Subject: International relations

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Good Government: Nordic and East Asian Perspectives

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Geir Helgesen & Uichol Kim 2002 What is ‘good government’? Is it transparent, responsive, small and unobtrusive, or on the contrary, big and active? And is ‘good government’ the same everywhere, or do regional differences of opinion have to be acknowledged? This short study aims to answer some of these questions by presenting the opinions […]

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China and Denmark: Relations since 1674

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Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard & Mads Kirkebæk (eds) 2000 This is the first comprehensive study to analyse in detail the evolving political, economic and diplomatic relationship between China and Denmark since their first contact in 1674. The book is thoroughly researched and based on newly available source material in Chinese as well as in Western languages. […]

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Australia in Southeast Asia: Regionalisation and Democracy

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Erik Paul 1998 Australia’s place in the global economy is more than ever linked to Southeast Asia. The relationship has become more complex because of the eurasianization of the Australian continent and increased conflict between the two areas. Australian-bashing by Southeast Asian regimes has become common, much of this sparked by criticism by important segments […]

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Indonesia and the Muslim World: Islam and Secularism in the Foreign Policy of Soeharto and Beyond

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Anak Agung Banyu Perwita 2007 Popular hostility and official ambivalence in Indonesia to the United States-led ‘War on Terror’ seem easily understandable in in the world’s largest Muslim country. But this kind of analysis misses the complexity of Indonesia and the host of internal differences behind this opposition. Military and bureaucratic elites since independence have […]

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Pirates in Paradise: A Modern History of Southeast Asia’s Maritime Marauders

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Stefan Eklöf 2006 Since the late twentieth century, piracy has returned with a vengeance to the world’s oceans. Worst hit is Southeast Asia where thousands of people have lost their lives at the hands of pirates in the last 25 years. Here, oil tankers, cargo ships, passenger vessels, fishing boats and pleasure yachts all have […]

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Burma and Japan Since 1940: From ‘Co-Prosperity’ to ‘Quiet Dialogue’

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Donald M. Seekins 2007 Modern Myanmar/Burma is very much a creation of World War II, when the British colony was occupied by the Japanese, and its immediate aftermath. These years saw the rise of Aung San and his assassination, as well as the establishment of military forces by the Japanese (subsequently evolving into today’s ruling […]

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Saying the Unsayable: Monarchy and Democracy in Thailand

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Søren Ivarsson & Lotte Isager (eds) 2010 The Thai monarchy today is usually presented as both guardian of tradition and the institution to bring modernity and progress to the Thai people. It is moreover seen as protector of the nation. Scrutinizing that image, this volume reviews the fascinating history of the modern monarchy. It also […]

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Ideas, Society and Politics in Northeast Asia and Northern Europe

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Ras Tind Nielsen & Geir Helgesen (eds) 2012 This intriguing volume explains why, after centuries of Western scholars studying Asia, Asian scholars are beginning to study Western societies in return. Responding to the rise of Nordic studies in China, Japan and Korea, the authors explore how economic success in East Asia is raising issues – […]

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Modern China-Myanmar Relations: Dilemmas of Mutual Dependence

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David I. Steinberg & Hongwei Fan 2012 This volume examines the changing relations between China and Burma/Myanmar since Burmese independence in 1948 and the formation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Using Chinese sources, it documents the negotiations and settlement of outstanding issues such as the border demarcation, the Chinese Nationalist forces in […]

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Beyond the Singapore Girl: Discourses of Gender and Nation in Singapore

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Chris Hudson 2013 The branding of Singapore International Airlines with the image of a beautiful, petite and servile ‘Oriental’ woman dressed in figure-hugging sarong-kebaya is one of the world’s longest running and most successful advertising campaigns. But this image does not simply advertise a service; it is part of a global and national regime of […]

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