Evolutionary Rise and Fall of Empires in East Asian Regional World-Systems

Hiroko Inoue, University of California, Riverside

This paper examines the evolutionary rise and fall of empires and the expansion and contraction of pre-modern East Asian regional world-systems using spatial simulation modeling. The model is developed with a synthesis of world-systems and demographic-structural theoretical perspectives. Utilizing the size of cities and empires, the intensity of warfare, and the size of population as major variables, the model tests the relationship between within- and inter-polity dynamics for the formation and collapse of large polities in East Asian regional world-systems.

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 Presented in Session 13. Emerging Methods: Spatial Analysis and Modeling