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KOBAYASHI, Kazuo
 
Affiliation
Faculty of Political Science and Economics, School of Political Science and Economics
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
PhD in Economic History ( LSE )
Profile

I am an associate professor at Waseda University, where I am teaching global economic history in both English and Japanese. 

My research is to revise the narrative of the emergence of the modern global economy from the perspective of West African consumers. As one of the major achievements, I published Indian Cotton Textiles in West Africa: African Agency, Consumer Demand and the Making of the Global Economy, 1750-1850 (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). The revised edition for Japanese readers followed in 2021.

 

       

Research Experience

  • 2019.04
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    Now

    Waseda University   Faculty of Political Science and Economics   Associate Professor

  • 2019.10
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    2023.03

    National Museum of Ethnology   External fellow

  • 2018.04
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    2019.03

    Osaka Sangyo University   Faculty of Economics   Assistant Professor in Economic History

  • 2018.02
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    2018.03

    University of Warwick   Global History and Culture Centre   Visiting Associate Professor

  • 2016.04
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    2018.03

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science   Postdoctoral fellow

  • 2012.08
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    2013.04

    Madras Institute of Development Studies   Affiliated researcher

  • 2010.04
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    2011.09

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science   Research fellow (DC1)

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Committee Memberships

  • 2023.01
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    Now

    Socio-Economic HIstory Society  General Affairs

  • 2021.04
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    2022.12

    Socio-Economic HIstory Society  Conference Committee

Research Areas

  • Economic history / Historical studies in general

Research Interests

  • Global history

  • Economic History

  • Globalization

  • Tropical economies

  • West Africa

  • India

  • Slave Trade

  • Consumption

  • Textiles

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Awards

  • 2023 Okuma Memorial Academic Prize (Encouragement Prize)

    2023.10   Waseda University  

    Winner: Kazuo Kobayashi

  • 44th IDE-JETRO award for developing countries' studies

    2023.06   IDE-JETRO   (Beyond the Atlantic Slave Trade: West Africa, Indian Cotton Textiles and the Modern Global Economy (in Japanese))

    Winner: Kazuo Kobayashi

  • Excellent Poster Award

    2014.06   Japanese Society for Western History   The British Atlantic Slave Trade and the East India Company

    Winner: Kazuo Kobayashi

Media Coverage

 

Papers

  • Economic Development of West Africa until the Colonial Period: A Note for Comparative Studies (in Japanese)

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Kohei Wakimura, ed., Economic Development of Modern Tropical Asia: Population, Environment and Resources     237 - 261  2024.03  [Invited]

  • Political Economy of Textiles in the Atlantic Slave Trade

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History     1 - 23  2024.02  [Refereed]  [Invited]

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    Textile production was among the most important manufacturing sectors in precolonial West and West-Central Africa, enabled by the availability of local sources of fibers. Although the origins of this manufacturing are difficult to trace, the spread of cloth production was linked to Islam and consumer politics, followed by specialization of cloth production within the region over time. Textile production was usually based on the household division of labor: women were responsible for the primary activities of carding and spinning in cotton textile production, while men were in charge of weaving and finishing processes, such as embroidery. Male weavers used narrow strip (or band) horizontal looms to manufacture textiles, but in some areas, female weavers used vertical looms to produce textiles from cotton or raffia mixed with cotton. Some weavers were professional, full-time workers, whereas part-time weavers engaged in cloth production in the non-agricultural, dry season. Cloth strips served not only as material for clothing and interior decorations of houses and palaces but also as a currency in the regional economy. From the 15th century, the Portuguese came to West Africa and joined the coastal trade as middlemen who would be trading locally woven textiles from one place to another along the Atlantic coast. The Atlantic slave trade brought in increasing amounts of textiles from overseas, and in the 18th century, Indian cotton textiles became the flagship commodity whose quality met consumer preference. The impact of the influx of textiles from overseas on local cloth production remains a topic of debate. Although the dependency theorists claimed a negative impact, there is no evidence to support such a claim.

