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Science, Technology and American Diplomacy; the Mekong Project

Science, Technology and American Diplomacy; the Mekong Project
Opportunities and Problems of Regionalism, Prepared for the Subcommittee on National Security and Scientific Developments..., May 1972

by United States. Congress. Hosue. Foreign Affairs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mekong

The Mekong
Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future

by Milton Osborne

  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0802196098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A “remarkable” history of the great river of Southeast Asia (Jill Ker Conway, author of The Road from Coorain). The Mekong River runs over nearly three thousand miles, beginning in the mountains of Tibet and flowing through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam before emptying into the China Sea. Its waters are the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, and first begot civilization on the fertile banks of its delta region at Oc Eo nearly two millennia ago. This is the story of the peoples and cultures of the great river, from these obscure beginnings to the emergence of today’s independent nations. Drawing on research gathered over forty years, Milton Osborne traces the Mekong’s dramatic history through the rise and fall of civilizations and the era of colonization and exploration. He details the struggle for liberation during a twentieth century in which Southeast Asia has seen almost constant conflict, including two world wars, the Indochina War, the Vietnam War, and its bloody aftermath—and explores the prospects for peace and prosperity as the region enters a new millennium. Along the way, he brings to life those who witnessed and shaped events along the river, including Chou Ta-kuan, the thirteenth-century Chinese envoy who recorded the glory of Angkor Wat, the capital of the Khmer Empire; the Iberian mercenaries Blais Ruiz and Diego Veloso, whose involvement in the intrigues of Cambodia’s royal family shook Southeast Asia’s politics in the sixteenth century; and the revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh, whose campaigns to liberate Vietnam from the French and unify the nation under communism changed the course of history. “[A] pathbreaking, ecologically informed chronicle . . . A pulsating journey through the heart of Southeast Asia.” —Publishers Weekly

The Mekong River and the Struggle for Indochina

The Mekong River and the Struggle for Indochina
Water, War, and Peace

by Nguyen Thi Dieu,Thi Dieu Nguyen

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780275961374
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the history and impact of the Mekong River on the societies that developed on its banks.

Lower Mekong River Basin

Lower Mekong River Basin
A Reconnaissance Report Prepared for International Cooperation Administration

by United States. Bureau of Reclamation

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1956
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin

Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin
A Book

by Mekong River Commission

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ethnicity and trans-national commerce in the Mekong River Basin in Lao PDR, 1975-2006

Ethnicity and trans-national commerce in the Mekong River Basin in Lao PDR, 1975-2006
A Book

by Pusat Penelitian Sumberdaya Regional (Indonesia)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 9789797992163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mekong River Basin

The Mekong River Basin
Case Studies in Biodiversity and Ecologically Sustainable Development

by David Bowden

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780958653718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cham Muslims of the Mekong Delta

Cham Muslims of the Mekong Delta
Place and Mobility in the Cosmopolitan Periphery

by Philip Taylor

  • Publisher : NUS Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9789971693619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This intriguing account of the vigorous survival of an Islamic community in the strife-torn borderlands of the lower Mekong delta, and of its creative accommodation to the modernising reforms of the Vietnamese government, shows how Islam provides a unifying focus for the Cham people in their diversely-constituted rural settlements. Although officially regarded as one of Vietnam's nationial minority groups, the multilingual Cham are part of a cosmopolitan, transnational community, and as traders, pilgrims and labour migrants are found throughout mainland Southeast Asia and beyond it.

The Mekong

The Mekong
Environment and Development

by Hiroshi Hori

  • Publisher : United Nations Publications
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This informative and critical account of the experience in planning for development of the water resources of the Mekong basin is unique in at least two respects: it describes the Mekong experience; it also provides a concrete demonstration of how international thinking and action on water management evolved over the years following 1958. The author describes what was done, and why, in the Mekong, while encouraging thoughtful evaluation of possible lessons for use elsewhere. Over four decades, the prevailing notions of what are important factors in water planning for the Mekong basic evolved significantly: the attention given to the social and economic condition of indigenous peoples grew notably; investigation of the inter-relations of human activity and the quality of ecosystem processes changed radically; methods of assessing the needs for hydroelectric power and the full consequences of proposed large reservoirs evolved drastically. The work over several decades of Hiroshi Hori and other UN experts, combined with the accumulated Japanese experience in the region, have laid the foundations for current development efforts in the Mekong basin. The Mekong is not only a comprehensive description of the basin and of unfolding policies for its development. It also provokes critical appraisal of evolving water-management theory and practices and illuminates probems of environment and development faced elsewhere in the world.

