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  North-East Asia travel guide
North-East Asia is many different and contrasting things.
While the countries of North-East Asia now show some diversity, their cultures all draw from the Chinese.
North-East Asia is waiting for you to explore it.
www.world66.com /asia/northeastasia   (457 words)

  
 East Asia travel guide - Wikitravel
East Asia is a cultural and geographic region of Asia.
East Asia is what used to be known in the West as The Orient, a mysterious land inhabited by a race of inscrutable tea-sipping Orientals.
East Asia's major languages are not mutually intelligible.
wikitravel.org /en/East_Asia   (1006 words)

  
 Tour to East Asia, East Asia Tours, Tours to Borneo, Tours to Brunei, Tours to China, Tours to Indonesia, Tours to ...
In East Asia, we have cultural tours to Borneo, Brunei, China, Indonesia, Irian Jaya, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand,
From the exquisite palaces of Beijing to mysterious Tibet; from Xi'an's magnificent army of terracotta warriors to the epic landscapes along the legendary Silk Road; from the mighty Yangtse River to the modern cities on the East Coast, China is simply put irresistible.
Thailand has become Asia's primary holiday destination and is a useful and popular first stop on any overland journey through Southeast Asia.
www.bestway.com /east_asia.html   (2548 words)

  
  East Asia and the Pacific - US Department of State
You Are In: USINFO > Regions > East Asia and the Pacific
Jim Small, major league baseball vice president for Asia, told USINFO June 26 that “the future for baseball in China is very bright.
The U.S. Record 2006 Report for East Asia and the Pacific
usinfo.state.gov /eap   (627 words)

  
  East Asia
East Asia is returning to useful levels of economic growth, having recovered from the 1997 Asian financial crisis and other shocks such as the SARS and Avian Influenza outbreaks of 2004.
East Asia's continued rapid development is of great importance to Australia.
Estimated ODA to Southeast Asia in 2007-08 excluding ODA to Indonesia is $511.6 million.
www.ausaid.gov.au /country/eastasia.cfm   (285 words)

  
  Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Africa-Eurasia – with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe – lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas.
The boundary between Asia and Europe is commonly believed to run through the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, the Black Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River to its source, and the Ural Mountains to the Kara Sea near Kara, Russia.
Asia is the largest continent in the world by a considerable margin, and it is rich in natural resources, such as petroleum and iron.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asia   (2926 words)

  
 East Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms.
East Asia and Eastern Asia (the latter being the preferred term used by the United Nations) are both more modern terms for the traditional European name the Far East, which describes the region's geographical position in relation to Europe rather than its location within Asia.
East Asian Tigers, a label pertinent to the recent economic history of the region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Asia   (423 words)

  
 East Asia Summary
East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms.
East Asia and Eastern Asia (the latter being the preferred term used by the United Nations) are both more modern terms for the traditional European name the Far East, which describes the region's geographical position in relation to Europe rather than its location within Asia.
East Asian Tigers, a label pertinent to the recent economic history of the region.
www.bookrags.com /East_Asia   (2299 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam
The first East Asian summit of regional leaders in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday is a historic event whose future impact is likely to be as significant as the first Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit held in Bali in February 1976.
It occurs as East Asia demonstrates a new vitality following its recovery from the trauma of the Asian financial meltdown and subsequent economic crisis in 1997-98 while the US is distracted by its commitment in Iraq.
However, given East Asia's emerging cooperative security architecture, it would be in the American interest to support a larger political and security role for APEC.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/GL13Ae02.html   (1386 words)

