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The Rise of a New World Economic Power
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Preface Introduction Economic Development in Taiwan A Century of Preparation for Modern Economic Growth Economic Development and the Struggle for the Survival Government and Technocrats Economic Policies Industrialization International Trade The Monetary, Fiscal, and Financial System Confucianism and the Capitalist Spirit in Taiwan Entrepreneurs and the Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises The Role of the United States and Japan in Taiwan's Economic Development Where to Go from Here Selected Bibliography Index

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Hwang traces the economic, political, and historical factors that enabled Taiwan to transform itself from a poor country into an emerging world economic power in a period of only 40 years.

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Y. DOLLY HWANG is President of Northern Pacific International, a consulting firm. Dr. Hwang received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

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?Hwang provides a succinct and solid work on Taiwan's economic development. Simon Kuznets's theory of economic development (Postwar Economic Growth, 1984) is used to explain the transformation and development of a small island economy to a modern economy with significant global linkages. The book is free of abstract economic theory and jargon. The historical and institutional chapters provide the necessary background for the author to present and analyze a number of facets of Taiwan's accelerated development after the Chinese Nationalists assumed power. Students interested in economic development will find the government's role in the economy fascinating. Government policies are related to Sun Yat-sen's economic ideas and Confucianism; these policies are also shaped by Taiwan's contemporary institutions and resource problems. The chapter on industrialization includes a discussion of government planning and its commitment to stimulating the development of science and technology. Two chapters on international economics emphasize Taiwan's reliance on the global economy, and there is a nontechnical chapter on macroeconomic policy. The entire book is very readable and can be recommended to upper-division undergraduates and above.?-Choice
"Hwang provides a succinct and solid work on Taiwan's economic development. Simon Kuznets's theory of economic development (Postwar Economic Growth, 1984) is used to explain the transformation and development of a small island economy to a modern economy with significant global linkages. The book is free of abstract economic theory and jargon. The historical and institutional chapters provide the necessary background for the author to present and analyze a number of facets of Taiwan's accelerated development after the Chinese Nationalists assumed power. Students interested in economic development will find the government's role in the economy fascinating. Government policies are related to Sun Yat-sen's economic ideas and Confucianism; these policies are also shaped by Taiwan's contemporary institutions and resource problems. The chapter on industrialization includes a discussion of government planning and its commitment to stimulating the development of science and technology. Two chapters on international economics emphasize Taiwan's reliance on the global economy, and there is a nontechnical chapter on macroeconomic policy. The entire book is very readable and can be recommended to upper-division undergraduates and above."-Choice

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