East Asian Development: Foundations and Strategies (The Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures) ebook
by Dwight H. Perkins
The topic of East Asian development is an almost irresistible magnet for over-strong assertions and facile generalizations. In this analysis informed by a long career working on the region, Dwight Perkins provides the necessary antidote.
The topic of East Asian development is an almost irresistible magnet for over-strong assertions and facile generalizations. Even specialists will learn much from Professor Perkins's deeply contextualized, d comparisons. Barry Eichengreen, author of Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System. A remarkable tour de force.
The Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures is a series of lectures at Harvard University sponsored by the John King Fairbank Center established in 1986 to be given annually in memory of Edwin O. Reischauer. The lectures are then published by Harvard University Press. 2015 Kären Wigen, "Where in the World? Mapmaking at the Asia-Pacific Margin, 1600-1900". 2014 Nancy S. Steinhardt, '"East Asian Internationalism and Beyond: The Sixth Century". 2013 Shigehisa Kuriyama, "What Truly Matters?". reischauer lectures. East Asian Development. Foundations and Strategies. East Asian Development offers a comprehensive view of the region, from Japan and the Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea) to Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and China-a behemoth larger than all the other economies combined.
East Asian Development: Foundations and. Strategies. book by Dwight Perkins, Emeritus Professor of. Political Economy at Harvard University, attempts. By Dwight H. Perkins. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. 213. The question of why and how the economies of. East Asian nations have grown so quickly and. consistently is one of the central puzzles facing the. economics profession. Drawing on his more than. to answer this question. Asia’s economic development, comparing and. YouTube Encyclopedic. 2013 Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures (1): Toward an Archaeology of Distraction. Reischauer Lectures (3): Toward an Archaeology of Distraction.
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In the early 1960s, fewer than five percent of Japanese owned automobiles, China's per capita income was among the lowest in Asia, and living standards in South Korea's rural areas were on par with some of the world's poorest countries. Today, these are three of the most powerful economies on earth. Dwight Perkins grapples with both the contemporary and historical causes and consequences of the turnaround, drawing on firsthand experience in the region to explain how Asian countries sustained such rapid economic growth in the second half of the twentieth century.
East Asian Development offers a comprehensive view of the region, from Japan and the "Asian Tigers" (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea) to Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and China--a behemoth larger than all the other economies combined. While the overall picture of Asian growth is positive, no single economic policy has been effective regionwide. Interventionist policies that worked well in some countries failed elsewhere. Perkins analyzes income distribution, to uncover why initially egalitarian societies have ended up in very different places, with Japan, for example, maintaining a modest gap between rich and poor while China has become one of Asia's most unequal economies.
Today, the once-dynamic Japanese and Korean economies are sluggish, and even China shows signs of losing steam. Perkins investigates whether this is a regional phenomenon or typical of all economies at this stage of development. His inquiry reminds us that the uncharted waters of China's vast economy make predictions of its future performance speculative at best.