  
 East Asia - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
This combination of language, political philosophy, and religion overlaps with the geographical designation of East Asia.
The parts of China that are not historically Han Chinese: Xinjiang, Qinghai, Tibet (either East Asia or Central Asia)
Southwest Asia (Middle East / Near East, Levant, Anatolia, Arabia)
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/e/a/s/East_Asia_cb20.html   (321 words)

  
 asia map and map of asia countries landforms rivers and information pages
Asia has three important recognized political divisions: The Middle East, (or West Asia) countries are colored a lighter shade of gray; Southeast Asia (or South Asia) countries are colored a medium shade of gray, and North Asia countries are colored a darker shade of gray.
Middle East: Countries considered part of the Middle East (or West Asia) are shown in a lighter shade of green, and their names are indicated in red.
Historically, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been long associated with the Middle East, but in recent years, some sources now consider them to be more closely aligned with Europe based on their modern economic and political trends.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/as.htm   (651 words)

  
 asia map and map of asia countries landforms rivers and information pages
Asia has three important recognized political divisions: The Middle East, (or West Asia) countries are colored a lighter shade of gray; Southeast Asia (or South Asia) countries are colored a medium shade of gray, and North Asia countries are colored a darker shade of gray.
Middle East: Countries considered part of the Middle East (or West Asia) are shown in a lighter shade of green, and their names are indicated in red.
Historically, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been long associated with the Middle East, but in recent years, some sources now consider them to be more closely aligned with Europe based on their modern economic and political trends.
www.graphicmaps.com /webimage/countrys/as.htm   (651 words)

  
 East-West Center: Events: Experts Say East Asia Dangerous but Important
HONOLULU (Dec. 7) – East Asia is one of the most dangerous areas of the world, according to former United States Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy.
He noted that in the past five years the countries of East Asia have been actively engaged in detailed, constructive discussions about community building, but the United States has not been a part of this intellectual process owing to its preoccupation with developments in the Middle East.
Roy said it is important for the U.S. to be engaged in the East Asia community-building dialogue now, while it is still a work in progress.
www.eastwestcenter.org /events-en-detail.asp?news_ID=362   (1028 words)

  
 Transforming East Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
East Asian economic integration is on the rise.
Instead, she maintains, it reflects pragmatic calculations of economic interest, as well as a desire to build trust and a sense of community across the region.
Transforming East Asia explores the impact these factors have had on developments since the mid-1980s—a tumultuous period that has witnessed important changes in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and the rise of China.
www.brookings.edu /press/books/transformingeastasia.htm   (374 words)

  
 AMES_Area concentrations/East Asia
The East Asia specialization includes study of China, Japan, Korea, and parts of Northeast Asia.
The East Asia faculty very strongly encourages sustained study of at least one relevant Asian language.
Because of our extensive course offerings, students are able to concentrate upon either modern or traditional East Asia, and to do advanced study in the disciplines of their choice.
www.dartmouth.edu /~asia/eastasia.html   (73 words)

  
 Far East Casinos and Gambling
The continent of Far East Asia has 10 countries with casinos in them and 5 countries with pari-mutuel facilities in them, including horse racing and dog racing or the newer racinos which have slots or video poker terminals within reach of the gamblers.
In Far East Asia you will find the country of Macau to have more casinos than any other country in Far East Asia, with 28 casinos and 3353 slots.
The largest casino in the continent of Far East Asia is Casino de Genting which is located in Genting Highlands, Malaysia.
www.worldcasinodirectory.com /fareast-casinos.asp   (910 words)

  
 World Health Organization Report, Who Publications, UN Specialized Agencies
In recognition of these efforts, two Honourable Ministers of Health from the Region along with three other tobacco control advocates have been honoured by the WHO Director-General on the occasion of World No-Tobacco Day this year.
The WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia is working closely with the Member States in their efforts to create and expand smoke-free places.
The Five countries in the South-East Asia region, namely Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Myanmar and Thailand have reported Avian Influenza among poultry.
www.searo.who.int   (682 words)

  
 NEAS - Resources, East Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
East Asia and Globalization, Kim, Samuel S. This clear and timely book presents the first sustained and structured analysis of globalization in the East Asian context, exploring the strategies used by East Asian countries to cope with the forces of globalization.
Without attempting to be comprehensive, East Asia Integrates offers fundamental strategies that promote cross-border flows of trade, alongwith domestic policies on logistics, trade facilitation, standards and institutions to maximize the impact of these flows on development and distribute the gains from trade widely.
East Asia's experience generates new views about the economic prospects for poor nations, the relationship between government management and economic growth, the risks and benefits associated with globalization, and the nature of capitalism.
neas.miis.edu /resources-east-asia.html   (9063 words)

