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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Rise of Asia

Economics, Society and Politics in Contemporary Asia

ISBN 9780333658321
Publication Date May 1998
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

The shifting balance of economic power away from Western Europe and the United States and towards East and Southeast Asia - firstly Japan, then the small 'Tiger' economies, and now the larger nations of Southeast Asia and China, the potential 'Dragons' - has provoked anger, dismay and a search for the 'secrets' of growth and for 'lessons' to be learned. The Rise of Asia brings together recent scholarship analysing the process of economic, social and political development in East and Southeast Asia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

FRANK B. TIPTON is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, University of Sydney.

Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Tables
Prologue: East and Southeast Asia and the Changing Balance of World Economic Forces
The Age of Colonialism and Imperialism: From an External to an Internal Dynamic
The Role of Markets: Peasant Families, Commercial Agriculture and Protoindustrialisation
Asian Elites in the Economy and in Politics
The First Asian Tiger: The Transformation of Japan
Asian Economies, the International Economy and Development in the Interwar Era
Japanese Imperialism and the Pacific War
Asian Nationalism
Economics, Politics and Asian Development in the Postwar World
How much is there to Share? Population, Resources and Productivity
The Dark Side: Women in Asian Development
The Developmental State in Asia: Japan and the Four Tigers
New Tigers, New Dragons, New Giants? The State and Development in China and Southeast Asia.
Epilogue: Can Growth Continue?


Those who are looking for a standard text on the subject can be assured of this book's lively appeal.' - Sukhan Jackson, Asian Studies Association of Australia 2000
'In this textbook Tipton...shows not only competence in his summaries of the economic history of the states of East and Southeast Asia but also skill in his portrayal of the hypotheses of major theorists. His book promises to inform a new generation of undergraduates and also to enhance senior scholars' understanding of economic development in Asia...and in Europe.' - Stephen Hoadley, University of Auckland
'...suitable for broad introductory courses balancing coverage of Japan, China, Korea and South-East Asia.' - Gilbert Rozman, The China Quarterly
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