Asia in the Pacific Islands: Replacing the West

Front Cover
editorips@usp.ac.fj, 2007 - Asia - 623 pages
1 Review
"A spectacular transition is under way in the Pacific Islands, as a result of which all our lives will be radically different. In the last fifty years or so, Asia has begun to play a bigger and bigger role in all aspects of Islands life - migration, trade and investment, aid and development, information and media, religion, culture and sport. It is replacing the West. The process is irreversible. With his trademark breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the region, based on over half a century of experience, study and deliberation, Ron Crocombe documents the early connections between Asia and the Pacific, details recent and continuing changes, and poses challenging theories about the future."--Publisher.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Main Trends
3
Small numbers and long intervals
19
Asians in Oceania in the colonial era
25
Japans colonial empire rises falls and facilitates
41
Asians in the Islands in the era of independence
59
Pacific Islanders in Asia Sailors sportsmen evangelists
105
Exchanging raw materials and holidays
119
Now mostly north to south
149
First colonial then Pacific Islands then Commonwealth
313
Evolving a new paradigm
337
Patterns of thought belief and value
363
Constraints and competitors
391
An expanding network
425
Learning to benefit from intense
439
APPENDICES
475
Pacific Islands nations territories and their official representation
483

Now more of it more organized and more
177
Some selfreliance some dependence
213
Very diverse interests
243
West Papua East Timor
281
Noncommercial organizations intergovernment nongovernment
493
Journals videos of the AsiaPacific Region
571
Index
603
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information