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By Pradyumna P. Karan

Via a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary technique, this introductory textbook makes a speciality of serious problems with improvement, atmosphere, and cultural conflicts dealing with such a lot quarter of the non-Western international. parts lined comprise China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the center East, and sub-Saharan Africa.

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10) to 57 percent in East Asia. Qualified observers did not expect that in Asia’s populous countries fertility would fall substantially or contraceptive prevalence rise rapidly in just two decades. 1 children per woman. Together, they account for 76 percent of Asia’s population. fm Page 29 Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:06 AM Introduction to the Non-Western World 29 Figure 1-9. Young children at a school in Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Populations in the non-Western world will continue to grow for many decades to come, increasing pressure on the natural resources.

Fm Page 39 Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:06 AM Introduction to the Non-Western World 39 of its income, and own less than 1 percent of its property. The work women do in the home and on the farm is never calculated into the gross national product of any country. Women’s unpaid contributions to their national economies are largely overlooked. The gap between women’s work and their rewards is largest in Asia and Africa. As populations have exploded (mainly because of a decline in infant mortality) women’s burdens have increased and their health has deteriorated.

Fm Page 28 Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:06 AM 28 The Non-Western World East China Sea, where feelings about Japan’s wartime occupation are still raw. Japan faces problems arising from its location. East Asian countries do not want a strong Japan. China would like to keep Japan militarily weak. S. nuclear arsenal and defense, Japan has a problem making itself an independent great power. How will power redistribute itself in the non-Western World in the opening decades of the twenty-first century?

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