Global Movements in the Asia Pacific

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The Asia-pacific region is rapidly becoming the main area of growth in the global economy in the 21st century. Recent developments in the movement of people, goods, services, and information are closely linked to the latest round of globalization, of which the effects on this region are particularly dramatic.

The papers in this volume are by leading scholars, business leaders and government officials from the region. They include Yuan-Tseh Lee, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, who reflects on the global flow of knowledge and talent; and Alfonso Yuchengco, one of the region's most respected business leaders and diplomats, who discusses translational businesses, diplomacy, and China's re-emergence as a world power. Other papers present new insights into the processes and policies governing flows of migrants, trade, investment, transport, information technology, and ideas.

This book originated from the 2006 Annual Conference of the Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan, supported by an International Scientific Meetings Grant from the Japan Society for the promotion Science. It will be of interest to all students and scholars of this dynamic region.

Pookong Kee and Hidetaka Yoshimatsu are Professors in the College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812833730
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

About the Authors and Editors xi

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Brain Drain, Brain Gain, and Brain Circulation in a Half-Globalized World Yuan T. Lee 1

Chapter 2 Transnational Business and Diplomacy in the Asia Pacific Alfonso T. Yuchengco 9

Chapter 3 International Mobility of the Highly Skilled: The Role of the Global Knowledge Network Yasuo Uchida 21

Chapter 4 International Migration in Asia and the Pacific: Key Features and the Role of the United Nations Keiko Osaki 27

Chapter 5 Globalizing Householding: Toward a Multicultural Age in East Asia Mike Douglass 37

Chapter 6 Migration Policy: Major Issues for Japan and Other OECD Countries Susumu Yamagami 69

Chapter 7 The Occupational and Geographical Locations of Transnational Immigrant Minorities in Japan Tony Fielding 93

Chapter 8 Between Privilege and Prejudice: Chinese Immigrants in Corporate Japan's Transnational Economy Gracia Liu-Farrer 123

Chapter 9 Multicultural Coexistence Policies: Responses of Local Governments in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area to the Pressures of International Immigration Stephen Robert Nagy 147

Chapter 10 Migration under the Japan-Philippines Free Trade Agreement Michael Angelo A. Cortez 181

Chapter 11 International Migration, Brain Drain, and the Philippine Economy's Rocky Road to Development Jose V. Camacho Jr. 201

Chapter 12 The Growing Role of International Remittances in the Vietnamese Economy: Evidence from the Vietnam (Household) Living Standard Surveys Wade Donald Pfau Thanh Long Giang 225

Chapter 13 Staying in the Global Economy: A Preliminary View of Vietnam after the End of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing JohnThoburn 249

Chapter 14 Emergence of the Global Development Network in the Personal Computer Industry Yumiko Nakahara 265

Chapter 15 The Changing Global Environment of Logistics: The Cases of Hakata and Kitakyushu in Japan Hiroshi Hoshino 285

Chapter 16 The Development of China's International Shipping Industries Meilong Le 297

Chapter 17 The Future of the World's Number One Port - Hong Kong: A Case Study Sunny Ho 309

Chapter 18 Impact of Port Security on Liquefied Natural Gas and Container Cargo Movements Paul T.-W. Lee Young-Tae Chang 323

Chapter 19 Transnational Architectural Production in Downtown Beijing Xuefei Ren 341

Index 369

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