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Asia-Pacific

Author: Thomas Crump
Publisher: London : Hambledon Continuum, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the end of the twentieth century, China was on its way to becoming one of the greatest powers in the world. This book offers an account of what happened throughout the whole region.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Crump
ISBN: 9781847252227 1847252222
OCLC Number: 220005371
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Table 1: Book Structure; Maps; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction: the world of Asia-Pacific; 2. Revolutionary China; 3. The Restoration of Japan; 4. Korea: a country divided by war (1945-53); 5. Korea North and South (1953-2006); 6. Thailand: a history of success; 7. The Battle for Indochina; 8. Cambodia: a kingdom upside down; 9. Malaysia and Singapore: invention of Asian values; 10. The Philippines: corruption and democracy; 11. Indonesia: the long road to justice and reform; 12. Timor Leste: a war of independence (1999); 13. The Russian Far East: the GULAG legacy; 14. Migration: gains and losses; 15. Crime: piracy, smuggling and terrorism; 16. The American West Coast and the US Pacific Empire; 17. Australia; 18. The New Asia-Pacific: hope and despair; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Thomas Crump.

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"Students should find the content eminently accessible and easy to digest...they would find it interesting."The Journal of Asian Studies, 2010

 
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