Drawing from eleven rich case studies in Asia, this book is the first to explore how heritage is used as aid and diplomacy by various agencies to produce knowledge, power, values and geopolitics in the global heritage regime.
Author: Philippe Peycam
Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Category: Social Science
Drawing from eleven rich case studies in Asia, this book is the first to explore how heritage is used as aid and diplomacy by various agencies to produce knowledge, power, values and geopolitics in the global heritage regime. It represents an interdisciplinary endeavour to feature a diversity of situations where cultural heritage is invoked or promoted to serve interests or visions that supposedly transcend local or national paradigms. This collection of articles thus not only considers processes of “UNESCO-ization” of heritage (or their equivalents when conducted by other international or national actors) by exploring the diplomatic and developmentalist politics of heritage-making at play and its transformational impact on societies. It also describes how local and outside states often collude with international mechanisms to further their interests at the expense of local communities and of citizens’ rights. Heritage as Aid and Diplomacy in Asia explores the following questions: Under the current international heritage regime, what are the mechanisms of—and the manipulations that take place within—ideological, political and cultural transmissions? What is heritage diplomacy and how can we conceptualize it? How do the complicated history and colonial past of Asia constitute the current practices of heritage diplomacy and shape heritage discourse in Asia? How do international organizations, nation-states, NGOs, heritage brokers and experts contribute to the history of the global heritage discourse? How has the flow of global knowledge been transferred and transformed? And how does the global hierarchy of cultural values function?
This book explores the concepts of heritage, nationalism and Japanese national identity in the context of Japanese and international history since the second half of the nineteenth century.
Author: Natsuko Akagawa
Japan’s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan’s sense of national identity, in addition to its self-portrayal as a responsible global and regional citizen. This book explores the concepts of heritage, nationalism and Japanese national identity in the context of Japanese and international history since the second half of the nineteenth century. In doing so, it shows how Japan has built on its distinctive approach to conservation to develop a heritage-based strategy, which has been used as part of its cultural diplomacy designed to increase its ‘soft power’ both globally and within the Asian region. More broadly, Natsuko Akagawa underlines the theoretical nexus between the politics of heritage conservation, cultural diplomacy and national interest, and in turn highlights how issues of heritage conservation practice and policy are crucial to a comprehensive understanding of geo-politics. Heritage Conservation and Japan’s Cultural Diplomacy will be of great interest to students, scholars and professionals working in the fields of heritage and museum studies, heritage conservation, international relations and Asian/Japanese studies.
Today, however, they are far from alone in folding heritage diplomacy into their
bilateral and multilateral programmes of cooperation and aid. China, India and
South Korea are among those spending heavily on heritage diplomacy to secure
Author: C. Michael Hall
Category: Business & Economics
Asia is regarded as the fastest growing area for international and domestic tourism in the world today and over the next 20 years. Given the economic, social and environmental importance of tourism in the region, there is a need for a comprehensive and readable overview of the critical debates and controversies in tourism in the region and the major factors that are affecting tourism development both now and in the foreseeable future. This Handbook provides a contemporary survey of the region and its continued growth and development as a key destination and generator of tourism, which is marked by a high proportion of intra-regional travel. The book is divided into five sections. This first section provides an introduction to the region and context to the nationally focused chapters. The next three sections are then broadly based on the three UNWTO Asian regions: South-East Asia, South and Central Asia, and East and North-East Asia, providing readers with a valuable snapshot of tourism at various scales, and from various approaches and positions. The concluding section considers future prospects for tourism in Asia. The handbook is interdisciplinary in coverage and is also international in scope through its authorship and content. It presents a range of perspectives and understanding of the processes and forces that are shaping tourism in this fascinating and dynamic region that is one of the focal points of global tourism. This is essential reading for students, researchers and academics interested in tourism in the growth region of Asia now and in the future.
Need for an Aid Policy Muhammad Shamsul Huq, Chowdhury Rafiqul Abrar. With
half of the world ' s poor in South Asia , the region faces a formidable challenge ,
but it can draw on its rich cultural heritage and evolve an action programme ...
Author: Muhammad Shamsul Huq
Publisher: University Press Limited
Appraisal of Bangladesh policy in attracting and using external aid and its impact on national development.
35 As regards the functions of the Sadarat , he was to make arrangment for
government aid for the upkeep of mosques , educational ... For his wit and
intelligence he could perform a diplomatic mission assigned to him by his
sovereign master .
Japan's Diplomatic Activities ... Japan offers Cultural Grant Aid for the
construction and rehabilitation of facilities and for the provision of equipment for
cultural and ... As a cooperation effort aimed at preserving cultural heritage ,
Japan offered equipment ( worth around 110 million yen ) ... In addition , ( 3 )
Intellectual Exchange In aims of cultivating a sense of community among Asian
countries , as part of its ...
