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History of South East Asia

- Location South East Asia, a sub region of Asia located in both eastern and northern hemispheres, has been subjected to years of colonial rule. This region is composed of many different countries, including Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Singapore. To the north is China and to the west of Burma is India. Most of South East Asia is located in the Indian Ocean including smaller seas like Andaman Sea, South China Sea, and Philippine Sea....   [tags: South East Asia]

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The Major Religions Of Southeast Asia

- ... These royal figures have been constructed to represent specific gods/goddesses of Hindu mythology. The king identifies with the Indian gods Kuwera (also Rawana) or the god of wealth and Lord of the Demons (Manibhadra). The queen is equated to Hariti, the Indian goddess of infant mortality. d) Hariti Myth: According to Hindu legend, Hariti (who had 500 children) “devoured the children of human mothers” (as the representation of human disease). When the Buddha encountered Hariti he caused on of her children to vanish....   [tags: Buddhism, Islam, Soul, Southeast Asia]

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Ethnocentrism : The Middle East, And Southern Asia

- Since before the 19th century all the way to today 's modern age, the world has been torn apart by countless wars and invasions, each more brutal and bloody than the last. These conflicts appear at first glance to break out at random, with seemingly nothing to connect them all together. History, however, requires individuals to seek to learn from past mistakes and find a way to avoid them in the future. This principle has inspired historians all across the world to search for a common factor amidst the chaos, a theme per se....   [tags: Islam, Asia, Middle East, Iran]

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia Pacific Region

- Image is everything to a business; businesses without a face cannot survive in the dynamic environment leave alone sustain a loyal customer base. Thus, the essence of introducing the public relations department within an organization to handle matters relating to its image to the society in general, and also to guide on the services the organization may offer to the community. This department is engaged in the implementation of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or a corporate citizenship program that oversees its involvement in developing sustainable all round growth and development of the society in which it operates....   [tags: Asia Pacific Region]

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China in Central Asia: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

- China in Central Asia – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1. A brief look of China’s economic presence in Central Asia 2. The Repercussion of China’s Growing Economic Influence in Central Asia 3. What China Should Do to Deal with those Challenges. Central Asia countries have abundant oil, gas and nonferrous metal reserves; at the same time they also have great potentials in hydroelectric power....   [tags: china, central asia, hydroelectric power]

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Economics in Asia

- Since the mid 1960s, Pacific Asia has had a remarkable rate of economic growth. This growth has been sustainable and faster than all other regions of the world (see fig. 1). This region consists of twenty-three economies but it was just eight who caused most of this amazing growth. The eight were Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China, (the “Four Tigers”) Japan and the newly industrialised economies (NIEs) of south-east Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The eight high performing Asian economies (HPAEs) mentioned here will be the focus of this essay....   [tags: Pacific Asia Economics]

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Yonosuke, Nagai & Akira Iriye on "the Origins of the Cold War in Asia"

- The modern history of Asia is one of the dominance by foreign powers, and an area of major conflict between different ideologies, which led to the Cold War and the “containment” of the USSR. The “Red Scare” became the great focus in the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. Consequently, this became of great interest to many scholars, who started a three year project of “Basic Studies on the International Environment” in Japan in 1975. The book offers a series of essays on the root cause of the Cold War by a variety of authors, who cooperated to put in perspective the historical study of the undeclared war....   [tags: Cold War, Asia, history, ]

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Censorship and Information Privacy Policies in Eastern Asia and the United States of America

- Censorship and Information Privacy Policies in Eastern Asia and the United States of America Introduction Fifteen or twenty years ago, no one would have been able to predict the magnitude of the impact that the evolution of computer internetworking technologies has had on the world. The advancement of computers and networking technologies, as well as the constant flow of new innovations has forever changed the way the human race communicates. People across the globe have been given a medium through which they can express their ideas and beliefs freely…for the most part....   [tags: Censorship Asia Essays]

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Imperialism in Asia

- As many people know, Imperialism has shaped the culture and customs all over the world. Imperialism is the dominance of one country over another politically, economically or socially. Western culture can be seen in all parts of the world; from Asia to Africa, to the Indies and the Americans. The downside of having the bits of western culture all over the world, is how it got there. Western influence was forced upon places in Asia, specifically India, Indonesia with a hellacious price; lives and poverty....   [tags: Imperialism]

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Christianity in Asia

- Christianity in Asia has encountered many political and territorial obstacles. Matteo Ricci’s Jesuit order made a continuous effort in Christian missionary work in India, Japan, and China. Unfortunately, results from India and Japan show very negative and Ricci began his focus on China instead. Roman Catholicism was able to establish once during the Yuan dynasty in Chinese history, but it was soon wiped out during the Ming dynasty. Under Matteo ricci’s influence, Roman Catholicism was able to establish a second time in China....   [tags: Religion]

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The Legacy of Imperialism in Southeast Asia

- The Legacy of Imperialism in Southeast Asia Imagine a tropical island paradise isolated from external influence or interference, with limited localized conflicts. Then a fleet of dark ships sail up to the golden beaches and land. These ships are filled with Europeans, who wish to take over this land for its strategic location and the plentiful natural resources that exist on the majestic lands of Southeast Asia. This straightforward scene, often exhausted at global locations, could be the start of a legacy of enormous impact and complication....   [tags: conquest, greed, power, colonialism]