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  • Economic Growth and Inequality: Why Have Some Countries Grown Rich While Others Have Not? (in Japanese)

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Ichiro Maekawa, ed., Introduction to Historical Studies     209 - 224  2023.08

  • The Routine of Historical Studies: Research Methods and Writing Academic Papers (in Japanese)

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Ichiro Maekawa, ed., Introduction to Historical Studies     21 - 39  2023.08

  • 棉的全球传播 (The Global Success of Cotton)

    乔吉奥列略 (Giorgio Riello), 小林 和夫 (Kazuo Kobayashi)

    赵丰、路易斯・诺施主編『纺织与服装』 (Zhao Feng and Marie-Louise Nosch, eds., Textiles and Clothing along the Silk Roads)     43 - 55  2023.02

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    The Chinese edition of Textiles and Clothing along the Silk Roads (UNESCO and China National SIlk Museum, 2022).

  • West Africa and France in the Rebuilding of Pondicherry after 1816: The Case of Textile Industry

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Connecting the Indian Ocean World: Across Sea and Land (edited by Radhika Seshan and Ryuto Shimada)     55 - 67  2023.02

  • West Africa in Commodity Chains: Indian Cotton Textiles and the Atlantic Slave Trade (in Japanese)

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Koji Ogawa and Ryuto Shimada, eds., Iwanami Lectures of World History, Vol. 11     203 - 217  2022.11

  • The Global Success of Cotton

    Giorgio Riello, Kazuo Kobayashi

    Textiles and Clothing: Thematic Collection of the Cultural Interactions along the Silk Roads (edited by Zhao Feng and Marie-Louise Nosch)     55 - 69  2022  [International coauthorship]

  • Tecendo redes imperiais: uma dimensão asiática do comércio britânico de escravos no Atlântico no século XVIII

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Afro-Ásia   63 ( 63 ) 11 - 39  2021.06  [Refereed]  [International journal]

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  • Palm oil production and export in nineteenth-century West Africa: W. Arthur Lewis’s approach to tropical development reconsidered

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Socio-Economic History   85 ( 4 ) 7 - 21  2020.02  [Refereed]

  • The British Atlantic Slave Trade and Indian Cotton Textiles: The Case of Thomas Lumley & Co.

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Modern Global Trade and the Asian Regional Economy (edited by Tomoko Shiroyama)     59 - 85  2018.06  [Invited]  [International journal]

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  • Indian Textiles and Gum Arabic in the Lower Senegal River: Global Significance of Local Trade and Consumers in the Early Nineteenth Century

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    African Economic History   45 ( 2 ) 27 - 53  2017  [Refereed]  [International journal]

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    This article proposes to give a new answer to one of the central questions in African and global economic histories: how West Africa contributed to economies outside the region. Recent studies have highlighted that consumers played a significant role in the processes of trade and production. The article combines this consumer-led perspective with a new set of quantitative and qualitative data. Trade figures drawn from the British and French trade statistics reveal the peculiar demand for Indian indigo-blue cotton textiles, called guinees, in Senegal compared with other regions of West Africa in the early nineteenth century. This finding revises Joseph Inikori's argument about the triumph of British cottons in West Africa. Subsequently, this article places the consumption of guinees within the wider context of commercial networks in the trade in gum arabic in the lower Senegal River region and analyzes the social and ecological factors that underpinned the persistent demand for guinees among local consumers, taking into account the continuation of local textile production in West Africa. In so doing, this article argues that consumer behavior in Senegal mattered not only for the gum trade and but also conditioned a part of global trade networks that extended from South Asia through Western Europe and reached Africa in the early nineteenth century.

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    Citation
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  • [PhD Thesis] Indian Cotton Textiles and the Senegal River Valley in a Globalising World: Production, Trade and Consumption, 1750-1850

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    London School of Economics and Political Science    2016.02  [Refereed]

  • The British Atlantic Slave Trade and Indian Cotton Textiles: The Case of Thomas Lumley & Co.

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Socio-Economic History   77 ( 3 ) 113 - 130  2011.11  [Refereed]  [Domestic journal]

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    This article addresses the role of Indian cotton textiles as one factor in the rapid growth of the British Atlantic slave trade in the century before the abolition of the slave trade. The Anglo-African trade statistics, compiled by Marion Johnson, opened our eyes to the importance of the re-export of East Indian textiles in the slave trade. Using the records of the London merchant Thomas Lumley, I have illuminated with great precision the commercial networks which stretched from India via Britain to Africa, to map the trade routes of Indian cottons, to examine the Asian dimension of the British Atlantic slave trade, and to show the regional differences in the consumption of Indian textiles in pre-colonial West Africa.

