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11 Feb 2014
Incorporating the gamelan into contemporary music
24 Jan 2014
Is charity altruistic or egoistically motivated? Are there ethical and unethical religious giving? Is there anything specifically ‘Asian’ about particular conceptions of ethical giving? What are our alternatives to thinking through such issues beyond simple dichotomies?
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08 Jan 2014
Tokyo, 8 Jan - Waseda university researchers discovered a new private tomb in the el-Khokha area of the Theban necropolis, across the Nile from Luxor. The owner of the tomb is Khonsuemheb, who was called Chief of the Workshop for Mut and Chief Brewer of the Temple of Mut.
02 Jan 2014
New research by Professor Emmanuel Manalo of Waseda University and Assistant Professor Yuri Uesaka of University of Tokyo has found that mnemonic images and explicit sound contrasting help Japanese children learn more effectively the sounds of the English alphabet.
05 Dec 2013
Professor Pai Hsien-yung is a world-renowned contemporary novelist, critic, playwright and an essayist whose literary creations have earned him great critical acclaim. His published works have been translated into different languages and adapted for the stage, television and the cinema.
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11 Nov 2013
The UP Vargas Museum opens Life’s Arcade: QUIAPO, a photography exhibit by Rick Rocamora on November 12, Tuesday, 4PM at the 3F galleries of the museum.
Heike
29 Oct 2013
The Tale of the Heike was reinvented as a national epic at the end of the Meiji period to gratify national pride. Opinion article by Prof. Yuichi Otsu of Waseda University.
10 Sep 2013
Bangkok, 10 September 2013— A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied.
01 Aug 2013
Humanities Diliman is the first UP Diliman journal to be indexed in Scopus. It is a journal on arts and humanities in the Philippines published biannually by the University of the Philippines Diliman through its Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD).
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21 Jul 2013
Professor Hoon Lee offers solutions for Korean tourism
22 Jun 2013
Opinion article by Jinshi Fujii of Waseda University – “How far can these ties be restored given the current state of Japanese cinema, which has become about as individualist and fragmented as it can get?”
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19 Jun 2013
(Okayama, Japan, 19 June 2013) Japan's ancient 'Kofun' burial mounds: Fusion of traditional archaeology with cutting edge information technology to uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations.
Culture
08 May 2013
Everyone’s been talking about the musical film Les Misérables that came out last year, but what is it that makes it so appealing? Opinion article by Prof. Yoshitaka Watanabe of Waseda University
09 Apr 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) organized the first ever Symposium on Citizenship Education on 8th of April. This event has brought together some 50 participants including scholars and educators at home and abroad.
09 Apr 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has named a lecture theatre on its campus after Wofoo Foundation to pay tribute to the Foundation Chairman Dr Joseph Lee for his significant contributions to education and community services, as well as ardent support to the University.
09 Apr 2013
Opinion article by Prof. Yukiko Fukagawa of Waseda University "The freshest aspect of this administration is not the president’s position as the first female president of South Korea, but the president’s goal of achieving happy society and for being the first administration in history to push social policy."
Musical chairs
19 Feb 2013
Kuala Lumpur, 19 Feb - Weekly music therapy sessions can have a positive effect on behaviour in children with autism, reports a paper in Pertanika Journal. In a study of 41 children, improvements were seen particularly in inattentive behaviours over a ten month period.
Police
19 Feb 2013
Shimla, India 19 Feb - Police personnel given stress management interventions respond better with a combination of physical and mental therapies. An Indian researcher has devised techniques based on Indian psychological models, which include yoga & meditation. The research is published in Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities
16 Jan 2013
Writers, publishers, teachers and parents need to closely scrutinise gender construction in children’s literature so that young children are presented with stories that promote equality and respect for both sexes according to Ramesh Nair from University Teknologi MARA
Daighter-in law
10 Dec 2012
"Using similar research methods as in 1979, we found a marked shift away from son preference. Most women we interviewed wanted fewer children and no longer cared much if they were boys or girls. Indeed, some expressed a preference for daughters."
Islamic school children
04 Dec 2012
Rashila Ramli and colleagues from Universiti Kebangsaan in Malaysia have developed a model to improve human security in Southeast Asia. The so-called “Bangi approach to Human Security (BAGHUS)” is outlined in the latest edition of the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.
26 Nov 2012
Professor Ramona Flores and Roberto Verzola turned over to Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma today 10 copies of the book "Not On Our Watch: Martial Law Really Happened. We Were There" at the Office of the Chancellor.
26 Nov 2012
IDRC is pleased to announce the launch of a new innovation competition in Latin America and the Caribbean. The competition welcomes concept notes on how innovative and simple public eHealth solutions can advance equity in health in the region.
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15 Nov 2012
About 1,000 members and friends of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) gathered at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 13 November to join the Institution's 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The Chief Executive Mr CY Leung, was the Guest of Honour.
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15 Nov 2012
Jointly organized by The China Institute of Education Policy and PolyU, the "First Summit on University Social Responsibility" has brought together more than 200 participants including higher education leaders and scholars at home and abroad. This event is also one of the major celebration activities of PolyU 75th Anniversary.
30 Oct 2012
Opinion piece from Prof. Yukari Kawahara or Waseda University - Have you ever heard the expression, family values? This term, while unfamiliar to people in Japan, has become one of the major issues in the U.S. presidential election.
Lim
18 Oct 2012
Professor JieHyun Lim, the director of the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture at Hanyang University believes that nationalism is an act of treason and it only limits the capacity of imagination.
25 Sep 2012
A Visayan word synonymous with keepsake, memory, and remembrance, Handumanan evokes images, sites and places, people, and stories of the Visayan region through a diverse gathering of works by contemporary artists from the Visayas, ranging from drawings and paintings, to photographs and video works.
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25 Sep 2012
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University hailed the topping-out of the Jockey Club Innovation Tower on campus. The 15-storey Tower will be home to PolyU School of Design and it is also the first permanent architecture by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid in Hong Kong.
parenting
05 Sep 2012
A study on the emotional and behavioural adjustments of children from inter-ethnic and mono-ethnic families in Malaysia challenges traditional assumptions about inter-ethnic families.

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