The Rise of Asia: Economics, Society, and Politics in Contemporary Asia / Edition 1

The Rise of Asia: Economics, Society, and Politics in Contemporary Asia / Edition 1

by Frank B. Tipton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824820568

ISBN-13: 9780824820565

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

For many years, Japan was seen as the peculiar exception in Asia: a highly dynamic economy isolated in an otherwise moribund continent. With the rise of the Southeast Asian and Chinese economies, however, it has now become clear that Asia as a whole is experiencing an extraordinary revolution which will result, within a very few years, in living standards for some…  See more details below

Overview

For many years, Japan was seen as the peculiar exception in Asia: a highly dynamic economy isolated in an otherwise moribund continent. With the rise of the Southeast Asian and Chinese economies, however, it has now become clear that Asia as a whole is experiencing an extraordinary revolution which will result, within a very few years, in living standards for some countries being on a par with those in the West. The results of this transformation can only be guessed at, but The Rise of Asia adds a far greater sophistication to our understanding of how this process came about, treating the key areas of Asian life (economics, society and politics) as an integrated whole and avoiding the trap of most commentators, who see the phenomenon as an exclusively postwar economic issue. Balancing the uniquely Asian aspects with global developmental factors, Dr. Tipton creates a convincing picture of how this amazing change has occurred.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824820565
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgements
1Prologue: East and Southeast Asia and the Changing Balance of World Economic Forces
2The Age of Colonialism and Imperialism: From an External to an Internal Dynamic
3The Role of Markets: Peasant Families, Commercial Agriculture and Protoindustrialization
4Asian Elites in the Economy and in Politics
5The First Asian Tiger: The Transformation of Japan
6Asian Economies, the International Economy and Development in the Interwar Era
7Japanese Imperialism and the Pacific War
8Asian Nationalism
9Economics, Politics and Asian Development in the Postwar World
10How Much Is There to Share? Population, Resources and Productivity
11The Dark Side: Women in Asian Development
12The Developmental State in Asia: Japan and the Four Tigers
13New Tigers, New Dragons, New Giants? The State and Development in China and Southeast Asia
Epilogue: Can Growth Continue?
Bibliography
Index

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