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  • British Atlantic Slave Trade and East Indian Textiles, 1650-1808

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Global History and Maritime Asia Working Paper   19   26 - 52  2010.08

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Books and Other Publications

  • Beyond the Atlantic Slave Trade: West Africa, Indian Cotton Textiles and the Modern Global Economy

    Kazuo Kobayashi( Part: Sole author)

    The University of Nagoya Press  2021.10 ISBN: 4815810370

  • Indian Cotton Textiles in West Africa: African Agency, Consumer Demand and the Making of the Global Economy, 1750-1850

    Kazuo Kobayashi( Part: Sole author)

    Palgrave Macmillan  2019.06 ISBN: 3030186741  [Refereed]

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    This book focuses on the significant role of West African consumers in the development of the global economy. It explores their demand for Indian cotton textiles and how their consumption shaped patterns of global trade, influencing economies and businesses from Western Europe to South Asia. In turn, the book examines how cotton textile production in southern India responded to this demand. Through this perspective of a south-south economic history, the study foregrounds African agency and considers the lasting impact on production and exports in South Asia. It also considers how European commercial and imperial expansion provided a complex web of networks, linking West African consumers and Indian weavers. Crucially, it demonstrates the emergence of the modern global economy.

    Paperback edition, August 2020. ISBN: 9783030186777.

    Book reviews:
    Economic History Review 73/3 (2020), pp. 876-877.
    Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 23/1 (2022).
    Asian Review of World Histories 10/2 (2022), pp. 296-298.

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Presentations

  • The Atlantic and Indian Oceans in Global Histories: Multiple Origins of the Modern Global Economy

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    JSPS Japan - GHCC Warwick Online Seminar 'Categories at Work in Global History'  (Zoom) 

    Presentation date: 2024.04

  • The Intellectual Legacy of Eric Williams in Japan

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    [Public Lecture] Slavery and Prosperity: Rethinking Eric Williams  (Gakushuin University)  Profesosr Majima and her seminar students at Gakushuin & CCC

    Presentation date: 2024.04

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    2024.04
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  • Economic Development of West Africa from the Precolonial to Colonial Periods: A Note for Comparative Studies of Tropical Development

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Debating Economic Development in Tropical Asia: Historical Pathways, Environmental Constraints and Population Growth  (Keio University) 

    Presentation date: 2024.03

    Event date:
    2024.03
     
     
  • Indian Cotton Textiles in West Africa: The Atlantic Slave Trade and Thereafter

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Five-sensory Indian Ocean World  (National Museum of Ethnology)  Indian Ocean World Studies

    Presentation date: 2024.02

    Event date:
    2024.02
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  • Commodity Chains of Cotton Textiles During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: India, Western Europe, and West Africa

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Navigating Commodities: Production, Markets, and Consumption in History  (Kojima Hall, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics)  Political Economy Tokyo Seminar (PoETS)

    Presentation date: 2023.11

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    2023.11
     
     
  • Comment

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    What is 'Internationalisation' of Historical Studies?  (Online (Webiner))  Science Council of Japan

    Presentation date: 2023.07

  • 新しい世界経済史研究の試みー拙著をふりかえって

    小林 和夫  [Invited]

    第44回アジア経済研究所発展途上国研究奨励賞表彰式  (アジア経済研究所) 

    Presentation date: 2023.07

  • British and Indian Cotton Textiles: Continuity and Change in West African Trade during the 19th Century

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    International Workshop on the Environmental and Historical Foundations of Indian Ocean Trade  (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature & Online) 

    Presentation date: 2023.02

    Event date:
    2023.02
     
     
  • The World of Weavers in The Gambia in the 1970s

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    XIXth World Economic History Congress  (Paris)  EHESS

    Presentation date: 2022.07

    Event date:
    2022.07
     
     
  • The British Atlantic Slave Trade and Indian Cotton Textiles: An Umbrella Model

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    XIXth World Economic History Congress  (Paris)  EHESS

    Presentation date: 2022.07

    Event date:
    2022.07
     
     
  • Cloth currency in precolonial West Africa

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Spring annual meeting of the Japan Society of Monetary Economics  (Online) 

    Presentation date: 2022.05

    Event date:
    2022.05
     
     
  • The British Atlantic Slave Trade and Indian Cotton Textiles: An Umbrella Model

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    VIII EIHC – Impérios Coloniais da Era Moderna: rupturas e permanências  (Online) 

    Presentation date: 2021.09

  • An Umbrella System: South Asia in the Early Modern Atlantic

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    South Asia through a Global Lens  Department of Economic History, LSE

