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In this new study the contributors have a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds that help provide the reader with a unique survey of the fundamental reasons behind East Asian growth. These are shown to be historical legacies combined with contemporary politics, but also highlighted are four key factors: effective governance: motivating factors such as external threats to the nation and nearby successful models; achieving and learning societies: solid commitment to education, particularly universal primary and secondary schooling; growth with equity: the lowest disparity of incomes in the world for any developing region; and external influences: threats from communism, Japan's early industrialisation and protection by the US. Behind East Asian Growth is a distinctive and comprehensive survey of the factors influencing the region's unique economic success. It will be welcomed by academics, the business community and policy-makers alike. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • 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: #6,025,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 So in a sense this book is out of date.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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