Re-thinking Area Studies 
     Aurora ROXAS-LIM

Asia without America: A Vision for Peace in the 21st Century 
     Benito O. LIM

Managing Territorial Disputes
     Aileen San Pablo BAVIERA

Japanese Political and Economic Developments:Implications to Philippine Security Interests 
     Romulo D. PERALTA

Philippine-Vietnam Relations: A Preliminary Study 
     Milagros ESPINAS

The Chinese in the Philippines: Continuity and Change 
     Teresita Ang SEE

Irrigation Systems, Management and Central Power: A Study of the Relationship between Hydraulic Technology and Society in Sui and T'ang China 
     Hans Hestvang JORGENSEN


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