Recognizing the dawning of the Pacific century and its implications for the United States, this textbook explores the economic, political, and social development of the countries of the Asia Pacific and analyzes past, present, and future U.S. policy responses. Houseman compares and contrasts various levels of development within the region, emphasizing especially trade, security, and human rights issues. He concludes with recommendations for U.S. policymaking acknowledging the realities of shrinking political and economic influence in the post-Cold War era.
Gerald L. Houseman is professor of political science at Indiana University and was a Fulbright scholar in Indonesia for 1993-94.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Awakening to the New Realities of Asia Chapter 3 Issues of Asian Economic Development and Trade Chapter 4 Security and Human Rights Issues Chapter 5 Japan: Powerhouse of Asia-and of the World Chapter 6 China and India: The Giants of Asia Chapter 7 The Asian "Tigers"-The Strong New Economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Malaysia-and the Hopefuls Who Want to Join Them Chapter 8 The Less-Developed Asia-Pacific Nations Chapter 9 ASEAN: A Future Asian Community of Nations? by Ardeth Maung Chapter 10 Coming to Terms with the New Realities of Asia