The Primate City in Southeast Asia: Conceptual Definitions and Colonial Origins
     Robert R. REED

The Quest for Development and the Discovery of Asia by Asians
     Gelia T. CASTILLO

Belgium and a Philippine Protectorate: A Stillborn Pan
     Arnold BLUMBERG

Two Poems in Carlos A. Angeles: An Experiment toward a Poetics of the Lyric Poem
     Gemino H. ABAD

Public Perception of Bureaucratic Performance in Uttar Pradesh (India) and its Impact on Social Change and Modernization
     Dhirenda K. VAJPEYI

Ideological and Attitudinal Differences among Singapore Trade Union Leaders
     Noeleen HEYZER
     Peter D. WELDON
     Gek Sim WEE

Agrarian Reform Communication: Concepts and Methods
     Leothiny S. CLAVEL

The Attitude of Indonesia towards Japanese Peace Treaty

Political Culture as a Factor of Political Decay in China and Japan
     Yearn H. CHOI

The Earth-Diver Myth: Towards a Theory of its Diffusion in Asia
     Rogelio M. LOPEZ


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