Industrialization and Challenges in Asia

  • Kankesu Jayanthakumaran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Trade Strategies and the Asian Tigers

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Followers of the Asian Tigers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
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  4. Major Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-265

About this book


This book provides a much-needed review of Asia’s economic growth and its challenges in the context of post-war industrialization. In the early 1990s, the World Bank (1993) recognized eight high-performing Asian economies (HPAEs) (Japan, the Asian tigers, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand) and named them the ‘Asian economic miracle’. In the recent past, the term ‘emerging economies’ has been widely used to refer to the high-growth economies, and includes China, India, Mongolia and Vietnam. In this rush towards high growth, the adverse effects of industrialization are widespread, but were unnoticed. The major challenge is to bring together a comprehensive picture of Asia’s growth, taking into account the adverse consequences. Finally, this book examines two challenges for the future of Asia's development: the global financial crisis and urban poverty and inequality.


South Asia East Asia Developmental Studies Sustainability Trade integration Industrialization Urbanization

Authors and affiliations

  • Kankesu Jayanthakumaran
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wollongong School of EconomicsAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0823-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0824-5
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