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2014年11月27-28号,巴黎法国社会科学高等学院(EHESS)举行“Connected Histories—Trading Networks Across the Eurasian Continent: Structures, Practices, and Socio-economic Impact”。这次会议,与会者并不算多但却非常高端,见到了好几位真正具有国际影响力的学术界大牛,尤其是85岁高龄的王赓武教授。之前只读过他们的大作,却一直无缘面谈。如今,看到能和这些作者面对面的交流,岂不是人生快事!会议主办者非常用心安排会议,每篇论文都有长达45分钟的时间用来作报告、点评和讨论,所以讨论非常充分和热烈。大会的组织者和工作人员也都非常热情、周到,这点从精美的会议手册等小细节上都能体验得到。会议的详情,请参考下面的会议日常表。

会议上有个小插曲。本来滨下武志教授也是要过来的参加会议的,但是因为他在广州中山大学要参加博士论文答辩,故临时取消了会议。虽然不能参会,但是他的论文还是要宣读的。之前,滨下师说我或者另外一个同门冯同学代他宣读论文的,但是因为沟通不畅,我一直以为是冯同学负责此事。直到会议开始前几分钟我才得知原来安排的是我代为滨下师宣读论文,顿时有些崩溃。滨下师的论文我只在火车上翻了翻,看了看大概的论点,而我得知这个消息时,离作报告的时间只有45分钟了。既然推脱不得,也只能死马当活马医,赶紧不顾一切地坐下来阅读论文,匆忙写写画画。等该我上场时,自己死的心都有了。我担心自己的英文发音本来就不好,加上囫囵吞枣的准备,又没有任何的PPT辅助,这次的报告感觉是人生中最糟糕的一次报告了。不得已,硬着头皮代滨下师做完了报告,也不知道观众听懂了没有。还好,诸位学者都比较包容,也都理解我的窘境,最后报以掌声和笑容结束了报告。谢天谢地,没有收到冷嘲热讽和嗤之以鼻,真的非常感谢他们的宽容精神。

最后,非常感谢滨下师提供的会议信息,大会主办方的邀请和盛情款待。有关该研究项目的详情请移玉步到官方主页

会议讨论场景(感谢巴黎巫博士拍照)。从左到右依次为:Jaime REIS (里斯本大学)、Harriet Zurndorfer(宋汉理,莱顿大学)、本人、Joe McDermott(周绍明,剑桥大学)、聂德宁教授(厦门大学),右下角女学者是来自日本东京大学的Mihoko Oka。

2nd EurasiaTrajeco conference:

Connected Histories—Trading Networks Across the Eurasian Continent:

Structures, Practices, and Socio-economic Impact

Paris, EHESS, 28-29 November 2014

190-198, avenue de France, 75013 Paris /105 boulevard Raspail, 75006, Paris

Several paradigm shifts have occurred in the conceptual field of economic and social history. The contributions of legal studies, cultural anthropology, and comparative institutional economics have cast a new light on issues that were hitherto solely focused on economics. A new perspective has emerged, rejecting a linear and simplistic narrative of market economy development and institutional change, and stressing the importance of connected histories. Beyond the mere description of the main regional networks of merchants (their rise, development, and decline), and the series of formal and informal financial institutions upon which they relied, the 2d EurasiaTrajeco conference will explore the operating practices of regional trading groupsand their regional connections over the Eurasian continent, during a long period and will investigate the dynamics ofthe various areas endogenous commercial and financial institutions.

The 2d EurasiaTrajeco conference will investigate four sets of questions.

1. Methodological issues: sources, hypotheses, and methods of investigations. All these topics are quite different in the various areas under investigation: western Europe, Ottoman empire, Central and East Asia.

2. The overall contribution of these regional trade groupings to economic growth and the way in which these regional trade groupings arose and how they evolved. What is the specific trajectory of endogenous economic institutions and business practices in a given socio-economic and legal environment?

3. The third issue touches upon with the merchants’networks relations with the State. How did they fulfill the objectives of the merchants and entrepreneurs? Were they able to cope with other merchant groups as competitors, and later on with foreign competitors, especially in the 19th century?

4. Finally, the socio-economic role of merchant networks will be under scrutiny. Were these regional trading networks well adapted to their socio-economic environments? What was the economic impact of philanthropy?How were their moral obligations fulfilled?

Participants:

Chi-Han AI 艾之涵 (Sun Yat-sen University, Canton)

Ina Baghdiantz (Tufts University)

LuisFilipe Barreto(University of Lisbon)

Jean-Pascal Bassino (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon)( ENSL)

Michal Biran (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Hubert Bonin (Institutd’études politiques, Bordeaux)

Patrice Bourdelais (Director, Institut International des Sciences Humaines et Sociales) (INSHS), (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)(CNRS).

