Asia s Reckoning

PENGUIN BOOKS ASIA'S RECKONING 'Skilfully crafted and well-argued ... an engaging, timely book' Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Financial Times 'McGregor has a sharp eye for personalities and policy factions, as well as a firm grasp of geopolitics ...

Asia s Reckoning

'Stunningly good' Michael Burleigh, Evening Standard, Books of the Year 2017 The dramatic story of the relationship between the world's three largest economies, one that is shaping the future of us all, by one of the foremost experts on east Asia For more than half a century, American power in the Pacific has successfully kept the peace. But it has also cemented the tensions in the toxic rivalry between China and Japan, consumed with endless history wars and entrenched political dynasties. Now, the combination of these forces with Donald Trump's unpredictable impulses and disdain for America's old alliances threatens to upend the region, and accelerate the unravelling of the postwar order. If the United States helped lay the postwar foundations for modern Asia, now the anchor of the global economy, Asia's Reckoning will reveal how that structure is now crumbling. With unrivalled access to archives in the US and Asia, as well as many of the major players in all three countries, Richard McGregor has written a tale which blends the tectonic shifts in diplomacy with the domestic political trends and personalities driving them. It is a story not only of an overstretched America, but also of the rise and fall and rise of the great powers of Asia. The confrontational course on which China and Japan have increasingly set themselves is no simple spat between neighbors. And the fallout would be a political and economic tsunami, affecting manufacturing centers, trade routes, and political capitals on every continent.

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Asia's Reckoning
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Richard McGregor
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Michael Yahuda
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-18 - Publisher: Routledge

This fully revised fourth edition of Michael Yahuda's successful textbook brings the subject up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-cold War uncertainties that challenged balance and power with the region, the book also examines the first two decades
Remembering Asia's World War Two
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mark R. Frost, Daniel Schumacher, Edward Vickers
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-27 - Publisher: Routledge

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How Asia Got Rich: Japan, China and the Asian Miracle
Language: en
Pages: 689
Authors: Edith Terry
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-20 - Publisher: Routledge

Within a few short months in 1997, Asian economies that had been considered not only healthy but "miraculous" suddenly fell off a precipice as investors withdrew massively first from Asian currencies and, in rapid order, from equity markets across the region. On October 27 1997, the turmoil in Asian markets
Trade Unions and Labour Movements in the Asia-Pacific Region
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Byoung-Hoon Lee, Ng Sek-Hong, Russell D Lansbury
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-16 - Publisher: Routledge

Recent developments in the world economy, including deindustrialisation and the digital revolution, have led to an increasingly individualistic relationship between workers and employers, which in turn has weakened labour movements and worker representation. However, this process is not universal, including in some countries of Asia, where trade unions are closely