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Title Understanding contemporary Asia Pacific / edited by Katherine Palmer Kaup
Published Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, [2007]


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Description xv, 473 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Series Understanding
Understanding (Boulder, Colo.)
Contents Introduction / Katherine Palmer Kaup -- Asia Pacific : a geographic preface / Ron D. Hill -- The historical context / Colin Mackerras -- Asia Pacific politics / Katherine Palmer Kaup -- The economics of Asia Pacific / Kailash Khandke -- International relations / Derek McDougall -- Military and security issues / Robert Sutter -- The environment / Peter Hills -- Population and urbanization / Dean Forbes -- Ethnicity / Katherine Palmer Kaup -- Women and development / Yana Rodgers -- Religion in Asia Pacific / Keri Cole -- Asia Pacific literature / Fay Beauchamps and Ely Marquez -- Trends and prospects / Brantly Womack
Summary "Covering China, Japan, the Koreas, and all member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Understanding Contemporary Asia Pacific provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most complex and rapidly changing regions in the world today." "This accessible, up-to-date volume is designed to be used as a core text for "Introduction to Asia" and "Asian Politics" courses, and also as a supplement in a variety of discipline-oriented curriculums, The authors cover history, politics, economics, and international relations, as well as such topics as the role of the military, population and urbanization, environmental issues, women and development, ethnicity, and religion. Maps, photographs, bibliographies, and an appendix of basic political data enhance the text."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Pacific Area.
Far East.
Asia, Southeastern.
Author Kaup, Katherine Palmer, 1968-
LC no. 2006101895
ISBN 9781588260611 hardback
1588260615 hardback
9781588260864 paperback
1588260860 paperback
Other Titles Asia Pacific