Guillaume Calafat (l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Guillaume Carré (School for Advanced Studiesin the Social Sciences)(EHESS)

Youssef Cassis (European University Institute)

Sui-wai Cheung 张瑞威 (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Kent Deng 邓钢 (London School of Economics)(LSE)

David Faure 科大卫 (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

François Gipouloux 吉普鲁 (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris )(CNRS)

Takeshi Hamashita 滨下武志 (Sun Yat-sen University, Canton)

MasashiHaneda (University of Tokyo)

Ron Harris (Tel-Aviv University)

Xi HE 贺喜 (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Marti Huetink (Senior Acquisitions Editor, BRILL Academic Publishers)

Hassan Khalilieh (University of Haifa)

Christian Lamouroux (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences)(EHESS)

Jiansheng Liu 刘建成 (Shanxi University)

Guang Ma 马光 (Ghent University)

Joe McDermott 周绍明 (Cambridge University)

Claire Mouradian(School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences)(EHESS)

Dening Nie 聂德宁 (Xiamen University)

Patrick O’Brien (London school of economics) (LSE)

Mihoko Oka (The University of Tokyo)

Şevket Pamuk (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)

Jaime REIS(University of Lisbon)

Billy K. L. So (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Etienne de la Vaissière (School for Advanced Studiesin the Social Sciences) (EHESS)

Bas Van Leeuwen (Utrecht University)

Gungwu Wang 王赓武 (Chairman of the East Asian Institute and University, Professor of National University of Singapore)

MengWu 武萌 (London school of economics)(LSE)

Xiqin Zhang (Shanxi University of Finance and Economics)

Harriet Zurndorfer (Leiden University)

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Programme:

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Friday, 28 November 2014 (190 Av. de France, 75013 Rm: 638)

9:00-9:15  Opening remarks: Patrice Bourdelais, Director, Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales (INSHS), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

9 :15-9 :30  Presentation of the EurasiaTrajeco project: François Gipouloux (CNRS)

9:30-10:00  Keynote speaker: Wang Gungwu (Chairman of the East Asian Institute and UniversityProfessor of National University of Singapore): Systemic Norms and Deep Structures: Dealing with the Eurasian Core

10:00-11:15  Session 1-a: Methodological issues: Comparatism and Economic institutions over the Eurasian continent

Chair: Patrick O’Brien (London school of economics)

1. Hamashita Takeshi(Sun Yat-sen University, Canton): Continental and Maritime Eurasia–Trading Routes and Economic Institutions

Comment: Kent Deng (London School of Economics)

2. Hubert Bonin (Institutd’études politiques, Bordeaux): The French Business Community in Chinese Port Cities in the First half of 20thCentury: Sources and documents

Comment: Jean-Pascal Bassino (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon)

11:15-11:30  Coffee break and photo session

11:30-13:00  Session 1-b: Methodological issues: Comparatism and Economic institutions

Chair: Takeshi Hamashita (Sun Yat-sen University, Canton)

3. Bas Van Leeuwen (Utrecht University): Chinese National Income, 1661-1933

Comment: Jaime REIS (University of Lisbon)

4.Jean-Pascal Bassino (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon):Informational Efficiency in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1931-1940

Comment: Guillaume Carré (EHESS)

13:00-14:30  Lunch

14:30-16:00  Session 2: Relationship with the State and administrative Bodies

Chair: Youssef Cassis (European University Institute)

1. David Faure (The Chinese University of Hong Kong): The Jiangnan economy revisited, comments on Deng and O’Brien and others

Comment: Patrick O’Brien (London School of Economics)

2.Billy K. L. So (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology): Between Law Court and ADR: The Publishing Industry of Modern Shanghai

Comment: Christian Lamouroux (EHESS)

16:00-16:30  Coffee break

16:30-18:00  Session 3-a: The Socio-Economic impact of Merchant Networks

Chair: Luis Filipe Barreto (University of Lisbon)

1. Michal Biran (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem): Trade Networks in Mongol Eurasia

Comment: Etienne de la Vaissière (EHESS)

2. Ina Baghdiantz (Tufts University): Collaboration, Competition and Legislation: The New Julfan Networks and their Role in Early Modern Eurasian Trade

Comment: Claire Mouradian (EHESS)

 19:30 Welcome dinner

 

Saturday, 29 November 2014 (105 Bd. Raspail, 75006 Rm: 2)

9:30-11:00  Session 3-b: The Socio-Economic impact of Merchant Networks

Chair: Haneda Masashi (University of Tokyo)

3. Hassan Khalilieh (University of Haifa): Between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean: General Average and Salvage Laws in Islamic Legal Theory and Practices

Comment: Guillaume Calafat (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

4. Mihoko Oka(University of Tokyo):Portuguese Merchants from Macao in the 19th Century Japan and their Family Networks

Comment: Luis Filipe Barreto (University of Lisbon)

11:00-11:30  Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Session 4-a: Business and Financial innovations

Chair: Michal Biran (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

1. Ron Harris(Tel-Aviv University): Why the Corporation emerged only in Western Europe?

Comment: Mihoko Oka (The University of Tokyo)

2. Liu Jiansheng(Shanxi University): The Main Group of Merchants In Qing Dynasty China and Russia Border Trade Zone

Comment: Wu Meng (London school of economics)

13:00-14:30  Lunch

14:30-16:00  Session 4-b: Business and Financial innovations

Chair: Jaime REIS (University of Lisbon)

3. Nie Dening(Xiamen University):The Change and Development of the Chinese Maritime Trade Routes During the 17th and 18thCenturies

Comment: Ma Guang (Ghent University)

4. Joe McDermott (Cambridge University):The Way of the Huizhou Merchant  

Comment: Harriet Zurndorfer (Leiden University)

16:00-16:30  Coffee break

16:30-18:00  Session 5: Dissemination and Perspectives

1. Chi-Han AI (Sun Yat-sen University): Dissemination activities: EurasiaTrajeco Website and Blog

2. Marti Huetink (Senior Acquisitions Editor, Brill Academic Publishers): The Journal of Comparative Economic History

François Gipouloux (CNRS): Concluding remarks

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