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Emerging Civil Society in the Asia Pacific Community: Nongovernmental Underpinnings of the Emerging Asia Pacific Community
Tadashi Yamamoto et al.; preface by Tadashi Yamamoto

While the concept of "Asia Pacific community building" has received much attention in recent years, doubts have emerged that Asia Pacific countries have enough in common to be able to create a true community sense. At first glance, economic interdependence seems to be the only trait holding the countries together. Vast differences in religion, language, history, ethnicity, and ideology in the region threaten to halt community-building efforts. Governments and private companies are not capable of working through these differences on their own. The efforts of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)—including research institutions and foundations—are indispensable to the building of a community sense in a region that spans such a large geographic area as the Asia Pacific region.

This book is a compilation of reports written by leading intellectuals and specialists from 15 Asia Pacific countries—Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam—on the focus of activities at the research institutions, foundations, and nongovernmental organizations of their respective countries and the interest of these bodies in activities such as exchanges or studies that take place within the framework or context of Asia Pacific. This study assesses the present state of development of nongovernmental institutions in Asia Pacific countries and the regional interactions of nongovernmental regional underpinnings in the future. The survey is intended to provide a basis for future efforts, such as joint training activities and the creation of a data base on regional activities.

Four appendices list authors and financial contributors, explain the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium, and detail the Osaka symposium.

Emerging Civil Society in the Asia Pacific Community won the 1996 Masayoshi Ohira Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asia Pacific Community Building. A revised edition was published in 1996.

Chapters

Integrative Report
Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange
Conference Report
Tadashi Yamamoto
Susan Hubbard, Assistant Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
Survey of Major Australian Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Involved in Public Interest and Social Action in the Asia Pacific Region
Jenny McGregor, Director, Asialink Centre
An Overview of Canadian Nongovernmental Organizations and their Work in the Asia Pacific Region
Allan Arlett and Ingrid van Rotterdam, Partners, The Arlett van Rotterdam Partnership
Chinese NGOs: A Survey Report
Zhang Ye, Consultant on NGOs
Philanthropy and NGOs in Hong Kong
Makito Noda, Senior Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
Review of the NGO Sector in Indonesia and Evolution of the Asia Pacific Regional Community Concept among Indonesian NGOs
Andra L. Corrothers, Regional Representative for Asia, PACT, Inc. Asia Regional Office (Private Agencies Collaborating Together, Inc.)
Estie W. Suryatna, Representative's Special Assistant, PACT, Inc. Asia Regional Office
The Evolution of Japanese NGOs in the Asia Pacific Context
Toshihiro Menju, Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
Takako Aoki, Research Associate, Japan Center for International Exchange
NGOs in Korea
Hye-Kyung Lee, Professor of Social Welfare, Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University
Nongovernmental Organizations in Malaysia and Regional Networking
Lim Teck Ghee, Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Malaya
NGOs and Philanthropy in New Zealand
Peter Harris, Executive Director, Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand
Philippine NGOs in the Asia Pacific Context
Segundo E. Romero Jr., Vice President, Institute of trategic and Development Studies
Rostum J. Bautista, Research Assistant, Institute of Strategic and Development Studies
Nongovernmental Organizations in Singapore
Chan Tse Chueen, Research and Administration Officer, ENGENDER
The Growing Asia Pacific Concern among Taiwan's NGOs
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica
Nongovernmental Organizations in Thailand
Amara Pongsapich, Director, Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
American Nongovernmental Organizations and their Relationships with the Asia Pacific Regional Community
Yuko Iida Frost, Publisher, International Philanthropy; Consultant, Save the Children
The Emergence of a Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Mark Sidel, Program Officer for Vietnam, The Ford Foundation
Australian Research Institutions
Jenny McGregor
Canadian Research Institutions and Asia Pacific
Paul M. Evans, Director, University of Toronto--York University Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies
Status of Research Institutions in China: A Trend Report
Shohei Muta, Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
Makito Noda
Survey of Research Institutions in Hong Kong
Yue-man Yeung, Director, Hong Kong Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Policy-Oriented Research Institutions in Indonesia: From the Viewpoint of Asia Pacific Intellectual Cooperation
Makito Noda
Research Institutions in Japan: From the Perspective of the Asia Pacific Intellectual Network
Makito Noda
Research Institutions in Korea
Ku-Hyun Jung, Director, Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University
Research Institutions in Malaysia: From the Perspective of the Underpinnings of the Asia Pacific Community
Makito Noda
Research Institutions in New Zealand
Nicky Thomson, Business Programme Manager, Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand
Policy-Oriented Research Institutions in the Philippines: From the Perspective of Asia Pacific Intellectual Cooperation
Makito Noda
Research Institutions in Singapore: From the Perspective of Asia Pacific Intellectual Exchange
Makito Noda
The Major Asia Pacific Research Institutions and Think Tanks in Taiwan
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
Independent Policy Research Institutions in Thailand: From the Viewpoint of Asia Pacific Intellectual Cooperation
Makito Noda
Trends in U.S. Research on Asia and the Pacific
Charles E. Morrison, Director, Program on International Economics and Politics, The East-West Center
Philanthropic Organizations and Corporate Philanthropy
Max Dumais, Executive Director, The Australian Association of Philanthropy
Nongovernmental Underpinnings of the Emerging Asia Pacific Community
Donald Rickerd, President, Max Bell Foundation
Foundations in China: A Survey Report
Zhang Ye
Support for Indonesian NGO Programs Through Corporate Philanthropy
Andra L. Corrothers
Estie W. Suryatna
Japan's Philanthropic Development in the Asia Pacific Context
Tadashi Yamamoto
Hitomi Komatsu, Research Associate, Japan Center for International Exchange
Corporate Foundations in Korea
Tae-Kyu Park, Professor of Economics, Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University
Overview of Organized Philanthropy in the Philippines
Ma. Gisela T. Valesco, Manager, Membership and Corporate Involvement Unit, Philippine Business for Social Progress
Philanthropic Organizations and Corporate Philanthropy in Singapore
Chan Tse Chueen
The Emerging Asia Pacific Regional Activities of Taiwan's Foundations
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
Philanthropy in Thailand
Amara Pongsapich
U.S. Philanthropy in the Asia Pacific Region
Gordon Jay Frost, Editor, International Philanthropy; Senior Consultant of CDA/Investnet
Organized Philanthropy in the United States and the Asia Pacific Regional Community
Hiroshi Peter Kamura, Executive Secretary, Japan Center for International Exchange, Inc.
Philanthropy in a Multiethnic Society: The Case of Malaysia
Edmund Terence Gomez, University of Malaya

Tokyo: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Japan Center for International Exchange, 1995

ISBN 981-3055-05-7; 767 pages; paper

ISBN 981-3055-06-5; 767 pages; cloth

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