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The Newsletter 31 Summer 2003

The Newsletter 31 Summer 2003

Mega-Urbanization in Asia

Picture a grid connecting existing urban centres, avoiding the areas that are considered uninhabitable due to altitude, lack of water, extreme climatic conditions, and some other factors. In his effort to map the future of the city and urbanization, the famous Greek urbanist C.A. Doxiadis, who published the journal Ekistics, projected this world city and called it Ecumenopolis (Doxiadis 1972). Then and now many feel horrified by the thought of a completely integrated settlement structure covering the earth’s crust with tentacles on all continents. This article introduces this issue’s theme ‘Mega-Urbanization in Asia’.

Editorial Page

2 Editorial / Maurice Sistermans
2 Growing Together: The Academic Invigoration of the Asia Europe Business Forum / Jan Annerstedt

General News

1 From the Year of the White Horse to the Year of the Black Horse: Mongolia After Twelve Years of Transition / Sanjaasuren Oyun (p. 1&3)
4 Hating Americans: Jemaah Islamiyah and the Bali Bombings / Greg Fealy (p. 3-4)

Theme: Mega-Urbanization in Asia

5 Ecumenopolis in Asia / Peter Nas
6 The Declining Capital / Shuji Funo
7 The Sky is the Limit: The Economic Globalization of Beijing / Huang Shizheng
8 From Muslim Street to Brilliant Plaza: Constructions of Urban Space in Kunming / Leeke Reinders
8 Zhujiang Electronic Road, Nanjing, China / Meine Pieter van Dijk (p. 8-9)
9 The Government Plans, the People Act / Harald Leisch
10 Chicks and Chicken: Singapore's Expansion to Riau / Freek Colombijn
11 Vulnerability and Flooding in Metro Manila / Greg Bankoff
12 Greater Surabaya: The Formation of a Planning Region / Johan Silas
12 Markets and Malls in Jakarta / Pratiwo
13 Phnom Penh: Beautification and Corruption / Caroline Hughes
14 Migrants, Squatters, and Evictions / Hans Schenk
15 Tehran: Paradox City / Soheila Shahshahani

Research & Reports

16 Humour in Indonesian Politics: A Case Study of the Political Marketing of Gus Dur / Arndt Graf
17 Young Japanese Researchers on Southeast Asia Series / Rogier Busser
17 Islamization of the Sama Dilaut in Sabah, Malaysia / Nagatsu Kazufumi
18 Elite Music and Nationalism in South and Southeast Asia: How Music Becomes Classical? / Pamela Moro
19 Shifting Identities in Kali Salwaar / Thomas Voorter & Marijke de Vos
20 Modernization, Medicine, and Power in Nineteenth-Century Iran / Hormuz Ebrahimnejad
21 Indian Medical Thought on the Eve of Colonialism / Dominik Wujastyk
22 Adam Stainton's Cultural Observations: A Plant Hunter in the Himalayas / Mark Turin
23 Digital Himalaya / Sara Shneiderman
24 Revolutionary Mongols, Lamas and Buddhism (1921-1941) / Irina Morozova
25 Preserving Tibetan Cultural Heritage / Pim Willems
25 The Gift of a Daughter / Shauna Singh Baldwin
25 Tibetological Collections & Archives Series / Henk Blezer

Utopian Identities, Real Selves / Tony Day


Anthropological Futures / Patricia Spyer (p. 26-27)

27 Gay Literature from China: In Search of a Happy Ending / Remy Cristini
28 Human Cargo / Melvin Soudijn
28 The Research Network for the Study of Chinese Communities in the Netherlands / Leo Douw
28 Malay Contacts with Sri Lanka / Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya (p. 28-29)
29 The Illicit Trade in Chinese Antiquities / Melvin Soudijn & Edgar Tijhuis
30 The VOC Trade in Taiwan / Lin Weisheng
31 Budi as the Malay Mind / Lim Kim-Hui
32 Sex and Chanel: Young Female Writers in China / Zhang Xiaohong


33 Surabaya, City of Work / Jan Wuisman
34 Situating Social History Orissa / Namrata Ganneri
34 Literary Cultures in History / Jan Houben (p. 34-35)
35 Kamikaze, Cherry Blossom, and Nationalism / Margaret Sleeboom
36 Making Merit, Making Art: A Thai Temple in Wimbledon / Nandana Chutiwongs
37 Rule of Law in East and Southeast Asia? / Willem Visser ‘t Hooft
37 Madrigals, Mandarins, and Budgetary Politics / Richard Boyd
38 Is Tibet (really) Chinese? / Antonio Terrone
39 Im Kwon-Taek: The Making of a Korean National Cinema / Roald Maliangkay
40 The Haunting Fetus: Abortion, Sexuality, and the Spirit World in Taiwan / Evelyne Micollier
40 Memories of the Future / Ann Heylen
41 Books Received

Asian Arts & Cultures

42 Articulating the Modern: Neo-Tantrism and the Art of P.T. Reddy / Rebecca Brown
43 How Do Latitudes Become Forms? / Alisa Eimen
43 Lessons from Looting: The Place of Museums in Iraq / Yasser Tabbaa (p.43-44)
44 Kazari / Anna Beerens
45 Asian Art Agenda (p. 45-46)


47 The Expression of Tense in Chinese Languages / Rint Sybesma
47 The Egyptian Islamist Experience in Asia / Roel Meijer
48 IIAS Research Fellows
56 IIAS Staff
49 Centro de Estudios de Asia Oriental, Spain / Taciana Fisac
49 Alliance Partners
49 European Alliance for Asian Studies
49 Alliance Asia-Europe Workshop Series 2003/2004
50 ‘Peranakan Legacy' at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore / Heidi Tan
51 Civil Society, Religious Affiliation and Political Participation in East Asia / Juliëtte Van Wassenhove
51 Public Health Care Strategies and Socio-Genetic Marginalization / Margaret Sleeboom
51 IIAS Panels at ICAS3
52 ‘Indonesia across Orders: The reorganization of Indonesian society' / Els Bogaerts
52 ‘Indisch' Identity and Decolonization / Robert Cribb


53 Dutch and Japanese Encounters since the Pacific War / Peter Post
53 Sanskrit Manuscripts in Tibet – 11th Gonda Lecture by Ernst Steinkellner /
Suzanne Wagenaar
53 Food and Foodways / Viki Li
53 Psychoactive Substances in Ritual and Religion / Jan Houben
53 Back to the Future / Johan Stapel
54 International Conference Agenda (p.54-55)
55 ICOPHIL 2004


2 IIAS Information
16 New IIAS Publications
22 Advertising in the IIAS Newsletter
56 Index IIAS Newsletter #31 - colophon

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