East Asia and the Global Economy
Japan's Ascent, with Implications for China's Future
Bunker and Ciccantell discuss what drove Japan's economic expansion, how Japan globalized the work economy to support it, and why this spectacular growth came to a dramatic halt in the 1990s. Drawing on studies of ore mining, steel making, corporate sector reorganization, and port/rail development, they provide valuable insight into technical processes as well as specific patterns of corporate investment.
East Asia and the Global Economy introduces a theory of "new historical materialism" that explains the success of Japan and other world industrial powers. Here, the authors assert that the pattern of Japan's ascent is essential for understanding China's recent path of economic growth and dominance and anticipating what the future may hold.
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"On the whole, this book offers an interesting discussion of an important aspect of Japan's economic success in the postwar years and helps increase our understanding of Japan's economic ascent in the postwar years."—Kevin G. Cai, Pacific Affairs
"Bunker and Ciccantell offer a distinct and original explanation for Japanese growth based on how states, sectors, and firms collaborated to restructure raw material procurement and global transportation. An intellectual tour de force."—David Smith, University of California at Irvine, author of Third World Cities in Global Perspective
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