Description - East Asia by Arthur Cotterell
In recent decades there has been a dramatic transformation around the Pacific Rim. Japan has become an economic superpower, and the People's Republic of China is close behind, flooding the world market with computers, automobiles, and electronic components. No longer 'the Far East' - that exotic, mysterious land at the distant fringe of Western consciousness - East Asia today commands the attention of the entire world. In East Asia, Arthur Cotterell condenses into a compact, highly readable book an immense amount of historical knowledge, placing this amazing economic development in its proper perspective - an Asian one. Cotterell ranges from the dawn of Chinese civilization to Japan's emergence as the first East Asian nation to develop an industrial economy. And he brings his history up to the present, examining America's setbacks in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Japan's rise as an economic superpower, and the recent histories of countries such as reunited Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. Cotterell goes on to suggest that Japan will eventually be overtaken by its neighbours, concluding that relations between the Chinese and the Japanese will ultimately determine the future
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Author Biography - Arthur Cotterell
Arthur Cotterell now combines a career in education and training after school with an extensive interest in other civilizations. His books include The First Emperor of China, A Dictionary of World Mythology, and, available from Pimlico, China- A History, The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Civilizations and The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies.