Articles tagged with ‘People’

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2 July 2014
Canada’s North-South Institute is incubating a network of research organizations in Southeast Asia to help improve their capacity to provide relevant macroeconomic policy advice. The Southeast Asian Macroeconomic Network, which is expected to formally launch in 2014, is the first of its...
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2 July 2014
Researchers working in Malaysia and the UK are finding that drivers’ perceptions of hazards, and thus their reaction times to them, vary from one country to another. According to the International Transport Forum, Malaysia has one of the highest death rates from...
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30 June 2014
Malaccan Portuguese Creole, spoken mainly by a small community in Malaysia, is getting a breath of life as researchers and community members archive this rapidly disappearing language. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) estimates that if nothing is done,...
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Dr Guieb with the Dumaracol chanters. Image: Jenifer Lie
27 June 2014
Researchers from the Philippines are searching for the last chanters of an epic tale. Reconstructing the tale may help the researchers understand the local knowledge systems and cultural practices of one of the country’s oldest ethnic groups. The island province of Palawan,...
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This map depicts the migration of Asian women around the world, in response to growing demand for ccaregivers. ©Fulton Design 2014
26 June 2014
Researchers in North America and the Asia-Pacific region are exploring how the reorganization of domestic care work around the world is influencing migration patterns and how migration, in turn, is influencing social welfare and care. Professor Ito Peng of the University of...
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6 March 2014
The Philippines underwent dramatic changes during the 1850s to the 1920s. Nationalism flourished and eventually erupted into a full-blown revolution that unyoked the Spanish rule in 1898. As the idea of nationalism progressed, Philippine society drifted towards secularisation. It was also at...
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25 September 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
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Connaught Place, New Delhi
13 June 2012
The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not new in India. It emerged from the ‘Vedic period” when history was not recorded in India. In that period, Kings had an obligation towards society and merchants displayed their own business responsibility by...
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