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Global Encounters between China and Europe: Trade Networks, Consumption and Cultural Exchanges in Macau and Marseille (1680-1840)

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙499˙625 €
 EC max contribution 1˙499˙625 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-07-01   to  2021-06-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE ES (SEVILLA) coordinator 1˙499˙625.00


 Project objective

In the last decade the approaches of the global history have been emphasized in order to visualize the progress, form and method which historians have undertaken when carrying out ambitious research projects to analyse and compare diverse geographical and cultural areas of Asia and Europe. But when dealing with comparisons and cross-cultural studies in Europe and Asia, some scholarly works have exceeded of ambiguities when defining geographical units as well as chronology. In this project I examine perceptions and dialogues between China and Europe by analysing strategic geopolitical sites which fostered commerce, consumption and socioeconomic networks between China and Europe through a particular case study: Macau, connecting with South China, and Marseille in Mediterranean Europe. How did foreign merchant networks and trans-national communities of Macau and Marseille operate during the eighteenth century and contribute to somehow transfer respectively European and Chinese socio-cultural habits and forms in local population? What was the degree and channels of consumption of European goods in China and Chinese goods in Europe? These are the main questions to answer during my research to explore the bilateral Sino-European trade relations and how the trans-national dimension of exotic commodities changed tastes by creating a new type of global consumerism. Such concrete comparison can help to narrow the gap that some researchers have created when widely analysing differences between Asia and Europe without a specific geographical and chronological delineation. The major novelty of this project is based on the use of Chinese and European sources to study changes in consumer behaviour. The principal investigator of the project works in China which is and added value for the achievement of outstanding results. So the expected results will bring an obvious breakthrough by adding the specific part of the project in which each team member will work.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Perez-Garcia, Manuel and Vidales Bernal, Marisol
GECEM Newsletter (n. 3 Spring)
published pages: 1-14, ISSN: , DOI:
GECEM Newsletter Number 3 (Spring) 2020-03-23
2019 Svriz Wucherer, Omar
From Europe to the Chaco-Paraguayan frontier. The Jesuit Brothers: Biographical trajectories, war and global histories in the 17th century
published pages: 77-92, ISSN: 2539-2662, DOI: 10.22517/25392662.22591
Ciencia Nueva. Revista de Historia y Política / DOSSIER GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES OF LATIN-AMERICAN HISTORY Volume 3, n. 1 2020-03-23
2018 Hernández Garay, Guimel
Consumption of Chinese Silk Fabrics in Marseille and Seville, 1680 – 1840
published pages: 1-41, ISSN: , DOI:
RePEc Working Papers 18.02, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History 3 (2018) 2020-03-23
2016 Manuel Pérez García
published pages: 37-61, ISSN: 0301-7036, DOI: 10.1016/j.rpd.2016.10.002
Problemas del Desarrollo 47/187 2020-03-23
2017 Manuel Perez Garcia y Marisol Vidales Bernal
GECEM Newsletter 2017
published pages: 1-18, ISSN: , DOI:
GECEM Newsletter n. 1 (Spring 2017) 2020-03-23
2018 Jin Lei
A Study on Consumption of European Red Wine in China (1680-1840): State of the Art, Questions, Hypothesis, Sources and Methodology
published pages: 1-62, ISSN: , DOI:
RePEc Working Papers 18.02, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History 2 (2018) 2020-03-23
2018 Manuel Perez Garcia and Marisol Vidales Bernal
GECEM Newsletter 2018
published pages: 1-16, ISSN: , DOI:
GECEM Newsletter n. 2 (Spring 2018) 2020-03-23
2016 Manuel Perez Garcia
Redes locales y espacios globales: Macao y Marsella en una perspectiva comparada para el análisis de la divergencia económica entre China y Europa (s. XVIII)
published pages: 615-651, ISSN: 1659-3316, DOI: 10.15517/re.v0i33.27400
Revista Estudios Num. 33 (2016) / Diciembre 2016 2020-03-23
2017 Manuel Pérez García
Historia Global vs. Eurocentrismo: revisión historiográfica, análisis de consumo y un caso de estudio comparativo entre China y Europa (1730-1808)
published pages: 1-13, ISSN: 1698-6989, DOI: 10.1016/j.ihe.2015.12.003
Investigaciones de Historia Económica - Economic History Research 13/1 2020-03-23
2019 Li Wang
The Imperial Silk Factories of Kangxi in China, 1661-1722. A mirror for Louis XIV’s Royal Factories?
published pages: 1-49, ISSN: , DOI:
RePEc Working Papers 19.01, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History 1 (2019) 2020-03-23
2019 Manuel Perez-Garcia
Consumption of Chinese goods in southwestern Europe: a multi-relational database and the vicarious consumption theory as alternative model to the industrious revolution (eighteenth century)
published pages: 1-19, ISSN: 0161-5440, DOI: 10.1080/01615440.2018.1523695
Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 2019 2020-03-23

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