This volume sheds new light on the much-neglected topic of current and potential relations between East Asia and Latin America. The contributors contend that close cooperation between peoples and governments of these two areas is feasible and desirable_and indeed that it could have beneficial effects on the shaping of a new world order in the face of globalization and in the wake of 9/11. A genuinely comparative set of essays examines economic and political similarities, differences, and connections between East Asia and Latin America; a concluding chapter suggests practical ways to strengthen ties between the two regions. By bringing together original work by senior scholars and professional experts from both regions, the book offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and provocative set of perspectives.
Peter H. Smith is professor of political science and Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego. Kotaro Horisaka is professor of Latin American studies and dean of academic affairs at Sophia University in Tokyo. Shoji Nishijima is director of the Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration at Kobe University in Japan.
Introduction 1 The Global Arena Introduction 2 East Asia, Latin America, and the Changing World Order Chapter 1 3 The Challenge of Globalization: Strategic Options for Developing Economies Part 1 4 The Economic Connection Chapter 2 5 Capital Flows from Japan to Latin America Chapter 3 6 Economic Relations between Korea and Latin America Chapter 4 7 Modes of Economic Integration between Asia and Latin America Chapter 5 8 Agents of Interaction-The Changing Roles of Business Firms Part II 9 Developmental Strategies Compared Chapter 6 10 Pragmatism and Planning in East Asia and Brazil Chapter 7 11 The Role of the State in Economic Development: Korea and Mexico Chapter 8 12 Economic Reform and Poverty in Korea, Chile, and Mexico Part III 13 Confronting Economic Crises Chapter 9 14 The Mexican Peso Crisis Chapter 10 15 Thailand's Unexpected Crisis Chapter 11 16 Korea's Recovery Program Chapter 12 17 Currency Crises in Asia and Latin America Chapter 13 18 Searching for the Exits-Perspectives on Crisis Management Part IV 19 The Roles of Major Powers Chapter 14 20 Japan and the Asia-Latin American Connection Chapter 15 21 China, Latin America, and the Developing World Chapter 16 22 The United States: Building a New World Order? Postscript 23 Forging the New Relationship: A Framework for Policy