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Post-crisis Asia – economic recovery, September 11, 2001 and the challenges ahead
Shalendra D. Sharma

to investment grade. The recovery in Hong Kong, China has been equally impressive. The first-quarter growth in 2000 was 14.3 per cent, followed by 10.8 per cent in the second quarter. GDP growth in Singapore of 5.4 per cent in 1999 was partly due to rising productivity levels. Moreover, Singapore experienced a rapid growth of its information technology industry – no doubt benefiting from the government’s policy of transforming the island republic into a “wired” economy. Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand grew at 5.4, 3.2 and 5.2 per cent respectively in the first

in The Asian financial crisis
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Rima D. Apple

China, the poverty of Māori in New Zealand and the isolation of Aboriginal settlements in Queensland. These situations were distinctly and often uncomfortably different from those in which the European nurses had trained and previously practised. Many faced unfamiliar languages. Some of the nurses learned the languages of their clients and their students; others struggled with and even without translators. Many faced unfamiliar local customs. Some were so convinced of the superiority of Western medicine and the imperial culture that they dismissed practices that were

in Colonial caring
The Tokyo trial of Japanese leaders, 1946–48
Peter Lowe

sending him documentation. It was to the credit of Comyns Carr that the prosecution was as solidly prepared as it was, and that he performed ably in court. The disasters in the prosecution were usually associated with Keenan’s under-prepared contributions. On the whole, the prosecution team worked hard and included several able American lawyers who were markedly better than their chief. In total eleven countries were represented among the judges – Australia, Canada, China, France, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom

in Domestic and international trials, 1700–2000
Evolution of the normative basis
Eşref Aksu

constraints, collective expectations of UN peacekeeping remained unchanged. Maintenance of international peace and security and protection of sovereignty were the main prescriptions for the UN. With the replacement of Taiwan by China in the Security Council in 1971, the principle of UN non-intervention in domestic affairs, if anything, gained added strength. Even massive human rights violations, as in

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
Steve Sohmer

‘Telephone’ and pre-PC Britons call ‘Chinese Whispers’. 22 In that parlour pastime a line of people whisper a message one to another. The message, which began as simple and sensible, becomes more garbled with each re-transmission, and emerges at last as laughable gibberish. Here is how Harvey, Nashe, and Shakespeare played the game: In 1578 Harvey had written: ‘ Manus

in Reading Shakespeare’s mind
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Corpses and mass violence: an inventory of the unthinkable
Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

, massacres which continually widen our notions of these human catastrophes. Asia, for instance, has been scarred not only by the Great Chinese Famine, which, according to some estimates, claimed up to 40 million victims during the policy of the ‘Great Leap Forward’,5 but also by the Cambodian genocide, which resulted in 1.5 million deaths between 1975 and 1979,6 along with the mass violence committed in Indonesia under the Suharto regime, which has to be considered in terms of both its political and its ethnic character.7 HRMV.indb 1 01/09/2014 17:28:32 2  Élisabeth

in Human remains and mass violence
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Keeping up appearances
Kinneret Lahad

will take into account the temporal interactional elements of being and appearing alone at particular times (such as night and day, the week, and the weekend). Thus I argue that the temporal elements of social situations, such as New Year’s Eve or dining alone, have an important bearing on single women’s impression management. “The holidays are difficult for singles” In 2010 the Israeli Channel 2 news reported that some Chinese single men and women had found an original and expensive solution to cope with their parents’ criticism: rent a date for the Chinese New Year

in A table for one
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

’ states of the Soviet Union, China, Cuba and Eastern Europe. Karl Marx, who after all gave his name to the ideology, rather disliked the term ‘socialism’, which he associated with daydreaming and impracticality. From The Communist Manifesto (1848) to his final writings, Marx preferred the word ‘communist’ with its unambiguously revolutionary connotations. As the term suggests, it is customary

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Joe Turner

the SS Afghan, a Japanese-owned ship, was stopped from disembarking in Melbourne Harbour. On board were up to sixtyseven Chinese labourers who had travelled from Hong Kong for work in Victoria. Whilst the Chinese Restriction Act of 1881 allowed authorities in Victoria to restrict the movement of indentured Chinese labourers into the state, what was significant was that the majority of those travelling on the Afghan were British subjects. As subjects of the Crown they retained the right to move across the British Empire, codified in the promise of imperial

in Bordering intimacy
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Why might history matter for development policy?
Ravi Kanbur

elite perceives its objectives and its constraints. The strong concern about inequality, especially spatial inequality, in China goes back to well before the communist era. It is rooted in the history of an empire with fissiparous tendencies, requiring force and suasion in equal measure to keep provinces from breaking away. It is that concern which is reflected in generations of Chinese rulers, right up to the present ruling elite of the Communist party. But, again, what is the transmission mechanism from the sensibilities acquired by the rules of the Qing Empire in

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