No More Flying Geese: A New Pattern for Asian Regionalism

Walter Hatch, Associate Professor of Government & Director, Oak Institute for Human Rights,Colby College

RSVP required by 5PM January 12

For years, Japanese economists and public officials described regional development in East Asia as a unitary thing, something akin to a flock of flying geese -- with Japan as the lead goose, transferring capital and technology to its slower neighbors. But times have changed. For one thing, China is now biggest bird in East Asia. So what's happened to the traditional "flying geese" pattern of development, and how has this impacted Japan?

Walter Hatch is associate professor of Government, and the director of the Oak Institute for Human Rights at Colby College in Maine. He is the author of "Asia's Flying Geese: How Regionalization Shapes Japan" (Cornell UP, 2010) co-author of "Asia in Japan's Embrace: Building a Regional Production Alliance" (Cambridge UP, 1996), and the author and co-author of numerous articles on the politics and political economy of East Asia, especially Japan and China. He is now editing a book about NGOs and civil society in China, and working on his own new book about the way in which war memories continue to haunt international relations in East Asia. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 2000.

Friday, January 14, 2011 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

Shorenstein APARC