Introduction: The Disappearing Frontier?

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The chapters for this book were all written in headier days — not too long ago — when the “Asian Economic Miracle” was still riding high. When words like “free-wheeling” and “dynamic” were bandied about freely conveying a sense of limitless investment opportunities and a new age of growth which would soon overflow into general affluence, and further down the line, human rights and democratic freedoms.


Border Region General Affluence Communist State Political Border Border Guard 
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