The Far East and Australasia 2014

45th Edition

Europa Publications

Published November 13, 2013
Reference - 1494 Pages
ISBN 9781857437003 - CAT# Y148234
Series: The Far East and Australasia

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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 content for the 2014 edition includes:

  • in-depth analysis of the tensions on the Korean peninsula, following the imposition of UN sanctions on North Korea in response to its third nuclear test
  • details of the transition to a new generation of leadership in the People’s Republic of China, led by President Xi Jinping
  • coverage of recent legislative and presidential elections, including those in Cambodia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines

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. Topics include the rise of China, relations between the USA and the Asia-Pacific region, the security challenges of East and South-East Asia, inter-Korean relations, a survey of environmental affairs in the region and  new essays examining the importance of ASEAN-led regional architecture and exploring the refugee politics of Australia .

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


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