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Title: Bhutan
Contributor(s): Maxwell, Thomas William  (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1336/0313336148
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Abstract: Bhutan is a small (about 300 miles east-west and 200 miles north-south), land-locked country sandwiched between two great populations: the People's Republic of China (Tibet) to the north and India to the south. In the 1950s, Bhutan's third Druk Gyalpo (King in Bhutan) led the country out of isolation. It remained an essentially medieval society until the 1960s, and traces of this harsh lifestyle remain even today. Bhutan was established as a hereditary and absolute monarchy in 1907, but in recent times Bhutan's fourth king has moved toward democracy and toward establishing international relations.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide, v.1: Asia and Oceania, p. 55-77
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISBN: 9780313336201
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Irving Epstein and Jyotsna Pattnaik
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