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ASEAN 10: The Political and Cultural Dimensions of Southeast Asian Unity Vatiliotis, Michael R.J Analyzes the roots of regionalism in Southeast Asia, tracing the development of imperialism, colonialism, nationalism, and communism. Looks at pragmatic cooperation in ASEAN, describing background of the ASEAN's establishment, security concerns, foreign and political policies in the region. Examines how romancing regionalism has become fashionable among younger generation politicians and intellectuals in the region. Considers the regional iden ...Continue Reading English 83273
AEC Watch...Keep an Eye on Trade Liberalization in Services Summarizes the seminar on trade liberalization in services. Discusses the opportunities of Thai service sector for trade liberalization under ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Deals with the services on tourism, health, education, and telecommunications. Shares views among public sector and private sector on both positive and negative consequences. Thai 83196
ASEAN+3 Higher Education Policy Dialogue 2009: Intellectual Contribution to Enhancing the Future Higher Education in East Asian Community 21-22 March 2009, Phuket, Thailand Proceedings ASEAN+3 Higher Education Policy Dialogue (2009 : Phuket, Thailand) Aims to promote and enhance cooperation between universities in ASEAN+3 countries, providing policy recommendations of higher education cooperation and exchange for consideration to the ASEAN Education Minister Meeting (ASED) and relevant ASEAN+3 meetings. Discusses academic cooperation in terms of East Asian studies and ASEAN studies. Share views on academic mobility by promoting student and staff mobility. Deals with the cooperation and poss ...Continue Reading English 83109
The Update on ASEAN and Korean Studies: 2008 Compiles six research articles on ASEAN countries and Korean studies, exploring similarities and differences in teacher education in Laos and South Korea in terms of curriculum development at a bachelor level. Investigates the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Korea, especially those involving foreign business parties. Presents the study of multicultural society in South Korea, looking at intimacy state and society with migrant wor ...Continue Reading English 83088
Joint Communique of the 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 19 July 2011 ASEAN Secretariat, World Bank and GDLN Asia Pacific Videoconference on (2011 : Jakarta, Indonesia) Presents 120 paragraphs of the joint communique of the 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM). Considers ASEAN community building in terms of roadmap for an ASEAN Community. Deals with the progress in the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint. Mentions Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), the conflict resolution and peacekeeping cooperation, good governance, ASEAN Intergovernmental Co ...Continue Reading English 82758
Post Briefing of the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), Post Ministerial Conference (PMC), 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) 16-23 July 2011, Bali by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN ASEAN Secretariat, World Bank and GDLN Asia Pacific Videoconference on (2011 : Jakarta, Indonesia) Introduces the videoconferencing program regarding Dr.Surin Pitsuwan's Post Briefing of the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), Post Ministerial Conferences (PMC), and the 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) held in Bali during 16-23 July 2011. Covers the topics on the progress of ASEAN Community Building, and the implementation of the ASEAN Charter. Attaches the participating sites, and the running order of the videoconferencing. English 82757
Implications of China's Globalization for ASEAN Trade and Economic Growth Pishayasinee Mulapruk Examines the impacts of China's integration into the world market on the ASEAN-4 economies, covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Introduces the ASEAN and Chinese economies, comparing their economic conditions as well as their economic relations. Constructs a model of trade in intermediate goods to capture changes in ASEAN-4's component trade. Provides some implications for ASEAN-4's human capital accumulation. Shows ch ...Continue Reading English 82728
Is There a Place for Minorities' and Indigenous Peoples' Rights within ASEAN?: Asian Values, ASEAN Values and the Protection of Southeast Asian Minorities and Indigenous Peoples Meijknecht, Anna Studies background of ASEAN's silence with regard to minorities and indigenous peoples. Considers the concepts of Asian values and ASEAN values. Analyzes how ASEAN accomodates the enormous cultural diversity of this region within its system. Examines whether the protection of diversity is a credible substitute for a direct protection of minorities and indigenous peoples. Determines the tenability of ASEAN's policy towards minorities and indig ...Continue Reading English 82720
Towards the ASEAN Community 2015 Prapat Thepchatree Gives basic information on the ASEAN Studies Project (ASP) of Thammasat University. Presents the panel discussion on Towards the ASEAN Community 2015 , covering a special lecture by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN. Shares views on the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) by Mr. Kasit Piromya, including views on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by Dr. Somphop Manarangsan, and the ASEAN Socio-cultural Community (ASCC) by Su ...Continue Reading Thai 82599
