International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (IJAPS)

IJAPS is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, internationally refereed publication focusing primarily on Asia (South, Southeast and East), Australasia and the Pacific Rim regions of the Americas (North, Central and South).

THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASIA-PACIFIC STUDIES (IJAPS) is an electronic journal (e-journal) designed towards fulfilling one of the principal missions of the Asia-Pacific Research Unit (APRU) of the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, namely the dissemination of research and other scholarly works. With all its inherent advantages, an e-journal serves as the best vehicle to carry the International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (IJAPS) to the forefront of the global scholarly community.

IJAPS is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, internationally refereed publication focusing primarily on Asia (South, Southeast and East), Australasia and the Pacific Rim regions of the Americas (North, Central and South). The disciplines of interest encompass politics, history, indigenous languages and literature, religion, man and the environment, ethno-history, anthropology, cultural heritage, socio-economic development, war and conflict resolution, pre-history and archaeology, and the arts. IJAPS undertakes to publish articles based on original research of the highest scholarship. Scheduled for two issues per calendar year (May and November), each issue features 4 to 6 “Articles” each between 20 and 25 pages (10,000-12,000 words), and the occasional 2 to 3 “Announcements” of academic-related events like workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.

Chief Editor

OOI Keat Gin (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

Editorial Panel

AZIZ Abdul Majid (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
CHAN Huan Chiang (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Ann HEYLEN (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
SHAKILA Abd Manan (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

International Advisory Board

Leonard BLUSSÉ (Leiden University)
Luis Alberto BORRERO (DIPA-IMHICIHU, Argentina)
David BULBECK (Australian National University)
Mark CLEARY (University of Plymouth)
Michael DOVE (Yale University)
Larissa EFIMOVA (Moscow State Institute of International Relations)
Peter GRAN (Temple University)
Charles HOPKINS (York University)
V. T. KING (University of Leeds)
Hsin-Huang Michael HSIAO (Academia Sinica)
Brij LAL (Australian National University)
MUHAMMAD Haji Salleh (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Tsui-jung LIU (Academia Sinica)
Lidia NACUZZI (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Mario RUTTEN (University of Amsterdam)
Nicholas TARLING (University of Auckland)

About the Chief Editor

OOI Keat Gin, the coordinator of APRU since March 2002, possesses wide experience in research and has developed a personal network with various institutions, foundations, and organizations in East and Southeast Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australasia. Dr Ooi has held fellowships at institutions and universities in Australia, United Kingdom, and Europe. Besides having numerous articles in prestigious academic journals, he has published with Oxford, Macmillan (Palgrave), Ohio, ABC-CLIO, Academia Sinica, and others. In November 2004, the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) launched his award winning, multi-volume pioneering work Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia, From Angkor Wat to East Timor (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2004) in Amsterdam. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (London, UK) and of the Faculty of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull (Hull, UK), he is also a Trustee of the State Museum and Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia. Dr Ooi is currently Associate Professor in the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.

Inquiries

Kindly forward all inquiries via e-mail to: The Chief Editor, IJAPS at [email protected] or [email protected]

Web page: http://www.usm.my/ijaps
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The Chief Editor
International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (IJAPS)
Asia-Pacific Research Unit (APRU)
School of Humanities
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang
Malaysia

Contents in IJAPS

Volume 1 (Inaugural Issue) November 2005

Articles

A V M Horton, “Colonial Office Correspondence relating to Brunei: 'Destroyed under statute' 1906-1934”, pp. 1-43.

Johan Saravanamuttu, “Wither the ASEAN Security Community? Some Reflections”, pp. 44-61.

Published: 05 Jan 2006

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