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Pacific Rim Uprising: The Junior Novel

Pacific Rim Uprising: The Junior Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683835069
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Relive all of your favorite moments from Pacific Rim Uprising in this junior novel! Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, (Angel, Smallville, Daredevil), Pacific Rim Uprising stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the Furious), and newcomer Cailee Spaeny. Jake Pentecost is a rebellious former Jaeger pilot who abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. Ten years ago, his legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory over the monstrous Kaiju. When an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to bring the world to its knees, Jake’s estranged sister Mako Mori gives him one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy. She is leading a brave new generation of pilots who have grown up in the shadow of war, including gifted rival pilot Lambert and fifteen-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara. As Jake joins the heroes of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps in battle, they become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they unite in a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale. Based on the epic movie premiering March 23, 2018, Pacific Rim Uprising: The Junior Novel retells the exciting story of the new heroes of the PPDC and features eight pages of full-color photos from the film.

Competitive Regionalism

Competitive Regionalism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Solís,B. Stallings,S. Katada
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230234232
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Competitive Regionalism by M. Solís,B. Stallings,S. Katada Summary

Despite abundant scepticism about their economic benefits, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have proliferated at a rapid pace. Policy diffusion models explain how different sets of preferential trade agreements are interconnected and establish under what conditions FTAs can work for or against the emergence of coherent regional blocs.

Coming Full Circle

Coming Full Circle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Jones
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429719191
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Cities in the Pacific Rim

Cities in the Pacific Rim Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Berry,Stanley McGreal
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135805644
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Cities in the Pacific Rim by James Berry,Stanley McGreal Summary

The cities of the Pacific Rim are in one of the most dynamic spheres of the global economy. In the twenty first century the focus of global affairs is destined to shift from the West to the East. These cities offer a wide range of different responses to the demands that rapid growth puts on planning and infrastructure : from the laxity that has lead to the urban sprawl of Bangkok to the regulation that is characteristic of Singapore. This book considers the interactive relationships between the operation of the planning system and the role and performance of property development and real estate markets in 14 Pacific Rim cities drawn from both the Eastern and Western perspective. The dynamic underlying these relationships considers the interplay between administrative structures, legislative controls and policy issues examining the role of actors and agencies in the property development and investment process.

Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim

Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ravi Palat
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134790961
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Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim by Ravi Palat Summary

This book situates the evolution of capitalist economies along Asia's Pacific Rim after the Second World War within broader global, political and economic changes. Specifically, it charts their growth at the interface of periodic crises and successive waves of restructuring, and links changes in the world economy to shifts in regional dynamics in east and southeast Asia. It suggests that while the expansion of Japanese corporate networks was crucial to the emergence of the region as a low-cost exporter to the world, the reintegration of China into the world market will free the region from its dependence on the US as a market of last resort.

Pacific Rim Uprising: Ascension

Pacific Rim Uprising: Ascension Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Greg Keyes
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1785657674
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Pacific Rim Uprising: Ascension by Greg Keyes Summary

The official prequel novelization bridging the gap between Pacific Rim and the upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising It's been ten years since humanity's war with the monstrous Kaiju ended and the Breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean was sealed. The Pan Pacific Defense Corps remains vigilant in anticipation of the Kaiju's return, expanding and advancing their fleet of massive mechs known as Jaegers and accepting the best and the brightest candidates into the Jaeger Academy Training Program to forge the next generation of heroes. Training is competitive and positions are few. Ou-Yang Jinhai and Viktoriya Malikova grew up in the ashes of the Kaiju War and followed different paths to join the latest batch of cadets at the Moyulan Shatterdome, the most prestigious PPDC training location in the world. Yet not long after their arrival, tragedy strikes as a deadly act of sabotage casts suspicion on the new cadets. Together they must work to clear their name and discover the truth as dark forces conspire against them and new threats surface from both sides of the Breach...

The Political Economy of New Regionalisms in the Pacific Rim

The Political Economy of New Regionalisms in the Pacific Rim Pdf/ePub eBook Author: José Briceño-Ruiz,Philippe De Lombaerde
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429954654
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The Political Economy of New Regionalisms in the Pacific Rim by José Briceño-Ruiz,Philippe De Lombaerde Summary

Combining an analysis of regionalism from a systemic view with a domestic political-economy analysis, this book sheds light on the new dynamics and emerging configurations of regionalisms and interregionalisms in the post-Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Donald Trump’s presidency has transformed trans-Pacific economic and political relations, contrasting sharply with President Obama’s ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy. Unilateralism and bilateralism have returned to the center stage, at the cost of regionalism, interregionalism, and multilateralism. Understanding these new dynamics requires closer examination of the underlying domestic political economies. Examining ten country case studies of multi-actor agency at the national level, expert contributors argue that trans-Pacific relations should not only be explained in terms of the behavior of the major powers, but that medium powers, and even small countries, can exert influence and occupy strategic nodes and contribute to shaping a new international relations network. Their findings will be of interest to scholars of international relations, international political economy, regionalism, and international economics.