U.S. Foreign Policy and Southeast Asia: From Manifest Destiny to Shared Destiny Chew, Emrys Presents the transformations of US foreign policy from manifest destiny to shared destiny and the contributions of Southeast Asia to the process. Reveals the extent and limits of American power in the region, a set of shifting policy objectives and reflex actions between American and SE Asian components. Examines the key themes and issues that have compelled or constrained the distinctive phases and emphases of U.S. foreign policy and Southeast ...Continue Reading English 82516
ASEAN in the WTO: Challenges and Responses Compiles papers presented at the ASEAN Roundtable on ASEAN in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Reviews major developments in ASEAN, exploring new ways or directions for ASEAN economic cooperation in the light of changing global economic environment, and in terms of the emerging domestic situation and needs. Looks at the pro-active role ASEAN can play in the WTO. Studies factors that are making labour and labour policy an central component o ...Continue Reading English 82336
Approaches to Enhance Competitive Advantages of Thai Textile and Garment Industries to Become Leader of ASEAN Dej Pathanasethpong Reviews the situation of Thai textile and garment industries in terms of production and market during 2002-2006. Considers the export values, number of industrial plants, employment, cost, consumption, imports, industrial promotion, and textile development institution. Analyzes the strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) of Thai textile and garment industries. Looks at the textile and garment market in ASEAN region. Proposes guideli ...Continue Reading Thai 82292
ASEAN-China Free Trade Area: Hotel Business Gives an overview of hotel business in China, analyzing the demand and supply for hotels in the target areas, namely: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai. Studies rules, regulations, and legal procedure for hotel investment in China. Presents the SWOT analysis of Thai hotel business to enter Chinese market, considering strategies at corporate, business, and functional levels, including policy recommendations. Covers the annexes ...Continue Reading Thai 81603
ASEAN-China Free Trade Area: Tourism Business Gives an overview of tourism business in China, analyzing the demand and supply for tourism in the target areas, namely: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzou, Suzhou, and shanghai. Studies rules, regulations, and legal procedure for tourism investment in China. Presents the SWOT analysis of tourism business in China, considering strategies at corporate, business, and functional levels, and policy recommendations. Raises the issues for Thai governmenta ...Continue Reading Thai 81599
The A to Z of Ancient Southeast Asia Miksic, John N Explores history and cultural heritage of ASEAN countries and Southeast Asia from the 1st through 15th centuries, and presents through a chronology, glossary, bibliography, maps, photographs and diagrams. Covers those of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Includes cross-referenced dictionary entries on major and minor sites, significant figures, kingdoms, economic and social ...Continue Reading English 81316
Business Practices in Southeast Asia: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Theravada Buddhist Countries Hipsher, Scott A Traces Theravada Buddhist Southeast Asia, and explores the cultural connections, common business and work practices in four ASEAN countries: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. Introduces Theravada Buddhism and the life of the Buddha, highlighting business strategies, tactical management, marketing, finance labour relations, operational management, and internationalization strategies. Covers topics on Theravada Buddhism and democracy, politic ...Continue Reading English 81218
Thailand Business Legal Handbook Reflects recent changes in Thai political and legal landscapes due to increased awareness of consumers' rights, technological advancement, business diversification, and the need to reorganize the regulation of financial institutions. Gives an overview of Thailand's institutional background, including constitutional monarchy and the court system. Reviews investment promotion in the context of AFTA. Reviews possible forms of business organizatio ...Continue Reading English 81031
What Ignites Humour in ASEAN? Yong Mun Cheong Discusses the components of humour in ASEAN, dealing with kinds of humour such as jokes about ASEAN itself, jokes about ASEAN personalities that are not disseminated by nationals. Indicated how humour about ASEAN neighbours consists of gentle ribbing and soft teasing. Cites that all constraints that limit humour about ASEAN can be lifted if delivered by ASEAN's own nationals about respective societies or nations. Identifies some examples of in ...Continue Reading English 80917
Connecting & Distancing: Southeast Asia and China Roberts, Christopher Studies historical and contemporary development of the relationship between Southeast Asia and China. Assesses Philippine-China connection from pre-colonial period to post-Cold War. Analyzes identity and representation of World War II in Chinese Newspapers in the Post-War Singapore. Looks at the perception of China for the overseas Chinese tea traders in colonial Singapore, 1928-1958. Deals with Myanmar's relations with China from Tagaung thr ...Continue Reading English 79591
Southeast Asia: Past and Present SarDesai, D. R Introduces cultural heritage as traditional Southeast Asia from the time small kingdoms arose in mainland Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam) and in insular Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, and the Philippines). Studies the British acquisition of Burma and Malaya, Sarawak, North Borneo and Brunei the French conquest of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam and the Dutch extension of authorit ...Continue Reading English 78637
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