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Author Koh, Tommy T. B. (Tommy Thong Bee), 1937-

Title Asia and Europe : essays and speeches / by Tommy Koh, edited by Yeo Lay Hwee, Asad Latif
Published Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific Pub. : Asia-Europe Foundation, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 173 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Dedication; Foreword by Jay-Hee Oh; Foreword by Edmond Israel; Acronyms; Introduction; ASIA AND EUROPE IN AN EMERGING NEW WORLD ORDER; The Asia-Europe Summit: A Journey of Rediscovery; The Three Encounters; Rationale for the Summit; What Did the Bangkok Summit Achieve?; Conclusion; East Asia, Western Europe and North America: A New Trinity in International Relations; Introduction; The Thesis; A Trilateral World; The Three Sides of the Triangle; Europe and Asia: A Journey of Rediscovery; The Role of Business in Linking Asia and Europe; To Avert a Clash of Civilisations
Asia's Future and Its Relations with the WestAsia Defined; An Asian Miracle?; Or an Asian Mirage?; Lessons Learnt; Is the Miracle Over?; Asia's Future: Two Scenarios; The Optimistic Scenario; The Pessimistic Scenario; Asia's Relations with the West; ""Yankee, please don't go home""; Building Bridges -- APEC and ASEM; Conclusion; BUILDING BRIDGES: Business Ties, Cultural Exchange and Intellectual Dialogue; Building Bridges among the Young: The Message from Miyazaki; Towards a Productive Asia-Europe Business Relations; A Hopeful New World; The Weak Side of the Triangle; Knowledge Gap
Differences of Societal ValuesDifferences between Asian and Western Values; The Dentsu Survey of Asian and Western Values; Charles Wolf on Dentsu Survey; A Japanese Response to Wolf; There Are Asian Values; It Is Not Just Economics; Fusion of Values and Systems; Asian and European Perspectives on Human Rights; The Three Flaws; Conclusion; What Can East Asia Learn from the European Union?; Introduction; Lesson No. 1; Lesson No. 2; Lesson No. 3; Conclusion; CRISIS AND CHANGE WITHIN ASIA AND EUROPE: Implications for Asia-Europe Relations; The Second Asia-Europe Rendezvous in London; Introduction
Fear of EuropeAn Asian Problem; Realising the Business Potential; Networking; Role of ASEM Governments; ASEF's Contributions; Towards a Common Economic Agenda in the Post-Crisis Era; Introduction; Will East Asia Bounce Back?; New Investment Opportunities for Europe; Keep Europe's Markets Open; The Advent of the Euro; A Common Trade Agenda; Conclusion; The Importance of Cultural Exchange and Cooperation between Asia and Europe; The Importance of Cultural Development; Towards a Constructive Dialogue on Human Rights; Introduction; Facts about the ASEM Family; Living with Diversity
The Prerequisites for a Constructive DialogueMutual Respect; From Unilateralism to Multilateralism; Accepting a Core of Universal Human Rights; Recognising Points of Divergence; Concept of Good Government; Balancing Human Rights and Human Responsibilities; Asian Values Reconsidered; No Asian Consensus on Asian Values; Western Opposition to Asian Values; West Does Not Accept Asia as an Equal; A Potential Challenge to Western Hegemony; Giving Asian Values a Bad Name; Defining Asian Values; Differences between Asian and American Values; Differences of Personal Values
Summary "This collection of essays and speeches by Professor Tommy Koh were delivered and written in his capacity as the Executive Director of ASEF. It contains his thoughts on the three pillars of Asia-Europe relations: politics, economics, and civil society. Readers will find in this book his assessment of some of the key trends shaping the emerging world order and some crucial events affecting the transformation of Asia and Europe. He points to synergies between the two continents but does not hesitate to note differences in outlook which have to be recognised and respected. This book is an interesting contribution to the growing literature on a new partnership in the making."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Asia -- Foreign relations -- Europe.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Asia.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Asad Latif.
Yeo, Lay Hwee.
LC no. 00365264
ISBN 9789812567529 (electronic bk.)
9812567526 (electronic bk.)