Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

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Created: 2011-05-17 16:00
Institution: King's College
Description: Seventeen lectures given in March-April 2011 at the Tsinghua Academy of Chinese Learning, University of Tsinghua, Beijing, China, given by Professor Alan Macfarlane and funded by the Kaifeng Foundation. All other credits and details are on the individual films. Further materials, including the text of the lectures, can be found under 'Lectures' on www.alanmacfarlane.com
 

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Invention of Modern World: lecture 2 - Trade, War and Empire

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England was a warlike, but also a trading nation. It was involved in constant warfare – but on other’s soil, with other’s troops, or at sea. It also built its wealth on trade. And...

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Wed 18 May 2011


Invention of the Modern World (1): What is the question?

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What question should we should ask - what is the puzzle I am trying to solve? What is modernity? What have been the favoured explanations of when and why it emerged? A brief...

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Wed 18 May 2011


Invention of the Modern World (11): Power and Bureaucracy

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Lectures at Tsinghua University by Alan Macfarlane in 2011

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Fri 8 Jul 2011


Invention of the Modern World (12): Law and Justice

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Lectures at Tsinghua University by Alan Macfarlane in 2011

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Fri 8 Jul 2011


Invention of the Modern World (13): Education and Language

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Lectures at Tsinghua University by Alan Macfarlane in 2011

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Fri 8 Jul 2011


Invention of the Modern World (14): Myths of Unity

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Lectures at Tsinghua University by Alan Macfarlane in 2011

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Fri 8 Jul 2011


Invention of the Modern World (15): Religion and Ethics

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Lectures at Tsinghua University by Alan Macfarlane in 2011

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Fri 8 Jul 2011


Invention of the Modern World (16): English character

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Lectures at Tsinghua University by Alan Macfarlane in 2011

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Fri 8 Jul 2011


Invention of the Modern World (3): The Technology of Production

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The nature and history of industrial and agricultural technology is one way in which England achieved and held its great Empire. By the eighteenth century England had the most...

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Wed 18 May 2011


Invention of the Modern World (4): Capitalism, Money and Markets

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Partly England could be the first industrial nation because it had a very sophisticated capitalist economy stretching back hundreds of years. It was full of money, markets,...

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Wed 18 May 2011


Invention of the Modern World (5): Material World and Demography

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Affluence, material wealth and demography of England compared to other countries. l

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Mon 6 Jun 2011


Invention of the Modern World (6): Universities and Science

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The nature of universities and the search for reliable knowledge in England

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Mon 6 Jun 2011


Invention of the Modern World (7): Caste, class and social mobility

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The curious English social structure over the centuries - open yet hierarchical

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Mon 6 Jun 2011


Invention of the Modern World (8): Games, sports and hobbies

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A central feature of English culture has been play - games, sports and hobbies have filled much of life.

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Mon 6 Jun 2011


Invention of the Modern World (9) Kinship, Marriage and Friendship

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An analysis of the English family and marriage system, and the institution of friendship

Collection: Lectures: The Invention of the Modern World (Wang Gouwei Lectures, 2011) Alan Macfarlane

Institution: King's College

Created: Thu 20 Dec 2012