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Atwell Has Article on Ming China Published

Earlier this year, William S. Atwell, professor of history and Asian languages and cultures, had an article titled “Time, Money, and the Weather: Ming China and the ‘Great Depression’ of the Mid-Fifteenth Century” published in the Journal of Asian Studies (vol. 61, no. 1, Feb. 2002). Atwell’s argument that there was a global economic crisis between the mid-1430s and the late 1460s is one of the topics scheduled for discussion at an international conference to be held at the National University of Singapore in May 2003. Sponsored by University’s Asia Research Institute, the conference is titled “Southeast Asia in the 15th Century: the Ming Factor.”