4th EurasiaTrajeco Conference: “Empires, Cosmopolitan cities and Merchants in Eurasia 10th-20th century” 18-19 novembre à l’EHESS

4th EurasiaTrajeco Conference:

“Empires, Cosmopolitan cities and Merchants in Eurasia 10th-20th century”
EurasiaTrajeco proposes to undertake the first large-scale investigation on a variety of economic institutions which have been crucial to the achievement of economic development in Asia and in Europe: business partnerships, share-holding companies, maritime insurance, the bill of exchange and accounting methods, among others. The main purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic comparison of the trajectories of peculiar economic institutions and business practices in different environments: Europe and Asia.
La conférence aura lieu les 18 et 19 novembre 2016 à l’EHESS :
  • le vendredi 18, de 9h30 à 17h30, Salle B – 190 avenue de France, 75013 Paris
  • le samedi 19, de 9h30 à 16h30,  Salle 8 – 105 bd Raspail, 75006 Paris
Cette conférence se déroulera

 en anglais.
Elle est ouverte à tous, dans la limite des places disponibles.

                           4th EurasiaTrajeco Conference:
Empires, Cosmopolitan cities and Merchants in Eurasia 10th-20th century
Paris, EHESS, 1819 November 2016
Day 1. Friday, 18 Nov 2016 Salle B, 190 avenue de France
9:30-9:45 François Gipouloux (CNRS): Introduction to the EurasiaTrajeco Programme
9:45-10:30 Keynote Address: Leonard Blussé (Leiden University): The Dutch East India Company and the Chinese network in Southeast Asia.
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Session 1: Law, Trade Governance
Chair: Luis Barreto (Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre)
  Billy So (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) & Sufumi So (George Mason University): Corporate Governance in Modern Book Industry: Kinkōdō (Tokyo), Macmillan & Co. (London), Macmillan & Co. (New York), and Shanghai Commercial Press in the 1890s and 1900s 
Discussant: Christian Lamouroux (EHESS)
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Session 2: Enterprises, Family and Clan
Chair: Ionna Pepelassis (Athens University of Economics and Business)
                Ron Harris (Tel-Aviv University): Three Institutions, Three Paths of Migration: Sea Loan, Funduq/caravanserai and Commanda
                                   Discussant: Luca Mola (IUE)
–    Wang Zhenzhong (Fudan University): The Nagasaki Trade in the mid to late 19th Century and the Decline of Huizhou Sea Merchants – a research centered on Japanese collections of documents related to Cheng Jiatang
Discussant: Michela Bussotti (EFEO)
15:30-15:45 Coffee break
  David Faure, Cheung Sui-Wai & He Xi (The Chinese University of Hong Kong): China in the eighteenth century: physiocrats coming to terms with the market
                                   Discussant: François Gipouloux (CNRS)
  Oka Mihoko (University of Tokyo): Nanban Trade and Shuinsen Trade in 16th and 17th Century Japan-focusing on their players/actors
Discussant: Guillaume Carré (EHESS)
19:30 Diner
Day 2. Saturday, 19 Nov 2016, Salle 8, 105 bd Raspail
9:30-12:30 Session 3: Cosmopolitan Cities
Chair: David Faure (Hong Kong Chinese University)
  Youssef Cassis (EUI) : International Financial Centres in Eurasia, 1900 – 2000
  Jean-Pascal Bassino (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon) & Joerg Baten (University of Tuebingen and CESifo) : A Curse of ‘Point Source’ Ressources? Cash Crops and Numeracy in the Philippines, 19th-20th Century
Discussant: Ioanna Pepelassis (Athens University of Economics and Business)
11:00- 11:15: Coffee break
   Luca Molà (EUI): A Cosmopolitan City and its Merchants: Early Modern Venice as a Node of Eurasian Exchange
Discussant : Youssef Cassis (EUI)
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Session 4: Empires and Merchants  
Chair: Youssef Cassis (EUI)
  Pierre-Emmanuel Bachelet (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon) : Silk and calambac. Japanese merchants in early 17th Hội An (central Vietnam)
Discussant: Cheung Sui-Wai (Hong Kong Chinese University)
  Claude Chevaleyre (EHESS): Nature versus economic functions of bondage in Ming China
Discussant: He Xi (Hong Kong Chinese University)
–   Adele Carrai (EUI): Chinese Officers at the Imperial Maritime Custom Service and the Making of an inter-national China, 1854-1912
Discussant: Luis Barreto (Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre)
15:30 -15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:30 Session 5: Dissemination and future prospects
Chair: Leonard Blussé (Leiden University)
  François Gipouloux (CNRS)
 16:45-17:30 Cocktail

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