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The Chaos and Division of Asia's History

- ... An element of democracy started getting into China’s politics, though at the time of the three dynasties, the kings had amassed power through their naval strength. The fact that power was divided from one kingdom to three, however, shows decentralization of influence, which is an element of democracy. The formation of the three dynasties in China did not offer any practical solution to the chaotic situation in the country. This disapproves the imagination that democracy was growing in the country....   [tags: china, religion, dynasty]

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The Impact of Mcdonalds in East Asia

- Ever since I could remember, my mother would take me to McDonald’s after she picked me up from day-care. It happened about once a week and I was always so excited. Part of the reason was because it was the only place where I knew I could go run around in the playhouse, while eating a Happy Meal, which indeed came with a toy. Not only did it make me happy, but my mom was able to do some work since I was so engaged with the “McDonald’s experience.” In Golden Arches East, James L. Watson investigates how the McDonald’s culture of fast food appeals to people in the cities of East Asia, particularly with how the company connects with American culture....   [tags: Fast Food, American, Culture]

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The Great Depression in Southeast Asia

- Introduction When we talk about the Great Depression, we always think of the United States of America and the impact on the rest of the advanced industrialised countries. In fact, most studies on this topic have been concentrating on these countries as they are regarded as the major victims of the Great Depression; the global impact has hardly attracted any attention, especially for the case of Southeast Asia. The subordination of Southeast Asia’s economy to the capitalist structure of the western world through colonialism greatly increased its significance in the global economy and saw the transformation of a subsistent to commercial economy....   [tags: Impact, Early 1900s]

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The Arab Conquest of the Central Asia

- The Arab Conquest of the Central Asia was a significant event which impacted on the whole region at the beginning of the eighth century. Abu Ja’far Muhammad al-Tabari was one of the historians who described this conquest for the Muslim population later in ninth century by using different accounts (p. 16). His text is useful for the evaluation of Qutayba’s conquests of Central Asia and can be compared with the same century’s Persian historian al-Baladhuri (p. 11) and his description of the Arab Conquest....   [tags: History, Muslim Population]

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ING in Asia and Pacific Region

- Introduction ING is an insurance and banking products company that provides their services to North / South America, Europe, and the Asia / Pacific region. When Jacques Kemp assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Asia / Pacific region he observed that each country within that region acted as a separate company and there were no consistent measures to compare countries. He sought advice from consulting companies to change their business strategy but still felt that no one seemed to grasp the full scope of their industry specific challenges....   [tags: Business]

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Case Study on Air Asia

- Case Study on Air Asia I. A full Strategic Appraisal Introduction: In the year 1993, Air Asia was founded by the Malaysian Government as a sister airline to the major Malaysian Cargo airline known as MAS. After its establishment Air Asia started its operation in 1996 and early 2002 Air Asia was less recognised as MAS aviation was dominating the market. There was a complete support from the Government as a part of State Own Enterprise focusing on the national objective in-lieu of giving attention to commercialization....   [tags: strategic appraisal]

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Asia And The Decline Of Western Hegemony

- ... 1-2), the United States supplied half of the world’s gross product in 1950 but had declined to only 21 percent by the start of the twenty-first century. Non-American companies now dominate major industries from electronics to petroleum refining to pharmaceuticals. And whereas 47 percent of direct investment in other countries was carried out by American financiers in 1960, this has now declined to just 21 percent. The rest of the world has gotten richer and this has diminished American pre-eminence in the global economy....   [tags: United States, World War II, Cold War]

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Asia as a Global Economic Player

- In today’s world Asia is an economic power house due to the two largest and most populated countries in the world, China and India. “In the thousand years from 500 to 1500, Asia was an astonishing, connected and creative place. It had the five largest cities in the world, all at the heart of great empires. A few, such as Delhi, Beijing and Istanbul remain major cities today” (Gordon. Pg. Vii). The history shows that these two countries have always been the centre of attention and desired by many invaders for wealth and power....   [tags: Economy, Religion, Culture, Politics]

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Advancements Of Europe And Asia

- ... For factory workers the working conditions were wretched. They worked from 12 to 16 hours a day and six days a week. There was no security of employment and no minimum wage, therefore the workers were paid very little. The mills that they worked in were dirty, dusty, and unhealthy. Child labor also became common; the children were paid much less than men. They worked 12 to 15 hours a day and six days a week. In Asia, during the Qing dynasty, many Jesuits from Europe voyaged to China, and brought with them Western science; this included bad science like geocentrism....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Steam engine, Europe]

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Philippines a Valued Country in Asia

- This paper mainly discusses about Philippines from its natural resources to Filipino’s culture and tourist spots. We should not judge a small island without learning something about it. Above all, this paper wants to emphasize the uniqueness of the Philippines and how to appreciate as well as value the things in store for us. To find an ideal place with an enthralling beauty is in every person’s dream paradise. It could be seen through its practiced culture, climate and lifestyle. In some ways, everyone has the desire to live and settle in such a perfect place that satisfies our standard of living....   [tags: Natural Resources, Culture, Tourism]

