Tomorrow's world may be transformed by today's Asia.
Japan was the first country to show the West what an Asian nation could do to change global markets and business thinking. How will other Asian countries make their mark?
In a series of special reports The Christian Science Monitor will examine many of the Asian economies -- all of them with higher growth rates than those of most Western nations.
Most experts believe that the region's abundant resources, plentiful workers, and dynamic approaches to business could give Asia as much influence in the coming century as the Industrial Revolution had in the 19th century.
This special section takes a look at Thailand.