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Helena Grice

A sian American literature by women is increasingly attracting critical attention as an important sub genre of American literature. Current debates over the literary canon, the changing profile of literary and cultural studies, the increasing presence of women’s and ethnic writing both within and beyond the canon may all explain the increasing popularity of Asian American women’s writing both within the US and beyond its geographical borders. Yet, the critical debate on Asian American women’s writing has barely begun when compared with

in Maxine Hong Kingston
Promises and perils
Prashanth Parameswaran

Introduction Southeast Asia has traditionally occupied a marginal role in US foreign policy in general and US Asia policy in particular, and American commitment to the region has remained quite ambivalent since the end of the Cold War. But during his time in office, US President Barack Obama raised the level of US attention given to Southeast Asia and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to a level not seen since the end of the Vietnam War. 1 Seeing Southeast Asia and ASEAN as vital to preserving what it referred to as the rules

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
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Post-crisis Asia – economic recovery, September 11, 2001 and the challenges ahead
Shalendra D. Sharma

The Asian financial crisis 7 Conclusion: post-crisis Asia – economic recovery, September 11, 2001 and the challenges ahead To the extent that Asia is recovering, no one can claim the credit. The amazing thing to me – if you leave Indonesia out – is how similar the performances are, regardless of the policies. Korea took the IMF’s advice and it’s bouncing back. Thailand took the IMF’s advice and it’s starting to come back. Malaysia defied the IMF and did everything the IMF told it not to – it’s coming back fast. Everybody’s contemplating success for their

in The Asian financial crisis
Geopolitics and capitalist development in the Asia-Pacific
Mark Beeson

forms of individual and collective security ( Beitz, 1979 ), but also many of the nations on the eastern side of the Asia-Pacific have been famously preoccupied with a ‘comprehensive’ form of security that explicitly includes economic issues. Indeed, ideas about the way economic activity should be organized and the sort of role states should play as a consequence tend to be more encompassing and

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
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Robin W. Winks and James R. Rush

’ for her Imperial Lord virtually to haiku , expressing the differences between the rights of an imperial lord who may simply lay aside a lady, that is, truly neglect her, while romantically yearning for the time when she still had favour in his eyes and lay beside him. 1 In these lines Pound also shows us just how difficult it is for Western readers truly to see – as opposed to look at – Asia

in Asia in Western fiction
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Sara Upstone

Introduction ‘Your American accent is charming.’ ‘Oh, don’t say that. I’ve been trying to get rid of it and seem more Indian again, particularly since Indians have become so hip.’ ‘Yes, there can’t be one of them who hasn’t written a novel.’1 labels can be useful. Things need to be categorized to identify trends and developments, which does not mean that everything under that category is the same.2 Growing up in the West London borough of Hounslow in the 1980s and 1990s, British Asian culture was something taken for granted. At my Church of England secondary

in British Asian fiction
Caroline Turner and Jen Webb

Frameworks and contexts Introduction This book is concerned with Asian contemporary artists and the connection of their art to human rights. Our definition of ‘human rights’, drawn as it is from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), is very broad and encompasses issues of critical concern to all humanity including poverty, social justice, health and cultural rights.1 The majority of those we discuss would not see themselves as activists but as artists working for a better future for their communities. We focus on a cohort of artists

in Art and human rights
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Sara Upstone

published any fiction, a female author born in India in 1952 but raised in Warwickshire from the age of seven, and living her adult life in London, was already publishing fiction. While Kureishi quickly became notorious, Ravinder Randhawa operated under the radar of mainstream literary criticism. Well-known, however, within the Asian writing community, and to feminists, Randhawa was essential to the burgeoning British Asian literature. As a founder of the Asian Women Writers’ Workshop (AWWW), which she established with Rukhsana Ahmad, Rahila Gupta and Leela Dhingra in

in British Asian fiction
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The European Union’s Asia-Pacific strategies and policies at the crossroads
Weiqing Song and Jianwei Wang

Introduction: The European Union’s Asia-Pacific strategies and policies at the crossroads Weiqing Song and Jianwei Wang The EU’s global reach to the Asia-Pacific region Europe is an old player in the Asia-Pacific region because several European states have substantial links with the region, mostly due to their colonial histories. Meanwhile, Europe is also a new player in the region, because the EU has had substantial ties with the region only for about two decades. The EU officially embarked upon its global adventure as an international player after the

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
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Alanna O’Malley

197 Conclusion The formal condemnation of American, British and Belgian actions during the Stanleyville intervention represented the zenith of the influence of the Afro-​Asian bloc at the UN on the Congo question. Indeed, such a critique would have been unimaginable in previous years and was secured only because of the experience of the crisis and the exacerbation it produced among African and Asian states at what they perceived as the imperialist policies of America, Britain and Belgium towards the Congo. The crisis had served as a lightning rod for the

in The diplomacy of decolonisation