The Relationship between Political Theory and Economic Growth in Vietnam, 1750–1840

  • Alexander Woodside
Part of the Studies in the Economies of East and South-East Asia book series (SEESEA)


In the preface to his classic work about political arguments for capitalism before capitalism triumphed in early modern Europe, Albert Hirschman wrote that his essay had its origin ‘in the incapacity of contemporary social science to shed light on the political consequences of economic growth.’2 If this is true for the history of Europe, how much more true must it be for Southeast Asia before 1840?


Political Theory Song Dynasty Mekong Delta Paper Money Confucian Philosopher 
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