1st Edition

The Changing Geography of Asia

Edited By Kathleen M. Baker, Graham P. Chapman Copyright 1992
    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    Ranging from the poverty and exploding population of Bangladesh to the dazzling technology and ageing population of Japan, from the two most populous states of India and China to the tiny states of Singapore and the Maldives and to the emptiness of Siberia, Asia contains the greatest diversity of physical environments, cultures and levels of development of any of the continents.
    Clearly illustrated with basic maps of the countries discussed, The Changing Geography of Asia presents a systematic review of twenty-five years of development, covering the physical, economic, social and political environments of contemporary Asia.

    1. Asia's Future as seen in the Mid 1960s Graham Chapman 2. Change in the South Asian Core: Patterns of Growth and Stagnation in India Graham Chapman 3. The Changing Geography of the States of the South Asian Periphery Robert Bradnock 4. The Rise of the Naga: The Changing Geography of Southeast Asia, 1965-1990 Jonathan Rigg and Philip Stott 5. Change in the People's Republic of China Michael Freeberne 6. Change in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Richard Louis Edmonds 7. The Changing Geography of Japan Edwina Palmer 8. The Changing Geography of Soviet Asia and Mongolia Tamara Dragadze 9. Conclusions: Two-Speed Asia - Dramatic Change and Stagnation Graham Chapman


    Kathleen M. Baker, Graham P. Chapman

    `This is a welcome addition to the geographical literature on Asia. It should be essential reading for any student studying this interesting and dynamic continent, as well as for those interested in development issues. It is indeed a fitting tribute to the achievements of the School of Oriental and African Studies since 1965.' - Applied Geography

    `This provides a systematic review of the demographic, economic and physical transformations which these continents have undergone. Clearly illustrated with basic maps, and dealing with the issues area by area, the book is a useful guide to the changing face of the developing world.' - The Friend

    `This book provides a rich resource for anyone interested in knowing more about the inner features and contradictions of the Asian continent.' - Progress in Human Geography

    `A broad and extremely readable study which provides a much needed introduction to the vast and complex Asian region.' - BSOSAS