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Globalization and Health Risks in Asia

- On the whole, community nutrition programmes, as such, are developed in both urban and rural settings and, over the last decades, have developed towards programmes with quite an extensive ecological and participative approach at different levels: individual, family, community, society, cultural, economic and political. I have learned that globalization is one of the greatest challenges to which people and public and nutrition health professionals are currently confronted (McMichael & Beaglehole, 2000)....   [tags: Health ]

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Combating Poaching in Africa and Asia

- According to the Department of Environmental Affairs Republic of South Africa (2013), in 2012 668 rhinos were illegal poached in South Africa. In just the first 10 months of 2013, that number has reached 790 (para. 13). Poaching is on the rise especially for iconic species such as elephants and rhinos. These endangered species are being poached not for their meat but for their tusks and horns to sell on the black market at an excessive value (Ferreira, Botha, Emmett & Hayward, 2012, p. 1). To save elephants and rhinos in Africa and Asia governments must educate the public, introduce legislation, address economic issues, and use technology to curb the rise in poaching....   [tags: Education, Legislation. Economy ]

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Singapore an Island in Southeast Asia

- In 1802, Thomas Jefferson stated, "A spirit of justice and friendly accommodation is our duty and our interest to cultivate with all nations". Senior Leaders should gain pertinent information about the country of Singapore and the significant importance of United States and Singapore relations, because the military has shifted forces and structure to focus on the Asian Pacific area in the coming years. This paper will cover the background, government structure, strategic importance, and the future direction of Singapore....   [tags: Thoams Jefferson, United States Relations]

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Japan And The East Coast Of Asia

- Japan 1. Locations and Geography: Japan is located on the east coast of Asia. It consists of over 6,852 islands with four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Almost 80% of Japan’s population lives on Honshu Island. Japan is the sixty-second largest country based on the area measurement, and it is comparable to the state of California. It consists of a coastline, which is 29,751 kilometers in length without any land boundary. The climate varies, with the dominant climates ranging from temperate to subtropical; it is possible for snow to be falling in Hokkaido Island and to have warm temperatures in Okinawa at the same time....   [tags: Health economics, Health care, Healthcare reform]

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Imperialism and South East Asia

- Southeast Asia has been controlled by Imperialistic powers since 1400s. These nations become prized for the various countries natural resources, strategic location, and the new markets to be found. The geographical locations become one of the most important factors that lead to the development of each country separately. As we reach the 19th and 20th century, European, American and Asian imperialism still has its claws deep in Southeast Asia. Imperialists are the ones who decide and shape the nation’s leading them down the path to where they are now....   [tags: Nations, Exploration]

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Production Plants and Factories in Asia

- With the migration of production plants and factories to Asian countries, as well as service being outsourced to Asia, Asian countries experienced a booming economy in the 21st century (Kenny 2014). This caused rapid developments and urbanization, such as rapid industrial productions, discovery of natural resources, and built environments to fit social and economic needs (Indrawati 2013). However, the prosperity that Asian countries experiences comes with a cost which exceeds monetary value in human society – The environment....   [tags: Rapid Developments, Urbanization, Asian Countries]

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Genghis Kh The Hero Of Asia

- ... When he eventually defeated the Naimun tribe in 1206, he had gained complete control of eastern and central Mongolia. One of the many reasons that Temujin rose to power so effectively and efficiently is that he placed men that showed superior capabilities in key positions instead of relatives, defying the custom at the time. In fact, during an attack, his horse was shot with an arrow and Temujin was thrown off. After the battle when he was talking to his soldiers, he demanded to know who had shot his horse....   [tags: Genghis Khan, Mongol Empire, Mongolia]

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The Cosmetic Industry in Asia

- Communication Project Most people have a desire of being beautiful. Both men and women want to look beautiful. Some people are naturally good looking or have perfect skin. Otherwise, there are people who struggle to satisfy their desire to be beautiful. That is the reason why cosmetics were invented, and from here the cosmetics industry is growing, developing non-stop until there is no one in this world who wants to enhance his or her appearance. Because cosmetics industry is considered as an important industry in the global economy it is necessary to know a little bit about cosmetics history, some economic concepts about cosmetics industry, and finally, the future of cosmetics industry in A...   [tags: history, economics, beautry]

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The Early Empires of Southwest Asia

- Humanity found it’s footing in the fertile land area in Southwest Asia known as Mesopotamia. From this subtle piece of land came arising empires that held control over thousands of years. These civilizations managed to slowly develop into complex, highly efficient societies. Only by creating well thought out, organized, and maintained governments could these cities have flourished. Flowing through time, every ruler of every empire left a lasting effect on humanity’s development, from Assyria to Egypt to Persia....   [tags: mesopotamia, government, civilization]

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Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean

- Overview What were the advantages and disadvantages of a land empire as opposed to a maritime empire. (The Earth and Its Peoples, 526) There are a few notable advantages and disadvantages of classical imperial rule. Many times, the disadvantages of such rule are the same as its advantages. The most obvious of the advantages come from the conquest itself – land and resource acquisition. Many times dominance can be difficult to spread over land, as the state’s population increases, so must the complexity of its rule....   [tags: Land, Maritime Empires, Advantages]

