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Northeast Asia has emerged as the center of gravity in contemporary international relations IRpartly owing to China's rise, over the past two decades. In understanding regional dynamics in Northeast Asia, the neo- realist perspective has been dominant. Despite its rich analytical and empirical contribution, however, preoccupation with power and its distribution, blurred geographic focus, and built-in status quo bias have prevented the existing realist literature to capture the new reality of the region that can be characterized by trends toward liberal transition, the politics of national identity, and growing correlates of perception, domestic politics, and regional interactions.
The dictionary records south-east Asian influences on English stretching back to The full list Hong Kong Char siu barbecued pork Compensated dating relationship in return for cash Dai pai dong open-air food stall Kaifong neighbourhood association Guanxi personal connections that aid business Lucky money cash given in red envelopes Sandwich class squeezed middle class Milk tea local speciality Shroff cashier Siu mei type of dim sum Yum cha type of breakfast Wet market market for fresh fish, meat and other produce Singapore Ang moh a light-skinned person, westerner Blur ignorant, confused Chilli crab regional delicacy Chinese helicopter person who speaks little English Hawker centre food market with individual vendors HDB public housing estate Killer litter lethal falling rubbish Lepak to loiter aimlessly Shiok cool, great Sabo to harm, make trouble Sabo king a troublemaker Sotong squid or cuttlefish Teh tarik sweet tea with milk Wah an expression of delight. Topics Asia Pacific.
Asia makes up the eastern portion of the Eurasian supercontinent ; Europe occupies the western portion. The border between the two continents is debated. Asia is bordered by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Ancient Asian peoples, however, saw themselves as a varied and diverse mix of culture s—not a collective group.
Muslims can be found in all mainland countries, but the most significant populations are in southern Thailand and western Burma Arakan. The Cham people of central Vietnam and Cambodia are also Muslim. Islam is the state religion in Malaysia and Brunei.
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It occupies the eastern four-fifths of the giant Eurasian landmass. Asia is more a geographic term than a homogeneous continent, and the use of the term to describe such a vast area always carries the potential of obscuring the enormous diversity among the regions it encompasses. In addition, the peoples of Asia have established the broadest variety of human adaptation found on any of the continents.
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The Southeast Asian Archipelago holds the third largest expanse of tropical forests, contains three of the world's mega-diverse countries Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippinesand the majority of the Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity. For many taxonomic groups, more than half of the species found in the region are endemic. The region encompasses the second, third, and sixth largest islands in the world New Guinea, Borneo, and Sumatra, respectively.