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Asian Worlds in Latin America

1st Edition

By Stefania Paladini


238 pages | 31 B/W Illus.

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There has been increasing Asian interest in Latin America in recent years, beginning with Japanese investment in the 1980s, and continuing into the present decade when there is growing investment by China. This book examines the nature and extent of Asian business and related activity in Latin America. It shows how investment is not just from Japan and China, with Korea and India also involved, and with Taiwan directly competing with China. It explores activity in the minerals and energy sector, and also in trade and other areas. It demonstrates how Asian activity has a wide impact on the countries of both South America and the Caribbean, making them less exclusively "the United States’ backyard"; how different countries are affected differently by Asian activity; and how the growing links with Asia increasingly open up the possibility of greater Latin American activity in Asia.

Table of Contents

1. The Economic and Commercial Background 2. Asian Presence on the Territory. FDIs, ODA and Aid 3. Asian Communities in Latin America 4. The Central American Conundrum 5. Trade for Growth in the Pacific Rim 6. Strategic Materials and Energy Abundance 7. Newcomers in the Southern Cone 8. Looking Ahead. Challenges and Reverse Immigration

About the Author

Stefania Paladini is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Business and Strategy at Coventry University, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

The Asia Pacific has seen great social, environmental and economic change. The region is now the focus of considerable attention by the academic community. This series brings together the best of the current research from right across the social sciences and humanities.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General