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The New Silk Roads
East Asia and World Textile Markets

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Part of Trade and Development

Kym Anderson, Young-Il Park, Suphat Suphachalasai, John Whalley, Hideki Yamawaki, Carl B. Hamilton, Joseph Pelzman, Peter J. Lloyd
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  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511877995

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  • For centuries Asia supplied the textile factories of Europe with natural fibers, including silk from East Asia via the so-called Silk Road. Now by contrast, East Asia exports virtually no natural fibers and instead is the world's most important exporter of manufactured textile products and chief importer of fibers. The book demonstrates that despite the import barriers erected by advanced economies, textiles and clothing production continue to serve as an engine of growth for developing economies seeking to export their way out of poverty. The papers in this book trace the development of the changing world market, no longer dominated by Europe but rather by the new industrialized economies of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and increasingly, China and Thailand. They also address the way in which advanced industrialized countries have responded to East Asia's growth and discuss the possible implications of European unification in 1992 on these markets.

    • Looks at the rise of East Asia in the fibre, textile and clothing industry
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This presentation of economic interaction among Pacific nations within a single sector is a worthwhile contribution to regionalist analysis. An abundance of data, a bibiography, and a succinct introduction and conclusion by Kym Anderson make it a useful reference and teaching tool." Mark Borthwick, Journal of Asian Studies

    "An extensive appendix and bibliography covering world trade in textiles adds to the usefulness of the book for specialists. However, the main interest to the general reader will be its implications as to the changing nature of world economic development. The New Silk Road is much broader than the Old Silk Road." Donald J. Senese, Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511877995
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Abbreviations and acronyms
    Introduction and summary Kym Anderson
    Part I. Fibres, Textiles and Economic Development:
    1. The changing role of fibres, textiles and clothing as economies grow Kym Anderson
    2. The experience of Japan in historical and international perspective Young-Il Park and Kym Anderson
    3. Effects of China's dramatic reforms on its neighbours and on world markets Kym Anderson and Young-Il Park
    4. Thailand's growth in textile and clothing exports Suphat Suphachalasai
    Part II. Demand For Textile Exports From Newly Industrializing Asia:
    5. The Multi-Fibre Arrangement and China's growth prospects John Whalley
    6. International competition and Japan's domestic adjustments Hideki Yamawaki
    7. The new silk road to Europe Carl B. Hamilton
    8. The redirection of United States imports Joseph Pelzman
    9. Structural adjustments in Australia and New Zealand Peter J. Lloyd
    Part III. Conclusions:
    10. Future prospects and policy implications Kym Anderson

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    Kym Anderson


    Kym Anderson, Young-Il Park, Suphat Suphachalasai, John Whalley, Hideki Yamawaki, Carl B. Hamilton, Joseph Pelzman, Peter J. Lloyd

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