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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-25T10:16:00Z
dc.date.available2018-10-25T10:16:00Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-07en
dc.identifier.issn0275-7206
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/284388
dc.description.abstractIndian Ocean and Mediterranean studies have highlighted the limitations imposed on our understanding of the dynamics of West Asia by the paradigm of area studies and the category of the ‘Middle East’. But less attention has been paid to how expansive perspectives that do not invoke an explicitly maritime geography might enrich our understanding of the region's formative connections. This article seeks to locate the modern city of Aleppo in a trans-regional Asian geography by tracing the shifting history of mercantile networks that connected Aleppo to other parts of Eurasia – notably, parts of the formerly Soviet world and the city of Yiwu in Southeast China. It highlights the importance of trans-regional flows of Soviet patronage, and then Chinese state subsidies and credit, in embedding Aleppo into these expansive circuits. It also argues that these flows have fostered the emergence of a hitherto-unstudied business class in Syria.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, through Research Grant 78008, Trust, Global Traders and Commodities in a Chinese International City (“TRODITIES”).
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.titleAleppo in Asia: Mercantile networks between Syria, China and post-Soviet Eurasia since 1970en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPageS83
prism.issueIdentifiersup1en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameHistory and Anthropologyen
prism.startingPageS67
prism.volume29en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.31747
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/02757206.2018.1513930en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12-07en
dc.identifier.eissn1477-2612
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idECH2020 EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ERC) (669132)
cam.issuedOnline2018-08-30en
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:54:11 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-02-29


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