Asia Pacific World

The Journal of the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies

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Chief Editor: Malcolm J.M. Cooper, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Published on behalf of the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies

Asia Pacific World is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that focuses on the social, political, cultural and economic development of the Asia Pacific region. The Journal discusses issues of current and future concern for the Asia Pacific, and its relations with the rest of the world.

A forum for scholars carrying out research on the region, Asia Pacific World presents cutting edge analysis and invites contributions from a wide range of disciplines to explore their impact on the region. These areas include, but are not limited to, Sociology and Cultural Studies, History, Politics and International Relations, Finance, International Business Management, Innovation, Economic Development, Social Welfare, Tourism, Environment, ICT, New Media, Management, and Linguistics.

Asia Pacific World is published twice a year in Spring and Autumn. Its features include general articles, book reviews and review articles.

Subjects: Asia Pacific Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Politics, Cultural Studies

Current Issue

Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 2014

Malcolm J. M. Cooper

Special Feature

Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the Asia Pacific: Challenges to Development in the 21st Century
Fidel Valdez Ramos

Six Best Practices for Curbing Corruption in the Asia Pacific Countries
Jon Quah

Prospects for Regional Cooperation in Northeast Asia
Kak-soo Shin


General Articles

Heavy Loads toward a Better Life: Social Transformation through Slate Mining in Alampu, Nepal
Dipesh Kharel

Can a “Maternal” Catholicism be Christianity? The Issue of Inculturation in Silence
Rie Askew

Post-Colonial Identity Formation in Malaysia: Tensions in the Canon of Zainal Abidin bin Ahmad
Yufu Iguchi

Representing Gender, Power and Body in The Wedding Banquet
Mo Tian


Book Reviews

East Asia
Michael Yahuda, Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain
Reviewed by Reinhard Drifte

Richard Hindmarsh, ed., Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues
reviewed by Yves Laberge

Paul G. Pickowicz, China on Film: A Century of Exploration, Confrontation, and Controversy
Reviewed by Hui Faye Xiao

B. R. Myers, The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves — and Why It Matters
Reviewed by Yves Laberge

Ka Ho Mok and Kar Ming Yu, eds., Internationalization of Higher Education in East Asia: Trends of Student Mobility and Impact on Education Governance
Reviewed by Harlan Kellem

South Asia
Jonardon Ganeri, Identity as Reasoned Choice: A South Asian Perspective on The Reach and Resources of Public and Practical Reason in Shaping Individual Identities
Reviewed by Yves Laberge