Introduction Social Development in Asia

  • Kwong-Leung Tang
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 5)


Until the onset of the Asian economic crisis in 1997, the world was amazed by the phenomenal economic development in many Asian countries. This occurred in four waves. Japan, which recovered quickly from the Second World War, had been prominent since the late 1960s. The four Asian tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea excelled economically from the 1970s onwards. Following closely on their heels were the second-tier Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia which have had equally spectacular economic growth in the last two decades (Grandea, 1995). Finally, since the early 1990s, poorer Asian countries like China and India have embarked on similarly rapid economic reforms.


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