The Sports Business in The Pacific Rim

The Sports Business in The Pacific Rim Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Young Hoon Lee,Rodney Fort
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319100378
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The Sports Business in The Pacific Rim by Young Hoon Lee,Rodney Fort Summary

Following consistent and rapid general economic growth, Pacific Rim countries have grown as a major force in sports. Australia, China, Japan and Korea populated the top ten medals list at the 2012 London Olympics. Pacific Rim countries are major consumers of international sports and domestic professional sports have expanded continuously over time. Nippon Professional Baseball and the Korean Baseball Organization are the second and third largest baseball leagues measured by attendance and revenue following Major League Baseball in the U.S. This book also includes event studies of team ownership, assessment of human capital markets, analysis of the relationship between attendance and competitive balance, the components of fan demand in common the world over, and business decisions concerning attendance and pricing. There is already demand for comprehensive study of the sports business in the Pacific Rim as witnessed by this growth. This book will be of interest of researchers studying and/or teaching in the fields of sports economics and sports management as well as a general audience interested in business governance around the world.

The Pacific Rim And The Western World

The Pacific Rim And The Western World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip West,Frans A.M. Alting Von Geusau
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000304213
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The Pacific Rim And The Western World by Philip West,Frans A.M. Alting Von Geusau Summary

Analyzing the economic, strategic, and cultural elements that shape the attraction--and the friction--between the Pacific and Atlantic communities, this book integrates European perspectives into a discussion that has traditionally been dominated by Asian and U.S. voices. The authors take as their theme the uncertainty created by the Pacific Rim’s new role in shifting the international balances of political and economic power. Economic uncertainty has been fueled by Asia’s trade surpluses with Western Europe and the United States, with the West viewing its system of free world trade as working to the greater advantage of the Asia Pacific. Strategic uncertainty pivots on the U.S.-USSR superpower rivalry and on the growing influence of Japan and the PRC on the strategic balance in the Pacific Basin. A more subtle and powerful constraint surfaces in the realm of culture--in differing perceptions among the people of the Asia Pacific and the West concerning liberal values and the liberal underpinnings of the present system of world trade.

Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics

Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter J. Rimmer
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783478667
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Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics by Peter J. Rimmer Summary

Encompassing China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia, extending to Australasia and connecting with South Asia, the Asian-Pacific Rim forms the world�s most dynamic economic region. Comprehending the region�s logistical structure and its institutio

The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim

The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nelson Lichtenstein,Jill M Jensen
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137570903
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The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim by Nelson Lichtenstein,Jill M Jensen Summary

This volume of original essays considers how the International Labour Organization has helped generate a set of ideas and practices, past and present, transnational and within a single nation, aimed at advancing social and economic reform in the Pacific Rim.

Thunder in the Morning Calm

Thunder in the Morning Calm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don Brown
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310410436
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Thunder in the Morning Calm by Don Brown Summary

Lieutenant Commander “Gunner” McCormick is assigned as an intelligence officer to Carrier Strike Force 10, being deployed to the Yellow Sea at the invitation of South Korea for joint exercises with the US Navy. During his pre-deployment briefing, he discovers a TOP-SECRET MEMO revealing rumors that the North Koreans may still be holding a handful of elderly Americans from the Korean War in secret prison camps. As it happens, Gunner’s grandfather, who was a young marine officer in the Korean War, disappeared at Chosin Reservoir over 60 years ago and is still listed as MIA in North Korea. Sworn to silence about what he has read, the top-secret memo eats at him. Gunner decides to spend all his inheritance and break every military regulation in the book to finance his own three-man commando squad on a suicide mission north of the DMZ to search for clues about the fate of his grandfather. Risking his career, his fortune, and his life, Gunner will get his answers, or he will die trying. Don Brown is building a loyal fan base by writing what he knows best: thrillers with heart. A former Navy JAG officer and action officer in the Pentagon, Brown pens action-packed plots and finely-drawn characters that are credible and compelling. Thunder in the Morning Calm is a novel of bravery, duty, and family love that will keep readers of all ages reading straight through to the last page.

Reward for High Public Office

Reward for High Public Office Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Hood,B. Guy Peters
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134411847
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Reward for High Public Office by Christopher Hood,B. Guy Peters Summary

The choices made by governments about how to reward their top employees reveal a great deal about their values and their assumptions about governing. This book examines rewards of high public office in seven Asian political systems, a particularly rich set of cases for exploring the causes and consequences of the rewards of high public office, having some of the most generous and most meagre reward packages in the world. There are a range of economic, political and cultural explanations for the rewards provided by governments. Likewise, these choices are assumed to have a number of consequences, including variations in the levels of corruption and economic success. Reward for High Public Office includes case studies focusing on Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Singapore. It will interest students and researchers of politics, public administration and Asian studies.

Techno-Security in an Age of Globalization

Techno-Security in an Age of Globalization Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Denis Fred Simon
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315481316
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Techno-Security in an Age of Globalization by Denis Fred Simon Summary

This text assesses the changing dimensions of national security in a world where business and technology issues have moved to centre stage, and traditional military security issues seem to have receded due to the end of the Cold War.

