S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Journal of International and Area Studies Asia Journal vol.03 (1996)
The Civil Service System and Political Reforms in China
- Lee, Hong Yung
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 국제학연구소
- Journal of International and Area Studies, Vol.3 No.2, pp. 1-21
- In the last two decades of the 20th century, the countries of East and Southeast Asia re-emerged on the world economic arena and cast off their image as nations of subsistence farmers and small sweatshops. In writing about Asia, Myrdal(1968) used a contrast on the title of Adam Smith's classic work, calling his piece "An Inquiry into Poverty of Nations." Asia's long eclipse began in the 16th century, when Western countries began to overtake the nations of East and Southeast Asia. For a significant part of the region this domination involved colonization by Western nation states,. While the West industrialized and expanded, state institutions in Asia rigidified, atrophied and obstucted economic transformation and effective response to the Western challenge.