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Geography, Writing System and History of Ancient Civilizations

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  • Mo Pak Hung

    () (Department of Economics, School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

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We find an undiscovered effect of geography on the choices of writing system in ancient civilizations that in turn drive their courses of historical evolution. The history of the ancient civilizations was driven by the causation spirals generated by the writing system chosen by their ancient ancestors. Understanding the mechanism can enlighten our present political choices that in turn determine the future course of humankind evolution. It can also inspire us about the clue to build an inclusive global society that can integrate the cumulative knowledge, ideas and technology of the diverse speech-communities in the world for a better quality of living for all.

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  • Mo Pak Hung, 2015. "Geography, Writing System and History of Ancient Civilizations," Man and the Economy, De Gruyter, vol. 2(1), pages 25-43, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:maneco:v:2:y:2015:i:1:p:25-43:n:1
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    1. Pak Hung Mo, 1995. "Effective Competition and Economic Development of Imperial China," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(1), pages 87-103, February.
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    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
    • O29 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Other
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • N4 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation

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