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Economies of East Asian countries have experienced rapid economic growth over the past century. With about 1.2 billion people, China is the world's most populous country of the region. Vulnerable to political unrest, the region has witnessed violence toward Tibetan independence organizations as well as ongoing strained relations between between North and South Korea.
East Asia: a Cultural, Social, and Political History by
Call Number: DS511 .E23 2009 Hillman Library General Collection
Designed for the East Asian history course, this text features the latest scholarship on the region's cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history. Features include a range of primary source documents on topics such as women's independence and students-turned-soldiers, and biographical sketches throughout the text highlight the lives of popular figures and ordinary people.
East Asia Beyond the History Wars Confronting the Ghosts of Violence by
Call Number: Available Online
Publication Date: http://pittcat.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=
Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies, while conflicts over ownership of cultural heritage cause friction between China and Korea, and no peace treaty has ever been signed to conclude the Korean War. This book examines how Korean historians from North and South exchange ideas about national history, how Chinese film-makers reframe their views of the war with Japan, and how Japanese social activists develop grassroots reconciliation projects with counterparts from Korea and elsewhere.
East Asian Capitalism by
Call Number: HC460.5 .E26 2012 Hillman Library - General Collection
This volume explores variations, continuities, and changes in the institutional foundations of East Asian capitalism since the 1980s, as reflected in business systems, financial structures, and labour markets. These three institutional dimensions have constituted the main underpinnings of post-war capitalist development in East Asia. While the volume encompasses a range of different cases, specific issues and diverse methodologies, they are all structured aroundthe two dominant themes-the continuities and changes in the institutional underpinnings of capitalist development and the main driving forces behind them. These two themes run through the various parts of the volume and facilitate an integrated analysis of how changing institutional practices inbusiness, financial, and labour systems interact and affect the evolution of capitalist political economies in the region.
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This map is originally from the United States Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook
Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia (SRO-ENEA, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Recent headlines on East Asia from The Economist