Cultural Idiom and the Problem of Planned Change: A Case Study from a Philippine Municipalityy
     F. Landa JOCANO

Cultural Fictions: The Functions and Dysfunctions of Social Mythology
     George H. WEIGHTMAN

The People's Republic of China as a Nuclear Power: A Study of Chinese Statements on Global Strategy
     Leo Y. LIU

Indonesia-India Relations, 1955-1967
     Nitish K. DUTT

An Analysis of the June 17, 1971 Agreement between Japan and the United States
     Valentine J. BELFIGLIO

The Cursillo Movement: Its Impact on Philippine Society 
     Purificacion G. BAUTISTA

Modernization and the Secular State in Southeast Asia
     Alfredo G. PARPAN

The Singapore Herald Affair
     Joseph B. TAMNEY

Government Legislation for Chinese Secret Societies in the Straits Settlements in the Late Nineteenth Century 
     Siok-hwa CHENG

Aesthetic Values in Contemporary Japan: The Effects of Industrialization and a Consumer Economy on Japanese Aesthetic Values
     Edward A. OLSEN


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