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Kim Beng Phar

Visiting Scholar, Waseda University, Tokyo


pharkb2000@yahoo.com
Kim Beng Phar is currently a visiting scholar at Waseda University in Tokyo where he is writing a book on East Asian community. Prior to this affiliation, he was a senior research associate with City University of Hong Kong. He received his M.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and doctoral education from the University of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Ph.D. candidate). His thesis is entitled "On The Prospects and Limitations of Track 2 Diplomacy in East Asia."

Focus: Development, Religion, Security, Asia

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Selected Publications:

"The Growth of The Internet In East Asia: Impact and Implications," introductory chapter in Trends and Issues 2001, published by the Foundation for Advanced Studies in International Development, Tokyo, Japan.

"Wealth and Power of the Overseas Chinese Community: A Critical Reassessment," Harvard Asia Quarterly, Summer 2000.

"Militant Semantics," Harvard Asia Quarterly, Fall 2001.

"Political Islam and Jihad," Journal of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Summer 2003.

Review essay: "Winning of Hearts and Minds," The Journal of Asian Pacific International Relations (Oxford University Press), January 2006. 

"The organization of Asian security and power," book chapter for the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, January 2006.

Review essay: "The Second Front," Far Eastern Economic Review, January 2006.

Specialization:

Political Islam, Overseas Chinese networks, Foreign policy, Asia-Pacific economic and security cooperation, East Asian economic development and community

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2006

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