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Asia Pacific Express ( Ape )

- Asia Pacific Express (APE) is an international logistics company located in Clayton, Melbourne. APE mainly engaged in transporting enterprise documents, personal belongings, commercial samples and bulk commodity from Australia to China. It also provides direct mail, collection transport, subletting warehouse, third party logistics and professional customized services. Since it was established in early 2015, APE has been invariably focusing on ameliorating service quality and continuously satisfying market demands....   [tags: Management, Knowledge management, Customer service]

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The ICC and Southeast Asia

- The International Criminal Court was formally established 1 July 2002. “The statue which exercises jurisdiction over four crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression (applicable only after a further provision defining aggression and conditions of jurisdiction is adopted).” (Toon, 2004: 1). The ICC is considered to be a court that is a last resort. It was implemented for heinous crimes that are committed to be used when states (countries such as Southeast Asia) are not willing or not able to provide justice for such crimes to the victims....   [tags: Foreign Relations]

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Trade With Europe And Asia

- Trade with Europe and Asia had cost Africa in multiple ways. The interactions left Africa impoverished, caused the decline of many regions, and completely changed the course of African history. The Europeans and Asians would receive slaves, salt, and gold from Africa, and in return Africa would receive technology and items that the African people generally had no interest in. Evidence repeatedly suggest that Africans rarely received fair trade and usually came out of a trade in worse shape than when they entered....   [tags: Africa, Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Madagascar]

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Reflection of Modern East Asia

- From covering Japan’s perilous imperial rule to analyzing Korea’s ambivalent adoption of democratic governance, Modern East Asia explored a broad range of subjects important for one who aspires to understand Asia holistically. Much time was even spent examining China’s horrid history at the hands of foreign meddling, giving insight into a nation feared as the future #1 economic power of the world. Although we covered a broad range of topics, each was given particular attention, never skipping major events or characters which shaped Asia’s history over the last several hundred years....   [tags: Asian Studies]

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Asia as a Global Player

- In today’s world Asia is an economic power house due to the two largest and most populated countries in the world, China and India. “In the thousand years from 500 to 1500, Asia was an astonishing, connected and creative place. It had the five largest cities in the world, all at the heart of great empires. A few, such as Delhi, Beijing and Istanbul remain major cities today” (Gordon. Pg. Vii). The history shows that these two countries have always been the centre of attention and desired by many invaders for wealth and power....   [tags: Asian Economy, History]

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Smuggling in the Asia-Pacific Region

- At the present, the phenomenon of people smuggling is a vital issue in the globalization. The impact of smuggling in people is not restricted in one country but it causes a variety of impacts. Most developed countries often suffering from the issue of people smuggling For example, in 2001, around 43,000 illegal migrants from both Pakistanis and Afghans resided in the UK, US economy has suffered from the rising number of illegal migrants from Mexican approximately 11 million during 2006. Moreover, people smuggling not only provide a matter of illegal migrant but also it leads to the link between smuggling and serious crime as dual crimes such as in 2000, international organized crime group w...   [tags: Globalization, Crime, Current Events]

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British Colonization in Southeast Asia

- Colonization for the British first began in 1591 when the merchant Sir James Lancaster had been commissioned to set sail by Commander Sir Francis Duke towards the East Indies. Sir James would continue to sail until in September 1592, he would land in Penang remaining there for two years pillaging any rival European ships that were to harbor there. Returning to Britain in 1594 and relaying the news of this newly found area, the British would not become a major participant in Penang’s history until 1786 with the Malay Sultanate of Kedah....   [tags: Colonization, Britain, World History]

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Medical Tourism in Southeast Asia

- Demand for healthcare has grown globally, associated with rises in income and education attainment among global populations. Changes in demography, such as aging populations in developed countries and shifts in disease burden from infectious to chronic diseases also stimulate the demand for more, high quality health services. The availability of these services in foreign nations at competitive costs combined with the lack of availability, long lines and high costs in their home countries has fuelled a new wave of healthcare consumers: medical tourists....   [tags: health care demand, patients]

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Idol Culture and East Asia

- From celebrity endorsed product advertisements to Reality Television programs on cosmetic surgery, the commercialized nature of ‘Idol culture’ has become crucial in reforming beauty ideals and perceptions of masculinity and femininity amongst mainstream society in East Asia. Due to the drastic popularity of South Korean Idol groups both nationally and throughout East Asia including China, Japan and Taiwan women and men have been increasingly more exposed to sexualized imagery of ‘desirable’ bodies (Epstein and Joo 2012)....   [tags: Reality Television Programs, Cosmetic Surgery]

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The South Asia Partnership Pakistan

- South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK) initiated existence in 1987, only one year since the lifting of military rule from Pakistan. The military ideology had kept the development and advancement of Civil Society organizations. The smothering political and social environment intensely required that civil society organizations be established and fortified. Keeping this sensitive need in view, a group of intellectuals and social activists established the framework of SAP-PK. The target of the organization was to empower the poorest of Pakistan raise their voice for their rights....   [tags: military ideology, civil society]

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Understanding Regionalist Architecture in Asia

