ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age (review)

ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age (review) ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age. By andre gunder frank. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. Pp. xxix + 416. $55 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). We have long been indebted to Andre Gunder Frank for giving us unforgettable concepts--terms that we cannot do without, even when our "take" on them is not exactly his, and even when he has not always been their originator--to wit: "the development of underdevelopment," "dependency and underdevelopment," "the lumpenbourgeoisie." In ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age, he now gives us the brilliant "Re-Orient," an incisive bon mot that not only steers us away from Eurocentric history but emphasizes the persistence, even journal of world history, spring 2000 during the so-called period of European hegemony, of Asia's vigor and significance. The book is written in the classic iconoclastic and synthetic style we expect from Frank, who is so skilled a debater that he not only makes strong arguments on behalf of his own position but anticipates all possible criticisms, refuting them before his opponents have a chance to open their mouths. Like Muhammad Ali, Frank floats like a butterfly (raising all possible objections) and stings like a bee (reserving his sharpest jabs for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age (review)

Journal of World History, Volume 11 (1) – Mar 1, 2000

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ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age. By andre gunder frank. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. Pp. xxix + 416. $55 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). We have long been indebted to Andre Gunder Frank for giving us unforgettable concepts--terms that we cannot do without, even when our "take" on them is not exactly his, and even when he has not always been their originator--to wit: "the development of underdevelopment," "dependency and underdevelopment," "the lumpenbourgeoisie." In ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age, he now gives us the brilliant "Re-Orient," an incisive bon mot that not only steers us away from Eurocentric history but emphasizes the persistence, even journal of world history, spring 2000 during the so-called period of European hegemony, of Asia's vigor and significance. The book is written in the classic iconoclastic and synthetic style we expect from Frank, who is so skilled a debater that he not only makes strong arguments on behalf of his own position but anticipates all possible criticisms, refuting them before his opponents have a chance to open their mouths. Like Muhammad Ali, Frank floats like a butterfly (raising all possible objections) and stings like a bee (reserving his sharpest jabs for

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