This guide features selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Asia and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.
Analysing newly declassified reports from the United States and Britain, published memoirs, oral recollections and interviews, the book presents the historical interactions between Nepal, China, Tibet and India. It discusses how the ageing and inevitable death of the 14thDalai Lama, the radicalization of Tibetan diaspora and the ascendancy of the international campaign to free Tibet are of increasing importance to Nepal. With its position between China and India, the book notes how the focus could shift to Nepal, with it being home to some 20,000 Tibetan refugees and its chronic political turmoil, deepened by the Asian giants’ rivalry. The book contributes to a new understanding of the relationship of Nepal with these neighbouring countries.
Year 2006: Monarchy, the traditional seat of power in the Himalayan state of Nepal, comes to an end. What follows is a transition to becoming a federal republic. However, the new political environment ailing from inter- and intra-party conflicts, the Maoist party's lack of ideological clarity, and rampant corruption fail to improve the condition of the people. Politically, Nepal is volatile-internationally, it is increasingly being isolated.
Call Number: HG5720.9.A3 A47 2012 Hillman General Collection
In order for Nepal to kick-start private sector-led growth, it has to leverage its potential particularly through strengthening trade with China and India, developing its hydropower resources, and adopting policies to target growth in key sectors such as tourism. The Nepal Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) assesses dimensions of the investment climate that shape the opportunities for investments, employment and growth of private firms and provides recommendations to support private sector development