© 1998

The Rise of Asia

Economics, Society and Politics in Contemporary Asia


  • Only textbook to cover entire geographical region and to integrate the social, political and economic history of South East Asia
    Wellinformed and stimulating introductory text

About this book


The shifting balance of economic power away from Western Europe and the United States and towards East and Southeast Asia - firstly Japan, then the small 'Tiger' economies, and now the larger nations of Southeast Asia and China, the potential 'Dragons' - has provoked anger, dismay and a search for the 'secrets' of growth and for 'lessons' to be learned. The Rise of Asia brings together recent scholarship analysing the process of economic, social and political development in East and Southeast Asia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.


Asian Economies bibliography China East Asia Japan society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economic HistoryUniversity of SydneyAustralia

About the authors

FRANK B. TIPTON is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, University of Sydney.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Rise of Asia
  • Book Subtitle Economics, Society and Politics in Contemporary Asia
  • Authors F. Tipton
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-65832-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-65833-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26512-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 544
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Asian History
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