Culture Contact and Ethnogenesis in Mindoro up to the End of the Spanish Rule
     Violeta B. LOPEZ

The American Debate on Philippine Annexation at the Turn of the Century, 1898-1900
     Rawlein G. SOBERANO

Financial Diplomacy: Takahashi Korekiyo Missions of 1904-1905
     Gary Dean BEST

The Structure of National Law-Making Authority in Bhutan
     Valentine J. BELFIGLIO

Philippine "Seditious" Plays
     Paul A. RODELL

Sair Nona Fientje de Feniks: An Example of Popular Indonesian Fiction in the First Quarter of the Century
     Cyril William S. WATSON

The Paekchong: "Untouchables" of Korea
     Soon Man RHIM

A Nativistic Reaction of Colonialism: the Sinhala-Buddhist Revival in Sri Lanka

The White Man's Burden
     William L. BRADLEY


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