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Forging a Singaporean Statehood: 1965-1995

The Contribution of Japan

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Robin Ramcharan

This work takes an in-depth look at the muli-faceted contemporary relationship between Singapore and Japan since the end of World War II. It is the story of a relationship between an economic superpower, Japan, and an enterprising city-state whose leaders have sought to emulate not only Japan's economic success but several key facets of Japanese society as well. No other country surpasses Singapore in its public admiration of Japan. How is it possible for a multi-ethnic Singapore to emulate a relatively homogeneous Japan? What features of economic and political motives behind the attempt to emulate Japan? These and other questions are adressed in this work, which will be of interest to scholars of the international relations and security of East and Southeast Asia.

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Hyunjin Kim

Korean divorce law still adheres to fault-based divorce. According to a majority of the Supreme Court, the main reason for not admitting a no-fault policy is that the preconditions for systems for financially protecting the spouse and children after divorce have not yet been satisfied in Korea. However, there is not much time left, so we must use this golden time for preparing protective measures for divorced women and their children, through legislative efforts. Re-conceptualizing pension entitlements as the object of property division through Court rulings and legislation deserves to be highly evaluated. It is also noteworthy that a belated but wise establishment of the state agency to enforce child support obligations and its soft landing may be seen.

Byung Sook de Vries and Anna Meijknecht

” and Global Human Rights’, 52 Philosophy East and West (2002) p. 173, and Iyer, supra note 51, p. 160. Th ese religions or traditions have an impact on the concept of human rights. For example, Confucianism has a view of morality that diff ers from the rights- based morality of human rights

Baogang He

their eff ects on 474 B. He / International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 18 (2011) 461–478 41 ) Kjosavik and Shanmugaratnam, supra note 36. 42 ) John Rawls, A Th eory of Justice (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1971). 43 ) B. He, ‘Confucianism versus Liberalism over Minority Rights: A

Shih

Mandarin at an older age. ASSIMILATION THROUGH ETHNICITY 191 5 Lily Ling and Chih-yu Shih, ‘Confucianism with a Liberal Face: The Meaning of Democratic Politics in Postcolonial Taiwan’, Review of Politics 60, 1 (Winter 1998): 55-82. 6 Ma Lihua, Psychology of Ethnic Education (Minzu jiaoyu xinlixue

Ming-Hsi Sung

-pu?’ has long been a puzzle for those interested in this particular people. At the time when the Chinese first made contact with the peoples inhabiting the island of Taiwan, under the influence of Confucianism, the Ping-pu were called ‘ fan ’ (barbarians) and the Chinese did not distinguish them from the