From Passivity to Political Resource: The Catholic Church and the Development of Nationalism in East Timor 
     Chris LUNDRY

Impact of China's WTO Entry on Sino-Philippine Economic Relations and on the Philippine Economy 
     Hong Fang SHEN

Cultural Exchanges between the Muslim and Christian Worlds: Focus on the Philippines 
     Aurora ROXAS-LIM

Southeast Asian Studies and Southeast Asia: A Filipino Note 
     Patricio N. ABINALES

Reflections on the Development of Philippine Studies in the Philippines: The U.P. Asian Center Experience 
     Carolyn I. SOBRITCHEA

Conference on Southeast Asian Studies in Asia: Summary Report

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