Monthly Archives: October 2014

Albert von Dantzig: Forts and Castles of Ghana (1980)

History of European castles and colonial enterprises on the “Gold Coast” or modern day Ghana. European powers mainly traded with local communities (gold, slaves etc.) and actual colonisation, by United Kingdom, began only during later part of 1900th century.  Interesting … Continue reading

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Marc Levinson: The Box (2006)

The Box kertoo konttiliikenteen läpimurrosta ja vaikutuksista maailmankauppaan. Näinkin tylsältä kuulostavasta aiheesta on saatu kiinnostava ja hyvin kirjoitettu tarina.  Kontin läpimurto 1960-1970 luvuilla muutti maailmankauppaa, nosti uusia satamia vanhojen ohi ja hävitti vanhojen satamakaupunkien perinteisiä työpaikkoja. New York ja Lontoo … Continue reading

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Ben Chu: Chinese Whispers (2013)

Journalist Ben Chu examines in his book myths created by the West about China and Chinese. Chu concludes that in many occasions Western portrayals of China reflect more domestic politics of those countries. E.g. economic success of China can be … Continue reading

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