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Book Description

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.

Calendar of Political Events

A calendar of events provides a convenient reference guide to the year’s main political developments

General Survey

Written by leading experts, this collection of essays provides incisive analysis of regional issues.

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 comprehensive directory of names and contact details covering the most significant political, financial and commercial institutions

· a country-specific bibliography.

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

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 Asia-Pacific region

· an index of regional organizations

Table of Contents

PART ONE General Survey

Multilateralism, East Asia and Regional Order

NICK BISLEY

Australia-China Relations: The Larrikin and the Rising Giant

YI WANG

Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Recovery in South-East Asia

JAYANT MENON

The USA’s Turn Against China: Biden’s Election and Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

ROBERT SUTTER

The Korean Peninsula: Conflict and Dialogue

AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER

PART TWO Country Surveys

Sections on geography, history and economy, as well as statistical surveys, directories and bibliographies for each country. A dedicated section on the Pacific islands, which includes an introductory essay and directory and statistical information for each of the Pacific islands and a locally focused bibliography.

AUSTRALIA

History FRANK BONGIORNO

Economy DOUGLAS HUNT and SHYAMA RATNASIRI

AUSTRALIAN DEPENDENCIES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Christmas Island

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Heard Island and the McDonald Islands

BRUNEI

History STEPHEN C. DRUCE

Economy WEE CHIAN KOH

CAMBODIA

History TRUDE JACOBSEN GIDASZEWSKI

Economy ROBERT E. LOONEY

THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

History KERRY BROWN

Economy ROBERT F. ASH

CHINESE SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS

HONG KONG

History JAMES TANG (based on an earlier article by N. J. MINERS)

Economy LOK SANG HO

MACAO

History

Economy

INDONESIA

History JAMES R. RUSH

Economy ANNE BOOTH

JAPAN

History DEAN ASZKIELOWICZ

Economy HIROAKI RICHARD WATANABE

KOREA

History up to the Korean War ANDREW C. NAHM (with revisions by JAMES E. HOARE)

THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

History AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER (based on an earlier article by ANDREW C. NAHM)

Economy ROBERT F. ASH

THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

History AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER (based on an earlier article by ANDREW C. NAHM)

Economy RANDALL S. JONES

THE LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

History VOLKER GRABOWKSY

Economy ROBERT E. LOONEY

MALAYSIA

History JAMES CHIN and ANTHONY MILNER

Economy MICHAEL MEOW-CHUNG YAP

MONGOLIA

History LI NARANGOA

Economy CHARLES KRUSEKOPF

MYANMAR (BURMA)

History ARDETH THAWNGHMUNG

Economy ROBERT E. LOONEY

NEW ZEALAND

History JEANINE GRAHAM

Economy KENNETH E. JACKSON

THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

Background to the Pacific Islands BRYANT J. ALLEN

History of the Pacific Islands IAN CAMPBELL

Contemporary Politics of the Pacific Islands STEWART FIRTH

Security in the Pacific Islands STEWART FIRTH

Economies of the Pacific Islands RONALD DUNCAN

Environmental Issues of the Pacific Islands ROSS STEELE

AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TERRITORIES

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Norfolk Island

FIJI

FRENCH PACIFIC OVERSEAS COLLECTIVITIES

French Polynesia

The Wallis and Futuna Islands

OTHER FRENCH PACIFIC OVERSEAS TERRITORY

New Caledonia

KIRIBATI

THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

NAURU

NEW ZEALAND PACIFIC TERRITORY

Tokelau

NEW ZEALAND PACIFIC ASSOCIATED STATES

The Cook Islands

Niue

PALAU

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

SAMOA

SOLOMON ISLANDS

TONGA

TUVALU

UNITED KINGDOM PACIFIC TERRITORY

The Pitcairn Islands

US COMMONWEALTH TERRITORY IN THE PACIFIC

The Northern Mariana Islands

US EXTERNAL TERRITORIES IN THE PACIFIC

American Samoa

Guam

OTHER US TERRITORIES IN THE PACIFIC

Baker and Howland Islands

Jarvis Island

Johnston Atoll

Kingman Reef

Midway Island

Palmyra

Wake Island

VANUATU

THE PHILIPPINES

History JOHN T. SIDEL

Economy ROBERT E. LOONEY

SINGAPORE

History S. R. JOEY LONG

Economy CHAN KOK HOE

TAIWAN

History DAFYDD FELL

Economy ROBERT F. ASH

THAILAND

History NICHOLAS FARRELLY

Economy BHANUPONG NIDHIPRABHA

TIMOR-LESTE (EAST TIMOR)

