This comprehensive survey of the countries of East and South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, along with 22 Pacific islands, fully revised to reflect current economic and political developments, is an essential resource for the Asia-Pacific region.
New for 2015:
Calendar of Political Events
A calendar of events provides a convenient reference guide to the year’s main political developments
Written by leading experts, this collection of essays provides incisive analysis of regional issues.
Individual chapters on each country containing:
An entire section is dedicated to the Pacific islands, including specially commissioned essays examining the contemporary politics of the islands, their economies, security concerns and the environmental issues confronting them
‘…an indispensable reference work.’ – World Affairs Report
Part 1: General Survey. China’s Rise: Evolution and Implications Robert Sutter. The Korean Peninsula: Conflict and Dialogue Aidan Foster-Carter. Whatever Happened to the Pivot?: The USA’s Evolving Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region Mark Beeson. The Security Challenges of East and South-East Asia Andrew T. H. Tan. Australia’s Refugee Politics Kim Huynh. Environmental Issues of the Asia-Pacific Region Ross Steele. Regionalism in Asia Anthony Milner. Part 2: Country Surveys Sections on geography, history and economy, as well as statistical surveys, directories and bibliographies for each country. Part 3: Regional Information Regional Organizations. Major Commodities of Asia and the Pacific. Calendars and Time Reckoning. Research Institutes Studying the Far East and Australasia. Select Bibliography (Books). Select Bibliography (Periodicals). Index of Regional Organizations. Index of Territories. List of Maps.