  
 IFC East Asia - East Asia and the Pacific
IFC East Asia - East Asia and the Pacific
Doing Business became easier in East Asian economies in 2005 - 2006, according to a new report by IFC and the World Bank.
East Asia and the Pacific Regional Report, 2005
www.ifc.org /ifcext/eastasia.nsf   (169 words)

  
 Department of East Asian Studies
Renamed the Department of East Asian Studies in 1994 to reflect the expanded range of topics covered in its courses, the department has continued to grow steadily and now boasts record enrolments in its language and culture courses.
The Department of East Asian Studies would like to include all of EAST ASIA in its programs, that is, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea.
As the political, economic, and cultural ties between Asia and the rest of the world are strengthened, there is a steadily increasing demand for individuals with expertise in East Asian languages and cultures.
www.arts.ualberta.ca /~eastasia   (639 words)

  
 Remaking East Asia, Outsourcing Hollywood
Some attribute the remaking trend to East Asia's rich supernatural tradition as represented in the 18th century Japanese short story collection Tales of Moonlight and Rain (Ugetsu Monogatari), part of which became the base for the acclaimed film Kwaidan made by Masaki Kobayashi in 1964.
Cousins is right in suggesting that the current remaking trend should not be regarded as an isolated phenomenon: East Asian cinema's creative imitation of Hollywood is based on East Asia's long history of film industries whose accumulation of talents and artistic expressions is finally being recognised and materialised.
East Asian filmmakers were more than happy to sell the remaking rights to Hollywood, for the fee paid by Hollywood studios – albeit a small portion of the remaking cost – would most likely recuperate what they originally spent on making the films.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/05/34/remaking_east_asia.html   (3258 words)

  
 USAID - Asia and the Near East
The Asia and Near East region is home to 800 million impoverished people, more than Africa and Latin America combined.
In South Asia alone, 57 percent of women are illiterate.
Eight million people in Asia are HIV positive, including one million who became infected in the past year alone.
www.usaid.gov /locations/asia_near_east   (438 words)

  
 Amazon.com: East Asia: A New History, Third Edition: Books: Rhoads Murphey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Engaging, integrated, and analytical, East Asia: A New Historyprovides a comprehensive history of the East Asian countries and addresses a diverse range of social, economic, and intellectual topics.
There are limited texts on East Asian history and it is unfortunate that this author decided to spike his with unabashed personal commentary.
I have used it for several Modern East Asia courses and am presently using it for a Traditional East Asia survey, and I find that students of all levels of knowledge appreciate it.
www.amazon.com /East-Asia-New-History-Third/dp/0321163362   (1430 words)

  
 East Asia : Asian Collections: An Illustrated Guide (Library of Congress - Asian Division)
Established in 1992 to ensure that Congress would receive timely information on Japan, JDC obtains unpublished and other material that is often difficult to find, such as draft legislation, government policy studies, public opinion polling data, reports from think tanks, and conference proceedings.
Although Japan's role in East Asia continued to become more important, it was not until the 1930s that serious academic study of Japan began in the United States.
The Library has a microfilm copy of the archives of the Japanese Foreign Ministry from 1868 to 1945 that was used, for example, in John Toland's history of the fall of the Japanese Empire, The Rising Sun.
www.loc.gov /rr/asian/guide/guide-east.html   (1841 words)

  
 East-West Center: Events: Japanese Seek New Role in East Asia Electronics
This, however, does not imply that the Japanese are ready to withdraw from East Asia.
After years of hesitation, Japanese firms are now eager to tap into East Asia’s huge pool of lower-cost managers and engineers to facilitate and accelerate decision making, and to cope with the frantic pace of change in Asian business practices, values and ways of thinking.”
He is a former senior advisor to the OECD, Paris, and former research director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) at the University of California at Berkeley.
www.eastwestcenter.org /events-en-detail.asp?news_ID=356   (1156 words)

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