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The East Asian expansion since the 1960s stands out as a global power shift with few historical precedents. The Resurgence of East Asia examines the rise of the region as one of the world's economic power centres from three temporal perspectives: 500 years, 150 years and 50 years, each denoting an epoch in regional and world history and providing a vantage point against which to assess contemporary developments. The three perspectives each have something valuable to offer towards the understanding of the present rise of East Asia and the modern world system, and their combination offers a contrast to the national and global studies that have recently dominated the literatures of development and globalization. In offering a comprehensive understanding of the present East Asian dynamic in light of the region's historical heritage, the authors present several alternative hypotheses about the ongoing East Asian renaissance, whose plausibility remains to be assessed in the light of unfolding evidence. This collection is a valuable resource for students of Asian history, international politics and Asian studies. Kenneth Pomeranz, University of California Po-keung Hui, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Ho-fung Hung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Peter Perdue, M

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415316378
ISBN-10: 0415316375
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 372
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Giovanni Arrighi

Giovanni Arrighi is professor of Sociology at The John Hopkins University, Baltimore. His latest books are The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Out Times (1994) and Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System (1999, with Beverly J Silver). Takeshi Hamashita is Professor of History at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University and the Institute of Oriental Culture, Tokyo University. He is co-author of the six volume Japanese work, Maritime Asia (2001) and numerous works on the political economy of East Asia. Mark Selden is Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University and Professional Associate, East Asia Program, Cornell University. His recent books include, Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance (with Elizabeth J Perry) and Islands of Discontent: Okinawan Responses to Japanese and American Power (with Laura Hein).

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