    Presentation date: 2021.05

  • Preliminary study of developmental path of West Africa: the case of paln oil production during the nineteenth century

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Research Meeting on Economic History 2020 

    Presentation date: 2021.01

  • 大西洋奴隷貿易とその後ー西アフリカ、インド綿布、世界経済

    小林 和夫  [Invited]

    「「奴隷」と隷属の世界史-地中海型奴隷制度論を中心として-」研究会 

    Presentation date: 2020.12

    Event date:
    2020.12
     
     
  • The Core-Periphery Model Reconsidered

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Categories at Work in Global History  (University of Warwick) 

    Presentation date: 2019.10

  • New Book Talk, “Indian Cotton Textiles in West Africa: African Agency, Consumer Demand and the Making of the Global Economy, 1750-1850”

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Economic and Business History Seminar  (Kyoto University) 

    Presentation date: 2019.07

  • Indian Cotton Textiles in West Africa, 1750-1850: African Demand and the Emergence of the Modern Global Economy

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Economic and Social History Seminar, Utrecht University  (Utrecht) 

    Presentation date: 2019.02

  • Consumer Demand for Indian Textiles in West Africa, 1750-1850

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Globalizing World History Across Borders and Disciplines  (Humanity Center, University of Pittsburgh) 

    Presentation date: 2018.08

  • World Historiography in Japan: Past and Present (Keynote Roundtable: Doing World History Across Borders and Disciplines)

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Globalizing World History Across Borders and Disciplines  (Humanity Center, University of Pittsburgh) 

    Presentation date: 2018.08

  • Palm Oil Exports in Nineteenth-Century West Africa: Lewis Reconsidered

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    XVIIIth World Economic History Congress  (Cambridge, MA)  MIT

    Presentation date: 2018.07

  • Palm Oil Production and Export in Nineteenth-Century West Africa: Lewis and Myint Reconsidered (in the Panel 'The Tropics and Exports of Primary Products: International Division of Labour, Economic Development and Underdevelopment')

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    the 87th annual meeting of the Socio-Economic History Society  (Osaka University)  Socio-Economic History Society

    Presentation date: 2018.05

  • The Demand for Indian Textiles in West Africa, 1750-1850: A South-South Economic History

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    The WINPEC Seminar  (Waseda University)  Waseda Institute of Political Economy

    Presentation date: 2018.04

  • Palm oil production and export in nineteenth-century West Africa: Lewis and Myint reconsidered

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Pre-conference session for the 87th annual meeting of the Socio-Economic History Society  (Osaka City University) 

    Presentation date: 2018.04

  • The Demand for Indian Textiles in West Africa, 1750-1850: A South-South Economic History

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    International Workshop on Emerging States in Global Economic History (1)  (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS))  Comparative History Group B02, Emerging State Project, GRIPS

    Presentation date: 2018.03

  • Indian Textiles in West Africa, 1750-1850: A South-South Economic History

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Global Seminar  (University of Warwick)  Global History and Culture Centre

    Presentation date: 2018.02

  • Cash Crop Production and Export in West Africa during the First Half of the Nineteenth Century: Lewis and Myint Revisited

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    The third meeting 'The multiple developmental paths and natural environment in the tropical Indian Ocean regions'  (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature) 

    Presentation date: 2018.01

  • A South-South Economic History: Cowries from the Maldives to West Africa in the 18th and 19th Centuries

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Osaka-NTU Global History Workshop 'Changing Dynamics and Mechanisms of Maritime Asia in Comparative Perspectives'  (Osaka University)  Osaka University & Nanyang Technological University

    Presentation date: 2018.01

  • The demand for Indian cotton textiles in West Africa, 1700-1850

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Economic History Seminar  Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo

    Presentation date: 2017.12

  • Rethinking the Birth of the Modern World

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    2017 meeting of the Japanese Association for the Study of British Imperial and Commonwealth History  (Osaka University Nakanoshima Center)  Japanese Association for the Study of British Imperial and Commonwealth History

    Presentation date: 2017.11

  • Indian Textiles and Gum Arabic in the Lower Senegal River: Global Significance of Local Trade and Consumers in the Early Nineteenth Century

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Textile Pattern Designs in the Global Entanglement: Katagami, Batik, Sarasa and 'African Prints' on the Move, 1800-2000  (Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University)  Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University et al.

