By the late 1970s, scholars and journalists were quick to proclaim the dawn of a new erathe Age of the Pacific. The 1980swith the economic growth of Japan and the Four Dragons, the industrialization of several Southeast Asian states, the growth of new industries on the West Coast of North America and decline of industry in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, and the collapse of centrally planned economiesseemed to confirm this prognosis. Yet, despite consensus on these issues, there are still questions regarding the future directions of an impending Pacific Century.
This contributed volume considers those questions from a world-historical perspective, with one chapter from the viewpoint of a friendly critic of that perspective. The work opens with an introductory section, including Palat's introductory overview and a consideration of the amorphous nature of the term Pacific Rim. Part II continues to analyze the changing patterns of the relational networks along Asia's Pacific parimeters as integral parts of the ongoing restructuring of the capitalist world-economy, while Part III examines the individual trajectories of two Asian giantsIndia and China. The final section explores how changes in the patterning of production processes have contoured the nature of antisystemic movements in the 1980s.
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About the Author
RAVI ARVIND PALAT is Assistant Professor in the Asian Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.