Over 250 people attended the launch of the new open access book Resurgent Asia at the Oxford University Press headquarters in New Delhi on 27 November. The event featured a presentation by author, Professor Deepak Nayyar, and was followed by an engaging panel discussion with Professors Dipankar Gupta, Niraja Gopal Jayal, and Sudipto Mundle, moderated by Mr Prem Shankar Jha.
Resurgent Asia provides an analytical narrative of Asia's incredible economic development, situated in the wider context of historical, political, and social factors. It also provides an economic analysis of underlying factors that assisted Asia's growth and the critical issues in the process of development.
Deepak Nayyar is the author of Resurgent Asia, and editor of Asian Transformations, both newly published by Oxford University Press. Both books emanate from the recent UNU-WIDER project, Asian transformations – an inquiry into the development of nations.
The project, and the resulting open access publications, analyse the incredible story of economic development in Asia over the last 50 years, and reflects on how the next 25 years might unfold.