The Far East and Australasia 2003

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 1538 pages
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"The Far East and Australasia 2003" is a unique and extensive collection of facts, analysis, statistics and directory information on this vast region.
Profiling the latest issues and events in one accessible volume, it provides a general survey and a collection of introductory essays analyzing issues affecting the region as a whole. The essays are written by leading authorities on this part of the world and so provide well-researched and impartial information. Topics covered include population; the environment; terrorism/security issues; religion, and the Asian-Pacific Community. A bibliography is included.
Individual country and territory surveys present essays on physical and social geography, history and economy; a statistical survey with the latest figures on key economic indicators; and an exhaustive directory section of invaluable contact names and addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail and internet addresses within the government, judiciary, the media, publishing, broadcasting and communications, finance, trade and industry and other key areas.
A regional information section includes details of organizations operating in or connected with the region, as well as information about the major commodities of the area and research institutes studying the Far East and Australasia.
  

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Contents

Directory
92
List of Maps pagex Economy MUSHTAQ H KHAN page
155
Directory
166
International Telephone Codes xvi Bibliography
176
Current Security Issues in Asia Directory
196
Environmental Issues of Asia and the Pacific Physical and Social Geography HARVEY DEMAINE
203
DEAN FORBES 48 Statistical Survey
219
PART TWO Bibliography
226
Economy KENNETH E JACKSON
945
Statistical Survey
951
Bibliography
967
Australian Pacific Territories
977
French Pacific Overseas Country
1010
Kiribati
1020
Marshall Islands
1027
The Federated States of Micronesia
1034

Economy KEVIN RAFFERTY revised by SOK HACH
243
Statistical Survey 87 Directory
257
Bibliography
263
R HANCOCK 101 Recent History MICHAEL YAHUDA
272
Economy NEVILLE NORMAN 108 Economy HANS HENDRISCHKE
281
Statistical Survey 116 Statistical Survey
292
Directory
301
Bibliography
325
BANGLADESH Economy FRANCOIS GIPOULOUX
336
Physical and Social Geography B H FARMER 148 Statistical Survey
342
MACAO page Statistical Survey page 677
367
History DAVID TAYLOR Directory 346
444
Statistical Survey 372 updated by AIDAN FOSTERCARTER
687
Economy ROBERT F
700
CHINA TAIWAN Statistical Survey
709
Bibliography
731
Economy NICK FREEMAN
743
Statistical Survey
752
EAST TIMOR Bibliography
761
Economy CHRIS EDWARDS revised by ROKIAH ALAVI
774
Statistical Survey
788
Physical and Social Geography B H FARMER 442 Bibliography
815
Economy revised by the editorial staff
821
History ROBERT CRIBB 520 MONGOLIA
832
Economy ALAN J K SANDERS
839
JAPAN Bibliography
848
Physical and Social Geography JOHN SARGENT 576
859
Statistical Survey 609 Economy RICHARD VOKES
875
Statistical Survey
885
KOREA Bibliography
897
Economy ROBERT F ASH Statistical Survey
923
NEW ZEALAND
938
New Zealand Pacific Territory
1045
Palau
1061
Papua New Guinea
1067
Samoa
1087
Solomon Islands
1095
Tonga
1106
Tuvalu
1113
US Commonwealth Territory in the Pacific
1126
US External Territories in the Pacific
1132
Baker and Rowland Islands
1143
Bibliography
1155
revised by IAN TALBOT and JOHN MCGUIRE
1161
Economy ASAD SAYEED
1190
THE PHILIPPINES
1231
Economy EDITH HODGKINSON
1248
Statistical Survey
1255
Directory
1261
REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS page
1545
The United Nations in the Far East
1467
Bibliography 1279
1461
AsiaPacific Economic CooperationAPEC 1507
1443
Physical and Social Geography HARVEY DEMAINE 1282
1415
Statistical Survey 1304
1398
Bibliography 1325
1364
SRI LANKA
1327
History KINGSLEY M de SILVA 1328
1304
Directory 1351
1274
CALENDARS TIME RECKONING AND WEIGHTS
1594
RESEARCH INSTITUTES STUDYING
1601
Bibliography 1364
1616
List of Maps
1636

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