Author: Japan. Gaimushō. Jōhō BunkakyokuPublish On: 2004
Japan also provides Grant Aid for Cultural Heritage to protect cultural heritage
deemed as the common heritage of mankind in ... ( 3 ) Intellectual Exchange with Asia , the US and Other Countries Since its establishment in 1961 , the US -
... a number of one of its key objectives the preservation and fields between the
seven South Asian nations . promotion of Bhutan ' s rich cultural heritage . Bhutan
receives multilateral aid from the Asian Development Bank , the World Bank and
18 , Oct 1992 : 16 - 22 ( Diplomacy * / United States : Foreign relations * |
Australia : Foreign relations * / Attitudes / Australia : Social ... Foreign relations * /
Southeast Asia : Foreign relations * / International aid / Diplomacy / International
commerce / Mass media / Immigration ... Treaty / Territorial claims / Common heritage approach / Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource
The Government of Japan also initiated the dispatch and invitation of experts on
the preservation of cultural heritage in FY 1990 under the ... And a total of 11
young experts were invited to Japan for training from the Asian countries ,
Western Europe , Central and Eastern ... ( 2 ) Cultural Grant Aid The Government
of Japan has also been extending cultural grant aid to assist the developing
countries in ...
D . , is Director of the Asian Studies Center of The Heritage Foundation . The
information and opinions in this chapter do not necessarily reflect the views of
The Heritage Foundation and should not be construed as an attempt to aid or
Author: Kim R. Holmes
Category: Political Science
A collection of essays written by experts in Chinese relations, outlining the policies that ought to be adopted in order to guarantee healthy, balanced interaction with China in the future.
... Editor of Time magazine , was in Sri Lanka to prepare a report for the Heritage
on future US aid and other commitments to Sri Lanka . Pines said he believed the
request had been relayed to Washington through normal diplomatic channels .
600s Japanese begin diplomatic relationship with China ; Buddhism entrenched
in Japan ; Fujiwara family begin rule ... and Laos to provide indirect military aid to
these three Asian countries 1951 U.S. gives economic aid to Vietnam 1952 ...
East Asia has a rich heritage of civilization -- and also a turbulent history of bitter
conflict . ... Our diplomacy seeks peaceful solutions to Asia's problems so that the
fullest potential of its promise can be realized . ... In the 19th century we
supported Simon Bolivar , Polish patriots , and others seeking freedom -
reciprocating , in a way , the aid given to us in our own revolution by other nations
like France .
The main difficulty experienced by India and other Asian states in repudiating
Western imperialism and its heritage of power ... agreement among southern Asian governments on regional collaboration in the allocation and use of foreign aid .
Among the latter Pryztup , director of Asian Studies at KOREA : Closer
Congressional scrutiny of the is the congressman Asia most loves the
conservative Heritage Foundrecent agreement with North Korea and grow to
hate : Democratic Rep . ... Philip Crane , diplomatic appointments . ... people -
including foreign aid — to those position themselves for 1996 . in the House and
Senate who quesit dislikes .
... with Southeast Asian and East Asian security , viewing the region as a whole
and vulnerable to Communist influence . ... As a result , his administration sought
to create stability through cautious nation - building , which involved economic aid , diplomatic support , and training programs for ... born in this century ,
tempered by war , disciplined by a hard and bitter peace and proud of our ancient heritage .
Japan's aid diplomacy : economic , political or strategic ? Millennium , winter
1989 ... Washington , Heritage Foundation , 1990. 11 p . ( Backgrounder no . ...
Japan's ascendancy as a foreignaid power : Asian perspectives . Asian survey , v
Author: Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, New DelhiPublish On: 1981-12
... colonialism in East Africa, 1883-1939, 7601 The Indians of New York City, 19i
India's aid diplomacy in the Third World, ... political economy, 370i India's
population problems, 612i India's priceless heritage, 937h India's trade union
Author: Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, New Delhi
Category: South Asia
Records publications acquired from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, by the U. S. Library of Congresses Office in New Delhi, India, and Karachi, Pakistan.
a guide to public policy experts and organizations Heritage Bridgett G. Wagner,
John E. Hilboldt, Eric T. Korsvall ... Europe; Citizenship and civil society;
Comparative government; Congress; Conservatism; Economic development/
foreign aid; Executive branch ... Congress; Conservatism; Korea; Northeast Asia;
Promoting democracy/public diplomacy; The Reagan legacy; Southeast Asia (
including Burma, ...