Part 1 Overview: Forest Ecosystems of East and Southeast Asia in a Global Perspective; T. Kira. Climatic Relations of the Forests of East and Southeast Asia; E.O. Box. Species Diversity in East Asia in Global Perspective; K. Iwatsuki. Part 2 Evergreen Forest Region: On the Global Position of the Evergreen Broad-Leaved Forests of China; Song Yongchang. Pine Forests in East Asia; N. Nakagoshi. Deciduous and Deciduous-Evergreen Forests in Northeastern China; Chou Yi-liang. Comparison of the Vegetation of Subtropical China with that of the Corresponding Region of the USA; Sh. Hartzler. Evergreen Broad-Leaved Forests of Southern South America; R. Hildebrand-Vogel. Historical and Ecological Development of the Evergreen Broad-leaved Forests of Australia; J.S. Beard. Evergreen Broadleaved Forests of New Zealand and their Bioclimatic Definition; C.D. Meurk. Land Use and Human Influences in the Evergreen Broad-Leaved Forest Regions of East Asia, the Mediterranean and Australia; S. Pignatti. Part 3 Summergreen Forest Region: W and SE European Deciduous and Deciduous-Conifer Forests of the Lowlands; T. Kloetzli. Deciduous Broad-Leaved Forests in North Central China; L.-Ch. Chen. Composition and Distribution of Deciduous Broad-Leaved Forests in Korea; Y.-J. Yim. Management and Ecological Perspective on the Oak Forests of Mountainous Northeastern China; Yang Si-he. Subtropical Montane Oak Forests in China; Chen Wei-li. Architecture and Development of Mexican Beech Forest; R. Peters. Insights on Deciduous Forests from a European Perspective; R. Neuhaeusl. Part 4 Montane/Boreal Regions: The Spruce Forest of Northern China; L-Zh. Chen. Boreal Forest Phytogeocoenoses of Hokkaido Island, Japan; S. Kojima. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Subalpine Abies Forests in Central Japan; T. Kohyama. Physiological Ecology of the Growth Characteristics of Japanese Mountain Birch in Northern Japan - a Comparison with Japanese White Birch; T. Koike. Successional Process on Mt. Fuji - From Alpine Herbaceous Perennials to Dwarf Scrub; T. Masuzawa. A Study of the Population Dynamics of Picea asperata; H. Jiang. Alpine Vegetation in a Global Perspective; G. Grabherr. Part 5 Tropical Forest Region: Towards a Regional Classification of Humid Tropics of Asia; P.S. Ashton. Structure and Dynamics of Dry Dipterocarp Forest, Sakaerat, Northeastern Thailand; P. Sahunalu. Mosaic Structure and Tree Growth Pattern in a Monodominant Tropical Seasonal Evergreen Forest in Thailand; M. Kanzaki. (Part contents).