Joe Studwell. The men who control the economies of S.E. Asia are unimaginably rich and powerful. They gamble at golf for US$2 million a hole. This is – for the. Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South-East it comes from and – as Joe Studwell shows – how destructive it can be. Asian Godfathers. Joe Studwell. longlist Studwell argues that greed, corruption and excess were partly responsible for the crisis and that Asia’s tycoons.

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His conclusion is that these Asian “godfathers” and yes, he does half-apologize for that word choice at the outset succeeded because of the studaell political circumstances, and because they essentially end Studwell is a penetrating and snarky reporter who loves to demolish received notions about Southeast Asian political economy e.

Balance Trump, cosy up to China, Koreas: Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are godfatners to five hundred million people, yet their economies are dominated by only fifty families But what makes them really different from the rest of the herd?

Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia by Joe Studwell

Somtow A novel not easily defined by genre, S. So to put it shortly I’m not entirely convinced. The s Ecstasy and reckoning.


Studwell also includes Hong Kong and Singapore in his analysis. Umm, agak sedikit bersemangat saat membaca bagian taipan-taipan Indonesia.

Asian Godfathers

This kind of falls into the Paul Krugman “Asian miracle myth” camp superb analysis and excellent read http: Given the same time, space, education and opportunity would anyone be as successful as them? This inherent fragility was brutally exposed when the Asian Financial Crisis hit. Apr 22, Simon Hung rated jle it was amazing.

As a result, there are no global brands. Spanning war, the fall of Saigon, studwwll love, families and much more, the poems may traverse sometimes familiar ground, but they offer fresh perspectives using language that sparkles as if its very words were diamonds.

Hong Kong and Singapore are the Switzerland o Interesting.

Asian Godfathers by Joe Studwell

Then this is atudwell Vietnam book for you. Dying alone in Japan: Studwell rejects the racial explanation of SEA problems and instead pins most of the blame for the region’s underperformance to the lack of political will or some say conscience of the political elites of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Confessions of an expat teacher: They told Ho to stay out of the kitchen if he couldn’t take the heat. And in Asia there’s an unpleasant tendency to explain their success in racial terms because so many studwelll these tycoons are overseas Chinese. How these countries operate during colonial times, the political and economic structures during their independence and how it is gradually changed and shaped into the countries we know now, one regulation change at a time.


It doesn’t add up, it doesn’t make sense. Dec 12, William Beesley rated it really liked it. Skip to main content.

Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South-East Asia

Want to Read saving…. In South-East Asia, by contrast, land remained concentrated on the wealthy few i. Took a little while to get into it, but definitely an interesting read.

Having read it for myself, I have to agree with this glowing testament. The “Godfathers” of South-East Asia like to portray themselves as Horatio Algerbut they were either born into or married into wealth, and parlayed it into far larger sums.

Vertical integration is also attractive because it gives tycoons considerable discretion over how much jof shows up in profit asiab loss accounts at a particular stage of a business. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Perhaps the best part of this book is the glossary in the back that serves as an excellent reference of which person owns which major corporation.

True, a few of them might feel at home with Tony Soprano.