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Asia in the Pacific islands : replacing the West / Ron Crocombe
Bib ID 4388402
Format BookBook
Author
Crocombe, R. G
 
Description Suva, Fiji : IPS Publications, University of the South Pacific, 2007 
xix, 623 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9789820203884
9820203880
9789820203884
Summary

"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.

Full contents
  • I OVERVIEW: turning full circle:
  • 1 The main trends
  • II PEOPLE: mostly out of Asia:
  • 2 The first wave: small numbers and long intervals
  • 3 The second wave: Asians in Oceania in the colonial era
  • 4 The turn of the tide: Japan's colonial empire rises, falls, and facilitates a Pacific revolution
  • 5 The third wave: Asians in the islands in the era of independence
  • 6 Counter-current: Pacific islanders in Asia: sailors, sportsmen, evangelists and professionals
  • III HARDWARE: out raw, in processed:
  • 7 Trade and investment: exchanging raw materials and holidays for manufactures and investment
 
Notes

Includes index and bibliographical references.

Subjects Asia -- Foreign relations -- Oceania.  |  Asia -- Foreign economic relations -- Oceania.  |  Oceania -- Foreign relations -- Asia.  |  Oceania -- Foreign economic relations -- Asia.
Other authors/contributors University of the South Pacific. Institute of Pacific Studies

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