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Pacific Asia in the Global System. An Introduction. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5224610
  • Book
  • June 1998
  • Region: Global, Asia Pacific
  • 292 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This introduction will serve as a 'first stop' for those interested in Japan, its role in the Pacific Asian region and, in turn, that region's role in the evolving global system. In this volume, P. W. Preston critically analyses the political economy, social institutions and culture of Pacific Asia. The analysis focuses on Japan , it's relations with the inner periphery of Southeast Asia, and its developing linkages with the reforming socialist countries of China and Indo-China

The critical perspective, awareness of cultural and ethnic trends and a sophisticated grasp of social patterns makes this volume an essential introduction to the region.

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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.



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Peter Preston rsity of Birmingham.
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