In this report, six experts from a variety of academic disciplines examine the choices and challenges of Japanese women, ranging from declining fertility and employment patterns to the difficulties of balancing work and family. A central focus is the debate over whether a female should be allowed to inherit the imperial throne, and the implications for gender equality and national pride in Japan. Edited by Amy McCreedy Thernstrom. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
By Jean-Luc Racine
With its energy needs steadily multiplying, Northeast Asia will require ever increasing petroleum imports for its economic expansion and survival. This report draws both on extensive field research in Northeast Asia and on two unprecedented workshops in Beijing co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the China Institute of International Studies (an arm of the Chinese Foreign Ministry). Selected working papers by conference participants from China, Japan, and North and South Korea are included. Send an email to email@example.com for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
Asia Program Special Reports include papers and presentations by guest speakers at seminars and conferences sponsored by the Asia program. The Special Reports aim to make the Asia Program's discussion available to a broader audience. A hard copy of any publication may be obtained free of charge by contacting the Asia Program. Views expressed in the Special Reports do not necessarily reflect the views of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
When George W. Bush took office in January 2001, he gave little indication that he had a detailed Asia policy in mind; but has since acquired an extensive Asia sum. In this Asia Program report, essays by policymakers, scholars and foreign policy experts analyze the Bush administration's successes, failures, challenges and priorities in dealing with East and Southeast Asia. Contributors, from six countries, include James A. Kelly, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during Bush's first term. Edited by Robert M. Hathaway and Wilson Lee. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
The midpoint of George W. Bush's presidential term offers an opportune moment to take stock of the administration's Asia policy. This Asia Program report contains essays by policymakers, scholars and Asia analysts, including a contribution from Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James A. Kelly. Collectively, these essays identify themes and patterns that provide insights into Bush's Asia policies and begin the task of placing the administration's policies into broader perspective. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
Report on a December 11, 2001, Wilson Center Conference focused on three major challenges posed by China's membership in the WTO: adjust in the rural sector; the impact on China's state run enterprises; and the myriad adjustments China will make as it meets its WTO obligations. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.