40th Edition

Far East and Australasia 2009



ISBN 9781857434750
Published November 25, 2008 by Routledge
1536 Pages

USD $800.00

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Book Description

Now in its fortieth edition

  • a systematic survey of the countries of East and South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, along with 23 Pacific Islands
  • essential for anyone with a professional interest in the region
  • keeps up to date with current economic and political developments.

General Survey

Written by acknowledged authorities on the Pacific Rim, this collection of essays forms an impartial overview of the area as a whole. Topics include: the USA’s relations with the Asia-Pacific region, regional security issues, human rights, environmental issues and recent economic trends.

Country Surveys

Individual chapters on each country containing:

  • essays on geography, history and the economy
  • an economic and demographic survey of the latest available statistics on population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications and education
  • a directory of names, addresses and contact details covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religion, the media, finance, trade, industry, tourism, defence and education
  • a select bibliography.

Regional Information

  • includes all major international organizations active in the region, their aims, activities, publications and principal personnel
  • a detailed survey of major commodities in Asia and the Pacific
  • a directory of research institutes specializing in the region
  • select bibliographies of books and periodicals covering the Far East and Australasia
  • an index of regional organizations.

Reviews

'An excellent reference work which no library should be without.' -- International Affairs

'The best publication of its type.' -- Defence and Foreign Affairs