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A critical security appraisal
Marianne Hanson

T HE A SIA -P ACIFIC IS ONE of the most intensely nuclearized regions in the world. It is the only region where nuclear weapons have been used in attack, it has elicited grave international concern about nuclear proliferation – namely in India, Pakistan and North Korea – and it is home to three key recognized nuclear weapon states, China

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
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A colonial world
John Darwin

established on the East Asian mainland after 1840 were composed mainly of expatriates moving from Europe, the United States and, much later, Japan, to exploit the opportunities of a new imperial frontier. But the home-grown merchants and missionaries of the treaty ports and the Japanese settlers who went to Korea before and after its annexation in 1910 form only part of the story. The Europeans who made their way to China did not always come directly from their metropolitan homes, and their journey was not always strictly voluntary. Some

in New frontiers
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The practice of nursing and the exigencies of war
Jane Brooks
Christine E. Hallett

starting point, and ending with the highly technical work of trauma nurses and ‘flight nurses’ during the Korean War (1950–53). Previous histories of nursing and war have tended to fall between a number of paradigms, including women’s history, medical history and nursing history. The early historiography of women and war focused on the advantages gained by women during a war.2 More recently, women’s historians have identified that, although women may gain advantages during war, through employment and an expansion of their societal roles, these advantages are lost at the

in One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953
Mechtild Widrich

acknowledge that sometimes even a conventional or humble memorial object can bring into being political acts at the intersection of activism and care. The Korean Statue for Peace is an interesting example of the aesthetically familiar made new and strange politically—by anonymous acts of care. The first statue by Kim Seo-kyung and Kim Eun-sung [ Fig. 7.3 ] was made on the occasion of the 1,000th occurrence of the so-called Wednesday Demonstration, a weekly protest demanding an apology by the Japanese government, and public

in Monumental cares
Suetyi Lai
Li Zhang

sub-regional groups: East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The three groups together covered 26 countries and economies, including China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao in East Asia; India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, the Maldives and Afghanistan in South Asia; and ten countries of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Southeast Asia. It is noteworthy that the East Asia group was renamed Northeast Asia in the 2001 European Commission (2001b) Communication, which added also a fourth group

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
The challenge of a globalising world
Caroline Turner
Jen Webb

bell hooks observes, ‘Our living depends on our ability to conceptualize alternatives … Theorizing about this experience aesthetically, critically is an agenda for radical cultural practice.’2 It is the role of art in conceptualising alternatives, and theorising about community and culture, that is our focus in this chapter. To explore this, we present case studies of key artists in the region who have taken on this task. The artists selected are Kimsooja from South Korea; Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan from the Philippines; and Oscar Ho and John Young, both from Hong

in Art and human rights
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Issues, debates and an overview of the crisis
Shalendra D. Sharma

September and October, the currencies of Taiwan and Singapore came under intense pressure. While both countries managed to avoid Table 1.1 Rate of currency depreciation 1997–98 (local currency per US dollar) 2 July 1997 End Sept. 1998 Rate of dep. (%) July 1997–Sept. 1998 26.38 2,341.92 24.40 2.57 885.74 43.80 10,638.30 38.99 3.80 1,369.86 66.10 354.30 59.80 47.80 54.70 Philippine peso Indonesian rupiah Thai baht Malaysian ringgit Korean won Source: OECD (1999, 249). 1 The Asian financial crisis full-blown financial crises, both were, nevertheless, forced to

in The Asian financial crisis
Ruth Holliday
Meredith Jones
, and
David Bell

translation, as we will explore now with reference to Chinese cosmetic surgery tourists in South Korea. Cosmetic surgery tourism to South Korea Our Korean fieldwork revealed that regional rather than global dynamics have a major part to play in the flows of cosmetic surgery tourists and the 150 Beautyscapes: mapping cosmetic surgery tourism ­ evelopment of destinations. Rather than the simplistic, globally homogenisd ing model of medical tourism assumed in much of the literature, the geography operates at a variety of spatial scales, and these scales (local, regional

in Beautyscapes
John Mueller

comes to outweigh its perceived value. Sometimes the public has apparently been quite supportive of going to war, as in World War II (after Pearl Harbor), in Korea (1950), in Vietnam (1965), in Panama (1989), in Somalia (1992–3), and in Afghanistan (2001). At other times, the public has been at best divided as in Lebanon (1958), Grenada (1983), Lebanon (1983), the Gulf war (1991), Haiti (1994), Bosnia

in Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq
Ken Young

sheer scale of the plans for emergency deployment.32 A month later, his prediction was put to the test. The Korean deployment On 25 June 1950 the Korean conflict erupted with North Korea’s invasion of the south, Seoul falling to North Korean forces three days later. Strategic Air Command was seen as the United States’ best chance of preventing the conflict from spreading to a general war, and if the deterrent signals were ignored and Soviet forces intervened directly in Korea or moved against Western Europe, the EWP would have been triggered. President Truman, at his

in The American bomb in Britain