Cyberpath to Development in Asia: Issues and Challenges

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Overview

Many Asian countries are achieving remarkable success in closing what researchers call the digital divide between developing and developed nations, while others continue to struggle. This collection of essays sheds light on the various ways in which the Internet has been seen in Asia. As we continue to debate new paradigms of research and development in the digital era, where innovations and convergences are the norm, this book fills an urgent need, revealing how the technological revolution has spread, and is spreading, throughout diverse nations.

Chapters on the United States and Japan offer a sort of yardstick by which to measure and compare the diffusion and the impact of the Internet in other Asian countries, including China, Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore. Appealing to readers interested in the development of the Asian region, technological innovation, and international communication, Cyberpath to Development in Asia offers an acute study of how a global phenomenon continues to manifest itself in a crucial part of the globe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275969318
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2001
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

SANDHYA RAO is Graduate Adviser and Associate Professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Southwest Texas State University.

BRUCE C. KLOPFENSTEIN is the director of the Dowden Center for New Media Studies and a Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
1 Introduction: The Cyberpath to Development in Some Asian Countries 1
2 The Role of the United States in Global Internet Innovation and Diffusion 17
3 The Internet in Japan 37
4 Let a Hundred Modems Bloom: The Internet in Today's China 63
5 The Skills Route to Cyberspace: India's Internet Experience 85
6 The Engine for the Next Economic Leap: The Internet in Korea 111
7 The Internet in Malaysia 137
8 Wiring an Intelligent Island: The Internet in Singapore 159
9 Taiwan: An Epicenter in the High-Tech World 183
Index 197
About the Contributors 201
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