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  • Brown, Tim; Xenos, Peter (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1994)
    Asia, with more than half of the world's population, is in the early phases of an explosive HIV/AIDS epidemic. While AIDS became a significant factor in the Western Hemisphere and in Africa in the early 1980s, the disease ...
  • Gordon, Bernard K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1993)
    U.S. trade deficits with Japan and other countries have led many to believe that Asia is the source of America's trade problems and that Latin America is the "natural market" for the United States. In fact, the worldwide ...
  • Barkenbus, Jack (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001)
    The continuation of Asia's economic development and improvement in living standards is dependent upon addressing its worsening environmental problems. While the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum is not ideally ...
  • Rambo, A. Terry (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2009-05)
    Southeast Asia faces enormous challenges in managing its agricultural and environmental resources, from global warming to biodiversity loss. But chances for effectively addressing these issues may be hampered by the wide ...
  • Mason, Andrew; Lee, Sang-Hyop; Russo, Gerard (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    Asia, a region whose population has long been dominated by children, is seeing the proportion of its elderly rise rapidly. The U.N. projects the population 65 and older will more than quadruple by 2050, while the population ...
  • Brown, Jeffrey; Wu, Kang (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2003)
    The Asia Pacific region's dynamic oil market is marked by strong growth in consumption, declining regional oil production, and over capacity in its highly competitive oil-refining sector. Its "key players" are China, India, ...
  • Noy, Ilan (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2005)
    The banking crises that swept through East Asia in 1997-1998 set off dramatic recessions in the affected countries and imposed heavy costs on the domestic taxpayers. Fear of further crises prompted searches for causes and ...
  • Lipscomb, Leigh-Ashley (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2010-03)
    After hundreds of years as a Portuguese colony and then decades of Indonesian occupation, Timor-Leste (East Timor) finally became independent in 2002. Since then, Timor-Leste has been in the process of building itself as ...
  • Noland, Marcus; Park, Donghyun; Estrada, Gemma Esther B. (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2013-04)
    To continue Asia's economic growth the focus for expansion and improvement must move from export manufacturing to the services sector--primarily to cross-border trade in such modern services as finance, information and ...
  • Wang, Feng (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2005)
    Twenty-five years after it was launched, China's "One Child" population control policy is credited with cutting population growth to an all time low and contributing to two decades of spectacular economic development. But ...
  • Osman, Wali M. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    To further its strategic interests and national security, the United States has intervened in Afghanistan twice in less than two decades, first in the fight against the Soviets and then the Taliban. Now, as Afghans attempt ...
  • Rambo, A. Terry; Nguyen, Manh Hùng; Jamieson, Neil L. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1993)
    In recent years, Vietnam has reappeared in U.S. newspaper headlines. This time the country is cast as a new land of opportunity, one whose vast natural and human resources are certain to make it and all who invest in it ...
  • Kim, Choong Nam (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2003)
    For half a century the United States and South Korea have been united in an alliance that has simultaneously contained North Korea and projected American power into Northeast Asia. Now that alliance is being questioned by ...
  • Dorian, James P.; Wigdortz, Brett H.; Gladney, Dru C. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1997)
    Reports of ethnic separatist violence in China are focusing renewed attention on Xinjiang province, an area famous as the site of the ancient "Silk Route." The recent clashes result in part from efforts by China and the ...
  • Burdekin, Richard C. K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2006)
    Over the past five years, U.S. exports to China have been dwarfed by imports from that country, with the resulting trade deficit igniting a bout of China bashing reminiscent of the Japan bashing of the 1980s. A major culprit ...
  • Gladney, Dru C. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    Foreigners and the Chinese themselves typically picture China's population as a vast monolithic Han majority with a sprinkling of exotic minorities living along the country's borders. This understates China's tremendous ...
  • Ernst, Dieter (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2011-05)
    In the three decades since it opened to the world economy, China has become a serious global competitor, not only in terms of price, but also technology. China's accelerating innovation efforts have been truly impressive. ...
  • McNally, Christopher A. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    Even though China's state firms lost their near-monopoly status after 1978, they still form the country's financial and industrial nucleus. Nevertheless, in early 1996 the total losses of these state-owned enterprises ...
  • Yu, Bin (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1996)
    Seven years after the end of the Cold War, China has yet to take its place in a number of international fora or have a summit with the United States. For the Chinese, this is bitterly reminiscent of events after the First ...
  • Riley, Nancy E. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    Ever since the Chinese Communists promised to make women equal partners in the revolution, the country has been closely watched for its record on women's status. China's accomplishments are notable. After centuries of ...

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