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Nov 16 2015

New Publications from ISEAS Publishing

Prominent Indonesian Chinese: biographical sketches

Leo Suryadinata

Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia where there is a significant number of ethnic Chinese, many of whom have played an important role. This book presents biographical sketches of about 530 prominent Indonesian Chinese, including businessmen, community leaders, politicians, religious leaders, artists, sportsmen/sportswomen, writers, journalists, academics, physicians, educators, and scientists.


Deciphering Southern Thailand’s violence: organization and insurgent practices of BRN-Coordinate

Sascha Helbardt

Scholars have given questions about the perpetrators of nameless violence in Southern Thailand little consideration, leaving the motives that drive Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) heavily cloaked in secrecy and speculation. This book offers a rare glimpse behind the veil that shrouds BRN-Coordinate. Using exclusive access to and detailed interviews with BRN-Coordinate members, this book analyses the communicative dimension of the insurgency.


The 3rd ASEAN reader

Ooi Kee Beng, Sanchita Basu Das, Terence Chong, Malcolm Cook, Cassey Lee, Michael Yeo Chai Ming, compilers

The ASEAN Reader was published in 1992 just as the Cold War ended, while The Second ASEAN Reader came in 2003 in the wake of the 1997 Asian crisis and the September 11 attacks in 2001. The past decade has not been spared its share of intense changes, with the rise of China and India bringing new challenges to the region’s power equation, and the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis. Despite this, the momentum towards an integrated ASEAN community has been maintained. The articles in The Third ASEAN Reader study the trends and events of recent years, and discuss the immediate future of Southeast Asia.


Establishing contemporary Chinese life in Myanmar  

Nicholas Farrelly and Stephanie Olinga-Shannon

From 1985 the Chinese government adopted a proactive policy of engaging with Myanmar and encouraged its people to do the same. China has thus played a major role in Myanmar’s recent evolution, especially with respect to the number of its citizens and former citizens living in the country and working to transform its economy. A long, porous border unites Myanmar and China and serves as “back door” to both countries.


Chinese investment and Myanmar’s shifting political landscape

Su-Ann Oh and Philip Andrews-Speed

China has targeted Myanmar’s resources to enhance and provide resources for its economic growth. Myanmar’s proximity and pariah status (before 2010) made it both feasible and convenient for this purpose. Chinese investment in Myanmar intensified in the mid-2000s and has continued to increase. The largest increase in approved and actual Chinese FDI over the years has taken place in the energy (oil and gas) and mining sectors.



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Aug 10 2015

New Publications from ISEAS Publishing

China’s New Maritime Silk Road: Implications and Opportunities for Southeast Asia

Zhao Hong

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled plans for two massive trade and infrastructure networks connecting East Asia with Europe: the New Silk Road and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (“one belt one road”). The idea of the New Silk Road and the New Maritime Silk Road signals a shift in China’s strategic thinking and foreign policy towards prioritizing the relationship with neighbouring countries. Hence, it has many implications for Southeast Asian countries.


Explaining China’s 2+7 Initiative Towards ASEAN

David Arase

China’s 2+7 Initiative towards ASEAN aims to create an economic, security and political partnership that will be deeper than ASEAN’s partnerships with other external powers. This partnership would be inherently unequal and China’s effort to secure this relationship should be seen in the context of China’s agenda to achieve great power status. China seeks Southeast Asian followers within a larger China-centred Eurasian community.


Islamization Policy and Islamic Bureaucracy in Malaysia

Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani

The implementation of Islamization policy in Malaysia, since independence in 1957 and aggressively pursued since the 1980s, has promoted the institutionalization of Sunni Islam. It has led to the expansion of the Islamic bureaucracy including the judiciary and security sectors. The Islamization policy has led to the general Islamization of education.


Coalitions in Collision: Malaysia’s 13th General Elections

Johan Saravanamuttu, Lee Hock Guan and Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, editors

After the watershed 2008 election when the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition lost its customary two-thirds control of parliamentary seats, there was the not unreasonable expectation that BN would slip even further in the much-anticipated Thirteenth General Election of 2013, which is the subject of this book. In the event, the BN lost the popular vote to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) but still retained the reins of government.



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Jun 12 2015

Access the latest articles from Routledge Area Studies

Focus on: China

This wide-ranging series will present research from a number of disciplines, including Education, Geography, Art and Religion. Each month, a specific theme will be explored, giving greater academic insight into this global superpower. Free access is available for all articles until the end of 2015. HKUL users can continue to access our subscribed articles.

