Understanding the Developing World  - Thirty-Five Years of Area Studies at the IDE

Occasional Papers Series

No.32

This work is the result of a collective effort to introduce the main trends of research interest, as well as some of the major findings, in the field of area studies at the Institute of Developing Economies since its inception in 1960. 

■ Understanding the Developing World - Thirty-Five Years of Area Studies at the IDE

■ 198pp
■ Published in 1996

This work is the result of a collective effort to introduce the main trends of research interest, as well as some of the major findings, in the field of area studies at the Institute of Developing Economies since its inception in 1960. The essence of studies on Korea, China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America that have been published largely in Japanese has now been made available in English for the first time. Research on each of the regions is summarized in separate chapters, and the book ends with a chapter discussing the meaning of area studies.
CONTENTS

Preface / Hiroichi Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Sato


1. The Korean Peninsula / Takao Taniura

2. China: The Economy / Kyoichi Ishihara, Katsuji Nakagane

3. China: Politics and Society / Mitsuyuki Kagami

6. South Asia / Hiroshi Sato

8. The Middle East: Politics and Society / Eiji Nagasawa

9. Africa / Masao Yoshida

10. Latin America / Hiroichi Yamaguchi

11. Meaning of Area Studies / Hiroichi Yamaguchi