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1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Accounting in Asia

Edited By

Zhijun Lin

ISBN 9781138189034
Published August 21, 2017 by Routledge
336 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

As the centre of world economic development has shifted towards Asia over the last two decades, many Asian countries have witnessed rapid growth in economic and business operations. In light of these recent changes, accounting has played a significant role in assisting economic transition and advancement in Asian countries. However, although the general trend over recent decades towards convergence in financial reporting standards and practices has dramatically improved the comparability of accounting information, considerable variances remain in practices between countries.

This Handbook therefore provides an up-to-date review of contemporary accountancy across Asia, illustrating how standards have been reshaped to accommodate the needs of economic and social trends. As well as providing an overview of standards in the larger Asian economies of China, India and Japan, contributions to the Handbook also include studies of countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia and Mongolia. In particular, this Handbook analyses:

  • financial accounting and reporting

  • management accounting

  • auditing and accounting professionalization

  • governmental and public-sector accounting

  • accounting education

  • accounting development in Asian emerging economies

The Routledge Handbook of Accounting in Asia offers students, academics, regulators and practitioners an essential reference guide to the current scholarship and practice in the field of accountancy in Asia. It will be a useful resource in particular for students of accountancy, business studies and Asian studies.

Table of Contents


Section I Financial Accounting and Reporting:

1. Development of Financial Reporting Standards and Practices in Indonesia

2. Transparency at the Crossroads: Contemporary Accountancy in Korea

3. Adoption of Fair Value Accounting and Its Implementation in China

4. Development of Accounting and Financial Reporting Practices in The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Section II Management Accounting

5. Management Accounting in Japan: Current Practices

6. Development of Management Accounting Practices in Indonesia

7. Evolution and Development of Management Accounting Practices in Thailand

8. Development of Management Accounting in Sri Lanka

Section III Auditing and Accounting Professionalization

9. Auditing Standards and Practice in China: an Overview of the Development in Past Two Decades

10. Development of Accounting Profession in Cambodia

11. Development of Accounting Professionalization in Taiwan

Section IV Governmental and Public Sector Accounting

12. The Evolution and Reforms of Governmental Accounting in China

13. Accounting for Governments and Organizations in the Public Sector in India

14. Public Sector Accounting Practices and Reforms in Nepal

Section V Accounting education

15. Accounting Education in Japan

16. Accounting Education in Singapore

Section VI Accounting Development in Asian Emerging Economies

17. Recent Development of Accounting and Reporting Practices in Vietnam

18. Accounting Development in Bangladesh

19. Accounting Environment in Cambodia

20. Development of Accounting Practices in Mongolia



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Zhijun Lin is Professor, Associate Vice President and Dean at the School of Business, Macau University of Science and Technology.