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The Outlining Global History from Donald R. Wright

By Liu Xincheng

Published in Historiography Quarterly, Vol.3, 2006, pp.124-129.


As a new approach to understanding the human past, global history has been drawing more and more attention. Despite the publication of a number of introductory essays at this stage, China is typically lacking in a good initiation of global history theory and research methodology. Using American global historian Donald R. Wright’ s Intellectual Autobiography as the material of a case study, this paper out lines the background of the emergence of global history and its situation of teaching and researching now in the U . S.