Languages of Security in the Asia-Pacific

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Japanese – Kyoudoutai

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Community, Japanese, Region, Security Community

共同体 (きょうどうたい) kyoudoutai Relates to community The term is composed of three characters: 共 kyou – together; both; all; alike 同 dou – same; agree; equal 体 tai – body; substance; organisation Literally, ‘cooperative body’ or ‘cooperative system’   This term is also used with reference to region and conveys the idea of community.  The […]

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South Korean – Kong dong che

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Community, Korean (South)

공동체   (共同體) kong dong che Relates to community This term is a mere translation from the English. It is said that ASEAN “wants to become a ‘kong dong che’ and that Europe is already a ‘kong dong che’. One idea that continues to have some influence as a category is that of the “non-barbarian”. This […]

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Indonesian – Jamaah Islamiyah

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Community, Indonesian

Jamaah Islamiyah Relates to Islamic community; terrorist organisation a concept and a referent signifying an idealized Islamic community a threat understood as a loose network of various groups that want to establish an Islamic state in Southeast Asia and linked to the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation. The literal meaning of Jamaah Islamiyah (JI) is Islamic […]

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Thai – Phonlamuang | rasadorn | prachachon

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Community, Thai

พลเมือง | ราษฎร | ประชาชน Phonlamuang | rasadorn | prachachon Relates to ‘The [Thai] People’ There are various terms in Thai that refer to the ‘people of Thailand’. Each term is differentiated to reflect social hierarchy as well as the group’s degree of political awareness and participation in Thai society. There are three key terms: […]

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Karen – Dta maplaw mashel gwi Bwa kalu

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Community, Karen, Race

Dta maplaw mashel gwi Bwa kalu Relates to racial purity; community How important is race as a referent as security?  One indication of the importance of race is a stress on racial purity. While there is no real term in relation to racial community the term for racial purity refers more to social rather than security […]

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Malaysian – Malay | Muslim

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Community, Malaysian

Malay | Muslim Relates to community Close to 60 percent of Malaysia’s 26 million people are Muslim, while around 20 percent are Buddhist, 10 percent are Christian and 6 percent are Hindu. Historically, Malaysia has been predominantly populated by Malays who began to be converted to Islam from as early as the 13th century. For […]

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