- Regionalism in Asia is more about the pursuit of identity and less about performance; it does not contribute anything meaningful to the Green agenda of the 21st century. Regionalism is a process; integration is its product. Understanding Regionalist architecture Vernacular and native are two words more often than not associated, and these two concepts generally refer to a language or dialect of a people, associated with architecture given a qualitative status. Discussing the importance of vernacular architecture was the main point of study published by Oliver in his book, ‘Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues In Vernacular Architecture’....   [tags: vernacular, culture, vision]

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Migration in Southeast Asia

- Southeast Asia is certainly a region on the move. Internal and international migration flows are a key feature in this geographical setting. On the one hand, Southeast Asia is home of important work-related migration flows to other countries in the region which are demanding labour but also to international immigration areas, such as North America, the European Union and the Persian Gulf. On the other hand, Southeast Asia also attracts immigration, mostly intraregional. Intraregional migration is usually temporary and irregular, which has meant a major challenge for governments to manage migration in their territories....   [tags: employment, resilience, vulnerability]

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Central Asia after 2014

- Russia’s Military Security Positions, SCTO and SCO Regardless of its security problems at home, Russia continues to seek and strengthen its military positions in its neighborhood. Ahead of the ISAF withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Kremlin is preparing to boost its military presence in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In September 2011, Moscow achieved consent from Dushanbe to extend the agreement on hosting its military base in Tajikistan by 49 years. The agreement is expected to be signed in early 2012....   [tags: US foreign policy, Russia]

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Fruits Available in Asia

- The fruit of a lot of varieties of Garcinia are eaten in your area; some varieties' fruits are extremely confidenced in one area, but not known merely a couple of hundred kilometres away. The best-known species is the purple mangosteen (G. mangostana ), which is now planted throughout Southeast Asia and other tropical countries, having actually ended up being set up in the late 20th century. Much less popular, however still of worldwide relevance, are kandis (G. forbesii) with little round red fruits with subacid taste and melting physical nature, the lemon decrease mangosteen (G....   [tags: garcina, mangosteen, health]

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Migration in Central Asia

- Since 1991 former Soviet Republics faced numerous economic and political issues associated with their unpreparedness to a rapid transition to independence. This lead to deteriorating living conditions and overall falling level of social and economic development in the majority of Central Asian countries (Gubka 2011). Due to negative economic conditions and internal conflicts the “Central Asia region has become one of the regions with the highest migration rates in the world” (Gubka 2011, 66). High rates of unemployment and poverty indicators serve as the main forces pushing working age population out of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, which are the main migrants sending countries in t...   [tags: Soviet Reoublics, Economy, Politics, Independence]

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Islam in Central Asia and the House of Culture

- What kind of Muslims were in Central Asia before the Soviet Union. Were they integrated in the Muslim world or were they on the sidelines of the mainstream events. How much did they contribute to Muslim heritage. How hard was it for the soviet houses of culture to influence the Muslims of Central Asia. This paper attempts to explore these questions and these aspects of the history of Central Asia. I begin by very briefly going over the history of Islamic expansion into Central Asia. The expansion in my view can be separated into two periods, the pre-Abbasid period and the Abbasid and post-Abbasid period....   [tags: Islamic Expansion, Muslims, Soiet Union]

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The coming of Islam to Southeast Asia: 1300-1800

- “Islamization was a process not an event and it still continues as Islam seeks deeper roots and greater influence.” (Ricklefs et al., 2010) In this essay, I will be looking at the adoption of Islam in Island South East Asia, how it spread over time and why the people of this region converted to Islam. Islam is a religious practice dating back to the Prophet Muhammad in approximately the year 570 in Mecca, the followers of this religion are called Muslims. There are 5 central rules in Islam, called the Five Pillars, which all good Muslims should adhere to, these are: 1....   [tags: Political Landscape, Cultural Barriers]

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East Asia Region

- East Asia is a region located in the Northeastern hemisphere of the world. It consists of the countries: China (population 1,338,100,000), Japan (127,400,000), North Korea (22,800,000), South Korea (48,900,000), Mongolia (2,800,000), Taiwan (23,200,000), China, Hong Kong SAR (7,000,000), China, Macau SAR (500,000) and China, Tibet (2,620,000). Its major cities are Beijing (China) Tokyo (Japan) Pyongyang (North Korea) Seoul (South Korea) Taipei (Taiwan) Shanghai (China) Kunming (China) Lhasa (China) and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)....   [tags: The Great Wall of China, Three Gorges Dam]

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The Spread of Hinduism and Buddhism in Southeast Asia

- Hinduism is a very popular religion in India, being that it could possibly be the oldest religion of all time and originated in India, the Hindu population in India is 80%. With Hinduism being such a popular religion, it competes with Christianity and Islam at 900 million followers of Hinduism worldwide (Miksic, 10). As for the popularity of Buddhism, it is not nearly as prevalent as Hinduism is, even in India. A very important attribute to Hinduism is the caste system. The caste system is comprised of five levels that each Hindu is born into and cannot switch out of or marry into another....   [tags: india, ghandara, laos, tibetans]

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When Asia Was The World, by Stewart Gordon

