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 KEVIN RAFFERTY
79
Statistical Survey
87
149
472
Directory
475
Bibliography
514
History ROBERT CRIBB
520
Economy SARWAR O H HOBOHM
536
Statistical Survey
548
Bibliography
572
Recent History AKIRA YAMAZAKI
580

Bibliography
97
AUSTRALIA
100
Economy NEVILLE NORMAN
108
Statistical Survey
116
Directory
122
Bibliography
141
MALAYSIA
165
938
200
Physical and Social Geography HARVEY DEMAINE
203
Economy CHRIS EDWARDS revised by ROKIAH ALAVI
219
Bibliography
226
HONG KONG
329
Physical and Social Geography
360
Economy revised by the editorial staff
367
Directory
373
CHINA TAIWAN
379
Economy ROBERT F
394
Statistical Survey
402
Directory
407
Bibliography
419
BANGLADESH
425
Statistical Survey
434
Physical and Social Geography B H FARMER
442
Economy SANJAYA BARU
460
Statistical Survey
468
Economy BRUCE HENRY LAMBERT
599
Statistical Survey
609
Directory
616
Bibliography
645
THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
652
Economy ROBERT F
666
971
713
977
725
Physical and Social Geography B H FARMER
819
MONGOLIA
832
Economy RICHARD VOKES
875
Statistical Survey
885
Economy MARIKA VICZIANY
912
Statistical Survey
923
980
954
997
969
THAILAND
1014
1126
1061
Physical and Social Geography HARVEY DEMAINE
1231
CALENDARS TIME RECKONING AND WEIGHTS
1594
RESEARCH INSTITUTES STUDYING
1601
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHYBOOKS
1616
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHYPERIODICALS
1624
Index of Regional Organizations
1631

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