Lee, James Z., Cameron D. Campbell, and Feng Wang. 2002. "Positive check or Chinese checks?" Journal of Asian Studies, 61(2): 591-607.
Lee, Campbell and Feng discuss Kenneth Pomeranz's "The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy." Pomeranz argues that "the great divergence" between development and involution in Europe and China did not occur until after 1800.