Category: South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand/Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos)


An Analysis of Filipino Seafarers’ Return Preparedness and Perception of Successful Return

A Filipino seafarer’s return home is recognized by his family and society, as a culmination of a financially lucrative career and the achievement of lifelong objectives, a model of “calculated strategy.” The study 1) identifies the factors that seafarers consider when preparing for their retirement; 2) determines their level of preparedness for return to the


Mapping Circumstance: Human Security, Marginality and Precariousness in Southeast Asia

A central problem in examining multiple insecurities in Southeast Asia is that each country confronts a different context of human security and faces a set of specific challenges embedded in people’s daily-lived experience. The ambiguous ways in which the ‘invisibility’ of their situations are conditioned and configured are neither readily recognized nor understood. State-led action


The Structure Underlying Japan’s Soft Power Tangles in Thailand: Influences and Foreign Policy Directions

The pursuit of Japan’s cultural diplomacy in Thailand holds unique changes after the end of World War II. Amid the shifting politics in the region, the term ‘soft power’ has started to become a crucial component of Japanese foreign policy towards Thailand. Looking at the issue comparatively provides the current limitation of the existing scholarship


Confucian Values and Public Service Motivation: The Mediating Role of Paradoxical Leadership

Although research of leadership and public service motivation (PSM) has been conducted in diverse cultural contexts, it remains understudied in Confucian Asia. The current study aims to examine how Confucian values influence PSM in Vietnam and also attempts to investigate the mediating role of paradoxical leadership in this relationship. Drawing mainly on the institutional theory


Mental Health Needs of Depressed New Filipino Fathers

Emerging studies about paternal mental health among new fathers have been seen as a wide interest in terms of experienced post-natal depression. This is because when an unprepared new father feels the need and pressure to adapt with changes in lifestyle and in his new role as the father in the family, he starts to


Challenges in Facing Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 in Indonesia and How to Overcome: Social-Economic Perspectives

Nowadays, the society among the world has been experiencing transformation to industrial revolution 4.0 along with transformation to society 5.0 that known as Super Smart Society which its characteristics are liberation; disparity deficiency; improving efficiency; society’s necessities fulfillment; privacy matter; modern values formation. Although Indonesia is one of the emerging countries that estimated increasing rapidly


The Effect of IBSE Integration to the K-12 Grade 9 Curriculum at Passi National High School, Passi City, Iloilo

This documentary educational research was conducted to perceived the effect of IBSE integration in the K-12 Grade 9-Curriculum at Passi National High School, S.Y.2017-2018. The subjects of the study were 48 students of one section junior students’. They were taught following the K-12 instructional material utilizing hands-on modified activities. Inquiry-based teaching and learning, the 5E’s


Beauty and the Beast in Twenty-First Century Thai Romantic Fictions: Characters and Motifs

Beauty and the Beast has always been a well-known and popular tale throughout the world, regardless of race, class, or ethnicity. Such enjoyment for a story unites people to remember cultural relocation and acknowledge cultural differences as source of pleasure. Beauty and the Beast’s plot and motifs have great influence on Thai romantic fiction and


How the Arts and Culture Industry in Singapore is Taking on Big Data

Data is a big buzzword today and the arts and cultural industry is not immune to the hype. My paper looks at the way data science is impacting arts programming and policies. The arts groups and institutions in Singapore generally divide their data into two categories. One is institutional collections, which could include both physical


Community-Based Tourism’s Image Positioning and Strategic Management in Thailand and Lao PDR for Achieving ASEAN Community

This research is a synthesis of knowledge gathering from related researches in the realm of image, management, participation, tourism activities, and strategies of Community Based Tourism(CBT). Also, it includes the ways to develop CBT resources in Thailand and Lao PDR. The research conducted a community survey in some villages where carried on CBT in 4


The Dynamics of Indonesia-Malaysia Bilateral Relations Since Independence: Its Impact on Bilateral and Regional Stability

The bilateral relations between Indonesia-Malaysia since the independence of Indonesia can be categorized in three phases. The first is the phase of Soekarno as the first president of Indonesia where his foreign policy towards Malaysia was to confront Malaysia due to his ideology of anti-imperialism and anti-colonialism. Soekarno emerged as the trigger factor of the


Factors Affecting Malaysia-Singapore Relations during the Mahathir Era

The relationship between Malaysia and Singapore tends to fluctuate from time to time. At times the relation is very good but at other times it seems to be rather fragile. Some terms that have often been used to characterise the relationship are ‘Siamese twins’, ‘sibling rivalry’ and ‘family quarrel’, implying a complex love-hate relationship that


International Development in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) and Its Impact on East West Economic Corridor (EWEC)

Following the post-Cold War era, in 1992 the Mekong region countries established an Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the development of their economies, societies and cultures. One of the projects, in the Mekong region The development of East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) linking with Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar, for the purpose of trade, investment and


Cultural Values in Selected Southeast Asian Countries as Reflected in Representative Short Stories: A Comparative Study

This study reveals the intent of the researcher to investigate the commonalities of cultural values in the community life and lifestyles of some selected Southeast Asian countries based on selected short stories of ASEAN literature. These selections were all written during the period from 1950s – 1990s against a background of profound political, social, and


Million People March against Pork Barrel Projects: from Potentiality to Actuality

In this paper, we endeavored to ask how virtual reality becomes a public space for advocacies, which call for crowd mobilization in the Philippines. We particularly analyzed the Million People March against pork barrel projects, which happened on August 26, 2013, in Luneta Park, Manila. We also discussed how micro-blogging sites (facebook and twitter) on