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In the last two decades, Indonesia has seen a dramatic proliferation of environmental disputes in a variety of sectors, triggered by intensified deforestation and large scale mining operations in the resource rich outer islands, together with rapid industrialisation in the densely populated ...
Edited by Peter Boomgaard & David Henley
Historians of Southeast Asia have traditionally preferred to write about politics and culture rather than economics and ecology, and where they have looked at the history of agriculture they have most often concentrated on cash crops like sugar, coffee and rubber which figure prominently in ...
Combining historical geography with historical demography, and conceived as a study in environmental history, this book examines the long-term relationship between population, economy and environment in the northern half of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Edited by Peter Boomgaard, David Henley & Manon Ossewijer
This book examines the history of human interaction with forest and marine ecosystems in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Rainforests falling to snarling chainsaws, and factory trawlers emptying the life out of tropical seas, are nowadays among the most familiar images of Southeast Asia. ...
David J. Stuart-Fox
Pura Besakih is the paramount Hindu temple on Bali. Located high on the slopes of the volcano Mt Agung, it has developed over more than a thousand years into a great complex of 22 separate temples, the largest and central being Pura Penataran Agung. The annual cycle of more than seventy rituals, ...
Too much of what has so far passed for the 'historical background' to Indonesia's environmental problems has consisted of little more than thinly disguised backward projections of modern trends. The writers in this volume report on their own pioneer journeys into the paper landscapes of the ...
This book describes and analyses Minahasan regional nationalism in the period up to 1942. Attention is given to precolonial antecedents, to the transformations brought about by compulsory coffee cultivation, Christian mission activity and Western education, to the role of local representative ...
Edited by James Sperling, University of Akron Yogendra Malik, University of Akron, and David Louscher, University of Akron
This volume addresses the problem of military and economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, particularly the prospects for amity and enmity in its four regional subsystems: Australasia, Southern Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia.
This fascinating, richly-illustrated account of the translation of Western science - particularly chemistry - into late nineteenth-century China provides new insights both into the lives of the Chinese and foreign translators and into the processes and influences of science translation.
Edited by David Stahl and Mark Williams
This study examines how various Japanese authors and other artists seeking artistic representation of traumatic Asia Pacific War experience have drawn upon their imaginative powers to create affect-charged images of the extreme violence, psychological damage and ideological contradiction ...
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