    Presentation date: 2017.10

  • West Africa and France in the Rebuilding of Pondicherry after 1816: The Case of Textile Industry

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    JSPS-ICSSR Joint Seminar: Commodities, Markets and Merchants in the Indian Ocean World, 1500-1860  (The University of Tokyo) 

    Presentation date: 2017.03

  • West African Dimensions in the Rebuilding of Pondicherry after 1816

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    International Conference: Toward A New Urban History: Identity and Spatiality in Ports-of-Trade c.100-c.1850  (Kolkata, India)  The Asiatic Society

    Presentation date: 2017.01

  • Comment on Anna Clark's 'Private Lives, Public History'

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    The Third International Workshop on Australia in Osaka 2016  (Osaka)  Osaka University

    Presentation date: 2016.11

  • British and Indian Textiles in West African Markets in the Early Nineteenth Century

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    SEHS Next Tide Workshop 2016  (The University of Tokyo (Hongo))  Socio-Economic History Society

    Presentation date: 2016.09

  • West African Overseas Trade in Cotton Textiles in the Early Nineteenth Century Revisited

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    21th Workshop in Western History at Osaka  (Osaka University)  Western History Association, Osaka University

    Presentation date: 2016.05

  • Guinée Cloth and Consumers in the Lower Senegal River: Connections Between West Africa, India and Europe in the Early Nineteenth Century

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    4th Political Economy Tokyo Seminar  (University of Tokyo)  Political Economy Tokyo Seminar (PoETS)

    Presentation date: 2016.04

  • Guinée Cloth and Consumers in the Lower Senegal River: Connections Between West Africa, India and Europe in the Early Nineteenth Century

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Global History Workshop: Globalization from East Asian Perspectives  (Osaka)  Institute for Academic Initiatives (IAI), Osaka University and University of Oxford Center for Global History

    Presentation date: 2016.03

  • Guinée Cloth, Gum Arabic and the Early Nineteenth-Century Global Economy: The Case of Trade in the Lower Senegal River

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    XVIIth World Economic History Congress  (Kyoto International Conference Center)  International Economic History Association

    Presentation date: 2015.08

  • Introduction: Textile Trade and African Consumers in a Globalizing World, 1700-1850

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    XVIIth World Economic History Congress  (Kyoto International Conference Center)  International Economic History Association

    Presentation date: 2015.08

  • Complementarities between Imported and Local Textiles in Eighteenth-Century West Africa

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    AHRC Interenational Connected Communities Workshop: Cotton, Textiles, and Their Legacies: Histories and Geographies of Production, Consumption and Heritage  (University of Nottingham)  Global Cotton Connections Project

    Presentation date: 2015.04

  • The Social Shape of the Market for Textiles in Eighteenth-Century West Africa

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Pasold Research Fund Conference 2015: Textiles and the Origins of Industrial Revolution: Linking Markets and Technique  (Victoria and Albert Museum Clothworkers Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles)  Pasold Research Fund

    Presentation date: 2015.04

  • West African Demand and Indian Textile Production in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade, c. 1700-1830

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    The Global Trade of Textiles and Clothing in the Early Modern Period: Exchange, Meaning and Materialities  (Global History and Culture Centre Department of History, University of Warwick, United Kingdom)  CCCC – The Danish National Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen and the Global History and Culture Centre, University of Warwick

    Presentation date: 2014.11

  • West African Consumers, Guinée Cloths, and the Global Economy in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Case of the Lower Senegal River Region

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    New Frontiers in African Economic History Workshop 2014  (London School of Economics and Political Science)  Economic History Department, London School of Economics

    Presentation date: 2014.10

  • West Africa and Globalization in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Case of Demand for Indian Cotton Textiles in Senegal

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Kulturgeschichtliches Kolloquium  (Frankfurt an der Oder)  Europa Universität Viadrina

    Presentation date: 2014.07

  • West Africa and Global Trade in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Case of Demand for Indian Cotton Textiles in Senegal

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    5th Flying University of Transnational Humanities: Globalization and Health: East and West  (Pittsburgh, PA)  World History Center, University of Pittsburgh

    Presentation date: 2014.06

  • The British Atlantic Slave Trade and the East India Company [in Japanese]

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    The 64th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Western History  (Saint Paul's University)  Japanese Society for Western History

    Presentation date: 2014.06

  • Indian Textiles in the Early Nineteenth-Century West Africa: The Case of the Gum Trade in the Senegal River [in Japanese]

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    The 83rd Annual Conference of the Socio-Economic History Society  (Doshisha University)  Socio-Economic History Society

    Presentation date: 2014.05

  • West Africa and Early Nineteenth-Century Globalization: Indian Manufactured Textiles and African Consumers

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Imperial and World History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research 

    Presentation date: 2013.06

  • Towards a Re-interpretation of Global Commerce in Indian Cotton Textiles, 1770-1850: A Case of Demand from Western Africa

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    International Conference: Textile Trades and Consumption in the Indian Ocean from Early Times to the Present  (Montreal, Canada)  Indian Ocean World Center

    Presentation date: 2012.11

  • Indian Ocean and Global Economy: What does textile history tell us?

