The Trade Mission to Siam in 1718 in the Context of Filipinas-Siam Relations and Southeast Asian History
     Ferdinand C. LLANES

Islam in the Philippines and its China Link
     Cesar Adib MAJUL

Bringing up the Children of Migrants: Continuity and Change of Ilocano Child Fosterage
     Nagasaka ITARU

Micro-credit and Poverty Alleviation in South Asia and its Implications to Asian Development
     Abdul Quadir BHUIYAN

The Morality and Economics of Prostitution in Indonesia
     Rosalia SCIORTINO

The Philippines and the Quest for Stable Peace in Southeast Asia: A historical overview
     Edgardo E. DAGDAG

Apolinario Mabini and the Establishment of the National Church
     Aurora ROXAS-LIM

Is reform forthcoming in North Korea?
     Sharif M. SHUJA

Myths and Realities about Women in Israeli Society
     Elizabeth T. URGEL

Forgetting: Poetry and the Nation: a motif in Indonesian literary modernism after 1945
     Goenawan MOHAMAD


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