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Susan Strange

and other east Asian countries two and a half years later. The bottom-line question in both cases for many observers was whether either crisis threatened the stability of the global financial system or jeopardised the prosperity of its core countries. For most of the winter of 1997/8, the financial press and the academic pundits worried away at the question, like a dog with a bone. As on other questions, there was no consensus. Some argued that although Japan, as the major exporter to and investor in east Asia, might suffer, America and Europe would feel an

in Mad Money
Susan Strange

, there was nothing to celebrate. Millions faced job losses and ­unemployment. Family businesses painstakingly built up over the years were bankrupted. The future looked dark indeed for the once-proud 1 2 Mad money ‘tiger economies’ of east Asia. It was a coincidence that the book to which this is some sort of sequel, Casino Capitalism, had ended with just such a graphic image of the financial operators drinking champagne, while outside the tower-block offices other people were having a hard time of it (Strange 1986). The only difference was that the imaginary

in Mad Money
John M. MacKenzie

not welcome in cities and towns, where there was an attempt to maintain a degree of racial homogeneity. Elsewhere, however, indigenous labour was essential: in India (where urban dwelling was traditionally a familiar, if minority, option), South-East Asia, South Africa and other ‘dependent territories’ elsewhere on the African continent, indigenous urban migrants were a fact of life, even if there was an attempt to make them temporary residents, mainly as male labour migrants, in, for example, South Africa. Hence, while towns and cities in Canada and Australasia

in The British Empire through buildings
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Maurice Roche

-events in very different and contrasting Western and non-Western contexts, to illustrate and reflect on them. Thus Chapter 7 focuses on the main non-Western region of East Asia, and specifically on its core, the People’s Republic of China. It looks into China’s economic development, its associated new and massive urbanisation processes, and the associated staging of a number of first- and second-order mega-events by Chinese cities. By contrast Chapter 8 focuses on a traditional and familiar Western mega-event host city, namely London, looking in particular at the 2012

in Mega-events and social change
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Deconstructing existentialism and the counterculture in The Gambler (1974) and Dog Soldiers/ Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978)
Colin Gardner

’s ambitious follow-up to Toback’s more intimate character study, expands The Gambler ’s mutual corruption between ‘internal’ and ‘external’ milieux to the broader historical and psychological trauma of the Vietnam War and its counter-cultural corollary, the CIA-controlled South-East Asian heroin trade, which flooded American inner cities with addictive drugs throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Based on the

in Karel Reisz
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The children of the Vietnam War
Sabine Lee

, which can only be 112 Bui Doi: the children of the Vietnam War 113 appreciated against the background of the conflict and its aftermath. Therefore some background to the Vietnam War is presented to facilitate an understanding of the particular situation which the mixed-race children of GIs faced in wartime and post-war Vietnam, as well as in America and Western Europe, when they eventually settled there. This chapter, after providing the war context and the particular geopolitical circumstances of American engagement in South East Asia, will address the following

in Children born of war in the twentieth century
David P. Calleo

force planted in the middle of a divided Germany. Security depended heavily on the Americans. Europeans lacked the geopolitical leisure or resources for a big independent role in Asia. With the Americans occupying and protecting Japan, East Asia’s postwar political climate was set by its own Cold War – by the antipathies between the United States, China and Russia. China, isolated and paranoid, was left to the domestic preoccupations of its Revolution. America triumphant The end of the Cold War saw this postwar geopolitical situation radically changed. All parties

in Limiting institutions?
Reuben Wong

unlike the US and China (Yeo and Matera, 2015). The US is predominantly viewed as the guarantor of stability and security in the region, with a rising China challenging the postwar security system built by the US after Japan’s surrender and the retreat of European colonial powers (Katzenstein, 2005; Proszowska, 2016: 66). Stares and Régaud’s thesis that the EU would need to project military power in East Asia, fell short primarily because a necessary precondition – the securitisation of EU–Asia relations – did not happen. As the engine of global economic growth shifted

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
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Robert G. David

which colonies and their peoples were represented within, and by, dominant cultures has rarely considered the polar regions. Books and articles have confined themselves to examples from Africa and the Indian subcontinent, with occasional forays into South America, south-east Asia and the south Pacific. The methodologies that have been devised for the study of individual forms of representations have

in The Arctic in the British imagination 1818–1914
Paul Darby, James Esson, and Christian Ungruhe

the norm among African players in Europe and South-East Asia (Poli, 2010a ; Büdel, 2013 ; Ungruhe and Büdel, 2016 ). Even reaching a modest level in a professional league abroad remains out of reach for most. Yet, at first glance, players’ mere presence in Europe or South-East Asia appears to open doors and increases their chances of carving out a career. Playing in these territories typically enables access to professional infrastructures, such as modern training facilities, highly qualified coaching staff and physiotherapists. This infrastructure can help

in African football migration