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Introduction 1. Coping with Disaster: Agency and resilience in the Asia-Pacific context, Edwin Jurriens, Minako Sakai, Alec Thornton and Jian Zhang Part I: Civil society 2. Responding to Disasters in the Asia-Pacific Region: State and civil society relationships, David W. Lovell 3. Key Factors for Capacity-Building of Disaster Relief Operations: Indonesian examples, Minako Sakai and Amelia Fauzia 4. Fostering Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Relief in Japan: Challenges and prospects for sustainable future operations, Minako Sakai and Keishin Inaba Part II: Military and state institutions 5. The Military and Disaster Relief in China: Trends, drivers and implications, Jian Zhang 6. Myanmar, Cyclone Nargis and Regional Intermediaries, Christopher Roberts 7. Temporalities of Planning and Disaster: Slum demolition and the rebuilding of lives at the margins of Delhi, Ursula Rao Part III: Local cultural knowledge and the media 8. The Politics of the Mount Merapi Eruption in Central Java, Indonesia, Priyambudi Sulistiyanto 9. Coping with Floods in Urban Fiji: Responses and resilience of the poor, Jenny Bryant-Tokalau and John Campbell 10. From Early Warning System to Trauma Healing: Alternative media and disaster relief in Central Java, Edwin Jurriens Part IV: Economic initiatives 11. Agrarianism, Capitalism or Protectionism? Exploring economic restructuring and local responses amidst global change in Samoa, Alec Thornton and Etienne Nel 12. Responding to Natural versus Human-made Disasters: Lessons from Fiji, Satish Chand Part V: Conclusion 13. Lessons from Disaster Relief in the Asia-Pacific, Jian Zhang, Minako Sakai and Edwin Jurriens

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Minako Sakai is Senior Lecturer in Southeast Asian Social Inquiry, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. Edwin Jurriens is Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne and Visiting Fellow at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. Jian Zhang is Senior Lecturer in Political Science in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. Alec Thornton is Senior Lecturer in Geography, School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia.

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