- Stewart Gordon is an expert historian who specializes in Asian history. He is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan and has authored three different books on Asia. Gordon’s When Asia Was The World uses the narratives of several different men to explore The Golden Age of medieval Asia. The fact that this book is based on the travels and experiences of the everyday lives of real people gives the reader a feeling of actually experiencing the history....   [tags: Asian History]

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The Need for Transformation Leadership in the Asia Company

- "Some say the world will end in fire, some say ice"; so begins the famous poem Fire and Ice by Robert Frost. A similar theme can be found in the art exhibition "Coal and Fire" produced by the Asia Society and displayed at Three Shadows, a prestigious gallery located in Beijing, as reported in The New York Times on Thursday by Edward Wong. Photos taken by David Breashears of melting glaciers combined with photographs the ocean and of miners mainly in China and the U.S,, inspired the showing, coordinated by Susan Meisales and Jereon de Vries....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Light of Faith in South and Southeast Asia

- “To you be your religion, to me be mine” (Muhammad 109:6). This quote is one of the examples of Prophet Muhammad’s tolerance. Islam came into existence when Prophet Muhammad received a revelation from God and was granted to bring his faith to the rest of the world. It is a monotheistic religious tradition that developed in the Middle East. Islam spread almost immediately beyond its birthplace in the Arabian Peninsula, and now has significant influence in Africa, throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas....   [tags: religious history, Islam, muslim faith]

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Exploring Southeast Asia

- For itinerant travelers, exploring Southeast Asia has always been a sort of a rite of passage into that vaunted list of people who have dared to cross the norm of general tourism. Laos is one such small country, whose name is often dwarfed by its more popular neighbors - China, Cambodia, and Thailand. But, slowly, Laos is also emerging as a popular tourist destination, as the many treasures it has to offer its visitors are discovered. A vibrant history that draws from its own culture, which is predominantly Buddhist, and later colonial heritage, has been a huge factor in increasing its popularity....   [tags: adventure, thailand, laos]

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Effects Of Climate Change On South Asia

- ... This led them to the conclusion that higher seasonal temperatures negatively affected tree growth for all five species (Vlam et. al 2013). It can also be concluded that this negative correlation can later lead to a decline in the tree population. In addition to the decrease in tree growth rate, climate change has also changed weather patterns. Places that used to be moist and warm have now become hot and dry, and vice-versa. This change in weather patterns has also caused a change in rainfall distribution....   [tags: Earth, Global warming, Climate, Climate change]

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Spiritual Uplift by Taking a Pilgrimage to Asia

- ... If you are wanting your faith's answers to certain life's problems, it is best to go on a pilgrimage to Asia. Numerous religious and pilgrimage sites are scattered across Asia, with many sites surrounded by unspoilt nature, and some sites located amidst the sprawling urbanity (somewhat serving as a refuge to depressed city dwellers). Borobodur (Java, Indonesia) Borobodur, an ancient temple built during the 9th century in Central Java, serves as a reminder to the island's Buddhist past. Java used to be a Hindu and Buddhist stronghold until Muslims had surpassed them by the end of the 16th century....   [tags: borobodur, mashhad, varanasi]

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Southeast Asia, Just Think Of A Desert

- ... In Saudi Arabia, majority of the water comes from the underground. The growth of the oil industry placed a greater demand for water that it increased ground extraction. Coastal settlers built desalination plants that exchange seawater into freshwater. A large proportion Of Saudi Arabia is without fresh water. Because of the climate that Southwestern Asia have, it makes the environment fragile. Human activities can hurt the environment, which makes it hard to recover. As the population grow, new industries and cities, and higher living standards increase the demand for water....   [tags: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran]

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Chin A Communist Nation Of East Asia

- ... How this works is the consumer instead exporting and fixing investments, they demand. This way this cause the people to get what they want and not just the general over all products they need. This causes income problems and enhances protection of what they need not what is in expectant of theses need. These reforms are needed to make growth of there so needed change. As they continue to fall to other foreign debt. From investment and trading would take off during the currents wars. Since the wars in the Middle East unlike the U.S, they were not into the wars for oil....   [tags: People's Republic of China, China, Hong Kong]

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Western Imperialism and Modern East Asia

- Western imperialism in East Asia caused many tribulations for China, Japan, and Korea but also helped them to become contemporary nations. The East Asian countries were tremendously affected by unequal treaties, extraterritoriality, and above all, technology. Great Britain encroached upon China their greed for open trade with the Chinese empire resulting in the deterioration of the Chinese culture, which led to the emergence of a modernized civilization. Japan was co-subjugated by Russia and the United States so that the trade routes of these western countries could extend into the east, which resulted in the foundation of industrialization in Modern East Asia....   [tags: China, Japan, Korea, Imperialism]

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The Power Shift to Asia: How to Succeed There?

