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The Challenge of the Introductory Course on the Pacific Basin
Unformatted Document Text:  Idea of Pacific Century Idea of Pacific Century • Idea of Pan-Pacific organization has roots in 19 th c. • 1925 Institute of Pacific Relations started in Honolulu • Late 1970s – “Asia-Pacific cooperation” a hot topic in regional conferences as the East Asian economic miracle emerged • Track II PECC started by Japan & Australia in 1980 as tripartite partnership of senior individuals from business, government, academia meeting annually; headquarters in Singapore • Numerous other Track II organizations, e.g., PBEC • 1989 – APEC created by Japan & Australia; US gov’t reluctantly participated; • eventually American universities introduced Asia-Pacific courses & research centers; academia more enthusiastic than US government

Authors: Christoffersen, Gaye.
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Idea of Pacific Century
Idea of Pacific Century
Idea of Pan-Pacific organization has roots in 19
th
c.
1925 Institute of Pacific Relations started in Honolulu
Late 1970s – “Asia-Pacific cooperation” a hot topic in
regional conferences as the East Asian economic
miracle emerged
Track II PECC started by Japan & Australia in 1980 as
tripartite partnership of senior individuals from business,
government, academia meeting annually; headquarters
in Singapore
Numerous other Track II organizations, e.g., PBEC
1989 – APEC created by Japan & Australia; US gov’t
reluctantly participated;
eventually American universities introduced Asia-Pacific
courses & research centers; academia more enthusiastic
than US government


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