Modernization in East Asia: Political, Economic, and Social Perspectives


The broad conclusions here are that "East Asia" is useful as a unit of political and economic analysis, that there are many varieties of "modernization" of which the Western model is only one, and that processes of modernization are best understood in pluridisciplinary, regional, and global perspectives. The volume especially focuses on the interaction between nations of East Asia; the advantages and limits of export-led growth; and the interactions between such processes as state formation, industrial growth, urbanization, and movement from status- to class-based social hierarchies. Relations between state, market, and civic culture are also explored.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Gavin Boyd
  • Frances Mccall Rosenbluth
  • Frederic C. Deyo
  • Taewon Kwack
  • Miguel E. Korzeniewicz
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992


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