Understanding Australia's Neighbours: An Introduction to East and Southeast Asia
Understanding Australia's Neighbours is a comprehensive introduction to the study of Asia. Written thematically, it provides comparisons between Asian and Australian societies and encourages readers to think about Australia's neighbours across a wide range of social, economic and historical contexts. Topics covered include: 堔he nature of tradition and modernity 堣hange to the family and religion 場he role of colonialism and nationalism in political change 堮ation-building 堥conomic development 堩nternational politics 堧lobalisation 堤emocracy and human rights. Fully revised and updated, it covers the region's response to the global financial crisis, war on terror and climate change. It features a brand new chapter on the rise of China, its changing dynamic with Japan and the US and what this means for the broader region and Australia. Written in an accessible and informative way, this is a book for all Australians who seek a better understanding of Australia's neighbours in East and Southeast Asia.