Issue 2 for 2020 published

Issue number 2 of Volume 50 of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This issue is the second of the Journal’s 50th year anniversary and the first of three special issues due out this year.

This issue is a special issue titled Marxist Perspectives on East Asia in the Global Economy and edited by JCA co-editor Richard Westra.

The articles in the special issue are:

East Asia in the Global Economy: Theoretical and Empirical Questions for Marxism by Richard Westra

Re-emergence of Asia and the Rise and Fall of the Japanese Economy in Super Long Waves of Capitalist World Systems by Nobuharu Yokokawa

The Future of the Chinese Economy: Four Perspectives by Minqi Li

Japanese Demographic Crisis in View of Marx’s Capitalist Law of Population by Makoto Itoh

Trends of Marxian Ratios in South Korea, 1980–2014 by Guhyeon Jeong and Seongjin Jeong

Unproductive Activities and the Rate of Surplus Value at the Industry Level in Korea, 1995–2015 by Dong-Min Rieu and Hyun Woong Park

The issue also includes the announcement of the 2020 JCA prize and several book reviews:

Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar reviewed by Stephen Campbell

China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World
reviewed by Kosmas Tsokhas

Illicit Drug in Central Asia reviewed by Yi Qin

Agrarian and Other Histories: Essays for Binay Bhushan Chaudhuri edited by Kenneth Bo Nielsen

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