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East Asia and globalization
Kim, Samuel S., 1935-
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Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2000]

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x, 307 pages ; 24 cm.
East Asia and globalization : challenges and responses / Samuel S. Kim -- Globalization and the Asian financial crisis / Lowell Dittmer -- Japan and globalization : from opportunity to restraint / William W. Grimes -- South Korea and globalization : the rise to globalism? / Barry K. Gills and Dong-Sook S. Gills -- China and globalization / Thomas G. Moore -- Hong Kong and globalization / Hongying Wang -- Taiwan and globalization / Lynn T. White III -- Thailand and globalization / Natasha Hamilton-Hart -- Indonesia and globalization / Ann Marie Murphy -- Malaysia and globalization : contradictory currents / Bridget Welsh -- Globalization and security in East Asia / Peter Van Ness.
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This clear and timely book presents the first sustained and structured analysis of globalization in the East Asian context, exploring the strategies used by East Asian countries to cope with the forces of globalization. Eschewing both neoliberal "hyperglobalization" chants and neorealist "globaloney" castigation, the authors integrate a broad conceptual framework with region- and country-specific case studies. Specifically, the book poses and addresses three major questions about East Asia's globalization. First, it identifies the range of contending conceptualizations of globalization that have underpinned the region's changing and contradictory views in the 1990s. Second, the book critically probes the discrepancy between promise and performance--the myths and realities--of East Asian globalization and the complex interaction of challenges and responses. Third, the authors evaluates the impacts and consequences of globalization for East Asia's political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, and security development. These questions clarify the often-murky nature, challenges, responses, and consequences of globalization, especially in light of the Asian financial crisis and moves toward recovery.

Author Notes

Samuel S. Kim is an adjunct professor of political science and a senior research associate at the East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Lowell Dittmer is a professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley
Barry K. Gills teaches in and directs the postgraduate programs in international political economy and transnational development at the Department of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dong-Sook S. Gills teaches sociology and international development at the School of International Studies, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
William W. Grimes is an assistant professor of international relations at Boston University
Natasha Hamilton-Hart is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University
Thomas G. Moore is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati
Ann Marie Murphy is an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and a junior research fellow at the East Asian Institute
Peter Van Ness is a visiting fellow at the Contemporary China Centre and lectures on security in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University
Hongying Wang is an assistant professor of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Bridget Welsh is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Hofstra University in New York
Lynn T. White III is a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University

Table of Contents

Samuel S. KimLowell DittmerWilliam W. GrimesBarry K. Gills and Dong-Sook S. GillsThomas G. MooreHongying WangLynn T. White IIINatasha Hamilton-HartAnn Marie MurphyBridget WelshPeter Van Ness
List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
1 East Asia and Globalization: Challenges and Responsesp. 1
2 Globalization and the Asian Financial Crisisp. 31
3 Japan and Globalization: From Opportunity to Restraintp. 55
4 South Korea and Globalization: The Rise to Globalism?p. 81
5 China and Globalizationp. 105
6 Hong Kong and Globalizationp. 133
7 Taiwan and Globalizationp. 151
8 Thailand and Globalizationp. 187
9 Indonesia and Globalizationp. 209
10 Malaysia and Globalization: Contradictory Currentsp. 233
11 Globalization and Security in East Asiap. 255
Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 291
About the Volume and the Editorp. 303
About the Contributorsp. 305