The Battle for Asia

From Decolonization to Globalization

By Mark T. Berger

© 2004 – Routledge

360 pages

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About the Book

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.

Reviews

'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

About the Series

Asia's Transformations

The books in this series explore the political, social, economic and cultural consequences of Asia's twenty-first century transformations. The series emphasizes the tumultuous interplay of local, national, regional and global forces as Asia bids to become the hub of the world economy. While focusing on the contemporary, it also looks back to analyze the antecedents of Asia's contested rise. Asia's Transformations aims to address the needs of students and teachers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS003000
HISTORY / Asia / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General