ASIAN GODFATHERS STUDWELL PDF

Some of the bigger names you may have heard of include Hong Kong property magnate Li Ka-shing and Malaysian hotels and plantations boss Robert Kuok. Studwell explores how these families slid quietly into their positions of economic power, largely thanks to the colonial and then post-colonial politics of the region. Against an illuminating historical backdrop, Studwell explodes various myths surrounding the rise of the often silent and reclusive tycoons. More was at play here, including a system that favoured political strongmen working in cahoots with a few trusted businessmen; one maintained power, the other made money.

Author:Kehn Tell
Country:South Sudan
Language:English (Spanish)
Genre:Music
Published (Last):17 October 2018
Pages:413
PDF File Size:9.2 Mb
ePub File Size:5.23 Mb
ISBN:225-2-14764-205-1
Downloads:77725
Price:Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader:Nikolar



It is little known that the economies of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are dominated by only families, all of whom command multibillion-dollar personal fortunes. Mysterious, shrewd, and ruthless, these tycoons represent 8 of the 25 wealthiest people on the planet, controlling everything from banking to real estate, from shipping to sugar, from gambling to lumber — yet their names would not be familiar to regular readers of The Wall Street Journal.

Who are they and how do they do it? That is the question Joe Studwell, author of the acclaimed The China Dream and current editor of the China Economic Quarterly, answers in this incisive myth-breaking exploration of the outsize figures behind the veil.

Studwell spent fifteen years as a reporter in the region and uses his unprecedented access to debunk one myth after another while simultaneously painting intimate and revealing portraits of the godfathers.

He explodes the complex mythologies which surrounds these men, preconceptions that reflect Asian views on culture, entrepreneurialism and economics.

In his fascinating account, Joe Studwell finds that the facts are even more remarkable than the myths. In Indonesia, we learn how President Suharto early on gained rapid wealth through monopoly trading and smuggling activities in league with future godfathers that were suddenly catapulted from small businessmen to billionaires when he became president.

Liem received a string of monopoly rights when Suharto came to power. He eventually diversified into shipping, real estate, banking, holding many companies in tandem with the Suharto family. How the tycoons developed such a strong hold over their local economies and how they survived the Asian financial crises that began in teaches us volumes about the real state of the countries they live in. Asian Godfathers is an explosive expose that lifts the curtain on a world of unimaginable wealth, staggering secrecy and hypocrisy.

The author also explains how the political choices—and not the godfathers—will determine if the countries in this region of million people will move toward first-world status or continue to circle, Latin American—like, in the purgatory of underdevelopment. Teuku Umar , tel. For comments and suggestions, please write :.

CAZADORES DE MICROBIOS PAUL DE KRUIF PDF

Asian Godfathers

It is little known that the economies of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are dominated by only families, all of whom command multibillion-dollar personal fortunes. Mysterious, shrewd, and ruthless, these tycoons represent 8 of the 25 wealthiest people on the planet, controlling everything from banking to real estate, from shipping to sugar, from gambling to lumber — yet their names would not be familiar to regular readers of The Wall Street Journal. Who are they and how do they do it? That is the question Joe Studwell, author of the acclaimed The China Dream and current editor of the China Economic Quarterly, answers in this incisive myth-breaking exploration of the outsize figures behind the veil.

BUNDESWEHR REIBERT PDF

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

Migration came first. Long before European colonists arrived in south-east Asia, Arabs, Indians and Chinese were settling in the region. The early history of these immigrants is sketchy at best. In Thailand, where historical records are more complete than elsewhere in the region, immigrants were employed in a range of court-sanctioned roles from at least the sixteenth century. As of the eighteenth century, Chinese are recorded working for the Thai court as administrators and accountants.

Related Articles