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    International Conference: Power, Politics and Maritime Governance in the Indian Ocean 

    Presentation date: 2012.07

  • Indian Cotton Textiles in Atlantic Africa, 1700-1850: Another Pillar of the Atlantic Trade

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    The Second Congress of the Asian Association of World Historians  (Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea)  Asian Association of World Histories

    Presentation date: 2012.04

  • Indian Cotton Textiles and Atlantic Africa in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Another Triangular Trade

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    The World/Global History Joint Workshop: Regional Diversity and Eurasian Linkage in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries  (University of Tokyo) 

    Presentation date: 2011.10

  • Indian Cotton Textiles as a Global Commodity: The Case of the Atlantic Slave Trade

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    International Conference: Enslavement, Bondage, and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World  (Montreal)  Indian Ocean World Center

    Presentation date: 2011.04

  • Indian Cotton Textiles in the British Atlantic Slave Trade

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    African History Seminar, SOAS  (London)  The Faculty of Arts & Humanities, History Department, SOAS

    Presentation date: 2011.03

  • East India Cotton in West Africa, 1700-1850

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Summer Dissertation Workshop in World History 

    Presentation date: 2010.06

  • 世界史研究の現状と課題―パトリック・マニングの著作を手がかりとして―

    小林 和夫

    大阪大学西洋史学会 第3回若手セミナー 

    Presentation date: 2010.05

  • British Atlantic Slave Trade and East India Textiles, 1650s-1808

    Kazuo Kobayashi  [Invited]

    Global History and Maritime Asia Workshop: Exploring Global Linkages between Asian Maritime World and Trans-Atlantic World 

    Presentation date: 2010.04

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Research Projects

  • 「奴隷制の想像力」-地中海型奴隷制度論の動態的検討-

    日本学術振興会  科学研究費助成事業

    Project Year :

    2024.04
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    2028.03
     

    清水 和裕

  • West Africa and the Modern Global Economy from a Perspective of Commodity Chains: The Cases of Palm Oil and Soap

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

    Project Year :

    2024.04
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    2027.03
     

    Kazuo Kobayashi

  • Problematizing Circulations.Connecting Culture, Environment and Materiality in Global History

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

    Project Year :

    2019.10
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    2025.03
     

  • Historical Research of Developmental Path of West Africa: The Case of Textile Industry

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists

    Project Year :

    2020.04
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    2024.03
     

    Kazuo Kobayashi

  • 人類史における移動概念の再構築――「自由」と「不自由」の相克に注目して

    国立民族学博物館 

    Project Year :

    2019.10
    -
    2023.03
     

    鈴木英明

  • A Statistical Study of Indian Ocean Trade: Towards a Reappraisal of Regional Trade in Modern World History

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

    Project Year :

    2019.04
    -
    2022.03
     

    Sugihara Kaoru

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    According to the statistical compilation of Indian Ocean trade conducted by this project, the volume of exports from the middle of the nineteenth century to the 1930s increased roughly at the same pace as world trade, and the proportion of regional trade (as distinct from long-distance trade, mainly with the West) in total exports was sustained, or increased if we take into account internal (rail- and river-borne) trade. Regional trade was first driven by the coastal trade between the hub ports and minor ports. With the construction of railways, trade networks were extended to the interior. Power, money and information were concentrated on central hub ports such as Bombay and Calcutta, and the regional hierarchy of pubs, hinterlands and the environmental periphery emerged. At the same time, trade networks developed by Asian merchants under colonial rule contributed to the rise of regional population carrying capacity through the exploitation of the gains from trade.

