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By Henri Michaux

ISBN-10: 0811220842

ISBN-13: 9780811220842

A wild trip to the East narrated by way of a author who's "without equivalent within the literature of our time" –Jorge Luis Borges

Henri Michaux (1899–1984), the good French poet and painter, set out as a tender guy to determine the a long way East. touring from India to the Himalayas, and directly to China and Japan, Michaux voices his shiny impressions, slicing evaluations, and curious insights: He has no hassle conversing his brain. half fanciful travelogue and half exploration of tradition, A Barbarian in Asia is gifted right here in its unique translation by means of Sylvia seashore, the well-known American-born bookseller in Paris.

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The time series and country coverage in our study greatly exceed the data and country coverage of earlier studies, including Anderson and Hayami (1986); Krueger, Schiff, and Valdés (1991); Orden et al. (2007); and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD 2007). 1. The table reveals the considerable diversity within the region in development, relative resource endowments, comparative advantage, trade specialization, and the incidence of poverty and income inequality. These economies thus provide a rich sample for comparative study.

Poverty Levelsa in Asia, 1981–2004 Economy, indicator Poor people, millions Asia China Other East Asia India Other South Asia Population share, % East Asia South Asia 1981 1987 1993 1999 2004 1,251 634 162 364 91 900 310 119 369 102 857 334 86 376 61 740 223 53 376 87 615 128 41 371 75 58 50 28 45 25 37 15 35 9 31 Source: Chen and Ravallion 2007. a. People living on less than US$1 a day at 1993 international purchasing power parity. Policy developments have made nontrivial contributions to the growth, structural change, and poverty reduction observed in Asia over the past five decades.

1. Index of Real Per Capita GDP, Asia Relative to the United States, 1950–2006 a. Asian focus economies index, United States ϭ 100 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 –0 6 05 –0 4 20 00 –9 9 20 95 –9 4 19 90 –8 9 19 85 –8 4 19 80 –7 9 19 75 –7 4 19 70 –6 9 19 65 –6 4 19 60 –5 9 55 19 19 19 50 –5 4 0 year China Korea, Rep. of and Taiwan, China Southeast Asia South Asia b. Asia and other developing and transition regions index, United States ϭ 100 40 30 20 10 19 50 –5 4 19 55 –5 9 19 60 –6 4 19 65 –6 9 19 70 –7 4 19 75 –7 9 19 80 –8 4 19 85 –8 9 19 90 –9 4 19 95 –9 9 20 00 –0 4 20 05 –0 6 0 year Africa Latin America Europe’s transition economies Asia, excluding Japan Sources: Author calculations; Maddison 2003; World Development Indicators Database 2008.

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