2021: What a year to start thinking about the importance of East Asia in our emerging world!  For both good and ill, we are in the era of globalization and it is reshaping the world.  East Asia is at the center of many important global trends and will have growing influence in the rest of the 21st century.

With that in mind, I’ve got two presentations that I’ve prepared.

  1. Population and Demographics of East Asia (Google Drive copy)
  2. Economic Geography of East Asia (Google Drive copy)


19 Jun 2014, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China — Village houses and water filled rice terraces in the mountain, Longsheng, Guangxi Province, China — Image by © Keren Su/Corbis
A slightly larger than average South Korean family
Tibetan villagers