Category: Comparative Studies of Asian and East Asian Studies


Deoli Days: The Internment of the Ethnic Chinese of India, the Overseas Chinese Identity and Nation-Building in South Asia

Chinese migration to South Asia (India) was part of the same trade and indentured labour diaspora that brought Chinese to Southeast Asia between the 18th and 20th centuries. While there is considerable scholarship on the overseas Chinese of Southeast Asia, there is comparably less work done on their counterparts in India. This paper examines the


Portrayals of Modern Girls’ Desires in Uno Chiyo’s and Suat Derviş’s Literary Works

The figure of the modern girl emerged in Turkey and Japan in the 1920s. Modern girls’ Westernised looks and progressive lifestyles made them a popular subject for authors and the media. However, the portrayals of modern girls by male authors and media outlets often relied on stereotypical depictions. This paper argues that the figure transcends


Health Impact Perceived by University Students at Three Sites in Asia: Two Years Into the Pandemic

Two years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, education in universities is still being disrupted. Prolonged exposure to the pandemic situation may result in health-related problems for university students. In January 2022, we conducted an online survey in three universities in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Vietnam for a rapid assessment of students’ perceived impacts on


Won Kee: A Historico-Biographical Study of Creativity, Inter-Cultural Intervention, and Discrimination in a Nineteenth-Century Goldmining Setting in Aotearoa New Zealand

During the latter part of the nineteenth-century gold-mining era in Central Otago, New Zealand, Won Key was a well-known Chinese merchant living in Cromwell. His activities centred on offering a base for supplying Chinese miners, yet at the same time he provided a link between the disparate cultures that made up this migrant setting. While


Sino-Japanese Infrastructure Rivalry in ASEAN: Dynamics and Impact

Sino-Japanese competition is a crucial structural force for the stability of Southeast Asia and East Asia in general and infrastructure development in ASEAN is emerging as a new source of intensified rivalry between China and Japan. This paper aims to assess the ASEAN countries’ capacity to benefit from the Chinese and Japanese infrastructure investment initiatives,


Taiwanese Cinema Development and Ruling over Indigenous Peoples in the Early Japanese Colonial Period

Taiwanese cinema began in the era of Japanese rule. In the early days of Japanese Colony, indigenous peoples fought fiercely against the Japanese colonial government and ruling the indigenous areas became the primary work of the colonial government. On the one hand, the colonial government used military force and pressure to force indigenous peoples to


Reclaiming the Future Through Remediation and Transmediation

The grammatization of industrialized programming inscribes a market force of knowledge where science is privileged over humanities, speed over slow culture, short-circuited over long-circuited synapses. The value of humanities is decreasing. Humans are rendered obsolescence. This pattern not only shows that society does not value humanities with the same weight as it does with science,


Mutual Distrust between China and Japan and the Locked Sino-Japanese Relations

The two giants–Japan and China–in East Asia have been trapped in a negative political relationship for several decades. Even if the normalization of relations was achieved more than forty years ago, the two states have not reached an overall reconciliation. According to the author, it should be the distrust between the two states, which enhanced


Correlation between types of Personality and Learning Styles of Selected Students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP): Basis for Learning Enhancement Program

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, as one of the top universities in the country, has to maintain its competitive edge as regards quality instruction and excellent curricular programs. To be able to do this, the University has to continuously devise programs that would further improve its students learning skills and capabilities. This study is