Southeast Asia Essays

  • Conflict In Southeast Asia

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    Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. It consists of Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Brunei, Thailand and Myanmar. In this essay, I would be focusing more on Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The ‘Oxford Learner’s Dictionary’ defines conflict as “a situation in which people, groups or countries are involved in a serious disagreement or argument”, “a violent situation or period of fighting between two countries” or “a situation

  • Southeast Asia Case Study

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    SOUTHEAST ASIA: A SNAPSHOT Southeast Asia or South-eastern Asia is a part of Asia, stretching from Myanmar in the west to Philippines in the east. The countries situated in Southeast Asia (SEA) are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, which are commonly signified to as the ASEAN-10 countries. Southeast Asia is one of the economies in Developing Asia where the growth prospects look admirable for the medium term. The growth in the Southeast Asia

  • Culture In Southeast Asia

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    Defining Southeast As A region is an area, especially part of a country or the world, having definable characteristics but not always fixed boundaries. Scholars have debated the identity of Southeast Asia, and whether it even constitutes a coherent region. Compared to other regions like South Asia, the Middle East, or Europe, whose diverse people share many common traditions, Southeast Asia may not necessarily be considered as a region, due to its easy divide in language, culture, belief systems

  • Democratization In Southeast Asia

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    State and Politics in Southeast Asia Final Report LIU, Wei Student ID: 1023-27-9908 Topic: To discuss democratization in Southeast Asia from the aspects of economy and regime Introduction The countries in Southeast Asia are always with multi-ethnic, multi-language, and multi-culture. Many of them have the experience for being colonized, and hence, the politics and regimes of them have been changed a lot and became various. But one theme would always

  • Imperialism In Southeast Asia

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    mainland Southeast Asia would be a defining force in shaping the region for the last half of the millennium. In the next century, the British East India Company (EIC) and Dutch East India Company (VOC) were established to facilitate trade between Europe and Asia. Around the same time as the "discovery" of modern-day Indonesia, Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the Philippines and declared it a colony on the behalf of the Spanish Crown. Prior to European arrival, the people of Southeast Asia were no stranger

  • Religion In Southeast Asia

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    Introduction Southeast Asia is commonly understood as the region south of China and east of India. Historically, its strategic location along trade routes of China and India has made it a crossroad for the movement of people, goods, ideologies and especially religion. In Southeast Asia, religion has always been highly regarded in peoples’ everyday spheres of life. This can be attributed to agriculture being the dominant industry in the region in ancient times. Crop yields, essential to the livelihood

  • Islamization In Southeast Asia

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    understanding social-political changes in Southeast Asia. The successful early Islamisation in Java caused old Hindu-Buddhist gods to be forgotten. Soon enough, "to be Javanese began to mean be Moslem" as well. (Jay, 1963) The interruption and spread of Islam cut spiritual linkages between Hinduized Southeast Asia and Brahmanic India. It ended Indian culture in what was deemed as "farther India". Despite the source of Islam being geographically far away from Southeast Asia, and the fact that there was no established

  • Trade In Southeast Asia

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    important to Southeast Asia for their economy. During this period, most of Southeast Asia have their central part for trading to other country or to other part of their region. In Southeast Asia, the important trading goods are gold, pepper, cloves, silver and nutmeg. The other trading goods that are shipped by small Southeast Asia ship are sugar, dried fish, palm wine, vegetables, rice, salt and live stock. These goods are needed to feed the urban areas. Moreover, small Southeast Asia ship also moving

  • Colonialism In Southeast Asia

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    Southeast Asia is well known as a perfect area for plantation agriculture. At one point of time, all of the agriculture products become more important in world trade market that caused European powers to fight each other to claim the lands in this area of the world. During the 1500s to 1600s, colonial powers such as Europeans successfully colonized and take control of the international trade in Southeast Asia. The major Europeans colonizers in Southeast Asia are British, French, Spanish, Dutch and

  • Popular Culture In Southeast Asia

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    about ASEAN popular culture? Yet there is only limited comparative/collaborative research on the identity reconstruction effect of popular culture consumption on the average Southeast Asians. This statement thus aims to explore: The emphasis of panel is on popular culture, social change and identity formation in Southeast Asia. The central theme is how cultural commodities in the intra-regional “flows” of this

