Handbook for Asian Studies Specialists: A Guide to Research Materials and Collection Building Tools

A Guide to Research Materials and Collection Building Tools

Author: Noriko Asato

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598848437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 466

View: 1771

An indispensable tool for librarians who do reference or collection management, this work is a pioneering offering of expertly selected print and electronic reference tools for East Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). • Represents the first work to include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials in one volume • Incorporates critical information on subscription-based and open-source electronic reference tools • Written by noted leading experts in Asian Studies librarianship • Supplies materials in English and vernacular Asian languages • Includes multilingual titles but provides references and citations in English • Comprises not only a bibliography, but a guide containing key tips on how to use many reference tools

China's Ethnic Minorities

Social and Economic Indicators

Author: Rongxing Guo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136657266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3395

The majority of China’s population is the Han. Till now, China has officially identified, except for other unknown ethnic groups and foreigners with Chinese citizenship, 55 ethnic minorities. Ethnic minorities vary widely in size in China. With a population of more than 15 million, the Zhuang have been the largest minority group, and the Lhoba, with only 2 thousand or more, the smallest. China’s ethnic diversity has resulted in a special socioeconomic landscape of China itself. The book sets out to collect and estimate a full set of data on the socioeconomic situations of China’s ethnic minorities. Till present, a complete socioeconomic picture of China’s ethnic groups still remains unclear from China’s official sources. How different have been China’s ethnic minorities in every sphere of daily life and economic development during China’s fast transition period? In order to answer these questions, we need a detailed and comparable set of data for each of China’s ethnic minorities. This book provides, in an easy to use format, a broad collection of data on China’s 55 ethnic minorities. It is a resource book that profiles the demography, employment and wages, people’s livelihood, agriculture, industry, education, science and technology, and culture, sports and public health for each of these ethnic minorities. These indicators, estimated on the author based on materials gathered from a variety of sources and clearly presented in one volume, will be of great value to researchers, businesses, government agencies, and news media.

Minerals Yearbook: Area Reports: International 2007

Asia and the Pacific

Author: US Department of the Interior

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9781411325326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 6394

Providing the latest available mineral data on the countries of Africa and the Middle East, this yearbook discusses the importance of minerals to these nations economies. It also includes production tables and industry structure tables.

Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China

Welfare Regimes in Transition

Author: Ka-Ho Mok,Maggie K. W. Lau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134575149

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 6004

East Asia is at the heart of the global economic transformation, and the countries of the region are witnessing rapidly changing labour markets, alongside the pressure to cut production costs and lower taxes in order to become successful ‘competition states’. These changes have resulted in increased welfare demands which governments, organizations and agencies across the region have had to address. This book examines welfare regimes in the Greater China region, encompassing mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In so doing, it explores the ways in which the rapid growth and internationalisation of the economy across Greater China is presenting new social policy challenges that governments, social welfare organizations and agencies in the region are having to respond to. Rather than simply describing and categorising welfare systems, the contributors to this volume add to our understanding of how one of the major economic transformations of the contemporary era in East Asia is shaping welfare provision in the region. In turn, in this context of economic change, they examine the new strategies and measures that have been adopted in order to reduce the heavy burden on the state in terms of welfare provision, whilst also attempting to diversify funding and provision sources to meet the pressing welfare needs. Based upon extensive fieldwork by leading scholars of social policy, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Asian social policy, comparative development and social policy, social welfare and Chinese studies.

The China Society Yearbook, Volume 1 (2006)

China's Social Development; Analysis and Forecast

Author: Xin Ru,Xueyi Lu,Peilin Li,Huang Ping,Chen Guangjin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004156372

Category: Reference

Page: 343

View: 9132

The China Society Yearbook (2006) provides analysis of and commentary on social issues in contemporary China, broken down into chapters on different aspects of China’s social development, including change in social structure, population growth, employment, standard of living and education.

Economics of Climate Change in East Asia

Author: Michael I. Westphal,Gordon A. Hughes,Jörn Brömmelhörster

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9292542893

Category: Science

Page: 214

View: 915

This regional study includes the People's Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Mongolia and examines how strategies for adapting to climate change up to 2050 can be combined with measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in East Asia. Besides discussing climate model results for costs of adaptation in infrastructure, coastal protection, and agriculture, the study estimates costs for sector-specific mitigation options and the total abatement potential for 2020 and 2030. Long-term strategies for addressing the impacts of climate change in East Asia are explored with a focus on the linkages between adaptation and mitigation taking account uncertainty about key climate variables. Finally, it discusses opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of some critical climate change policies such as regional carbon market.

