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Pacific Asia in the global system : an introduction

Author: P W Preston
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1998
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Few doubt that the dynamics of Asia will shape the global political economy of the twenty-first century. It is clear that the Pacific Asian region is undergoing extensive development and these  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P W Preston
ISBN: 0631202374 9780631202370 0631202382 9780631202387
OCLC Number: 474186932
Description: vi, 283 s. : illustrations
Contents: Contents. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: The Theme of the Shift to the Modern World: 1. Classical Social Theory. Part II: The Phases of the Shift to the Modern World in Pacific Asia: 2. Analyzing the Process of the Shift to the Modern World in Pacific Asia. 3. From Ancient Empires to Nineteenth-century Industrial-capitalism. 4. The Shist to the Modern World: Reactions, Resistance and Empire. 5. After the Pacific War: Decolonization, Nation-building and the Cold War. 6. The Emergence of Pacific Asia. Part III: Changing Relationships in Contemporary Pacific Asia: 7. The Region and the Global System. 8. Changing Patterns of Relations between Japan, the USA and China. 9. Contemporary Pacific Asia in the 1990's. Part IV: Debates, Disputes and Lessons in Respect of the Development Experience of Pacific Asia: 10. The Particularity of the Historical Development Experience of Pacific Asia. 11. The Pacific Asian Model I: Political-economic and Social-institutional Processes. 12.The Pacific Asian ModelII: Cultural and Political-cultural Processes. Part V: Pacific Asia in the New Global System: 13. Pacific Asia in the Twenty-first Century Global System. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Peter Preston


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