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Foreign Aid Competition in Northeast Asia

Hyo-sook Kim and David M. Potter, editors
Foreign Aid Competition in Northeast Asia
ISBN: 978-1-56549-495-4
ISBN: 978-1-56549-496-1
2012/245 pages/LC: 2012015572
A Kumarian Press Book

"[China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan] have developed new takes on international aid programs, and ... Hyo-sook Kim and David M. Potter provide a worldwide look at their impacts and their place in the world theater. Foreign Aid Competition in Northeast Asia is a strong addition to any international issues or foreign policy studies collection."—Midwest Book Review


In recent years, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan have been transformed from aid recipients to aid donors, raising a number of questions. What motivated these four countries to embark on aid programs? Do their policies represent new approaches to poverty alleviation? Do they reinforce or disrupt the emerging consensus within the international community on aid policy harmonization and coordination? The authors of Foreign Aid Competition in Northeast Asia address these questions as they explore the dynamics and implications of the new aid programs.


Hyo-sook Kim is visiting lecturer at Kansai Gaidai University. David M. Potter is professor of international relations in the Department of Policy Studies at Nanzan University. He is author of Japan’s Foreign Aid to Thailand and the Philippines and coauthor of Media, Bureaucracies, and Foreign Aid.


  • Introduction—H.S. Kim.
  • Japan's Official Development Assistance—D.M. Potter.
  • DAC Membership and the Development of Korean Official Development Assistance—H.S. Kim.
  • China's Foreign Aid—S. Watanabe.
  • Taiwan's Foreign Aid: Seeking Statehood—H. Kondoh.
  • The Asian Development Bank and Regional Aid Coordination: Japan, China, and the Development of the Greater Mekong Subregion—Y. Noda.
  • Aid to Africa from Japan, Korea, and China: Ideology, Economic Interests, and Poverty Reduction—P.A.R. Carvalho, H.S. Kim, and D.M. Potter.
  • Aid Competition Between China and Taiwan in the Pacific Islands—A. van Fossen.
  • Conclusion—the Editors.