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Asphyxiating Asia
Asphyxiating Asia

Asphyxiating Asia

by Tomas Mac Sheoin

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English

Publisher

Other India Press

ISBN

8185569584 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 264

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Paperback

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Author: Tomas Mac Sheoin
Publisher: Other India Press
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 264
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185569584

Description

Most of the economic development that has occurred in Asia is toxic in nature, writes Tomas Mac Sheoin in this remarkable documentation of the slow transfer of polluting and hazardous industries from the so-called developed world to the Asian region.

Mac Sheoin’s research focuses on the growth of toxic industry in Japan, China, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and Hong Kong. But it also chronicles the fierce protests, resistance and rebellion of ordinary people as the toxic invasion threatens their environment and health.

Toxic development is as essential to the Asian economic miracle as the super-exploitation of migrant female workers, military rule, suppression of unions and other political organizations, control of information and censorship, subcontracting and other less celebrated characteristics of Asian industrialization.





Development as mass poisoning

Petrochemicals: Infrastructure for toxic industry

Japan: The original toxic model

Taiwan: Poisoned island

South Korea: Strong state, strong chaebol

Hong Kong and Singapore: Contrasting city states

Thailand: Burning factories, burning opposition

Malaysia: Rapid development, rapid crisis

Indonesia: New order, old problems

China: The last great hope

India: Liberalisation of toxics

Resisting toxic development

Bibliography

Index

Contents

Development as mass poisoning

Petrochemicals: Infrastructure for toxic industry

Japan: The original toxic model

Taiwan: Poisoned island

South Korea: Strong state, strong chaebol

Hong Kong and Singapore: Contrasting city states

Thailand: Burning factories, burning opposition

Malaysia: Rapid development, rapid crisis

Indonesia: New order, old problems

China: The last great hope

India: Liberalisation of toxics

Resisting toxic development

Bibliography

Index

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