Social history of Asia as a whole
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History in general of Asia
Asian social history in general
- Nobel Peace Laureate denounces Asian racism
- By Jonathan Manthorpe, in the Ottawa Citizen, 15 January,
- ILO Forecasts Social Suffering from
- By Gustavo Capdevila, IPS, 15 April 1998. ILO finds that
Asia's poorer sectors will face worse conditions in 1998
mainly due to inadequate political intervention to confront
the region's financial crisis to date.
- Losing the Fight Against Child Sex
- By Ron Corben, IPS, 10 July 1998. U.N. paper on efforts
to stop the child sex trade, but it perpetrators are formidable
foes, especially in Asia. We have over the years been a willing
party to the destruction of our future and to breeding a kind
of violence that feeds on itself.
- Asians in unhealthy crisis; Financial woes
produce ill effects on depressed region's
- Washignton Times, 25 September 1998. A
generation of Asian families has begun to slip backward into
disease, hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy and poverty as a
result of the Asian economic crisis that began in the summer
- Illegal Sex Business Adds To National Incomes
- By Laxmi Murthy, IPS, 26 July 1999. Globalization has
meant that in countries where prostitution is illegal, it
is taken over by men and has become an important part of
The history of Asian women
- Introduction to Nirmanee
- A Sri Lanka newspaper from women. 17 February, 1995. It is the
organ of a blossoming women's self-help movement that has widening
influence in Asia.
- Women Demand End to Military Violence
- By Danielle Knight, IPS, 9 October 1998. An
international coalition of women's organisations demands
changes in military agreements that allow violence against
women by U.S. military personnel in Asia.
- Activists Call for Protest of "Asia
- From Shamita Dasgupta, 25 November 1998. Mattel's Barbie
Doll of an exoticized Asian woman is an example of
racism being countered by an international boycott.
- Recession 'Redomesticating' Women, Studies
- By Boonthan Sakanond, IPS, 30 November 1998. The Asian
financial crisis has driven women out from being wage
earners into overseas domestic work and prostitution.
Globalization and neoliberalism threaten the gains of women
- In Two Years, A Tribunal on Violence
- By Suvendrini Kakuchi, IPS, 17 December 1998. Women's
groups across Asia have set December 2000 as the launch date
for what will be the first war crime tribunal focusing on
violence against women during armed conflicts.
- Religious Fundamentalism Threatens
- By Feizal Samath, IPS, 21 August 1999. Gains made by
women in achieving equality and freedom from fear and
violence are under threat from religious fundamentalism in
many parts of Asia.
History of health in Asia
- Asia's drug war
- From the Wall Street Journal, 11 January
1995. Globalization of drug addiction.
- Women's Eating Disorders Go Global
- By Sonni Efron, The Los Angeles Times, 18
October 1997. Anorexia becoming widespread in Asia. Debate
over whether this pathology due to globalization of Western
culture or to capitalist development.
- AIDS gains foothold in poorest
- APF, in Hong Kong Standard, 17 July 1998. AIDS
is rapidly spreading through Asia's poorest countries on
the back of ignorance, the burgeoning heroin trade and
- Drug Use and HIV in Asia
- The Fifth International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the
Pacific, Session TCD03, Tuesday, 26 October, 1999. Policies
to combat AIDS in Asia have underestimated the importance of
the growth of drug addiction as a factor.