- The global financial crisis, also known as the great world recession and recovery have had a serious impact on the Asian and global economies. While western economies suffered from enormous losses, Asian economies somehow managed to turn this misfortune into an opportunity. With the rise of Asian economies, the structure of world trade and finance is rapidly changing. If Western companies are planning to become more active and successful in Asian markets, they will have to understand this environment, and adjust their business models and company structures according to these recent changes....   [tags: financial crisis, global economies]

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Northeast Asia and the Future of the Multilateral System

- The functional pattern that shapes the relations of the parties concerned with Northeast Asian security issues seems to be the most adequate and profitable path of interaction at present. Even though the multilateral system at the core of the 6PT can be the key to a more stable, peaceful and integrated scenario, it is still at an early stage of its development to be seen as a viable first step toward the establishment of an institutional body. Besides time factors considerations, the hypothesis of building a new and formal multilateral mechanism in the region is very far from the cultural and historical inheritance that shaped the international relations of the countries involved, so that i...   [tags: security, nuclear weapons, nuclear energy]

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Civilizations of Ancient China and East Asia

- The main major theme of module three is the development in China and East Asia. The chapters cover the social, philosophical, cultural, governmental and religious aspects. The chapters offer an insight of how China and Eastern Asian cultures had developed. It also elaborates on the dynasties that had ruled during this era. China was isolated from West and South Asia because of the demographics of the land. The writing system was not influenced by other cultures. They had created a logographic system of writing....   [tags: Japan, China, Rulers, Culture]

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Child Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia

- ... Today, sadly, child sex trafficking in Southeast Asia is alarming. According to the Borjen Project, the World Health Organization estimates that in Thailand there are currently two million sex workers, eighty percent of whom are women under 18 years. One third of the victims in prostitution were children (Human Trafficking). Most of the victims of sex trafficking are children and women from minorities. “Ethnic minorities and women and girls from the northern Hill tribes are especially vulnerable due to their lack of citizenship” (Human Trafficking)....   [tags: human trafficking, victims]

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The Rising Star of East Asia: Malaysia

- Malaysia; an introduction to the rising star of Southeast Asia Malaysia is the rising star of Southeast Asia. In its short 57 years as a country, Malaysia has quickly grown from its former British colonial based structure. No longer regarded as a developing third world country, Malaysia has surpassed its regional developing country neighbors Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, and expeditiously risen to the status of emerging country (Central Intelligence Agency, 2013). However, Malaysia, its government and people, will not settle for emerging country status....   [tags: Country, Development]

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European Justification of Colonization of Asia and Africa

- The principle justification offered by the Europeans for their colonization of Asia & Africa was the moral and technological superiority of the western world. As the Europeans saw it, the spread of the European way of life would substantially increase living standards for the colonized. While economic reasons were obviously the primary impetus for colonial expansion, the Europeans believed that they were not only improving the natives’ conditions, but they were saving their mortal souls by bringing Christianity to them....   [tags: European History]

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Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia

- Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia During the sixth and seventh centuries the Byzantine Empire survived waves of attacks, due to efficient leadership and to natural and man-made fortifications around Constantinople (Martin 206). From this strategic point Byzantine emperors organized and preserved old Roman institutions, and the Byzantine Empire survived until 1453. In particular, the emperor Justinian led the creation of the Code, which condensed the legal genius of the Romans into a coherent whole, eliminated outdated laws and oppositions, and clarified the law itself....   [tags: christianity, orthodox church, roman catholic]

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Between the Lines: Culture and Business in Asia

- Introduction In my experience learning about Asian business culture one things stands out to me more than any other, the importance of etiquette. In Asia minding your manners and understanding unspoken social cues is just as important, if not more important than making a good business proposition. Accidentally being a little rude can break down a whole business partnership. For every country there are different traditions and different etiquette rules to be followed. Each country also seems to have their very own unspoken set of subtle social cues....   [tags: Asian Business Culture, Business, Work, Jobs]

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The Transition to Democracy in Asia- Pacific Countries

- After years of authoritarian rule, Asia-Pacific countries slowly undertake the transition into democratic political structures. The three general types of such democratic political structure are: presidential, parliamentary, and semi-presidential. The key distinction between these governing systems depends on the relationship between the government, the legislature, and (if present) the president. The government composition from countries such as South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan demonstrate the differences in legislative responsibility and cohabitation amongst political entities that defines the general types of political systems....   [tags: politics, presidential, legislative]

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Nikolai Przhevalsky, Explorer of Central Asia

- How often do you sit and wonder about unfamiliar lands outside the current territory in which you inhabit. The technology we possess today leaves little to the imagination, allowing us to glance at different parts of the world with just a click of a computer mouse. Such technology didn't exist in the nineteenth century however, and left many people throughout the world wondering what other parts of the world were like. One man by the name of Nikolai Przhevalsky wanted to find out new and interesting things outside of his native country of Russia....   [tags: Russian explorer, Tibetan plateau]

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Globalization Within The Asia Pacific Region

- ... Since Hong Kong Disneyland caters in particular to local residents, mainland Chinese and international visitors, the incorporation of the three most commonly used languages within the region can be seen as an act of localisation to suit the needs of the various language-speaking demographics in Hong Kong. Alongside the distinctive western style food found within Disneyland parks such as hotdogs, Hong Kong Disneyland opted to include many Chinese dishes and street-foods on menus such as dumplings, dim sum and barbeque pork buns.3 Although many visitors to Hong Kong Disneyland tend to be adults on business trips rather than the family target audience of majority of the other parks, Hong K...   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Globalization]

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Far East Asia's Economic Data

