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- DescriptionUnderstanding Australia's Neighbours is a comprehensive introduction to the study of Asia. Written thematically, it provides comparisons between Asian and Australian societies and encourages readers to think about Australia's neighbours across a wide range of social, ecomic and historical contexts. Topics covered include: * The nature of tradition and modernity * Change to the family and religion * The role of colonialism and nationalism in political change * Nation-building * Ecomic development * International politics * Globalisation * Democracy and human rights. Fully revised and updated, it covers the region's response to the global financial crisis, war on terror and climate change. It features a brand new chapter on the rise of China, its changing dynamic with Japan and the US and what this means for the broader region and Australia. Written in an accessible and informative way, this is a book for all Australians who seek a better understanding of Australia's neighbours in East and Southeast Asia.
- Author BiographyProfessor Nick Knight, now retired, has written extensively on the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and is Australia's foremost authority on the thought of Mao Zedong. His research has emphasized the period of the 1920s and 1930s, but includes analysis of the way in which Mao's thought has been interpreted and deployed politically in the post-Mao period. Knight's research has made a major contribution to the theoretical development of the field of Mao studies. Nick Knight's books and monographs include (with Colin Mackerras, eds.) Marxism in Asia (1985), Philosophy and Politics in Mao Texts of the Yan'an Period (1987-8), Mao Zedong on Dialectical Materialism: Writings on Philosophy, 1937 (1990), The Philosophical Thought of Mao Zedong: Studies from China, 1981-1989 (1992), Li Da and Marxist Philosophy in China (1996), (with Arif Dirlik and Paul Healy, eds.) Critical Perspectives on Mao Zedong's Thought (1997), Thinking about Asia: An Australian Introduction to East and Southeast Asia (2000), Understanding Australia's Neighbours: An Introduction to East and Southeast Asia (2004), Marxist Philosophy in China: From Qu Qiubai to Mao Zedong, 1923-1945 (2005), Rethinking Mao: Explorations in Mao Zedong Thought (2007), (with Michael Heazle eds), China-Japan Relations in the Twenty-first Century: Towards a Future Past? (2007), Imagining Globalisation in China: Debates on Ideology, Politics and Culture (2008). Nick Knight's articles appeared in many journals, including China Quarterly, China Information, Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, Journal of Oriental Studies, Asian Studies Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and China - An International Journal. Nick Knight was the China Editor of the Asian Studies Review from 1997-2005. Nick Knight taught Asian Studies at Griffith University between 1981 and 2008. He devised and taught a popular first year course, entitled 'An introduction to Asia', on which Understanding Aust Dr Michael Heazle is an Associate Professor with the Griffith Asia Institute and Department of International Business and Asian Studies where he teaches international relations and politics. Prior to his return to Australia in 2003, Dr Heazle taught a variety of subjects in the faculties of Economics and Business Administration at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. He has researched and published in the areas of energy, human, and environmental security; policy making and the treatment of specialist advice; and China-Japan relations. From 1992 to 2000, Dr Heazle was a regular contributor to the Far Eastern Economic Review, and wrote for a number of other domestic and international publications including The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, The Courier Mail and The Australian. He is the author of Scientific Uncertainty and the Politics of Whaling (University of Washington Press, 2006), and co-editor and contributor to three edited volumes (Beyond the Iraq War: The Promises, Pitfalls, and Perils of External Interventionism, China-Japan Relations in the Twenty First Century: Creating a Future Past? and Foreign Policy Challenges in the 21st Century). His most recent book is Uncertainty in Policy Making: Values and Evidence in Complex Decisions.
- Author(s)Michael Heazle,Nick Knight
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication23/09/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Notemaps
- Weight510 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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