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Kenneth Pomeranz Explores Reasons Why the Industrial Revolution Succeeded in Europe But Failed in East Asia

"The economies of the most advanced regions of East Asia and Europe were surprisingly similar as late as 1750, which suggests we need some rethinking of the traditional stories of industrialization," says Kenneth Pomeranz, chair of the history department at the University of California at Irvine. In a lecture sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Pomeranz explores the reasons why the Industrial Revolution took off in Europe but failed in East Asia.

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Shot: Feb 27, 2003
Published: May 19, 2003
Last modified:May 19, 2003