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Publication . Article . 2021

Big Data and “New” Global History: Global Goods and Trade Networks in Early Modern China and Europe

Pérez-García, Manuel; Wang, Li; Svriz-Wucherer, Omar; Fernandez-de-Pinedo, Nadia; Diaz-Ordoñez, Manuel;
Open Access
Published: 21 Dec 2021 Journal: Itinerario, volume 46, pages 14-39 (issn: 0165-1153, eissn: 2041-2827, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Country: Spain
Abstract

This paper introduces an innovative method applied to global (economic) history using the tools of digital humanities through the design and development of the GECEM Project Database (www.gecem.eu; www.gecemdatabase.eu). This novel database goes beyond the static Excel files frequently used by conventional scholarship in early modern history studies to mine new historical data through a bottom-up process and analyse the global circulation of goods, consumer behaviour, and trade networks in early modern China and Europe. Macau and Marseille, as strategic entrepôts for the redistribution of goods, serve as the main case study. This research is framed within a polycentric approach to analyse the connectivity of south Chinese and European markets with trade zones of Spain, France, South America, and the Pacific.

GECEM Project (ERC-Starting Grant), ref. 679371, under the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, www.gecem.eu.

GECEM Project (ERC-Starting Grant), ref. 679371, Horizon 2020, project hosted at UPO

https://www.gecem.eu/publications/index.html

www.gecem.eu

Subjects

Political Science and International Relations, History, Global history, Digital humanities, Consumption, Trade networks, China, Global history, Digital humanities, Consumption, Trade networks, China

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EC| GECEM
Project
GECEM
Global Encounters between China and Europe: Trade Networks, Consumption and Cultural Exchanges in Macau and Marseille (1680-1840)
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 679371
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG
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EC| GECEM
Project
GECEM
Global Encounters between China and Europe: Trade Networks, Consumption and Cultural Exchanges in Macau and Marseille (1680-1840)
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 679371
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG
Validated by funder
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