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.
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.