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In the 1980s and 1990s, many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East-Asian economic miracle, with countries seen as not just development prodigies but as a unified bloc, culturally and economically similar, and inexorably on the rise. In How Asia Works, Joe Studwell distills extensive research into the economics of nine countries - Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and China - into an accessible narrative that debunks Western misconceptions, shows what really happened in Asia and why, and for once makes clear why some countries have boomed while others have languished.

Impressive in scope, How Asia Works is essential listening for anyone interested in a region that will shape the future of the world.

©2013 Joe Studwell (P)2017 Tantor

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Awesome book to think differently

This, together with why nations fail and classical economics book will give you a plural and complete view on what to think about development

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a good book, that explains Asian economies well

This book explains the economic history, of Asia quite well. Along the way you learn how countries influenced each other. How the Germans influenced the Japanese, in turn they influenced the Koreans, and so on. Also the other important takeaway, is that you learn about Friedrich List

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Great book and narrator

Great book and narrator also in this interesting story on Asias economic development
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Very informative

For someone looking to understand the rise of prospering Asian states, Joe's book was an interesting read. The book condenses information on what went right and wrong as these countries developed or are developing. I recommend to anyone looking information on the Asian miracle

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A must read for anyone wanting to expand there investing horizons.Understanding how the post war world works is critical to making that a success. After all you can't miss out on a third of the planet.