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The Asianists’ ASIA

Volume I (Paris) June 2000

ISSN 1298-0358


Edited by T.Wignesan


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Research Centre in Asian Studies

[Centre de Recherche sur les Etudes Asiatiques]

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  Published on June 21, 2000  by T.Wignesan




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NB: Responsibility for opinions expressed in the individual articles and essays rests with the authors themselves. The editor-publisher disclaims all responsibility for any transgression of the laws in vigour.

The editor invites contributions to future numbers on any subject relating to Asian peoples or Asian countries. Articles should be based on original research undertaken under bona fide circumstances. Even fictional pieces, if relevant to the theme of Asia, may be considered for publication.  

All mss (a PC-compatible floppy 3 ½ inch disk on Word 6 and a hard copy)  must be sent to the publisher's address under registered cover. If unused, mss will not be returned, unless contributors specifically require the return of their mss by sending the requisite International Reply Coupons. 








Introduction : Asian Studies at the Millennium Dawn , page 5



China and International Relations in  the New

      Millennium , page  18

           Hall Gardner

Professor of Political Science, The American University of Paris, France


Introduction  to the  Art of  Eastern Asia ,  page 39

       Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, D.Sc. (London),

 Former Curator of Indian & Muhammadan Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, USA


Transforming the Trading World  of  Southeast Asia, page 60

           Wang Gungwu

Professor and Director of the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore


Chinese Studies in  the  Age of  Globalization: Culture and 

            Literature ,  page 66

           Wang Ning

Chair of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Beijing Language and Culture  

          University, Peking, China


Verbal and  Non-Verbal  Symbols: An Investigation  into Their Role in  Self and  Group Identification [in Malaysia] , page 74 

           Asmah Haji Omar

Professor Emerita & Former Chair of Malay Linguistics, University of Malaya,

          Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Interview with Alexis Rygaloff  on Language, Writing, and  Chinese 

                                      Culture ,  page 86

     [Translated by T.Wignesan.]

            Professor Alexis Rygaloff

Former Director of Studies at the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences [EHESS],

            Paris, France


The  Art  of  Living: A Tribute to AKC, page 92

      Rama P.Coomaraswamy

Asst. Prof. of Psychiatry [Surgery & Cardiology], Albert Einstein College of Medecine, 

      New York, USA


The  Exotic in  Aesthetics: A Case Study  of  Poietics

   as the « Science  and  Philosophy  of  Creation », page 96


Former Research Fellow, National Centre for Scientific Research [CNRS: Sorbonne &     

            EHESS], Paris, France



Contributors , page 117