History MICHAEL LEACH

Economy ROBERT E. LOONEY

VIET NAM

History JÖRN DOSCH

Economy SUIWAH LEUNG

PART THREE 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

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Editor(s)

Biography

Europa Publications’ regional publications are compiled by a team of editors and researchers, with introductory and country-specific material provided by specialists in their field:

Bryant J. Allen. Former Visiting Fellow, State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Robert F. Ash. Emeritus Professor, China Institute, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom.

Dean Aszkielowicz. Lecturer, College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences, and Fellow of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.

Nick Bisley. Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University, Australia.

Frank Bongiorno. Professor, School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Anne Booth. Emerita Professor of Economics, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom.

Kerry Brown. Director of the Lau China Institute and Professor of Chinese Studies, King’s College London, United Kingdom.

Ian Campbell. Former Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Chan Kok Hoe. Lecturer, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore. James Chin. Professor of Asian Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Jörn Dosch. Professor of International Relations and Development Co-operation, University of Rostock, Germany.

Stephen C. Druce. Deputy Director of the Academy of Brunei Studies, Associate Researcher at the Institute of Asian Studies, Senior Assistant Professor in History, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam.

Ronald Duncan AO. Emeritus Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Nicholas Farrelly. Professor and Head of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.

Dafydd Fell. Reader in Comparative Politics, with special reference to Taiwan, Department of Politics and International Studies, Director, Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom.

Stewart Firth. Research Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Aidan Foster-Carter. Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Volker Grabowsky. Professor of Thai Studies, Asia-Africa Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Jeanine Graham. Former Senior Lecturer in History, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Lok Sang Ho. Professor of Economics, Centre for Public Policy Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

James E. Hoare. Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), London, United Kingdom.

Douglas Hunt. Lecturer in Economics, and Research Fellow, Business School, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

Kenneth E. Jackson. Former Director, Centre for Development Studies, University of Auckland, and Adjunct Research Professor, Auckland Institute of Studies, Auckland, New Zealand.

Trude Jacobsen Gidaszewski. Professor in Asian History, Department of History, College of Arts and Liberal Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA.

Randall S. Jones. Former Head of the Japan/Korea Desk at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France, and Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

Wee Chian Koh. Researcher, Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies, Brunei Darussalam, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam.

Charles Krusekopf. Professor, School of Business, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Michael Leach. Professor of Politics and International Relations, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and Co-founder of the Timor-Leste Studies Association.

Suiwah Leung. Honorary Associate Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

S. R. Joey Long. Associate Professor and Head, Department of History, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Robert E. Looney. International Consultant specializing in economic development, and Distinguished Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA.

Jayant Menon. Visiting Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.

Anthony Milner. Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia, Visiting Professor, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Emeritus Professor, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

N. J. Miners. Former Reader in Political Science, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Andrew C. Nahm. Former Professor Emeritus of History and Consultant to the Office of International Education and Programs, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.

Li Narangoa. Professor of Asian History, and Director of the Mongolia Institute, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Australia.

Bhanupong Nidhiprabha. Professor, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Shyama Ratnasiri. Senior Lecturer in Economics, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

James R. Rush. Professor of History, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.

John T. Sidel. Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.

Ross Steele. Former Principal Demographer, Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia, and Adjunct Academic Staff, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Robert Sutter. Professor of Practice of International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

James Tang. Former Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, Singapore.

Ardeth Thawnghmung. Professor and Chair, Political Science Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA.

Hiroaki Richard Watanabe. Professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.

Michael Meow-Chung Yap. Associate Professor, Business Economics and Quantitative Methods Division, Nottingham University Business School, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Yi Wang. Political scientist at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and former media executive and diplomat.

Reviews

 

"An excellent reference work that no library should be without." – International Affairs

"... a superb resource which should be in the reference section of any serious research library." – Pacific Affairs

"... the directory on government agencies, trade associations, major companies and much else will assist even the seasoned observer of the Asia Pacific." – Asia Pacific Business Review

"The best publication of its type." – Defence and Foreign Affairs

"This annual one-volume publication is a masterly piece of work, containing a wealth of information." – Reference Reviews