Table of contents for Understanding contemporary Asia Pacific / Edited by Katherine P. Kaup.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction	
	Kate Palmer Kaup
Chapter 2 Geographic Preface	
	Ron Hill
Chapter 3 The Historical Context	
	Colin MacKerras
Chapter 4 Asia Pacific Politics	
	Kate Palmer Kaup
Chapter 5 Economics	
	Kailash Khandke
Chapter 6 International Relations	
	Derek McDougall
Chapter 7 Asian Military and Security Issues	
	Robert Sutter
Chapter 8 The Environment	
	Peter Hills
Chapter 9 Population and Urbanization	
	Dean Forbes
Chapter 10 Women and Development	
	Yana Rodgers
Chapter 11 Religions in Asia Pacific	
	Keri Cole
Chapter 12 Literature of Asia Pacific	
	Fay Beauchamps and Ely Marquez
Chapter 13 Trends and Prospects	
	Kate Palmer Kaup
List of Tables, Figures, and Maps
Map 2.1	Major Mountain Ranges and Deserts of the Region		 8a
Map 2.2	General Political Map of the Asia Pacific Region		 9a
Map 2.3	Major Ports, Seas, and rivers of the Region			 14a
Map 2.4	Tectonic Plates and Major Volcanic Arcs of the Region	 15a
Figure 5.1	Average growth of GNP Per Capita				164a
Figure 5.2	Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Growth		164b
Figure 5.3	Savings and Investment as Percentage of GDP		165a
Table 2.1	Proportion Of World Area And Population
In The Region							 13
Table 2.2	Area Of Land, Length Of Coast And Land Boundaries	 20
Table 5.1	Export Penetration, Selected East Asian Economies,
1965-90 172a
Table 5.2	Ratio of Total Trade to GDP					172b
Table 5.3	Gini Index, Period Averages, 1965-90			175a
Table 6.1	Measures of Power						240
Table 6.2	North and South Korea Compared				264
Table 6.3 	Southeast Asian States' GDP And Population Figures	273
Table 8.1	Key Environmental Issues and Causes in Southeast Asia	378a
Table 8.2	Key Environmental Issues and Causes in Northeast Asia		378b
Table 8.3	Major Risks in Asia From Climate Change			393
Table 8.4	Phnom Penh Regional Platform: Key Issues And Priorities	407
Table 9.1	Population Growth In Asian Pacific Nations			419
Table 9.2	Population Characteristics Of Asian Pacific Nations		424
Table 9.3 	Differences in Projected Population With and 
Without AIDS							426
Table 9.4 	Urban and Rural Populations Below Poverty Line		433
Table 9. 5 	Official Overseas Contract Workers from 
Sending Countries						437
Table 9.6	Urban Population of the Asian Region, 1950-2000,
 and Projection to 2030					439
Table 9.7 	Urban Population as a Proportion of Total
 Population, 1980 and 2005					441
Table 9.8 	Asia Pacific Megacities, 1975, 2000, 2015			446
Table 9.9 	Asia Pacific World Cities by Category and
 Corporate Services Score					451
Table 9.10	 Emerging Asia Pacific Megaurban Regions			452
Table 9.11 	Multimedia Super Corridor Designated Cybercities		456
Table 10.1. 	Comparative Statistics on Life Expectancy and Child 
Mortality by Gender, 1980 and 2004					477a
Table 10.2	. Indicators of Women's Reproductive Health, Various Years	479a	
Table 10.3. 	Comparative Statistics on Adult Illiteracy by Gender, 
1980 and 2004 (In Percent)						482a
Table 10.4 	Comparative Statistics on School Enrollment by Gender,
 1980 and 2004 (In Percent)						483a
Table 10.5.	 Indicators of Women's Labor Market Status, 
1980-2004 (In Percent)				484a

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

East Asia.
Southeast Asia.