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AuthorWeightman, Barbara A
TitleDragons and tigers : a geography of South, East and Southeast Asia / Barbara A. Weightman
Imprint New York : John Wiely & Sons, c2002
Descript xiv, 445 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

CONTENT

Major influences: Religion and belief systems ; Colonial city -- Environment and people: Pacific ring of fire ; Coral reefs ; Riches of the tropical forest ; World of mangroves ; Plants, animals, and medicine ; Fate of the tiger -- Population, agriculture, and social disparity: Thinking and acting collectively ; Rice and society ; Technology and disease ; Women and children enslaved: prostitution and AIDS -- Development, urbanization, and quality of life ; Smoking area ; Working children ; Tale of the tiger prawn -- South Asia: creating dilemmas of diversity: Monsoon and life cycles ; Woman, subjugation, and sati ; Elephants and chess ; Persianization ; Hill stations ; Gandhi: great soul -- South Asia: Pakistan and the Himalayan states: Language and nationalism ; Karakorum highway brings change the Hunza ; Azad Kashmir and Jammu and Kashmir ; Mount Kailas ; About Yaks -- South Asia: India, giant of the subcontinent: Kerala: a woman's states ; Tribal troubles ; Quest of the Sikhs ; Why waste waste? -- Bhopal: the world's worst industrial disaster ; Ganga Ma is sick ; India's oustees -- South Asia: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Indian Ocean: Changes in female activity space ; Tea: the global beverage ; Tamil tigers -- East Asia: center of the world: Ways of writing Chinese ; Terra-cotta army ; Feng Shui: the Chinese art of placement ; Foot binding ; Doctrine of extraterritoriality ; Heavenly kingdom of the great peace ; Guerilla behavior and tactics -- Great dragon rising: Foolish old man and Dazhai (Tachai) ; Xinjiang ; Shanghai ; China;s rust belt ; Women's work -- East Asia's tigers: Japan, Korea, and Taiwan: Keiretsu ; Dark side of Japan ; Tsukuba ; Tokyo crush ; Hangul ; chaebols ; Overseas Koreans -- Southeast Asia: transition among the Nagas: Mekong ; Bali'sSubak irrigation ; Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia ; Angkor ; Spice islands ; Dutch culture system ; French-Indochina -- Mainland Southeast Asia: Turmoil and peace : Rules of SLORC/SPDC ; Inle lake's floating agriculture ; New theory farming ; Gridlock ; Doi Moi ; Plain of jars -- Insular Southeast Asia: Malay ; Peranakan ; Rajah Brooke ; Proton Saga ; Brunei: micro-state ; Singlish ; Pancasila ; JABOTABEK ; Chainsaw massacre ; Subic Bay


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