  • The Importance Of Religion In Southeast Asia

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    Introduction Religion is prevalent in modern day Southeast Asia. Prevalence can be defined as being widespread and great in intensity of practice and happening. There is a great diversity of religions present in Southeast Asia, and not one country is homogenous1. Initially, most of Southeast Asia believed and practiced in animism2. During the 1st to 4th century CE, Indianization3 came to Southeast Asia, resulting in cultural and economic influences. Theravada Buddhism4 soon followed in 525. Prior

  • Gender Inequality In Southeast Asia

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    person’s gender within Southeast Asia puts boundary limitations upon movement, political rights, ability to work, and general independence. Gender hierarchies do not rank individual gender but instead focus on a society’s interpretation of maleness verses femaleness on a binary scale. At one end of the binary scale is maleness manifesting itself within the public domain while the femaleness frequently focuses on private and domestic activities. While each country in Southeast Asia is unique in their

  • The Importance Of Traveling In Southeast Asia

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    How many countries have you been to? Why do you keep traveling in Southeast Asia so much? These are two common questions I get asked while traveling. Well, for me, travel is not about how many countries someone goes to or how many stamps someone gets in his or her passport, it's not a sport of any kind. It’s about the experience and the way one gets to connect to a place, immerse in sights, sounds, and smells, learning a new language, losing one's way in the wilderness, slipping into new lives, not

  • Women's Equality In Southeast Asia

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    Abstract A woman’s role in olden Southeast Asia till now has been imperative. This term paper investigates on women’s equality in two different regions in Southeast Asia. One which is heavily influenced by Indianization and is majorly Buddhist till today, Thailand and one which is heavily influenced by Islamization and is majorly Islam in present day, Indonesia. My thesis is that Women’s status is more equal in Thailand than in Indonesia. Methods of research includes reference to previous research

  • Importance Of Language In Southeast Asia

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    around the world. (Brandone et al., 2006) In the Southeast Asia, there is the economic incorporation of the Southeast Asia countries and named it ‘ASEAN’ which are comprised of 11 countries to work together in order to mainly support the economy system and culture as well. Each country has a different language that people use to communicate. In order to provide convenient communication and interaction between the countries in the Southeast Asia, every country agrees to use English which is the international

  • Islam And Indianization In Southeast Asia

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    The spread of Islam had been exceptional since widespread conversion in Southeast Asia started in the 13th century. As Islam continues to grow in present times, it potentially holds great political power over unlimited territory; Islam may eventually hold vast power over our society. Hence, this paper aims to discuss the use of Islam as a political tool and the use of politics in Islam using Indonesia as a key reference. As the process of Indianisation was concluded with the coming of Islam, the

  • Borobudur: The Sailendra Era

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    He is was destined to be the founder of the great empire after the Mongol’s unsuccessful conquest. The Majapahit empire became the greatest ever of all the states in insular Southeast Asia, claiming political control over the most of the archipelago. Gajah Mada, the patih (prime minister) was the most remarkable figure in Indonesian history before the Dutch conquest. He united the archipelago through direct conquest. It extended

  • Swot Analysis Of Singapore

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    Financial Position a. Natural Resources Singapore is a set of islands of 710.2 sq km, located in South Asia between Malaysia and Indonesia (FIG 2.1). As in most islands, the climate of Singapore is tropical, with daily high temperatures moderated by the sea breezes and, thanks to the sea proximity, humidity and rainfalls throughout the year. The country’s territory consists in one main island and 60 smaller islets, which gives Singapore one of its main assets: 193 km of coastline. This coastline

  • My Favourite Country

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    I have been to few countries around Southeast Asia and most of them are beautiful, but my favorite is Thailand. It's rich in culture, interesting ancient religion and delicious food . Thailand is fun-packed. From magnificent temples, elephant fun-tours and exciting tuk-tuk rides. If you want an extra unique night-out with friends in Thailand, they have the most unique red-light district to those who want some sort of different kind of excitement. Thailand also has world renowned stunning beaches

  • Human Trafficking Industry In Southeast Asia

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    why as a matter of fact, Southeast Asia is also one of the profitable markets for human trafficking industry where there are around 11.7 million people or 56% of the total global, are being trafficked from, in, or into the Southeast Asia region. The numbers of exploited victims hold almost an equal accountable proportion of the whole Asia Pacific region where most of them involved in either sex exploitation (prostitution) or forced labor in many countries in Southeast Asia region itself, especially