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Political Change and the Economic Future of East Asia
Political Change and the Economic Future of East Asia
Edited by Robert B. Hewett
University Press of Hawaii (for Pacific Forum), 1981, 189 pp.

The most recent publication of the Honolulu-based Pacific Forum, this is a very useful collection of papers on the contemporary East Asian scene by several prominent political scientists, economists and diplomats from the United States and Asia. There are solid articles by Richard Sneider and Jiro Tokuyama on the recent moves toward greater regional cooperation; there are several good pieces on U.S., Chinese and Soviet policies in the region; and, finally, there are several informative surveys of the economic, financial and resource outlooks for the region in the 1980s.