Understanding Contemporary Asia Pacific (Understanding: Introductions to the States & Regions of the Contemporary World)

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Covering China, Japan, the Koreas, and all of the ASEAN member states, 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, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix of basic political data enhance the text.

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Katherine Palmer Kaup is associate professor of political science and chair of the Asian Studies Department at Furman University. She is author of Creating the Zhuang: Ethnic Politics in China.

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Well planned and soundly structured.... This new book is comprehensive, up-to-date, and provides key information and insightful analysis. It is an essential introduction to a dynamic and increasingly significant region. --Guoli Liu, College of Charleston

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