How asia works : success and failure in the world's most dynamic region
By: Studwell, Joe.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Profile books, ©2013Description: xxv, 322 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781846682438.Subject(s): Economic development -- East Asia | Asia -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Pt. 1. Land : the triumph of gardening. Journey 1: Tokyo to Niigata ; Journey 2: Negros occidental -- pt. 2. Manufacturing : the victory of the historians. Journey 3: Seoul to Pohang and Ulsan ; Journey 4: Across Malaysia -- pt. 3. Finance : the merits of a short leash. Journey 5: Jakarta -- pt. 4. Where China fits in -- Epilogue: Learning to lie.
A provocative look at what has worked--and what hasn't--in East Asian economics. It explores how policies ridiculed by economists created titans in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and are now behind the rise of China, while the best advice the West could offer sold its allies in south-east Asia down the economic river.