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Title Culture and society in the Asia-Pacific / edited by Richard Maidment and Colin Mackerras.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.

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 UniM Bail  306.091823 CULT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 267 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Series Pacific studies
Pacific studies ;.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Chapter 1 Diversity and convergence in Asia-Pacific society and culture / Colin Mackerras, Richard Maidment, David Schak 1 -- 1.2 Asian way 1 -- 1.3 Diversity in societies and cultures 5 -- 1.4 Convergent forces in the Pacific 8 -- 1.5 Conclusion: tradition and modernization 11 -- Chapter 2 Old and the new / J. Kathirithamby-Wells 15 -- 2.1 Introduction: Asia-Pacific integration 15 -- 2.2 Pre-modern era c. 1500-1800 16 -- 2.3 Colonial era, c. 1800-1945 19 -- 2.4 New era, 1946- 28 -- Chapter 3 Population / Terence T. Hull 39 -- 3.2 Peopling East Asia and the Pacific Rim, 5000 BC to AD 2000 44 -- 3.3 Expansions, conquests and empires 46 -- 3.4 Demographic revolutions 49 -- 3.5 Demographic tensions 53 -- 3.6 Struggle for decent demographic futures 58 -- Chapter 4 Migration and the diaspora communities / Lucie Cheng, Marian Katz 65 -- 4.2 Migration and the nation-state 67 -- 4.3 Diverse experiences or diverse narratives? 69 -- 4.4 Types of diasporas 72 -- 4.5 Migration patterns, types of diasporas and diasporic identities 74 -- 4.6 Changing configurations 77 -- 4.7 Emerging diasporas: a transnational professional/service class? 84 -- Chapter 5 Race, ethnicity and language / Anthony van Fossen 89 -- 5.1 Six degrees of separation 89 -- 5.2 Principal ethnic groups 90 -- Chapter 6 Religion / Julia Day Howell 115 -- 6.2 Which religions? 116 -- 6.3 Religions: coming or going in modern East Asia? 121 -- 6.4 Emergent patterns in East Asian religion and spirituality 131 -- Chapter 7 Education / John Hawkins 141 -- 7.2 Motivation and values in East Asian education 146 -- Chapter 8 Women's movements in the Asia-Pacific / Chilla Bulbeck 163 -- 8.2 Comparing the status of women 164 -- 8.3 Women's movement activism 171 -- 8.4 International traffic in women 179 -- Chapter 9 Pacific images / Stephanie Taylor 185 -- 9.2 Nature of images 186 -- 9.3 Relevance of images to the study of the Asia-Pacific 187 -- 9.4 Image of emptiness 188 -- 9.5 Primitive islands of love and happiness 194 -- 9.6 Changing images of place 198 -- 9.7 Power of images to construct relationships 201 -- Chapter 10 Asia-Pacific cinemas / Mary Farquhar, Linda Erlich 207 -- 10.2 Significance of film 207 -- 10.3 National cinemas in three locations: Hollywood, Japan and China 209 -- 10.5 Narrative 215 -- 10.6 Aesthetics 220 -- Chapter 11 Culture of politics / Stephanie Lawson 231 -- 11.2 Idea of culture 234 -- 11.3 Culture and the state 237 -- 11.4 Asian values debate 245.
Summary The societies and cultures of the Asia-Pacific are undergoing enormous changes which have radically altered the life of the average person, making it very different from that of their parents' and grandparents' generations. "Culture and Society in the Asia-Pacific" examines the critical social and cultural factors in the rise of the Asia-Pacific region at the end of the twentieth century. It looks at the tension between tradition and modernity, especially how Western and other Asian cultures have had an impact on traditional cultures. The growing economy in this region plays a significant role in how societies are changing. This volume addresses the issues which affect people's everyday lives, including the family, gender relations, religion, the arts, film, ethnic relations, population migration education, and images of the Pacific.
Other author Maidment, R. A. (Richard A.)
Mackerras, Colin, 1939-
Subject Asia -- Civilization.
Pacific Area -- Civilization.
Asia -- Social life and customs.
Pacific Area -- Social life and customs.
Asia -- Social conditions.
Pacific Area -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0415172772 (hbk)
0415172780 (paperback)