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


Decision-Making Reasons of Thai People to Put Elderly Parent in Nursing Home

This research aimed to study 1. To study the reasons and the desirable characteristics of the elderly nursing home 2. To study the financially feasibility to invest in the elderly nursing home and 3. To study the sensitivity analysis to invest in the elderly nursing home. The primary data are from both the interview the


A Reading Program for College Students

This study aimed to develop a reading comprehension program on the reading competencies and comprehension level of college students. A focus group discussion (FGD) was conducted to gather insights from students on their reading habits and challenges, which served as the basis for the development of the reading program. The program focused on teaching specific


The Poem “Ordinary Days” by Ý Nhi and the Picture of the “Imagined Community” in Modern Vietnamese Literature

Community discourse in modern Vietnamese literature often expresses the proposition that community is associated with tradition, history and culture, especially in the war and post- war period. Ý Nhi (1944 – ) has such a creative poetic style that many literary critics of her generation consider it as a breakthrough amid the general trend. Although


The Chinese Language Teacher Competencies in the Eastern Economics Corridor of Thailand

This research aimed to (1) survey the problem of Chinese Language Teachers development in EEC area, (2) create the Chinese Language Teacher’s Competencies for the EEC area, and (3) provide the guidelines for developing Chinese Teacher’s Competencies for the EEC area. In order to achieve the research purpose, the research methodology was divided into parts.


Indigenizing Order and Agency: A Southeast Asian Perspective on the ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ and the Rising China

The idea of the ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ (FOIP) widely promoted by a number of major powers represents the evolving, yet competing, order of global politics. In light of these developments, this paper surveys the indigenous thinking of Southeast Asian International Relations (IR) in the context of the FOIP strategies. The main task is to


Significance of a King in the South-East Section of the Silk Road in the Period Between Ancient and Medieval Times

Along the Silk Road, there were different nations that differed not only ethnically, politically, culturally, but also religiously. Southeast Asia was a very important, both commercial and cultural artery. The route network was connected between countries in the eastern world along the coast of the Asian continental mainland and many associated archipelagos, thus connecting this


Historical Study of Chinese Clan Associations in Singapore

Singapore joined the ranks of developed countries in the 21st century, and is a multi-ethnic nation with attention in many ways, including its national policies and educational activities. In Singapore, people of Chinese descent account for a large part of the population, attracting attention for their cultural activities as well as for their economic activities.


Mapping the Musical Resources in Ilocano Language Into the Grade 1 Curriculum for Ilocano Schools

Despite the available multimedia platforms, mother-tongue-based multilingual education teachers in Ilocos province suffer in implementing the subject because of the lack of published books, the abundance of books with culturally erroneous content, and the amusing number of subjects they teach. Although they are encouraged to design an integrated curriculum, it requires having valid resources and


Work-related learning amongst Economically Marginalized Youth in Singapore

Opportunities for work-related learning are now seen as essential for young people to gain the practical experience so they can successfully transition from education to work. Research has shown that class advantaged youth engage in “experience-based” work while they are studying. These may be volunteer or very poorly paid positions but provide experiences which enhance


Unveiling the landscape of New Chinese migrant in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

Current migratory flows from China are increasing worldwide, particularly, throughout BRI routes. Migrants from China, south country, to other south countries represent a global transforming political economy in many dimensions. This article aims to illustrate the settlement perspectives on transborder mobility among new Chinese migrants in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The finding draws on research results


Effect of Singapore’s Language Education Policy on Chinese Singaporeans’ Identity – From a Survey of New University Graduates

In Singapore bilingual education is being promoted due to the influence of globalization, English driven lifestyle and culture have become widespread, especially among young people. On the other hand, some are concerned about the situation in which the younger generation is gradually moving away from their ethnic language, culture, and traditions. Therefore, I conducted a


When the Religion Meets the Internet: Focusing on Naga Images Used by Visual Art in Thailand

Naga, the guardian of Triratna, dominates the waters, and is an important cultural image of Thailand, as well as an auspicious symbol of ordinary life. There is a large and subtle Naga cultural heritage that includes folk literature and festivals in Thailand. Whether it is an old tradition or a new cultural creation, many cultural


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


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


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


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


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


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


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