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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
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