Southeast Asia: A Ten Nation Regior by Ashok K. DuttSoutheast Asia: A Ten Nation Regior by Ashok K. Dutt

Southeast Asia: A Ten Nation Regior

byAshok K. Dutt

Paperback | September 26, 2011

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This book introduces the ten nation region of Southeast Asia: The main themes of the book are diversity, differential development and changing socio-economic and political setting affecting these characteristics in the 1990s. The nations of Southeast Asia have different languages, three dominant religions - Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, varied levels of economic development that range from bare agricultural subsistence to highly urbanized and highly developed. The historically based core areas of these countries have evolved on their own. Moreover, the effects of Indian, Chinese, Islamic, and Western cultures have been experienced differently in different nations at different times in their histories. This book is intended to be understood by all those who want an initial introduction to Southeast Asia. As many aspects of the book are the result of an in-depth research, carried out by the contributing authors, it is also a valuable reference. The contributing authors have portrayed the basic spatial aspects of the region as well as their relevance in the 1990s based in novel ways and through original interpretations. All fIrst and some second authors of chapters are professors. All but one have Ph. Os. Most contributing authors are geographers but with different sub-specialties: P. P.
Title:Southeast Asia: A Ten Nation RegiorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:334 pagesPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401072817

ISBN - 13:9789401072816


Table of Contents

Preface. An Introductory Framework: Southeast Asia; A.K. Dutt. 1. The Changing Political Geography of Southeast Asia; P.P. Karan, W.A. Bladen. 2. The Physical Environment; A.G. Noble. 3. Cultural Heritage of a Diverse Region; D.R. Sardesai. 4. The Agro-Economic Setting; A. Hussey. 5. Urbanization in Southeast Asia; A.K. Dutt, Naghun Song. 6. National Economic Planning Since the 1980s; A.K. Dutt, A. Mukhopadhyay, A.G. Humphreys. 7. Indonesia: Insular Contrasts of the Java Core with Outer Islands; J.L. Cobban. 8. Myanmar: Promise Unfulfilled; R.E. Huke. 9. The Physical Setting of Indochina & Core Areas of Vietnam; A.K. Dutt. 10. Cambodia and Evolution of Core Areas; A.K. Dutt. 11. Laos and Core Areas in the Upper Mekong Valley; A.K. Dutt. 12. Thailand: Geographical Analysis; A.K. Dutt, A. Mukhopadhyay. 13. Philippines; A. Cutshall, A. Parai. 14. Malaysia: Managing the Environment in a Rapidly Developing Society; M. Moss. 15. Singapore: A Multi-Ethnic City-State; A.K. Dutt, A. Parai. 16. Brunei: A Country with Surplus Balance of Payments; A.K. Dutt. 17. Perspectives on Southeast Asia; A.K. Dutt.

Editorial Reviews

`This book is a multi-disciplinary text and contains the most up[dated information for the region of Southeast Asia. It is of great use and importance to social scientists, researchers and practitioners in planning, physical, human, economic, cultural, political geography as well as policy analysts. ... highly recommended for libraries and for reference.' Bulletin of Asian Geography, 22:1 (1997)