Please click on a month/theme below to start your research today:


March: Industry and Business

Over the past several decades, China has risen to prominence as forerunners in many industries and business sectors, including finance, agriculture, clothing and in modern times especially, technology. Whilst these traditional industries are popularly associated with the country’s ever-growing superpower image, issues such as restrictions to entrepreneurship and other routes of personal innovation continue to cause debate in the Western world and beyond.


April: Culture

The subject of Chinese culture can be approached from a myriad of avenues. The government’s maintenance of cultural security and national identity; the interaction of global trends and influences with local cultures; understanding driving forces behind the emergence and prosperity of China’s changing cultural industries; Western interpretations of Chinese culture, consumerism and aspirationalism; the rise of “digital democracy” and the economy of grassroots culture in China, and many more issues constitute to an exciting field of study.



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Apr 17 2015

Chinese Haze: Enjoy reading 40+ articles with impact!

Go to the Chinese Haze homepage to explore the latest research into haze pollution and reduction from 19 key journals in the field. Springer articles are freely accessible until May 24; BioMed Central articles are open access and therefore freely available permanently online, immediately upon publication.

Read the latest Research Highlights in Haze Studies:

Please click here to read more essential publications in haze research!


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Mar 28 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source


All Eyes on U.S. Federal Courts as Deferred Action Programs Halted

Attention is now squarely focused on the U.S. federal courts where the legal battle over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration continues. While congressional efforts to roll back the directives appear to have been put aside, at least temporarily, implementation of the signature deferred action programs announced in November 2014 remains blocked. The administration, however, is moving forward with other aspects of the executive order, as this article explores.


Destination China: The Country Adjusts to its New Migration Reality

Faced with rising numbers of foreign entries (long- and short-term), China in 2012 adopted new legislation to manage its migration flows—the first reform to the country’s immigration law since 1985. With an underlying tension in the legal framework between restricting immigrants deemed unwanted and welcoming those viewed as desirable, this feature examines the exit-entry law’s key points.

[Source: Migration Information Source March 16, 2015]


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Dec 12 2014

Thomson Reuters Exchange: Opening The Gates

Thomson Reuters Exchange is a free online magazine available at: http://exchangemagazine.financial.thomsonreuters.com/

Or you may get FREE copy on iOS and Android tablet devices in the

Apple AppstoreGoogle Play and Amazon Appstore.

In the latest issue, they focus on Open, such as open up China market:

New developments are opening up China’s capital markets to growth-hungry global investors.

China became the world’s largest economy this year, a position held by the United States since the 1870s. See how China’s financial reform process is cleaning up the Asian giant’s banking system, gradually opening its capital markets and internationalizing the use of the country’s currency  in Thomson Reuters Exchange Magazine. For more, please refer to Thomson Reuters Exchange Website.


Also in this issue

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Apr 18 2013

New publication is available at the Scout Report!

Top Five Reasons Why Africa Should Be a Priority for the United States

Released in March 2013, this report from the Brookings Institution’s African Growth Initiative provides compelling information on why the African continent should be a public policy priority for the United States. The report is divided into five short sections, including “China in Africa: Implications for U.S. Competition and Diplomacy,” “Transforming the U.S.-African Commercial Relationship,” and “Advancing Peace and Security in Africa.” It’s a timely work that sets out a cogent argument and will be of particular interest to public policy scholars, journalists, and others interested in global politics.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 15, April 12, 2013]


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Apr 03 2013

The latest news from Routledge Social Work

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Congratulations to Weihe Guo whose article ‘A preliminary exploration on transformative social work model in China: a case study on social work with migrant construction workers’ has won the 2012 Keswick Foundation Best Article Award. Read the article for free online here.

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Apr 02 2013

Read top cited papers from Food Security

Food Security contains a mixture of original refereed papers taking a synthetic view of the science, sociology and economics of food production, agricultural development, access to food, and nutrition, together with review articles, case studies and letters to the editor. The journal covers the principles and practice of food security per se, taking an overview of the subject or analysing it with a broad perspective over its many component disciplines. The journal does not seek to duplicate the coverage of the many publications that focus specifically on those component disciplines.

2011 Impact Factor: 1.970

Top cited papers from Food Security:

You may click here to view the most downloaded articles which are downloaded live and in real-time Food Security.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4288426

[Source: SpringerLink]


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Apr 02 2013

Read top cited papers from Demography

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from the past to the present, and reaching toward the future.

2011 Impact Factor: 1.931

Top cited papers from Demography:

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HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1391568

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