  • 近現代における環インド洋熱帯地域の複数発展径路-発展と低開発の複眼的視野の中で

    日本学術振興会  科学研究費助成事業

    Project Year :

    2019.04
    -
    2022.03
     

    脇村 孝平, 神田 さやこ, 木越 義則, 小林 和夫, 小茄子川 歩, 田辺 明生, 祖田 亮次, 水野 祥子, 太田 淳, 杉原 薫, 大石 高志, 谷口 謙次, 藤田 幸一, 大橋 厚子, 佐藤 孝宏

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    2022年度は「環インド洋地域の経済変容に係る研究会」をオンラインで計五回実施した。研究報告のテーマは以下の通りである。
    第一回研究会:南アジアに関して「ヒンドスタン平原の農業」、「19世紀後半~20世紀前半におけるベンガルの米作」、「近代インドの移民」第二回研究会:「20世紀初頭における中国とインドの海運ネットワークの比較」、「18世紀後半~19世紀前半における西アフリカのインド綿製品消費について」第三回研究会:「20世紀前半におけるアフリカの自然環境とイギリス帝国」。第四回研究会:「19世紀におけるミナハサ(北スラウェシ)の農業」、「近代におけるボルネオの自然環境」。第五回研究会:「中世におけるインドの貨幣」、「本科研の今後の方向性」。
    また研究成果の一環として現在作成中の論文集の内容を、研究会開催時にその都度精査・検討することで、それぞれの論文内容の精度をあげていった。
    以上のような研究実績をもとにイギリス・ロンドンおよびオランダ・ライデンに出張し、ロンドンではLondon School of EconomicsのTirthankar Roy教授、ライデンではLeiden UniversityのDavid Henley教授と研究の進捗状況と今後の方向性について議論を深めることができた。また2024年2月初旬に実施予定の国際ワークショップおよびその成果論集の件について打ち合わせを行った。

  • West Africa in the Global Economy in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: A New Perspective

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up

    Project Year :

    2018.08
    -
    2020.03
     

    Kazuo Kobayashi

  • West African Consumers and Global Economy in the late nineteenth century: The Case of the Demand for Indian Cotton Textiles

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers

    Project Year :

    2016.04
    -
    2018.03
     

    Kazuo Kobayashi

  • インド洋世界と「近代」—19世紀前半の西アフリカにおけるインド産綿織物を事例にして—

    松下幸之助記念財団  研究助成

    Project Year :

    2012.10
    -
    2013.09
     

    小林 和夫

  • 18世紀イギリス大西洋経済の成 長―商業ネットワークと金融制度 の分析から―

    日本学術振興会  特別研究員奨励費・科学研究費補助金

    Project Year :

    2010.04
    -
    2011.09
     

    小林 和夫

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Misc

  • [Book review] Hideaki Suzuki, A Global History of Abolition of Slavery and Slave Trade (University of Tokyo Press, 2020).

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Socio-Economic History   87 ( 3 ) 92 - 94  2021.11  [Invited]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • African slave trade and Latin America

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Encyclopedia of Socio-Economic History     428 - 429  2021.06  [Invited]

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (other)  

  • Africa and the Atlantic trade

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Encyclopedia of;Socio-Economic History     74 - 75  2021.06  [Invited]

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (other)  

  • [Book Review] John Darwin, After Tamerilane (Japanese-translated edition)

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    The Book Review Press   ( 3491 ) 3  2021.04  [Invited]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • The Atlantic Slave Trade

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Issues in Western History     192 - 193  2020.04  [Invited]

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (other)  

  • 受賞のことば

    小林 和夫

    アジア経済   64 ( 3 ) 93 - 93  2023.09  [Invited]  [Domestic journal]

    Other  

  • [Book Review] The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750–1850: Economy, Empire and Business. By Karolina Hutková. pp. 275. Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2019

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society   30 ( 4 ) 774 - 776  2020.10  [Invited]  [International journal]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

    DOI

  • Africa (in Japanese)

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Shigaku-Zasshi (Historical Studies in Japan, 2017)   127 ( 5 ) 311 - 313  2018.05  [Invited]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • Comment 3 (in forum 'Public History: Historical Consciousness and Knowledge in Society and Academic History', edited by Takao Fujikawa) (in Japanese)

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Seiyoshigaku (The Studies in Western History)   263   46 - 47  2017.06  [Invited]

    Meeting report  

  • Frontiers of Studies of the Atlantic Slave Trade

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    History and Geography: A Study of World History   ( 243 (684) ) 56 - 59  2015.05  [Invited]

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (trade magazine, newspaper, online media)  

  • [Book Review] Giorgio Riello, Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Asian Review of World Histories   2 ( 1 ) 136 - 140  2014.01

