Modern Economic Development in Japan and China Developmentalism, Capitalism, and the World Economic System

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  • Copyright: 2013-10-30
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The impressive, and recent, economic development of Japan and China, has led many to seek understanding beyond the theories of the developmental state, varieties of capitalism, and the world economic system. Leading global scholars on Japan and China provide a comparative analysis of the patterns of modern economic development, their political economy, and the historical and global context of their economic development. Japanese and Chinese experiences of modern economic development are larger than individual theories can make sense of. The experiences of China and Japan point to the fundamental challenge nations have faced in organizing economic and political activities under modern conditions.

Author Biography

Xiaoming Huang is Professor of International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Director of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre. He teaches East Asian politics, international relations of East Asia, and China's politics and international relations at Victoria University. He publishes on East Asia's political economy, modern development of China, and international relations of East Asia. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of the East Asian Growth System: Institutional Competitiveness and Rapid Economic Growth (2005).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Modern Economic Development in Time and Place: Why Japan and China?; Xiaoming Huang
2. Mapping Japan and China in World Economic System; Xiaoming Huang
3. Dynamic Comparative Advantage and the Evolution of the Capitalist World; Nobuharu Yokokawa
4. Neoliberal and Classical Developmentalism: A Comparative Analysis of the Chinese and Japanese Models of Economic Development; Bai Gao
5. Chinese Developmentalism: Beyond the Japanese Model; Marc Lanteigne
6. Japan's FDI and the Development of Automobile Industry in China: Firms, Production Structure and Government; Katsuhiro Sasuga
7. Development Models and External Constraints: From the Structural Impediments Initiative to Global Imbalances ; Ben Thirkell-White
8. Rural-Urban Divide and the Lewsian Turning Point in Japan and China; Katsuji Nakagane
9. The Forgotten Sector: Institutions, Market Linkages and Concurrent Growth in Rural China and Japan; Jason Young
10. Beyond Ideological Framing and Structural Description: Theorizing Japanese and Chinese Economic Models; Lei Song and Yanbing Zhang
11. Conclusion: China and Japan as Instances of Modern Economic Development; Xiaoming Huang

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