Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim, term used to describe the nations bordering the Pacific Ocean and the island countries situated in it. In the post–World War II era, the Pacific Rim has become an increasingly important and interconnected economic region. The economic growth of the west coast of the United States has coincided with Japan's emergence as an economic superpower and with the rise of highly developed industrial economies in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong are all world financial centers. Twenty-one Pacific Rim nations, including the United States and Canada, are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which was established in 1989 to provide a forum for discussion on a broad range of economic issues, to encourage economic cooperation, and to promote trade among the market-oriented economies of the region. A permanent secretariat was established in Singapore in 1993. In the 1994 Bogor (Indonesia) Declaration APEC members agreed to establish a free-trade zone over a 26-year period.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Pacific Rim: Selected full-text books and articles

The Future of the Pacific Rim: Scenarios for Regional Cooperation By Barbara K. Bundy; Stephen D. Burns; Kimberly V. Weichel Praeger, 1994
The Pacific: A Mediterranean in the Making? By Blank, Paul W The Geographical Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, April 1999
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
The Pacific Rim: Investment, Development, and Trade By Peter N. Nemetz University of British Columbia Press, 1990 (2nd edition)
Asian Advantage: Key Strategies for Winning in the Asia-Pacific Region By George S. Yip Perseus Publishing, 2000 (Updated edition)
Economic Interaction in the Pacific Basin By Lawrence B. Krause; Sueo Sekiguchi The Brookings Institution, 1980
Looking for a topic idea? Use Questia's Topic Generator
Author Advanced search


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.