Pacific Centuries

Pacific Centuries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dennis O. Flynn,Lionel Frost,A.J.H. Latham
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113466902X
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Pacific Centuries by Dennis O. Flynn,Lionel Frost,A.J.H. Latham Summary

Starting with the 16th century trade of Latin American silver and Chinese silk, leading researchers trace the economic, environmental and social history of the Pacific region. Chapters examine the trade of diverse commodities within the Pacific and analyse the ecological and social impacts of this increasing economic activity. The strong Chinese marketplace emerges as crucial to early Pacific development, and is compared with Japan's central role in the region's modern economy.

Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care

Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sonya Michel,Ito Peng
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319550861
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Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care by Sonya Michel,Ito Peng Summary

This book explores how around the world, women’s increased presence in the labor force has reorganized the division of labor in households, affecting different regions depending on their cultures, economies, and politics; as well as the nature and size of their welfare states and the gendering of employment opportunities. As one result, the authors find, women are increasingly migrating from the global south to become care workers in the global north. This volume focuses on changing patterns of family and gender relations, migration, and care work in the countries surrounding the Pacific Rim—a global epicenter of transnational care migration. Using a multi-scalar approach that addresses micro, meso, and macro levels, chapters examine three domains: care provisioning, the supply of and demand for care work, and the shaping and framing of care. The analysis reveals that multiple forms of global inequalities are now playing out in the most intimate of spaces.

Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim

Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Takatoshi Ito,Andrew K. Rose
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226386864
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Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim by Takatoshi Ito,Andrew K. Rose Summary

The reform in Asian financial sectors—especially in banking and stock markets—has been remarkable since the currency crisis of 1997–98. East Asia is now a major player in international finance, providing serious competition to the more traditional financial centers of London and New York. Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim provides a rich collection of theoretical and empirical analyses of the growing capital markets in the region. Bringing together authors from various East Asian and Pacific nations, this volume examines the institutional factors influencing financial innovation, the consequences of financial development, widespread consolidation occurring through mergers and acquisitions, and the implementation of policy reform. Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim offers the comparative analysis necessary to answer broad questions about economic development and the future of Asia.

Tourism and the Branded City

Tourism and the Branded City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald,John G. Gammack
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317009630
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Tourism and the Branded City by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald,John G. Gammack Summary

Comparing the major Pacific Rim cities of Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai, this book examines world city branding. Whilst all three cities compete on the world's stage for events, tourists and investment, they are also at the centre of distinct film traditions and their identities are thus strongly connected with a cinematic impression. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book not only analyses the city branding of these cities from the more widely researched perspectives of tourism, marketing and regional development, but also draws in cultural studies and psychology approaches which offer fresh and useful insights to place branding and marketing in general. The authors compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative original data as well as critically analyzing current texts and debates on city branding. In conclusion, they argue that city branding should contribute not only to regional development and identity, but also to sustainable economic well-being and public happiness.

The Pacific Basin

The Pacific Basin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shane J. Barter,Michael Weiner
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134987021
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The Pacific Basin by Shane J. Barter,Michael Weiner Summary

The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a new textbook which provides an interdisciplinary and comparative overview of the emerging Pacific world. Interest in the Pacific Basin has increased markedly in recent years, driven largely by the rise of China as a global rival to the United States and Asian development more generally. Growth in eastern Asia, as well as in the western Americas, has led the Pacific Basin to evolve as a dynamic economic zone. To make sense of this transformation, the book: Defines the Pacific Basin, locates it in academic research, and explains its importance. Addressees the historical origins and evolution of the Pacific Basin and its sub-regions. Introduces students to the historical and contemporary relationships, continuities and differences that characterize the region. Incorporates analyses of colonialism and imperialism, migration and settlement, economic development and trade, international relations, war and memory, environmental policy, urbanization, mental and public health, gender, film, and literature. Connects the diverse peoples of this vast area, explores their common challenges and the diverse responses to these challenges, and provides a window into the lived humanity of the Pacific Basin. The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a key textbook for undergraduate courses on the Pacific Basin, the Pacific Rim, International Studies, Geography, World History, and Globalization.

Elderly Chinese in Pacific Rim Countires

Elderly Chinese in Pacific Rim Countires Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iris Chi,Neena L. Chappell,James Lubben
Editor: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622095328
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Elderly Chinese in Pacific Rim Countires by Iris Chi,Neena L. Chappell,James Lubben Summary

With longer life expectancy, most countries are now experiencing rapid ageing among their populations. Ethnic Chinese populations are no exception to these demographic transformations. During the twentieth century, there has been a wide dispersion of Chinese people throughout the world, as well as dramatic socio-political changes within China. These unique factors have strained traditional filial norms and necessitated a re-examination of intergenerational relationships and the roles of elderly Chinese people. This book investigates the varied adaptations of social support systems and social integration among ageing Chinese populations within a diverse set of countries in the Pacific Rim region. The book is a collection of scholarly papers addressing such topics as community care, family support, one-child families and social isolation. Each paper illustrates the importance of social support networks and social integration to the quality of life for elderly Chinese persons living in dissimilar circumstances.