Metropolis and its others: Reading women's speech and silence in the Naxalbari Movement (1967-1975) 
     Sinha Mallarika ROY

ASJ introduction: Historical and cultural significance of Admiral Zheng He's ocean voyages 
     Aurora ROXAS-LIM

Chen Shui-Bian and Taiwan-China (Cross-Strait) relations: An initial assessment 
     Edgardo E. DAGDAG

Expanding circles of goodwill: A study of social capital in a Filipino community in Kyoto 
     Casilda LUZARES and Matthew Constancio Maglana SANTAMARIA

The old kingdom Ryukyu memory strands in Okinawan traditional dance
     Matthew Constancio Maglana SANTAMARIA

Southeast Asian perspectives on the war against terror 
     Aileen San Pablo BAVIERA

People power in the Philippines: Between democratic passions and the rule of law 
     Eduardo T. GONZALEZ

Anti-globalization movements in Southeast Asia 
     Teresa Encarnacion TADEM and Eduardo C. TADEM


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