Yearbook Maritime Law

Author: Ignacio Arroyo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940173707X

Category: Law

Page: 509

View: 8320

I. The importance of legal questions related to the sea is obvious to everyone. It is hardly surprising that the subjects that make up international current events illustrate the leading role played by maritime affairs. Indeed, it is no coincidence that three quarters of the earth's surface is covered by oceans. Territorial seas, exclusive economic zones, exploitation of the seabed, fishing, transport, insurance, collision, and pollution raise many unresolved questions. On the other hand, the contrast of this importance with the modest attention that existing periodical publications merit must be underscored. Without undervaluing these publications, there has been a need for some time to create a vehicle of common expression, based on three central tenets: interdisciplinary framework, tendency towards uniform law, and both a theoretical and practical approach. a. A framework of interdisciplinary nature seems to be relevant as it is desirable to overcome the artificial separation between public and private law.

The Year of the Lie

Censorship and Disinformation in the People's Republic of China, 1989

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Censorship

Page: 76

View: 494

- What was at stake

Multicultural China

A Statistical Yearbook (2014)

Author: Rongxing Guo,Uradyn E. Bulag,Michael A. Crang,Thomas Heberer,Eui-Gak Hwang,James A Millward,Morris Rossabi,Gerard A. Postiglione,Chih-yu Shih,Nicholas Tapp,Luc Changlei Guo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662441136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

View: 1487

With its easy-to-use format, this book provides a collection of annual data on China’s 56 ethnic groups. It is a resource book that profiles the demography, employment and wages, livelihood, agriculture, industry, education, science and technology, culture, sports, and public health for each of these ethnic groups. This material, which is compiled from a variety of sources, will be of great value to researchers, businesses, government agencies, and news media. In this book, data are presented on an ethnic group-by-ethnic group basis, and the ethnic groups are ordered alphabetically, from the Achang to the Zhuang. Though most of the data are as of 2011 – the latest year when our research was conducted, we also provide some historical data for a few of indicators. This is intended to help readers to conduct time-series comparisons and analyses.

Shared Destiny

China Story Yearbook 2014

Author: Geremie R Barmé,Linda Jaivin,Jeremy Goldkorn

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1925022943

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 2511

Humanity as never before shares a common destiny, whether it be in terms of the resources of the planet, the global environment, economic integration, or the movement of peoples, ideas, cultures. For better or worse humankind is a Community of Shared Destiny ?????. The People’s Republic of China under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and its ‘Chairman of Everything’, Xi Jinping, has declared that it shares in the destiny of the countries of the Asia and Pacific region, as well as of nations that are part of an intertwined national self-interest. The Party, according to Marxist-Leninist-Maoist theory, is the vanguard of progressive social forces; it cleaves to the concept of shared destiny and its historical role in shaping that destiny. Since its early days nearly a century ago it has emphasised the collective over the individual, the end rather than the means. It addresses majority opinion while guiding and moulding the agenda both for today, and for the future.

The China Legal Development Yearbook, Volume 3

On the Development of Rule of Law in China (2008)

Author: Lin Li

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004173528

Category: Law

Page: 204

View: 9329

This 2008 yearbook reviews major legal developments in 2007, including law reform priorities, major legal policy debates and newly enacted legislation. It provides valuable insight into contemporary debates in China about the substance, direction and priorities of legal reform.

Economics Blue Book of the People's Republic of China, 1999

Analysis and Forecast - An Authorized Translation of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Annual Economic Report

Author: Liu Guoguang,Wang Luolin,Li Jingwen,Wang Tongsan

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765605627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 5843

This is the preeminent and most authoritative annual report and forecast on the Chinese economy, now ranked among the three largest economies in the world as well as one of the most swiftly changing. Researched and written by a quasi-official organ of the Chinese government, it devotes many chapters to structural reforms that are drawing attention around the world. Coverage includes general forecasts and policy analyses on the Chinese economy, reports on specific regions within China including Hong Kong, reviews of the global economic situation, and prospects for the future of China.

Asian Yearbook of International Law

Volume 13 (2007)

Author: B.S. Chimni,Miyoshi Masahiro,Li-ann Thio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134030207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 1551

Launched in 1991, the Asian Yearbook of International Law is a major refereed publication dedicated to international law issues as seen primarily from an Asian perspective, under the auspices of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). It is the first publication of its kind edited by a team of leading international law scholars from across Asia. The Yearbook provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law, and other Asian international law topics, written by experts from the region and elsewhere. Its aim is twofold: to promote international law in Asia, and to provide an intellectual platform for the discussion and dissemination of Asian views and practices on contemporary international legal issues. Each volume of the Yearbook normally contains articles and shorter notes; a section on State practice; an overview of Asian states participation in multilateral treaties; succinct analysis of recent international legal developments in Asia; an agora section devoted to critical perspectives on international law issues; surveys of the activities of international organizations òf special relevance to Asia; and book review, bibliography and documents sections. It will be of interest to students and academics interested in international law and Asian studies.