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For students of international political economy, it is hard to ignore the growth, dynamism, and global impact of East Asia. Japan and China are two of the largest economies in the world, in a region now accounting for almost 30 percent more trade than the United States, Canada, and Mexico combined. What explains this increasing wealth and burgeoning power? In his new text, Ming Wan illustrates the diverse ways that the domestic politics and policies of countries within East Asia affect the region's production, trade, exchange rates, and development, and are in turn affected by global market forces and international institutions.

Unlike most other texts on East Asian political economy that are essentially comparisons of major individual countries, Wan effectively integrates key thematic issues and country-specific ...

Introduction
Introduction

East Asia is important for students of world politics. For scholars of international political economy (IPE) who study the interaction of power and wealth in the international system, East Asia is a force to reckon with in the global economy. It comprises Japan and China, two of the largest economies in ...

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