How Asia Works

How Asia Works

Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780802121325
0802121322
9780802119599
080211959X
Characteristics: xxviii, 366 pages ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Feb 21, 2015

Some good points from commenter, font41, but the book itself is rather lacking. Unless all those jobs, technology and investment offshored to those countries is taken into strong consideration, such a book is nebulous at best. And, speaking as a hardcore progressive, thanks to the Black Congressional Caucus and Al Gore, the most sensitive military and digital manufacturing was taken off the restricted list and offshored to Asian countries, and especially to China! Now military chips have backdoors hardwired into them today.

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roystreet
Feb 21, 2015

What did Japan/Korea/Taiwan, do right? And what did the Philippines/Malaya/Thailand do wrong? This is a penetrating look at how Asian nations have gotten it right and how they've gone off the rails. Invaluable also for understanding where Japan must go now to reform itself.

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font41
Aug 04, 2013

Insightful overview of how Chins is devleoping its social - economical presence. Politics takes a back seat. However, caution is evident. Things are not so rosey. Most exports are to other countries "tenders', and developmments, not to consumer areas, a most disappointing outlook.
Lots of companies to note and consider. Comparisons to Japan, S. Korea, and so on.
A good read, a bit dry -- passable.

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