Weaving A New Tapestry

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The fall of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has affected nations throughout the world. This broad-based study examines how this major historical event has influenced the governments, societies, economies, and foreign relations of Asia. The work of 15 scholars is divided into three sections: Economic Development and Environmental Impact; Politics and Foreign Relations; and Social and Women's Issues. Chapters span the far reaches of Asia, from Japan to Pakistan, ...

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Overview

The fall of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has affected nations throughout the world. This broad-based study examines how this major historical event has influenced the governments, societies, economies, and foreign relations of Asia. The work of 15 scholars is divided into three sections: Economic Development and Environmental Impact; Politics and Foreign Relations; and Social and Women's Issues. Chapters span the far reaches of Asia, from Japan to Pakistan, from China to the Philippines.

This first thorough interdisciplinary analysis concludes that nations such as Japan, India, and the Philippines have been less influenced than China, Korea, and Vietnam. In each case, while direct impact of the end of the Cold War has been minimal, there is strong evidence of more subtle effects. The breadth of the regional coverage and the diversity of the subject matter will interest scholars and researchers alike. The authors pose as many questions as they answer, and their conclusions are certain to stimulate debate.

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Examines Asia's part in the post-cold war "new world order" and how this new order has affected Asian countries. Sections on economic development and environmental impact, politics and foreign relations, and social and women's issues analyze areas including structural adjustment and Pakistan's environment, NGOs and Japan's role in post- cold war Asia, China versus the Philippines in the South China Sea, and women's access to political power in India. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275963323
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/1999
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM P. HEAD is Chief Center Historian, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Georgia.

EDWIN G. CLAUSEN is Dean of Social Sciences and Director of International Programs at the Arizona International Campus, University of Arizona.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations and Acronyms
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Economic Development and Environmental Impact
2 Gung Ho! The Chinese Industrial Cooperatives in China's Socialist Market Economy 27
3 Structural Adjustment and Pakistan's Environment: Vicious or Virtuous Cycle? 53
4 Institutional Reform and Climate Change: The Implications of Transaction Costs on China's Carbon Emissions 81
Pt. II Politics and Foreign Relations
5 The Vietnamese Communist Party and Economic Reform: The Transformation of Social, Agricultural, and Industrialization Policies, 1975-1996 121
6 An Unequal Contest: China versus the Philippines in the South China Sea 143
7 Historical Legacies and Contemporary ASEAN-PRC Relations 161
8 NGOs and Japan's Role in Post - Cold War Asia 189
9 Nationalism in a Postcolonial World: The Case of Korea 209
Pt. III Social and Women's Issues
10 Progress or Regress: Women and Economic Reforms in China 229
11 An Unacknowledged Revolution: Women's Role in China's Private Economy 243
12 Gender in a Cultural Nationalist Context: Women's Access to Political Power in India 265
13 Resurgence of Private Schools in Post-Mao China 283
14 Globalizing Flows in the Chinese Countryside 317
Bibliography 335
Index 363
About the Editors and Contributors 381
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