Understanding East Asia's Economic "Miracles"

Zhiqun Zhu

Association for Asian Studies

Understanding East Asia's Economic "Miracles"

Pub Date: February 2017

ISBN: 9780924304798

112 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $15.00£12.99

Understanding East Asia's Economic "Miracles"

Zhiqun Zhu

Association for Asian Studies

Revised and Expanded Second Edition. Concise yet comprehensive, Zhiqun Zhu’s book is the perfect introduction to the political economy of East Asia for undergraduate and advanced high school classes. Zhu’s analysis of the economic ‘miracles’ of Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan takes into account both domestic factors and the international environment, and is sensitive to the similarities as well as differences between the developmental experiences of these nations. Zhu raises important related issues such as the connections between economic development and democratization, the relative economic contributions of the state and the market, and the portability of the East Asian developmental model. East Asia’s diverse but dynamic experience is valuable precisely because it demonstrates that developing nations need not follow a single approach to prosperity. An excellent book to assign for courses on Asia.

About the Author

ZHIQUN ZHU is associate professor of political science and international relations and inaugural director of the China Institute at Bucknell University. He was Bucknell’s MacArthur Chair in East Asian politics from 2008 to 2014. He has also taught at University of Bridgeport, Hamilton College, University of South Carolina, and Shanghai International Studies University. In the early 1990s, he was Senior Assistant to Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs at the American Consulate General in Shanghai.