Academic journal article East-West Connections

Editor's Note

Academic journal article East-West Connections

Editor's Note

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We are pleased to present our readers with the fifth volume of East-West Connections. I am delighted with the contents in this issue that include both content and pedagogical articles on topics stretching across the spectrum of Asian Studies. This issue offers readers articles of social science content as well as from the humanities and the arts. The exhilarating keynote address at the 2004 ASDP National Conference in Kansas City by William Tsutsui, University of Kansas, launches the current issue. We are grateful for his willingness to have it included.

This issue of Connections would not have been possible without the hard work of Jeffrey Dippmann, its guest editor.

In spite of a number of obstacles, including going through the tenure and promotion process during the time of putting this issue together, Jeff was able to somehow pull it all together. With the exception of the final task of organizing the final manuscript for the printer, he was in charge of every aspect of getting this issue into your hands. Although he now knows this is no small task, he has once agreed to be the 2006 guest editor. This issue reflects favorably on Jeff s talents as a scholar, professor, and colleague. I am grateful for his commitment and diligence.

Under the guidance of Ronnie Littlejohn, Connections' Book Review section continues to provide a valuable service to our readers. …

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