The Far East and Australasia 2003

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Asia - 1538 pages
A systematic survey of all the countries of East Asia, South Asia, South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
* Essential for anyone with a professional interest in the region
* Keeps up-to-date with current economic and political developments
* Presents over 1,400 pages of statistics, directory material and expert analysis.
General Survey
* Informative articles on contemporary issues relating to the area as a whole. Topics include: Current Security Issues in Asia; Population in Asia and the Pacific; Environmental Issues of Asia and the Pacific; The Religions of Asia Pacific and The Asian-Pacific Community in the Pacific Century.
Country Surveys
* Individual chapters on each country containing: articles n geography, history and the economy; an economic and demographic survey of the latest available statistics on population, agriculture, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, and education; a directory of names, addresses and contact numbers covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religion, the media, finance, trade, industry, tourism, defence and education; a select bibliography.
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; and an index of regional organizations.
 

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Contents

Current Security Issues in Asia
3
Population in Asia and the Pacific
9
Environmental Issues of Asia and the Pacific
23
The Religions of Asia and the Pacific
37
The AsianPacific Community in the Pacific Century
48
AFGHANISTAN
59
Economy KEVINRAFFERTY
79
Statistical Survey
87
Statistical Survey
885
Bibliography
897
Economy MARIKAVICZIANY
923
NEW ZEALAND
938
Economy KENNETH E JACKSON
945
Statistical Survey
951
687
954
Bibliography
967

Directory
92
Bibliography
97
Economy NEVILLE NORMAN
108
Statistical Survey
116
Directory
122
Bibliography
141
BANGLADESH
148
BHUTAN
179
Economy BRIAN SHAW
187
Directory
196
Bibliography
201
BRUNEI
203
Statistical Survey
219
Bibliography
226
Economy LAURA SUMMERS
243
Statistical Survey
253
Bibliography
263
Recent History MICHAELYAHUDA
272
Economy HANS HENDRISCHKE
281
Statistical Survey
292
Directory
301
Bibliography
378
CHINA TAIWAN
379
Economy ROBERT F
394
Statistical Survey
402
Directory
407
Bibliography
419
Economy
428
Directory
435
INDIA
442
Economy SANJAYA BARU
460
Statistical Survey
468
Directory
475
page
514
History ROBERT CRIBB
520
Economy SARWAR O H HOBOHM
536
Statistical Survey
548
179
550
180
559
Bibliography
572
Recent History AKIRAYAMAZAKI
580
Economy BRUCE HENRY LAMBERT
599
187
609
Directory
616
196
623
219
637
Bibliography
645
THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
653
Economy ROBERT F
666
227
684
THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
687
Economy ROBERT F
700
Statistical Survey
709
Bibliography
731
LAOS
735
Economy NICKFREEMAN
752
Bibliography
761
Economy CHRIS EDWARDS revised by ROKIAHALAVI
774
Statistical Survey
788
Bibliography
815
Physical and Social Geography MICHAEL FREEBERNE
819
Economy revised by the editorial staff
821
Bibliography
831
Economy ALAN J K SANDERS
839
History N J MINERS revised by JAMES TANG
844
Statistical Survey revised by ALAN J K SANDERS
848
Bibliography
857
Economy RICHARD VOKES
875
Australian Pacific Territories
977
709
989
French Pacific Territories
997
266
1001
268
1008
French Pacific Overseas Country
1010
Kiribati
1020
The Federated States of Micronesia
1034
New Zealand Pacific Territory
1045
272
1052
Palau
1061
Papua New Guinea
1067
281
1074
Samoa
1087
Solomon Islands
1095
Tonga
1101
Tuvalu
1113
State of Hawaii
1118
731
1122
US Commonwealth Territory in the Pacific
1126
US External Territories in the Pacific
1132
735
1140
Baker and Howland Islands
1143
Bibliography
1155
revised by IAN TALBOT and JOHN McGUIRE
1161
Economy ASAD SAYEED
1190
292
1198
743
1200
762
1217
763
1225
THE PHILIPPINES
1231
Economy EDITH HODGKINSON
1248
793
1255
Directory
1261
Bibliography
1279
Economy GAVINPEEBLES
1293
Statistical Survey
1304
329
1307
Bibliography
1325
Economy S W R de A SAMARASINGHE
1340
819
1360
330
1361
821
1367
342
1417
824
1461
346
1480
831
1483
Directory
1518
REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS page The Commonwealth
1522
832
1529
The United Nations in the Far East Economic Cooperation OrganizationECO 1592
1530
839
1536
THAILAND
1565
848
1578
History RUTH McVEY revised by PATRICKJORY
1578
Directory
1578
857
1578
1293
1578
TIMOR LESTETIMOR LORO SAESee EAST TIMOR
1640
Physical and Social Geography HARVEY DEMAINE
1653
890
1587
Food and Agriculture OrganizationFAO 1483 AND MEASURES
1594
and DevelopmentIBRD and International FAR EAST AND AUSTRALASIA
1601
900
1612
Bibliography
1616
912
1627
World Health OrganizationWHO 1501

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