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Behind East Asian Growth: The Political and Social Foundations of Prosperity Hardcover – March 20, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0415165198 ISBN-10: 0415165199 Edition: 0th

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  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (March 20, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415165199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415165198
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,990,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Henry S. Rowen is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

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When this book came out, Asia was being hit with the financial crisis. This event is therefore not mentioned. So in a sense this book is out of date. However, it remains relevant. Not only does this book explain East Asia's success until 1998, but many of the underlying causes for that success have remained in place after 1998. This is especially true of China, which receives relatively scant coverage in this book (and is thus an excellent topic for a sequel, if any).
Chapters 1 and 15 (overview and conclusion) by Rowen are excellent, as is ch. 7 by Stevenson on Asian education.
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