Pacific Asia

By Yumei Zhang

© 2003 – Routledge

208 pages

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pub: 2003-01-23
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About the Book

Pacific Asia has witnessed arguably the most dynamic economic growth and social transformation in the world since 1945. Inspired by the example of Japan, a number of high performing economies have emerged in the region. Pacific Asia explores this extraordinary pace of development and explains the various factors that lie behind it. It introduces the complex politics of development and sets Pacific Asia in its geographical and socio-cultural context. As well as Japan, the role model of development, Pacific Asia examines the experiences of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.


'This splendid little book … is a model of its kind. In a mere 150 pages of remarkably clear and persuasive text, the author sets forth the major issues surrounding the post-1950s economic development of the major economies of Asia.' - Asian Affairs

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The Making of the Contemporary World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Asia / General
HISTORY / Australia & New Zealand