The East Asian path of development

Authored by: Alvin Y. So

Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis

Print publication date:  May  2012
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415563642
eBook ISBN: 9780203863428
Adobe ISBN: 9781135179151

10.4324/9780203863428.ch2_4

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Abstract

Echoing Andre Gunder Frank’s (1998) calling for a non-Eurocentric analysis and drawing upon the work of Giovanni Arrighi (2007) and Immanuel Wallerstein (2005), this chapter will trace the historical development of East Asia in relation to the transformation of the world-system. It will first examine East Asia as the center of the world before 1800. Then it will examine the de-centering and the re-centering of East Asia over the past two centuries.

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