The Far East and AustralasiaBook
Now in its forty first editiona systematic survey of the countries of East and South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, along with 23 Pacific Islands essential for anyone with a professional interest in the region keeps up to date with current economic and political developments.
Written by acknowledged authorities on the Pacific Rim, this collection of essays forms an impartial overview of the area as a whole. Topics include: the Rise of China, the USA's relations with the Asia-Pacific region, Regional Security Issues, Human Rights, Environmental Issues of the Asia Pacific Region.
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 education a directory of names, addresses and contact details covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religion, the media, finance, trade, industry, tourism, defence and education a select bibliography.
Regional Informationincludes 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 an index of regional organizations.