42nd Edition

The Far East and Australasia 2011

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ISBN 9781857435719
Published December 26, 2010 by Routledge
1608 Pages

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Book Description

The Far East and Australasia 2011 presents:

  • a systematic survey of the countries of East and South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, along with a survey of 22 Pacific Islands
  • essential for anyone with a professional interest in the region
  • keeps up to date with current political and economic 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: China's Rise: Evaluation and Implications, The USA’s Relations with the Asia-Pacific Region, The Security Challenges of East and South-East Asia, Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region, Environmental Issues of the Asia-Pacific Region.

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, election commission, political organizations, diplomatic representation, judiciary, religion, the media, finance, trade, industry, tourism, defence and education
  • a select bibliography.

An entire section of the volume is dedicated to the Pacific Islands. This includes specially commissioned essays examining issues of particular importance to the Pacific Islands.

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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: General Survey.  China's Rise: Evolution and Implications.  The USA's Relations with the Asia-Pacific Region.  The Security Challenges of East and South-East Asia.  Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region.  Environmental Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region.  Part 2: Country Surveys.  Australia.  Brunei.  Cambodia.  The People's Republic of China.  Chinese Special Administrative Regions - Hong Kong.  Macao.  China - Taiwan.  Indonesia.  Japan.  Korea.  The Democratic People's Republic of Korea.  The Republic of Korea.  Laos.  Malaysia.  Mongolia.  Myanmar (Burma).  New Zealand.  The Pacific Islands: Australian Pacific Territories; Fiji; French Pacific Overseas Collectivities; Other French Pacific Overseas Territory; Kiribati; The Marshall Islands; The Federated States of Micronesia; Nauru; New Zealand Pacific Territory; New Zealand Pacific: Associated States; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tuvalu; United Kingdom Pacific Territory; US Commonwealth Territory in the Pacific; US External Territories in the Pacific; Vanuatu.  The Philippines.  Singapore.  Thailand.  Timor-Leste (East Timor).  Viet Nam.  Part 3: Regional Information.  Regional Organizations.  Major Commodities of Asia and the Pacific.

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