aptly named First Globalization.
— Pacific Historical Review
This volume is a major contribution to the literature on cross-cultural interactions in maritime Asia during the Age of Discovery. It offers a nuanced look at Europe's attempt to make sense out of Asia and to a lesser degree Asia's attempt to make sense of these new arrivals and at the coagulation of a unified Eurasian world.
This is a very important collection of essays for specialists of maritime Asia, who will find it invaluable to their work.
— International Journal of Maritime History
Gunn succeeds in debunking the myth that the first globalization was nothing other than westernization [A]n excellent narrative of cultural geography.
— H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
The scope of this book is breathtaking, and the contents almost consistently fascinating.
— Journal of Contemporary Asia
. . . a significant contribution to current debates about the nature and form of globalization today.
— South Asia Research
-By bringing civilization and culture back in, this text offers a rich alternative to standard world history discourse
-Offers a novel perspective for teaching Asian civilizations
-Marries and synthesizes little-known accounts drawn from many different culture areas.