Excerpt: “Why the 16th century still matters: China, Spanish America and globalization” in the Asian Review of Books, 20 January 2017

Stories are best started at the beginning. This one – the story of our increasingly integrated world – begins in the Pacific around 1565 and not, as conventional wisdom often has it, in the Western Europe of the mid-eighteenth century.

Excerpt: “How China played a part in first wave of globalisation, in the 16th century”, South China Morning Post, 12 January 2017

Globalisation is nothing new, say Peter Gordon and Juan José Morales in a book, The Silver Way, an excerpt from which reveals how a Pacific route to and from Spanish America made China an economic powerhouse 400 years ago