Jodocus Hondius’ 17th-century map of China. From the collection of Juan José Morales.

How China played a part in the birth of globalisation in the 16th century

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

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Jodocus Hondius’ 17th-century map of China. From the collection of Juan José Morales.
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