Updated annually, East & Southeast Asia provides just enough historical background on the evolution of Modern East & Southeast Asia to help students gain a thorough understanding—in one semester—of contemporary developments in this vital region. Broad introductory regional and comparative chapters are followed by distinct sections on each country in the region. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors, and students. Now in its 51st edition, the content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets.
Acknowledgments East and Southeast Asia Today Map: East, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDA Diversity of People Religious Beliefs Women in Traditional AsiaThe Impact of the WestNationalism, Communism and Revolution Women in Modern East and Southeast AsiaFrom Post-Colonialism to Globalization“Asia and the Climate Crisis”Reprinted with permission of the Association ofAsian Studies from Education About EAST ASIAChinaThe People’s Republic of China Hong Kong Macau Tibet“Tibetan Buddhism” by Jeannine ChandlerTaiwan: Republic of China Japan KoreaThe Republic of Korea (South Korea)South Korea's Rasputin by Mark JihunSukDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)Mongolia SOUTHEAST ASIABrunei Darussalam CambodiaEast TimorIndonesia Laos MalaysiaMyanmar (Burma) Papua New Guinea The Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam WESTERN PACIFICAustralia New Zealand Island Communities of the Western and Southern Pacific Bibliography and Additional Resources