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paper topic example:
What does Mokyr believe slowed down Chinese technological progress after 1400 and is that still true in China today

China until 1400 had at least as rapid technological progress as Europe
innovations in agriculture, iron making, textile machinery, widespread use of water power
Chinese were ahead in clocks and navigation

around 1400 the economy continued to grow
but technological progress slowed down after 1400 and some technologies fell out of use

so what is the explanation?

relative differences:

new technology is almost always disruptive;