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The present publication is a continuation of two earlier series of chronicles, Philosophy in the Mid-Century (Firenze 1958/59) and Contemporary Philosophy (Firenze 1968), edited by Raymond Klibansky. As with the earlier series the present surveys purport to give a survey of significant trends in contemporary philosophical discussion. The need for such surveys has, I believe, increased rather than decreased over the last years. The philosophical scene appears, for various reasons, rather more complex than ever before. The continuing process of specialization in most branches, the emergence of new schools of thought, particularly in philosophical logic in the philosophy of language, and in social and political philosophy, the increasing attention being paid to the history of philosophy in discussions of contem- porary problems as well as the increasing interest in cross-cultural philosophical discussion, are the most important contributory factors. Surveys of the present kind are a valuable source of knowledge about this complexity and may as such be of assistance in renewing the understanding of one's own philosophical problems. The surveys, it is to be hoped, may help to strengthen the Socratic element of modern philosophy, the world wide dialogue or Kommunikationsgemeinschaft. So far, six volumes have been prepared for the new series. The present surveys in Asian Philosophy (Vol. 7) follow the surveys in the Philosophy of Language and Philosophical Logic (Vol. I), Philosophy of Science (Vol. 2), Philosophy of Action (Vol. 3), Philosophy of Mind (Vol. 4), African Philosophy (Vol. 5), and Medieval Philosophy Part 1-2 (Vol. 6).
This is a bold project recording the lives of a particular group of Southeast Asians. Most of the people whose biographies are included here have settled down in the ten countries that constitute the region. Each of them has either self-identified as Chinese or is comfortable to be known as someone of Chinese ancestry. There are also those who were born in China or elsewhere who came here to work and do business, including seeking help from others who have ethnic Chinese connections. With the political and economic conditions of the region in a great state of flux for the past two centuries, it is impossible to find consistency in the naming process. Confucius had stressed that correct names make for the best relationships. In this case, Professor Leo Suryadinata has been pursuing for decades the elusive goal of finding the right name to give to the large numbers of people who have, in one way or another, made their homes in, or made some difference to, Southeast Asia. I believe that, when he and his colleagues selected the biographies to be included here, they have taken a big step towards the rectification of identities for many leading personalities. In so doing, he has done us all a great service. - Professor Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore
Asian economies today command much attention from scholars and practitioners, yet they continue to face crises and challenges such as globalization, regional conflict, pressure for greater democracy and environmental protection; to name but a few. Asian Businesses in a Turbulent Environment explores how Asian firms cope with these challenges, and the impact that rising above them will have in their growth prospects. Starting with conceptual analyses of crises and their impact on local markets and societies, this book will also study leadership styles for conflict management and the strategies adopted by Asian firms from various countries including the location choice and entry mode of multinationals, knowledge transfer and cultural shifts, social capital and knowledge development, and environmental management in the supply chain.
Uprooted, yet still fulfilled. Sela has weathered many storms in her life, the passing of her dear son, both parents, five siblings, and over 60 relatives and friends. Sela has recently suffered a stroke that has caused partial blindness of both eyes and a multitude of physical disabilities. Her home has been foreclosed, possessions taken away, yet, despite all of these challenges she maintains her faith and belief in the power of Almighty God in her life. In spite of her world being tossed upside down, Sela continues to dance to the beat of her own heart. She embraces her slogan, RISE*UP (Radiate Inner Self Esteem*Unleash Potential) and allows God's light to shine through her. We all fall sometimes, but Sela understands that it is how you rise after the fall that truly defines just who you are.
This volume was conceived as a space to provide visibility for South Asian women writers whose work has not had much exposure in the West. Too much of the scholarship on South Asian writing, or postcolonial writing from the subcontinent, is generated by
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