The Far East and Australasia 2014 (Hardback)Europa Publications (editor)
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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 testdetails of the transition to a new generation of leadership in the People's Republic of China, led by President Xi Jinpingcoverage 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
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 .
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 educationa comprehensive directory of names and contact details covering the most significant political, financial and commercial institutionsa 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 Informationincludes all major international organizations active in the region, their aims, activities, publications and principal personnela 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
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 1494
Weight: 2087 g
Dimensions: 279 x 211 mm
Edition: 45th New edition
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- International Affairs
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- Pacific Affairs
"... the directory on government agencies, trade associations, major companies and much else will assist even the seasoned observer of the Asia Pacific."
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- Defence and Foreign Affairs
"This annual one-volume publication is a masterly piece of work, containing a wealth of information."
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