workshop 2009 ASIA 100
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i#002 Toru Nomura Vimala
Toru NomuraKeio University
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, and School of Media and Governance
History of pre-modern and early modern Malay World, History of transportation in Southeast Asia, Malay Indonesian language education
Real Image of Southeast Asia (Tonan Ajia no Jitsuzo), Tokyo, 1995.

Asia for me
It is just like a Christmas gift package. Once you open it, wonders come out if it endlessly.
Message for Learners
We all live in Asia. We usually assume that we know well about our own region. However, we often do not know well in reality, just like those who live in deep forest can see some trees surrounding them but they cannot view whole of the forest they live in. I hope the students will be able to discover new aspects and charm of Asia through this series of lecture.
Film: "Kundun", Biography of His Holiness Dalai Lama the 13th.
Books: Allen, Charles (ed), Tales from the South China Seas: Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century, Futura Publications, London, 1984.
Dalai Lama XIV, Freedom in Exile: the Auto biography of the Dalai Lama, Harper Perennial, New York, 1991.

"Dialogue among different religious faith; Possibility and Problems"
We are provoked to think about religious faith through the talk about Islam in Indonesia. The issue of this lecture are: "Why do the peoples of different religions fight each other, is inter-religious dialogue possible, or if it is possible, what should we do for it"? The key word is "Iridescence".