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THE 2014 INDIAN ELECTION

Deciphering the Indian “Dance of Democracy”
Triveni Goswami Mathur (i)

THE LEGACY OF ALBERTO FUJIMORI

Foreigners in Their Own Land: An Interpretation of Alberto Fujimori’s Electoral Victory in 1990 Ivy Arbulu (1)
Foreword and Update by Jorge Secada

CHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND AMERICAN HISTORY

Confucius in the American Founding: The Founders’ Efforts to Use Confucian Moral Philosophy to Create New Virtue for the New Nation
Dave Wang (11)

WHEN THINGS STARTED TO GO WRONG IN VIETNAM

A Re-Assessment of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, 1965: The Role of Airpower, Heroic Soldiers and the Wrong Lessons
William Head (27)

INDIAN SOCIETAL PROBLEMS

The Socio-Economic impact of HIV/ AIDS on Indian Women
Shekira Ramdass (56)

CONTEMPORARY CULTURE IN ASIA

Japanese “Idols” in Trans-Cultural Reception: The Case of AKB48
Wendy Xie (74)

Bodies of Conflict: Asian Conceptual Art in China and India in the 1990s
Margaret Richardson (102)

ASIAN EMIGRATION TO THE WEST

Laotian Emigration: An Untold Story of Searching for a Place to Call Home
Sabrina Phansa (116)

BUDDHISM IN ASIA

The Lotus Sūtra and its ‘Bodies’: Physical Bodies, Spiritual Bodies, Bodies of Knowledge
John M. Thompson, Susan Degnan, Caitlin Graney, Ryan McCann and Charles McCracken (131)

Soka Gakkai International: Japanese Buddhism on a Global Scale
Daniel A. Métraux (167)

TEACHING JAPANESE

Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language in a Sociocultural Context
Xuexin Liu (184)

THE U.S. – JAPANESE ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP

The Role of Culture in the U.S.-Japanese Economic Relationship
Kazuo Yagami (193)

CHINESE AT HOME AND ABROAD

A Society in Crisis: China’s Growing Generation Gap
Kelly Donovan (202)

Revisiting Frustrated Micro-Regionalism: An Analytical Eclectic Analysis of the Greater Tumen Initiative
Tony Tai-Ting Liu (217)

Social-Emotional Adjustment of Chinese Immigrant Children in Western Countries
Yonggang Ren and Shirley Wyver (231)

ESSAYS & IDEAS

Economic Literacy and the Tokugawa Era
Lucien Ellington (242)

Korea as a “Degenerate State”: Then and Now
Daniel A. Métraux (251)

BOOK REVIEWS (258)

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Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss.
Reviewed by Roderic Owen

Peter Popham, The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi
Reviewed by Shekira Ramdass

David Pilling, Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival
Reviewed by Daniel A. Métraux

Kondo Masaomi, Alfred Deakin: A Scholar Politician Who Founded Australia
Reviewed by Kazuo Yagami

Robert K. Fitts, Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan
Reviewed by Daniel A. Métraux

Earle Labor, Jack London: An American Life
Reviewed by Daniel A. Métraux

FROM THE EDITOR’s DESK (268)

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Tourism Reigns at the DMZ While North Korean and South Korean Vessels Actively Shell Each Other

Korean Youths Demand International Recognition of Dokdo Island As Belonging to Korea and Plead for an Apology from Japan for WW II Crimes

How This Writer Accidentally Stumbled on Jack London’s Deep Interest In Asia and His Advocacy of the Concept of the Pacific Rim

Long Lost First-Hand Report on the Kennedy Assassination Details Death Scene at the White House on 22 November 1963

No Penny For Your Thoughts in Canada

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