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Latest Issue of the Asia Pacific Bulletin from the East-West Center

Latest Issue of the Asia Pacific Bulletin from the East-West Center

Moving US-ASEAN Security Relations to a New Level?

Mary Fides Quintos and Joycee Teodoro, both Foreign Affairs Research Specialists at the Philippines Foreign Service Institute, explain that “The message is that the United States views ASEAN as a central and strategic player, not only in the US rebalance to Asia but more importantly in the building of a strong and credible regional security architecture for the Asia-Pacific.” 

April 15, 2014: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/apb/



CFP: Networking East and West: Communications, Commerce, Culture (Beijing, Jul. 11-12, 2014)

Dear H-Asia Community,

I am forwarding the below CFP on behalf of Prof. Richard John at Columbia University.  It may be of interest to those who will be in Beijing this summer.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Richard John directly, rrj2115@columbia.edu.  

anatoly detwyler
Columbia University, ABD


Position: Assistant Professor, History, University of Hong Kong

Institution Type: College / University
Location: Hong Kong
Position:  Assistant Professor

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centers. There are over 27,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

'Shipwreck ceramics and the fall of Melaka': Roxanna Brown

'Shipwreck ceramics and the fall of Melaka' was the title of a 2007 lecture to the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society by the late Dr Roxanna Brown. In a sweeping overview, Roxanna explained how the shipwreck discoveries of recent decades have cast new light on aspects of Asian history. She then described the evidence for a significant decline in the size of ships and the quality of cargoes in the early sixteenth century, explaining how this is consistent with the historical account of a collapse in Southeast Asian trade for several years after the capture of Melaka by the Portuguese in 1511. This resulted from the loss of big ships during the 1512 counterattack.