We are pleased to announce another timely publication of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies’ latest issue: Vol. 12, No. 2, the second issue of 2017.
This issue consists of the following contributions by authors from various academic institutions:
- Coordinators Bridge Residents and Artists in Regional Japan: A Case Study of the Art Project Hanarart, by Shiro Horiuchi
- Constructs of Development from Inside the Development Communication Syllabi, by Jonalou S. Labor
- Arabs and “Indo-Arabs” in Indonesia: Historical Dynamics, Social Relations and Contemporary Changes, by Sumanto Al Qurtuby
- “We Are the World Itself”: The Construction of “Good” Citizenship and Deviations from It in Ergo Proxy, by Arnab Dasgupta
- Street-based Corruption in the Philippines: Exploring Kotong Frame Alignments Between Enforcers and Motorists in a City in Metro Manila, by Hannah Frances C. Bodegon, Prince Aian G. Villanueva, Janessa Polly J. Esber, Jon Christian A. Fernando, John Andrew C. Guevarra and Charles Daniell B. Valeriano
- Building a New Academic Field: The Institutionalisation of Taiwan Studies in Europe, by Hardina Ohlendorf
- The Many Faces of Tsai Ming-Liang: Cinephilia, the French Connection, and Cinema in the Gallery, by Beth Tsai
- The Passing of Emeritus Professor Nicholas Tarling
- Peter Nicholas Tarling: A Tribute, by Ooi Keat Gin
- Keynote Address – Southeast Asia: Imperial Themes, by Wang Gungwu
In addition to seven original pieces, the journal has also re-published (with permission) two articles, in tribute to one of our editorial board members, the late Emeritus Prof. Nicholas Tarling, who passed away on 13 May 2017.
We congratulate all of our authors, and we extend our appreciation to our reviewers, editorial board members and readers for continuous support to the journal and the publisher.