INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND ASIA

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
EditorsSIMON CHESTERMAN, HISASHI OWADA, BEN SAUL
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter10
Pages237-266
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9780198793854
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameOxford Handbooks

Abstract

This chapter explores the development of international economic law in Asia and the Pacific. International economic law (IEL), which is based on liberal economic theories, holds a special meaning for Asia because it has been associated with colonization, modernization, and globalization ever since it was first encountered by countries in the region. Asian countries’ subscription to IEL is thus a historical journey. Generally, Asia’s participation in the making of IEL has been rather limited, but a number of Asian countries—including China, India, Japan, Korea, and certain Southeast Asian countries—have benefited from the Western-dominated international economic order by making use of its rules, though at different times of history. The chapter then turns to several recent IEL related initiatives in Asia, including the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the New Development Bank, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Research Area(s)

  • International economic law, law and development, East Asia, China, India, international law, international trade, International investment, global economic institutions, international economic order

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND ASIA. / WANG, Jiangyu.

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. ed. / SIMON CHESTERMAN; HISASHI OWADA; BEN SAUL. Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2019. p. 237-266 (Oxford Handbooks).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review