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China's Cotton Textile Industry in a Panoramic View of Textiles History

China’s Cotton Textile Industry in a Panoramic View of Textiles History: A Review of The Spinning World A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200-1850 (Oxford, Uk:OXford University Press,2009).

By Zhang Tianhong

Published in Global History Review, Vol.3, pp.376-385.

Abstract:

This article is a brief introduction to the work The Spinning World, which focuses on two aspects as follows: First, the similarity between China and other areas in the world, as far as the diffusion of cotton textiles is concerned; Second, the role of China in the world history(1200-1850).