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Myers, Ramon Hawley 1929-2015

Works: 151 works in 440 publications in 3 languages and 13,467 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Biography  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: JV5260, 325.3152095
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Most widely held works by Ramon Hawley Myers
The Japanese informal empire in China, 1895-1937 by Peter Duus( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building upon a previous study of Japan's colonial empire, this volume examines the period from 1895 to 1937 when Japan's economic, social, political, and military influence in China expanded so rapidly that it supplanted the influence of Western powers competing there. These fourteen essays discuss how Japan's "informal empire" emerged in China and how that "empire" influenced Japan's own internal development. "Describes in rich detail Japan's organization of a wide range of cultural, educational, economic, military, and bureaucratic institutions that formed the mainstays of Japanese influence in China along with the trading, manufacturing, intelligence-gathering, and political intriguing which they managed."--Wen-hsin Yeh, The Journal of Asian StudiesOriginally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The Japanese colonial empire, 1895-1945 by Ramon Hawley Myers( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese wartime empire, 1931-1945( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this book the editors complete the three-volume series on modern Japanese colonialism and imperialism that began with The Japanese Colonial Empire, 1895-1945 (Princeton, 1983) and The Japanese Informal Empire in China, 1895-1937 (Princeton, 1989). The Japanese military takeover in Manchuria between 1931 and 1932 was a critical turning point in East Asian history
The struggle across the Taiwan strait : the divided China problem by Ramon Hawley Myers( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1949, China divided into two regimes, with People's Republic of China controlling the mainland and Taiwan, or the Republic of China, controlling a group of offshore islands. This book describes how, for more than half a century, these competing regimes have struggled to unify China, until "political earthquake" of Taiwan's 2000 election raised the stakes. The authors detail the two regimes' move toward détente, its eventual collapse in 1990s, and analyze aftermath of Taiwan's 2000 and 2004 elections. They explain how "Taiwan nationalism" promoted by current regime, calling for Taiwan's independence from China, has intensified conflict between the regimes and locked both sides into a new contest that has increased probability of war. Whether negotiations on divided China issue can occur soon, the authors conclude, depends on how ideological and political markets influence Taiwan and mainland China's political life and beliefs. If Taiwan nationalism grows, with a new generation educated to downgrade importance of their Chinese identity, tensions would nurture separatism from China and war would be inevitable. Whatever Taiwan's people decide, the issue will continue to be a problem for leaders of both sides--Publisher's description
The Chinese peasant economy : agricultural development in Hopei and Shantung, 1890-1949 by Ramon Hawley Myers( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wealth of nations in the twentieth century : the policies and institutional determinants of economic development( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays, based on a conference at the Hoover Institution, compares the governmental policies and institutional determinants of economic development for sixteen countries within the context of Western economic development and national trends in the world economy. The study also includes an essay by Amartya Sen that examines the meaning of wealth and its different measurements."--Jacket
The first Chinese democracy : political life in the Republic of China on Taiwan by Linda Chao( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political transformation of Taiwan from authoritarian regime based on martial law into a democracy based on a constitution created in mainland China and revised to suit Taiwan's unique circumstances is one of the great political sagas of the 20th century· Defeated on the China mainland, the Kuomintang underwent reform and established a new polity on Taiwan that allowed for four patterns of political development·
The storm clouds clear over China : the memoir of Chʻen Li-fu, 1900-1993 by Lifu Chen( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chen, who served Chiang Kai-shek loyally and capably, still believes that Chiang was the most suitable person to lead China in those stormy decades. With candor and clarity he describes the personality clashes, the internal power struggles, economic reforms, and difficulties in handling foreign affairs that ultimately led to the defeat of the Kuomintang and the ignominious retreat of the Nationalist government to Taiwan in 1949
Two Chinese states : U.S. foreign policy and interests by Ramon Hawley Myers( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two societies in opposition : the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China after forty years( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragic beginning : the Taiwan uprising of February 28, 1947 by Zehan Lai( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Communist China : Communist China studies in the United States and the Republic of China, 1949-1978 by Tai-Chün Kuo( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Unique relationship : the United States and the Republic of China under the Taiwan Relations Act by Ramon Hawley Myers( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A U.S. foreign policy for Asia : the 1980s and beyond( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of Japanese investment on the world economy : a six-country study, 1970-1991( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese foreign direct investment generated new opportunities and benefits but also created new problems for the recipient countries. This volume examines the countries that received nearly three-fifths of all Japanese foreign direct investment between 1980 and 1990 and asks the following questions. Why did Japanese foreign direct investment increase so dramatically between 1970 and 1991? What are some of the significant patterns of Japanese foreign direct investment in host countries? What economic effect did Japanese foreign direct investment have on the host countries?
Greater China and U.S. foreign policy : the choice between confrontation and mutual respect( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of internationally prominent China scholars held a conference at the Hoover Institution in December 1994 to discuss how U.S. policy can best respond to recent changes in China and Taiwan. Despite the diversity of their perspectives, their analyses made clear that a "get-tough" policy would ultimately fail. This volume presents, in ten authoritative chapters, the first comprehensive overview of this complex topic - along with sound reasoning to support its provocative conclusion. The papers included here not only analyze the recent evolution of Chinese foreign policy toward Taiwan, Taiwan's development and policy on unification, security and economic issues, and the problem of human rights but also set forth the main political and diplomatic visions that will affect the future of greater China. As a whole, this book coherently formulates the principles that should guide U.S. policy toward greater China in the next decades