The Mekong

The Mekong
Some Background and Perspective

by Virginia M. Wheeler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mekong Currency

The Mekong Currency
Lives and Times of a River

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mekong Currency; lives and times of a river captures in poignant texts and intimate photo's the life of South-East Asia's mightiest river. Millions of people in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam enjoy its wealth of fish, floodwaters and fertile mudplains. The river and its people are under direct threat. Prestigious dam projects are planned, which will alter the character of the river, affect the supply of water downstream, and force hundreds of thousands of people to resettle. The economic benefits of the dam projects are dubious. Controversy on the value of dams rages both in the North and the South, as the wealth generated by large dams usually flows to urban and industrial elites and influential landowners, at the expense of rural communities. Liesbeth Sluiter, writer and photo-journalist, spent a year following the Mekong and capturing the portraits in this book. Grainne Ryder, water resources engineer, works with the Project for Ecological Recovery in Thailand. They ask the reader to discover the issues. Above all, they invite us to look at the Mekong from the perspective of the farmers and fishers, whose livelihoods are sustained by the Mekong, who know the river's currency best and value it for all it is worth.

The Mekong Committee

The Mekong Committee
Medium for Postwar Cooperation in Mainland Southeast Asia

by Theresa A. Tull

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mekong Schistosome

The Mekong Schistosome
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Development Dilemmas in the Mekong Subregion

Development Dilemmas in the Mekong Subregion
Workshop Proceedings, 1-2 October 1996, Melbourne

by Robert Stensholt

  • Publisher : Monash Asia Inst
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mekong Arranged & Rearranged

The Mekong Arranged & Rearranged
A Book

by Ma. Serena I. Diokno,Nguyen Van Chinh,Van Chinh Nguyen,Văn Chỉnh Nguyễn

  • Publisher : Silkworm Books
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Flanked by a fast-growing China hungry for markets and energy and other resources, the Mekong region is a target of competing local, national, regional, and transnational as well as commercial interests. There are many "Mekong regions" and claims to its water, heritage sites, tourism potential, and other resources affect one or all the countries. This volume contains provocative and sometimes conflicting views about history, geopolitics, and current dilemmas by scholars across the region.

An Illustrated Eco-history of the Mekong River Basin

An Illustrated Eco-history of the Mekong River Basin
A Book

by Tomoya Akimichi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9789744801494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Illustrated Eco-history of the Mekong River Basin is a broad-ranging study of the interactions transforming people's livelihoods and their environment in this rapidly-developing yet ecologically-diverse region. Encompassing scientific material on climate, health and habitat through to social studies on the large number of ethnic groups, the new findings presented here from specialists in a plurality of disciplines reflect the drastic changes of recent times, concomitant with various impulses toward modernization, economic globalization, and sixty years of rapid population growth. Local relationships with the environment have been incessantly restructured and transformed amidst these political and economic upheavals, revealing unique linkages between certain determinants of change. Over sixty international researchers collaborated (specializing in agricultural science, natural resources, ecological science, human ecology, geography, history and anthropology) bringing vitality and depth to the treatment of these complex issues. The book vividly and succinctly reveals an array of interesting and serious issues in the Mekong River basin, and serves as an indispensable guide to the historical ecology of the region.

Negotiating an International Regime for Water Allocation in the Mekong River Basin

Negotiating an International Regime for Water Allocation in the Mekong River Basin
A Book

by Greg Browder

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Water Level Modelling of the Mekong River Based on Multi-mission Altimetry

Water Level Modelling of the Mekong River Based on Multi-mission Altimetry
A Book

by Eva Susanne Ilona Börgens

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9783769652338
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bounding the Mekong

Bounding the Mekong
The Asian Development Bank, China, and Thailand

by Jim Glassman

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Transnational economic integration has been described by globalization boosters as a rising tide that will lift all boats, an opportunity for all participants to achieve greater prosperity through a combination of political cooperation and capitalist economic competition. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has championed such rhetoric in promoting the integration of China, Southeast Asia's formerly socialist states, and Thailand into a regional project called the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). But while the GMS project is in fact hastening regional economic integration, Jim Glassman shows that the approach belies the ADB's idealized description of win-win outcomes. The process of actually existing globalization in the GMS does provide varied opportunities for different actors, but it is less a rising tide that lifts all boats than an uneven flood of transnational capitalist development whose outcomes are determined by intense class struggles, market competition, and regulatory battles. Glassman makes the case for adopting a class-based approach to analysis of GMS development, regionalization, and actually existing globalization. First he analyzes the interests and actions of various Thai participants in GMS development, then the roles of different Chinese actors in GMS integration. He next provides two cases illustrating the serious limits of any notion that GMS integration is a relatively egalitarian process--Laos' participation in GMS development and the role of migrant Burmese workers in the production of the GMS. He finds that Burmese migrant workers, dam-displaced Chinese and Laotian villagers, and economically-stressed Thai farmers and small businesses are relative losers compared to the powerful business interests that shape GMS integration from locations like Bangkok and Kunming, as well as key sites outside the GMS like Beijing, Singapore, and Tokyo. The final chapter blends geographical-historical analysis with an assessment of uneven development and actually existing globalization in the GMS. Cogent and persuasive, Bounding the Mekong will attract attention from the growing number of scholars analyzing globalization, neoliberalism, regionalization, and multiple scales of governance. It is suitable for graduate courses in geography, political science, and sociology as well as courses with a regional focus.

The United States, the Mekong Committee and Thailand

The United States, the Mekong Committee and Thailand
A Study of American Multilateral and Bilateral Assistance to North-east Thailand Since the 1950s

by Prachoom Chomchai

  • Publisher : Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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