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Asia Pacific Memo

Memo #360
 The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project

Memo #359
 Taiwan’s 2016 elections: An exercise in generational change

Memo #358
 Pageantry Politics: Beauty Queens Challenging the Chinese Government

Memo #357
 For Love of Languages, Travel, and Fieldwork: A tribute to Benedict Anderson

Memo #356
 Where are the voices and the interests of rural Lao women in ASEAN?


Interested in current issues in Asia and across the Pacific? We invite you to look at the Asia Pacific Memo series. It is the Institute of Asian Research's communications initiative to feature accessible scholarly knowledge about contemporary Asia.

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Asia Pacific Policy Project
This student-run blog focuses on annually rotating graduate projects

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Information and analysis of contemporary Mongolia

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Translations of blogs from Tibet and People's Republic of China

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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Digital Diplomacy Strategy: Are Canadians Engaged?
Discussion - Institute of Asian Research

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Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
The Belt and Road Initiative: China's New Grand Strategy for the 21st Century?
Discussion - Institute of Asian Research

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
Do Virtual Earthquakes Still Shake Us to the Core? Simulating Survival in Japan’s Disaster Report Video Game
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Friday, Feb 26, 2016
Can the Subaltern Bark? Dogs, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World
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Friday, Feb 26, 2016
Madame Shrine Keeper and the Anthropologist
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Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
Planning for Smart Cities in Japan
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