Languages of Security in the Asia-Pacific

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Japanese – Utsukushii kuni

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Japanese, Stability

美しい国 (うつくしい くに) Utsukushii kuni “Beautiful country”   Relates to stability and harmony This phrase became popular through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (who was PM from September 2006-September 2007). He was a conservative politician (even by Japanese standards) who denied the abduction of comfort women by Japan in WWII and who supported the controversial and […]

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Chinese – Āndìng | Wěndìng

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Chinese, Stability

安定 Āndìng 穩定 (稳定) Wěndìng Relates to stability The term is made up of the following elements: 安 – ān – peace; tranquil; to set at ease; calm; safety; security; to place in a suitable position; stability; to stabilise; to be satisfied with something[1] 穩 – wěn – smooth and steady; stable or to stabilise; […]

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English (Australian) – Stability

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · English (Australian), Stability

Stability Relates to stability The term ‘stability’ when applied in the Australian context is generally assumed to be a positive condition. It carries connotations of predictability and preservation of the status quo. Conversely, ‘instability’ immediately raises suggestions of violence and disorder. A threat to stability is generally associated with dramatic changes in the status quo. […]

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Shan – Lawng Man Keum

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Shan, Stability

Lawng Man Keum Relates to stability Both man – conveying ‘stable’, ‘permanent’ and ‘steadfast’ and keum – suggesting ‘to be firm, immovable’ – give the sense of something unchangeable. Together with lawng, the prefix making the term a noun, the term becomes ‘stability’. Strongly implied is the idea of changelessness and constancy without disturbance. The […]

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Malaysian – Kestabilan

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

Kestabilan Relates to stability It is apparent that the root word stabil has been adapted from the English ‘stable’, and both imply the state of being firmly established. It is the heavy and persistent emphasis placed on kestabilan in Malaysia – including the centrality it is given in political discourse – that really distinguishes the […]

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