Last chance in Manchuria : the diary of Chang Kia-ngau by Kia-ngau Chang( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation based on the original, handwritten diary entitled: Tung-pei chieh shou chiao she jih chi. Includes index
Shaping a new economic relationship : the Republic of Korea and the United States by U.S.-Korea Economic Relations Conference( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This conference volume examines the causes of the huge trade surplus between the United States and the Republic of Korea in the 1980s (in Korea's favor) and how that trade imbalance was eliminated by 1991 without trade volume declining."--BOOK JACKET. "Both countries had enjoyed friendly relations ever since the United States led U.N. troops to save South Korea from being taken over by communist North Korea. From the mid-fifties until the early eighties, their economic relationship was based on a complementary trade relationship instead of an adversarial one. Korea exported labor-intensive products such as consumer electronics, textiles, and footwear, and the United States exported resource-based and agricultural products and capital goods such as chemicals and machinery."--BOOK JACKET. "In these same years Korea rapidly expanded its manufacturing exports, and those to the United States reached a peak in the late 1980s. After 1980 the Reagan administration tax reform and the U.S. government's failure to cut spending pumped enormous income into the private sector, which encouraged consumers and business firms to purchase imports on an unprecedented basis, chiefly from East Asia."--BOOK JACKET. "American manufacturing firms were adversely affected by high interest rates in the early eighties and the flood of low-priced, high-quality foreign imports. Misinformation and misunderstanding of these complex trends led many businesspeople to blame America's expanding trade imbalance, especially with countries like Korea, mainly on trade barriers erected by America's trading partners. Turning to Washington for help, American businesspeople demanded their government reduce the flood of foreign imports and increase U.S. access to foreign markets. The Republic of Korea was targeted for such action."--BOOK JACKET. "The United States applied a three-pronged policy to reduce the Korean-U.S. trade deficit. Under threat of sanctions, Korea speeded-up the dismantling of its tariff system. More important, U.S. Treasury policies compelled Korea to appreciate its currency, the won, and introduce a flexible rather than a fixed-exchange-rate system. Finally, the United States restricted some Korean imports. By 1991 the trade balance had shifted in favor of the United States, but at the expense of deteriorating political relations between the two countries."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume evaluates these complex developments and offers policy recommendations for how both countries in the future might avoid the bitter politicization of trade disputes of the recent past and expand their economic relations."--BOOK JACKET
Prescriptions for saving China : selected writings of Sun Yat-sen by Yat-sen Sun( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, more than forty selected writings of Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China, have been collected and translated into English. The writings, which span his entire political career (from 1894 to 1924), are accompanied by explanatory notes and an introduction that discusses the historical context and significance of Sun Yat-sen's thought. Sun Yat-sen is still revered in both the Republic of China on Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. The living legacy of Sun's thought is evident on Taiwan, where since 1949 the Kuomintang (KMT) party has applied his principles to create a modern Chinese society and, in the process, forged an economic and political miracle based on pluralistic marketplaces. On mainland China, Sun is recognized as a leader of early twentieth-century China whose ideas were a catalyst for revolutionary action. The collection begins with Sun's famous letter to Viceroy Li Hung-chang in 1894 (instructing him in how to reform China) and concludes with his farewell address to the graduating class of the Whampoa Military Academy in Canton in 1924, one year before his death (the speech argues that KMT members should submit to party discipline). The lectures, speeches, and essays cover the breadth and span of Sun's vision for a strong modern China and trace the refinements in the cornerstone of his doctrine, the Three Principles of the People. The Three Principles of the People were first conceived in 1906 as the guiding precepts for Sun's revolutionary organization. The Principle of Nationalism addressed the problem of foreign domination and the restoration of national sovereignty; the Principle of Democracy was a plan for empowering the people to govern themselves; and the Principle of the People's Livelihood dealt with economic reforms for free markets that would distribute income equitably. As evidenced in Sun's writings, his expression of these principles significantly changed over the years as he considered Western concepts and contemporary influences and movements, including the socialist revolution in Russia. He tried to fit those new ideas into a framework that did not ignore traditional Chinese ideals and values derived from Confucianism. Sun Yat-sen last enunciated his principles in 1923 in a series of lectures in Canton. The expression of his ideas had an added dimension that dealt with practical applicability, moving from the definition of philosophical and political ends to revised means for achieving those ends. For instance, he modified his Principle of Democracy, insisting that a period of political tutelage, with authoritarian one-party rule, was necessary before China could achieve representative government. This first-rate translation of Sun's important speeches and documents allows Western audiences to savor his unique, idiomatic style and trace the evolution of his ideas as he grappled with the tensions in the path toward China's salvation. It is a measure of Sun's prescience that his ideas are as relevant and resonant today as they were at the beginning of the century
The Chinese economy, past and present by Ramon Hawley Myers( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Japanese wartime empire, 1931-1945
The struggle across the Taiwan strait : the divided China problemThe wealth of nations in the twentieth century : the policies and institutional determinants of economic developmentThe first Chinese democracy : political life in the Republic of China on TaiwanA tragic beginning : the Taiwan uprising of February 28, 1947Greater China and U.S. foreign policy : the choice between confrontation and mutual respect
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Hawley Myers, Ramon 1929-

Ma, Ruo meng 1929-

Ma, Ruomeng 1929-

Ma, Ruomeng 1929-2015

Myers Ramon H.

Myers, Ramon H. 1929-

Myers, Ramon H. 1929-2015

Myers, Ramon H. (Ramon Hawley)

Myers, Ramon H. (Ramon Hawley), 1929-

Myers, Ramon H. (Ramon Hawley), 1929-2015

Myers, Ramon Hawley

Myers, Ramon Hawley 1929-

Ramon Hawley Myers born:1929-08-31 ied:2015-11-11 Myers, Ramon Hawley, 1929-2015; Myers, Ramon H. (Ramon Hawley), 1929-; Myers, Ramon H.; Myers, Ramon Hawley

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马, 若孟 1929-

马若孟 1929-

马若孟 1929-2015

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