- While the growing downside risks for advanced economies grow, Asia’s economic data has been holding up relatively well, with resilient domestic demand and a surprisingly strong bounce. The primary conduit in which Asia will be affected is the export-driven economies. The July export growth numbers released so far by three countries – China (+20.4% year-over-year), Korea (+27.3%) and Taiwan (+17.6%) – all significantly exceeded expectations, indicating a sharper month-over-month acceleration of final demand and was consistent with the earlier view that some of the temporary drags to final demand – Japan supply disruption and previously higher gas prices – were reversing....   [tags: Trade, Economic Growth]

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Multilateral Security System for Northeast Asia

- The Northeast Asian (NEA) countries have remained unconnected for decades without having a formal multi-lateral security cooperation mechanism to pursue their common interests. One of the major reasons for why NEA cannot seem to form a unifying security system is because of the conflicting interest of each of the member countries. Each member country wants to protect their own interests and is not ready to compromise on the ground of finding a common ground to solve regional security issues. Regional security interests of NEA member countries China, being an emerging global power in the East Asian region wants to maintain its stable position and continuously enhances its military capacit...   [tags: International Government ]

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Innovations In Asia

- Innovations in Asia Asian countries are no longer just a place to get cheap labour or programming skills. Innovation is on the rise. Although Asian countries have been able to use cost advantages and software coding prowess to attract outsource business from around the world, the region is quickly moving up the value chain to challenge America's leadership innovation. The phrase "made in China", which has been a normality to the greater population, has now moved to "designed in China". Today, Asia's leading electronics exporting countries are aggressively pursuing strategies to establish themselves as new sources of innovation and global standards....   [tags: Technology]

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business in asia

- DOING BUSINESS IN SINGAPORE BACKGROUND Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore joined Malaysia in 1963, but withdrew two years later and gained its independence. It subsequently became one of the world’s most prosperous countries, with strong international trading links, (its port is one of the world’s busiest) and with a per capita GDP above that of the leading nations of Western Europe. Singapore is located in the South-eastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia. Because of this strategic location, Singapore has been known as a trading center almost continuously since the 7th Century, when it was a Sumatran seaport called Temasek....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Australia And Asia

- This essay analyses the Australian-China bilateral relationship since 1945 and in particular its political significance to Australia. Many global factors have influenced this relationship, including the advent of the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the collapse of the Soviet bloc European nations. In addition, internal political changes in Australia and China have both affected and been affected by the global changes. It will be analysed that Australia’s bilateral relationship with China has always had a sharp political edge but that approaching the new millenium economics and trade considerations are shaping Australias and for that matter Chinese politics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inner Asia as a Separate Entity

- Inner Asia as a Separate Entity The concept of “Eurasia” is easily identified: it is the combine bodies of both the European and Asian landmasses. However, a concept of “Inner” or “Outer” Eurasia is no so easily defined. Whether sub-regions are delineated by culture, geography, politics, or religion is yet to be decided. Denis Sinor and David Christian are two authors that attempted to clarify the discrepancy of an “Inner Asian” border. Borders can be formed a number of ways. Rivers, mountain chains, and other geographic infrastructure can form visible boundaries....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Air Asia Aims to be the Largest, Low Cost Airline

- ... Many people would have thought of price is the most important element that concerns among the customers. However, the service provided is closely related as the most convincing concern in the airlines business as if the service provided is very low, it will not attract customer to travel through that airline company. Innovation in the service provided to the customers should be planned and carry out to maximize the business performance. The improvement in customer service (CS) for airlines business can be linked with the measurements of service quality like tangible features (TF), schedule, services provided by ground staff (GS) and flight attendants (FA), online services (OS), food serv...   [tags: travel, passengers, competition]

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Marketing Environment Of Asia Life

- Marketing Environment Microenvironment This environment consists of smaller and more immediate factors that affect Asia Life's business operations. The environments that influence Asia Life directly will be marketing intermediaries and competitors. Marketing intermediaries Asia Life's servicing agents stand a great role in the company. They are the one who help the company to promote, sell and distribute products to the client. As a matter of fact, Asia Life will conduct a seminar training for all their agents every year in order to improve their quality, creativity and services and to keep track on the things their agents are doing....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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The Mango: Asia's King of Fruits

- The Mango: Asia's King of Fruits The genus Mangifera is one of the 73 genera belonging to the family Anacardiaceae in the order Sapindales. The greatest number of Mangifera species are found in the Malay Peninsula, the Indonesian archipelago, Thailand, Indo-China and the Philippines. Edible fruit is produced by at least 27 species in the genus, primarily species found in Southeast Asia. The mango's scientific name is Mangifera indica. Asia has held the mango with high esteem and has been considered to be the 'king of fruits'....   [tags: Botany]

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The Religious Conflict in South Asia

- The Religious Conflict in South Asia It is a misconception to believe that there has always been conflict between Muslims and Hindu's. At one time, Muslims and Hindus would live together in peace even worshiping in the same building, a purely harmonious relationship. However the peace was not to last. In modern times the conflict it could be said is inevitable. In this essay I hope to look at the issues of conflict in South Asia focusing on India and in particular the continuing Hindu-Muslim tensions, and look at possible reasons for the continuing conflict which appears to have escalated since the withdrawal of British Rule from India....   [tags: Papers]

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