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Author Booth, Anne, 1946-

Title Colonial legacies : economic and social development in East and Southeast Asia / Anne E. Booth.

Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press, ©2007.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 241 pages) : illustrations, map
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-231) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Economic growth and structural change, 1900-1940 -- Agricultural expansion, population growth and access to land -- What were colonial governments doing? The myth of the night watchman -- State -- International trade, the balance of payments, and exchange rate policies: 1900-1940 -- Growth and diversification of the market economy -- Changing living standards and human development -- The greater Asian co-prosperity sphere: 1942-1945 -- The transition to independent states -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Summary It is well known that Taiwan and South Korea, both former Japanese colonies, achieved rapid growth and industrialization after 1960. The performance of former European and American colonies (Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines) has been less impressive. Some scholars have attributed the difference to better infrastructure and greater access to education in Japan's colonies. Anne Booth examines and critiques such arguments in this ambitious comparative study of economic development in East and Southeast Asia from the beginning of the twentieth century until the 1960s. Booth takes an in-depth look at the nature and consequences of colonial policies for a wide range of factors, including the growth of export-oriented agriculture and the development of manufacturing industry. She evaluates the impact of colonial policies on the growth and diversification of the market economy and on the welfare of indigenous populations. Indicators such as educational enrollments, infant mortality rates, and crude death rates are used to compare living standards across East and Southeast Asia in the 1930s. Her analysis of the impact that Japan's Greater Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere and later invasion and conquest had on the region and the living standards of its people leads to a discussion of the painful and protracted transition to independence following Japan's defeat. Throughout Booth emphasizes the great variety of economic and social policies pursued by the various colonial governments and the diversity of outcomes. Lucidly and accessibly written, Colonial Legacies offers a balanced and elegantly nuanced exploration of a complex historical reality. It will be a lasting contribution to scholarship on the modern economic history of East and Southeast Asia and of special interest to those concerned with the dynamics of development and the history of colonial regimes.
Language In English.
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Subject Southeast Asia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Southeast Asia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Southeast Asia -- Colonial influence.
East Asia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
East Asia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
East Asia -- Colonial influence.
Asie du Sud-Est -- Conditions économiques -- 20e siècle
Asie du Sud-Est -- Conditions sociales -- 20e siècle
Asie du Sud-Est -- Influence coloniale
Extrême-Orient -- Conditions économiques -- 20e siècle
Extrême-Orient -- Conditions sociales -- 20e siècle
Extrême-Orient -- Influence coloniale
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Comparative.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic Conditions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic History.
Colonial influence. (OCoLC)fst01352432
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Social conditions (OCoLC)fst01919811
East Asia. (OCoLC)fst01243628
Southeast Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240499
Sozialer Wandel.
Business & Economics
Economic History
Business & Economics.
Economic History.
Sociology / General.
Business & Economics.
Economic History.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1900-2000 [Zeitraster]
Geschichte 1900-1969
Indexed Term History
Genre/Form Electronic books
Electronic book
Other Form: Print version: Booth, Anne, 1946- Colonial legacies. Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press, ©2007 9780824831615 (DLC) 2007006545 (OCoLC)87472015
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