Asian Economic Systems, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814425397
  • ISBN-13: 9789814425391
  • DDC: 330.12
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Asian Economic Systems provides readers with a crisp analytic framework, concepts and narrative highlighting contemporary Asias systemic diversity. The framework facilitates insightful comparison with the western neoclassical ideal. This method allows students to easily appreciate the special virtues of various Asian economic systems, and compare them with those offered in the west. This objective is buttressed with background material on Asian economic history where appropriate, together with basic data on Asian and global economic performance to help students integrate concepts with experience. The approach provides an objective platform for discussing Asia’s place and future in the new global order. It makes it clear that there is no universally best economic system. There are a variety of good systems and nations should choose the system that best suits their cultural heritage, values and aspirations. The approach informs discussions about the wisdom of forming regional free trade zones, economic communities (like ASEAN), and unions (analogous to the European Union), as well as forging a one-world system of economic governance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Instructional Guidance.
Figures and Tables.
1: Introduction.
2: Universal Economy.
3: Economics and Economic Systems.
4: Asian Economy.
5: Contemporary Asia.
6: Asian Economic Governance.
7: Asian Economic Performance 1500–2010.
8: Core Asian Systems Communism.
9: North Korea.
10: Market Communism: China and Southeast Asia.
11: Confucianism.
12: Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea.
13: Communalism.
14: Japan.
15: Buddhism.
16: Thailand.
17: Pan-Asian Systems.
18: Asia's Futures.
19: Conclusion.
Sages and Rulers.