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The Newsletter 51 Summer 2009

The Newsletter 51 Summer 2009

Energy Security: Asia/EU

Cooperation or competition? Guest Editor Mehdi Amineh’s theme on energy security addresses the challenges to EU-China relations.

Contents #51

1 Cover
2 Contents
3 From the Director
Max Sparreboom (Director, IIAS)

The Study


‘Forty houses should forbid the girls…’: bride kidnapping amongst the Kazakh of western Mongolia Anna Portisch

6 Asian performing arts in the academy Matthew Isaac Cohen
7 The future of the Chinese and East Asian musical past Frank Kouwenhoven
8 - 9 The hungry tide: Bengali Hindu refugees in the Subcontinent Rituparna Roy
10 American wars, French borders: Thailand’s acrimonious adjacency to Cambodia (Part 1) Eisel Mazard
11 Dances with an Indian ‘tribe’ Markus Schleiter
12 - 13 Celebrating life and longings: Bollywood dancing in Amsterdam Dipika Mukherjee
14 A trip to Amnye Machen: the diary of Joseph F. Rock Emilia Roza Sulek
15 Social capital to alleviate poverty: fi sheries cooperatives in southern Sri Lanka Oscar Amarasinghe
16 - 17 The art of realism: painted photographs from India Rahaab Allana

The Focus: Energy Security: Asia/EU

18 - 19 Tapping global energy stocks: energy security challenges for the EU and China Mehdi Amineh and Yuang Guang
20 Securing China’s oil supply: from Saudi Arabia to Sudan Chen Mo
21 China’s energy security and student attitudes Eduard B. Vermeer
22 Russia's emerging place: the Eurasian hydrocarbon energy complex Robert M. Cutler
23 The energy policy of Iran towards the EU and China Eva Patricia Rakel
24 Courting the prize in Pakistan: India, China and the geopolitics of Iranian gas Philip Sen
25 Japan-China nuclear energy cooperation Raquel Shaoul
26 Transition management and institutional reform Daniel Scholten
27 EU-China energy relations and geopolitics: challenges for cooperation Frank Umbach

The Review

28 - 29 New For Review
30 Bookmarked / Shedding light on Malaysia's special branch Julian C.H. Lee
31 Women in the Portuguese colonial empire Michael Pearson
32 Tibetan literary movements Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa
33 The rise of the ‘new rich’ in China Friederike Fleischer
34 Re-thinking Christianity in Japan Hans Martin Krämer
35 The politics of Islamic instruction Dick van der Meij

The Network

36 - 37 IIAS News and comment
38 Digitisation at SOAS | Asian cultural actors connect in Bangalore
39 Asian governance
40 Announcements
41 IIAS Research
42 IIAS Fellows
43 Colophon

The Portrait

44 Chinese snuff bottles Vincent Fausone

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