Re Orient: Change in Asian Societies

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Social Science - 362 pages
At the beginning of the new century, Asia remains the most dynamic and unpredictable region in the world. Recent events have highlighted the need for a better understanding of the diverse peoples of the region, their traditions, and their responses to the inter-related changes that togethermake up what is called globalisation. The first edition of Re Orient: Change in Asian Society was praised for its ability to make sense of those changes-its accurate and succinct analysis of Asian experience advances understanding of our own as well as Asian societies. In this new edition, the discussion is as engaging and stimulatingas before, but has been updated to take into account the rapid course of events in Asia since the late 1990s: from the Asian financial crisis to emergence of post-Suharto Indonesia; from India's population reaching one billion to independence in East Timor.

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Globalisation and Insulation in Asia
17
State Society Individual
37
Human Rights
64
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Aat Vervoorn, Head and Senior Lecturer, Centre of Asian Societies, Australian National University.

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