Some Emerging Trends in the Pacification of Asia



East Asia has become a lucrative market and an important destination as well as a source of direct investment. At the same time, Southeast Asia has seen greater stabilization and growth. On this Asian canvas, the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have become a trade and investment platform, bringing a power balance in East and Southeast Asia. This chapter discusses the notion of development, the struggles of workers, the spread of consumerism and the challenges faced in the near future in the Asia-Pacific Region. In discussing the expansion of regionalization from Eastern to Western ends of the region, the chapter examines the outcomes of the processes that have been imposed upon the culture and people of the region. Some of these processes include the struggle of workers from a global perspective, the spread of consumption in both popular culture and Asian pop culture, and the dynamics of globalization in incorporating the region into the global system.


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  • A. Mani
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  1. 1.Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific UniversityBeppuJapan

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