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Table 1: Book Structure; Maps; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction: the world of Asia-Pacific; 2. Revolutionary China; 3. The Restoration of Japan; 4. Korea: a country divided by war (1945-53); 5. Korea North and South (1953-2006); 6. Thailand: a history of success; 7. The Battle for Indochina; 8. Cambodia: a kingdom upside down; 9. Malaysia and Singapore: invention of Asian values; 10. The Philippines: corruption and democracy; 11. Indonesia: the long road to justice and reform; 12. Timor Leste: a war of independence (1999); 13. The Russian Far East: the GULAG legacy; 14. Migration: gains and losses; 15. Crime: piracy, smuggling and terrorism; 16. The American West Coast and the US Pacific Empire; 17. Australia; 18. The New Asia-Pacific: hope and despair; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Thomas Crump, born into a family of authors, published his first book in 1963. In the course of more than 40 years spent mainly as an academic, Thomas Crump has published many books. Since retirement in 1994 he has extended his range to write new books about history, science and medicine.


"Students should find the content eminently accessible and easy to digest...they would find it interesting."The Journal of Asian Studies, 2010

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