The Far East and Australasia 2011

42nd Edition

Europa Publications

Routledge
Published November 15, 2010
Reference - 1608 Pages
ISBN 9781857435719 - CAT# Y108089
Series: The Far East and Australasia

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Summary

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.

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