Growth is a modern phenomenon

Fragmented republic warlord era another criticism

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Unformatted text preview: stops (depleted farmlands); no industrial revolution “Industrial Capitalism” = energy sources allow escape from the common constraints fo the preindustrial world emerges only in 1800 Pomeranz: A deeper look at what happened in Europe after 1800s Europe: Technical progress, large increases in structure, machinery and equipment Spread of mass education Rapid urbanization Improved productivity (increases pin output per worker) ! the industrious revolution China: No industrialization until 20th century No mass education until 20th century No urbanization (>90% were peasants) Little improvement in productivity One criticism of Pomeranz: China’s “century of humiliation” Two opium wars (1839- 1860; hong kong ceded to UK) Taiping rebellion with European/US participation Unequal treaties giving Europe, Russian, US , and Japan concessions British invasion of Tibet Collapse of the Qing dynasty ! fragmented republic ! warlord era Another criticism: Pomeranz ignore...
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