Japan and China in the World Political Economy

Japan and China in the World Political Economy

by Saadia Pekkanen
     
 

Two powers in East Asia today stand to define the region's economic and commercial future: Japan, which rose in a spectacular industrial burst to become at present the world's second largest economy; and China, which is rapidly advancing towards a market economy under the watchful eye of the world.

While much has been made of Japan and China’s

Overview

Two powers in East Asia today stand to define the region's economic and commercial future: Japan, which rose in a spectacular industrial burst to become at present the world's second largest economy; and China, which is rapidly advancing towards a market economy under the watchful eye of the world.

While much has been made of Japan and China’s particular economic institutions and developmental paths, few works analyze them in a comparative framework. Including contributions from leading academics, the text focuses on the period from the 1980s to the onset of the 2000s, reviewing the experiences of Japan and China across the areas of development, trade, investment, finance and technology. Drawing on a combination of official documents, economic statistics, case studies and original fieldwork, this book will give political scientists, political economists, business concerns, and policy analysts a firmer grasp of the role Japan and China stand to play in the world political economy.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This book provides an excellent comparative introduction to the international political economy of the two countries, particularly useful for teaching about East Asia because of its firm historical focus in each of the cases. In the one place, we get both well-rounded historical overviews of a number of major policy issues and an introduction to the current state of play' - Stephan Haggard, The China Journal, January 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415546751
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Saadia M. Pekkanen is Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor, Jackson School of International Studies; and Adjunct Professor at the School of Law, University of Washington, USA.

Kellee Tsai is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, USA.

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