1st Edition

The Battle for Asia
From Decolonization to Globalization

ISBN 9780415325295
Published December 17, 2003 by Routledge
360 Pages

USD $79.95

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Book Description

Asia has long been an ideological battleground between capitalism and communism, between nationalism and Westernisation and between the nation-state and globalization. This book is a history of the Asian region from 1945 to the present day which delineates the various ideological battles over Asia's development. Subjects covered include:
* theories of development
* decolonization
* US political and economic intervention
* the effects of communism
* the end of the Cold War
* the rise of neo-liberalism
* Asia after the crisis
* Asia in the era of globalisation

Broad in sweep and rich in theory and empirical detail, this is an essential account of the growth of 'Asian miracle' and its turbulent position in the global economy of the twenty-first century.


'This book is immensely well written, and ... in contrast to many works, it provides both an excellent detailed historical examination of the topic and a thorough discussion of the relevant theories of modernization and the nation state.' - The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies