East Asian Development

East Asian Development

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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 rural South Korea put it among the world's poorest countries. Today, these are three of the most powerful economies on earth. Dwight Perkins draws on extensive experience in the region to explain how Asia sustained such rapid economic growth in the second half of the twentieth century. East Asian Development covers Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan, as well as Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and China--a behemoth larger than the other economies combined. While the overall picture of Asian growth is positive, no single economic policy has been effective regionwide. Perkins uncovers why some 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. With Korean and Japanese growth sluggish and China losing steam, Perkins asks 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 speculative at best.These opening remarks focus on the last 50 years because that is the time period that covers all of the examples of ... Thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation, I was able to spend a year doing research in Hong Kong beginning in 1961 with a ... The next chapter will go back many years earlier than this past half century, but the purpose of reviewing this earlier ... and the political changes in Myanmar open up the possibility that that country will also begin to develop more rapidly.

Title:East Asian Development
Author: Dwight H. Perkins
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2013-10-21

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