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • [Book Review] Prasannan Parthasarathi, Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600-1850

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    International Journal of South Asian Studies   6   153 - 156  2013  [Invited]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • 【書評論文】イギリス帝国から世界システムへ— John Darwin, The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System 1830-1970, Cambridge, 2009 をめぐって—

    桑島 穏, 小林 和夫

    パブリック・ヒストリー   8   105 - 116  2011.03  [Invited]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • 【翻訳】クラウス・ヴェーバー「ドイツの大西洋奴隷貿易と新大陸植民地経済 15-18 世紀」

    小林 和夫

    パブリック・ヒストリー   8   34 - 50  2011.03  [Invited]

  • Williams Theses and Studies of the Atlantic Slave Trade

    Kazuo Kobayashi

    Journal of History for the Public   6   112 - 125  2009.03  [Refereed]

    Rapid communication, short report, research note, etc. (scientific journal)  

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Syllabus

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Teaching Experience

  • Issues in Global Economic History (in Japanese)

    Waseda University  

    2023.10
    -
    Now
     

  • Global Economic History (intermediate)

    Waseda University  

    2019.10
    -
    Now
     

  • Global Economic History (introductory)

    Waseda University  

    2019.04
    -
    Now
     

  • Introduction to Economic History (in Japanese)

    Waseda University  

    2019.04
    -
    Now
     

  • Topics in Global Economic History B

    Waseda University  

    2023.10
    -
    Now
     

  • Topics in Global Economic History

    Waseda University  

    2022.09
    -
    Now
     

  • Issues in Global Economic History

    Waseda University  

    2020.09
    -
    Now
     

  • Global History (in Japanese)

    Waseda University  

    2020.09
    -
    2022.03
     

  • Topics in Western Economic History A

    Waseda University  

    2019.10
    -
    2022.03
     

  • Methods in Economic History

    Waseda University  

    2020.04
    -
    2021.09
     

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Social Activities

  • African Threads Hackney Style: 400 Years of Textile Journeys from Africa to Hackney

    Hackney Museum  African Threads Hackney Style: 400 Years of Textile Journeys from Africa to Hackney 

    2015.10
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    2016.01

  • The Textile Trade in West Africa

    Hackney Museum  African Threads Hackney Style: 400 Years of Textile Journeys from Africa to Hackney  (Hackney Museum) 

    2015.10
     
     

Academic Activities

  • Co-organiser of the session, 'Connecting resources: commodities and trade goods in the shaping of early modern Atlantic economy'

    Academic society, research group, etc.

    XIXth World Economic History Congress   EHESS, Paris

    2022.07
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  • Corresponding organiser of the session, 'Tropical Economies in the Making of the Modern World'

    Academic society, research group, etc.

    XVIIIth World Economic History Congress   MIT, Boston, USA

    2018.07
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  • Corresponding organiser of the session, 'Textile Trade and African Consumers in a Globalizing World, 17th -19th Century'

    Academic society, research group, etc.

    XVIIth World Economic History Congress   Kyoto International Conference Center (Kyoto, Japan)

    2015.08
    -
     
  • Corresponding organiser of the session, 'Transition and Continuity in Global Trade from the Eighteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century'

    Academic society, research group, etc.

    The Second Congress of the Asian Association of World Historians   Ewha Woman's University (Seoul, South Korea)

    2012.04
    -
     
  • Africa Development. Afrique et développement; African Economic History; Economic History Review (x2); Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History; Textile History (x2)

    Peer review

Internal Special Research Projects

  • 18-19世紀のサハラ以南アフリカとグローバル経済―繊維貿易に注目して

    2019  

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    主な研究成果として、パルグレイヴ・マクミラン社のケンブリッジ帝国ポストコロニアル研究叢書の一冊として英文単著を刊行した。本書では、西アフリカの消費者のインド綿布に対する需要に注目して、18世紀から19世紀半ばのグローバル化の主要な局面ー具体的には、18世紀の大西洋奴隷貿易とそれに伴う大西洋経済の興隆、イギリス産業革命、19世紀のグローバル経済の興隆ーにおける西アフリカの位置付けを再考した。その際に、south-south economic historyというパースペクティヴを導入して、ヨーロッパ人の主体性が強調されがちな「中心」-「周辺」の関係と異なる世界経済史像の提示を試みた。これに加えて、『社会経済史学』85/4(2020年)から学術論文(日本語)を発表した。