THE EDWIN O. REISCHAUER LECTURES
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Politics of Development

Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Asia

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PAPERBACK

$33.50 • £26.95 • €30.00

ISBN 9780674687585

Publication Date: 08/19/1998

Short

152 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

The Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures

World

The renowned political scientist Robert Scalapino traces the evolution of Asian countries in our century, seeking to determine the precise mix of culture, experience, scale, timing, leadership, and policy that shapes individual developing nations. Blending discussions of political, cultural, and economic events, Scalapino provides scenarios for the future that give grounds for hope but that also underscore the dangerous potential for racial conflict and religious fanaticism. General readers as well as students of Asia will find this book rich in wisdom and insight.

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