Asia Essays

  • Australia And Asia

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    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

  • Women In Asia And Africa

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    continents of Asia and Africa are the most densely populated areas in the world. Essentially, close to five billion people live here. Big parts of these continents suffer from poverty along with inequality and many countries struggle to develop, both socially and economically. However, something is alternating. In the last ten years, living standards for many inhabitants in Asia and Africa has, remarkably, changed for the better. The key to both social and economic development in Asia and Africa are

  • Asia Pacific Dbq

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    The Asia-Pacific experienced monumental change throughout the nineteenth century and saw the United States establish itself as a prodigious power. This paper will outline the three main driving factors behind America’s pivot towards the Pacific and analyse the various developments that occurred during this period. Firstly the quest to expand trade and exploit economic opportunities in the Pacific will be investigated and how it incentivised thousands to travel across the ocean. Secondly the desire

  • Child Prostitution In Asia

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    Child Prostitution In Asia Children as Chattels Close your eyes. Imagine a young girl about six tied to a bed in a brothel and forced to service fifteen to thirty men in one night. Imagine this girl living in poverty, after all promises of selling herself told of riches. Now imagine this girl is your own. These are not pretty thoughts, but these actions are commonplace in Asia. In the February 1995 issue of World & I, Christopher P. Baker discusses his findings in the article, Kiddy Sex-Luring the

  • East Asia

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    East Asia During the years between 1000 and 1400 the East Asian region saw extensive change and development concerning the nature of the elites that ruled respective countries. In China there was the growth of the examination culture, Japan experienced the emergence of the Samurai, Korea saw the growth of the Yangban, and Vietnam became content with a tribute system to China. Each of the respective countries grew and developed independently and for the most part were able to distance themselves

  • The ICC and Southeast Asia

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    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. To date, Southeast Asia has only two of their eleven states that have implemented the ICC which are Cambodia and Timor – Leste. Third world countries have a hard time with prioritizing their affairs. With economic hardships

  • Headhunting in Southeast Asia

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    first head. In Indonesia, Wona Kaka, a famous leader that led rebellions against the Dutch, an important headhunter, was recognized as a hero by the national government. There were even many rituals to bring back his soul from the dead. In Southeast Asia, the practices of headhunting have a relationship to the society’s perception of itself as a powerful agency. It was an important part of the society because they believed the human head held the soul, and was of great significance. According to the

  • Devastated Asia - Tsunami Attack

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    (Based on the December 26th attack) What Are Tsunamis, and What Causes Them? Tsunamis are ocean waves produced by earthquakes or underwater landslides. The word is Japanese and means "harbor wave," because of the devastating effects these waves have had on low-lying Japanese coastal communities. A tsunami is a series of waves that can travel at speeds averaging 450 (and up to 600) miles per hour in the open ocean. As the waves approach the coast, their speed decreases and their amplitude increases

  • Colonialism in Southeast Asia

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    Colonialism in Southeast Asia 6b.Colonialism in Southeast Asia is not only about the restructuring of local society for the sole aim of economic progress, and not always with tragic consequences. It is indeed true that apart from economic incentives, the western colonialists came to Southeast Asia for political and humanitarian reasons. Also, colonial rule did always result in tragic outcomes. The major factor responsible for colonialism in Southeast Asia was largely political, specifically

  • The History Of Afro-Asian Solidarity In Asia And Africa

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    regions understand this better than Asia and Africa, now Asia and Africa are vast regions that contain a large majority of population and land area. So much so that all will not be covered, not because they cannot be but because some do not belong in the conversation of this paper. Some cannot hold claim to be instrumental in what is Afro-Asia Solidarity, although the goal of Afro-Asia was to ensure the opposite. Many countries if not almost all located in Asia and Africa were colonized by the pillars

  • Imperialism and South East Asia

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    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

  • Change And Continuity Of East Asia Essay

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    East Asia has comparatively long history; as a result, culture of this region is one of the richest in the world. China in turn can be identify as source of many different traditions for other countries as Korea and Japan. Chinese history is about five thousand years old, the first empire was established in 221 BC after Qin Shi Huang had unified China. The imperial dynastic system of government continued for centuries. China was even ruled at times by foreign invaders, such as the Mongols during

  • Water Issues in South Asia

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    Water Issues in South Asia If there is any single most important issue that mars bilateral relations among the countries of the subcontinent, it is water. The issues of cross-border water distribution, utilisation, management and mega irrigation/hydro-electric power projects affecting the upper and lower riparian countries are gradually taking centre-stage in defining interstate relations as water scarcity increases and both drought and floods make life too often miserable. Thanks to

  • Exploring Southeast Asia

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    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

  • Migration in Southeast Asia

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    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

  • The Impact of Mcdonalds in East Asia

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    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. Watson focuses on key concepts when visiting each place, including localization of America in Beijing, food choices, identity and nationalism in Seoul, and changing manners and etiquette

  • Imperialism in Southeast Asia

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    Imperialism in Southeast Asia A. In the late 1400s & early 1500s, European traders explored the East Indies 1. In the seaports of these islands & on the nearby mainland a) Portuguese & Dutch merchants enjoyed a rich & active trade until the early 1800s. B. In the 1800s and early 1900s, European imperialism made its way to Southeast Asia as it did to nearby India & China 1. The area became an important source not only of spices but also of the world's tea 2. Later valuable products such

  • Essay About Southeast Asia

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    Defining Southeast Asia as a region poses several problems. One would first notice how culturally, politically, physically and economically diverse Southeast Asia is throughout its 11 nations but this is exactly what that makes Southeast Asia problematic as a region to define. Whilst most regions are common and bound together religiously, historically or by language origins, the nations of Southeast Asia lacks in commonality due to its vast diversity. Southeast Asia is problematic because it is made

  • British Colonization in Southeast Asia

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    increasingly threatened the Sultan of Penang forcing him to cut a deal with then Captain of the British Navy in the Southeast Asia region Francis Light. Captain Francis Light, while in Penang, acted directly under command of the British East India Trading Company. The British East India company, commissioned by Queen Elizabeth 1st, began trading operations in Southeast Asia in 1600 primarily focusing on the acquisition and trade of cotton, silk, opium, and spices which were all extremely valuable

  • Reflection of Modern East Asia

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    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