List of Featured Articles in Asian/Pacific Book Development (ABD)


Vol. 34 No. 2 (2004) "Endangered Languages: How Can They Be Revitalized?"
Endangered Languages: The Crumbling of the Ecosystem of Language and Culture (pdf file) Japan By Miyaoka Osahito
Education for Multilingualism and Multi-literacy in Ethnic Minority Communities (pdf file) SIL International By Susan Malone
To Promote the Kadazandusun Languages of Sabah (pdf file) Malaysia By Rita Lasimbang
Vol. 34 No. 1 (2003) "The World of Asian Comics"
Japanese Manga: Its Expression and Popularity Japan By Natsume Fusanosuke
Today's Comic Culture in India
(pdf file)
India By Manan Kumar
Trends in Korean Comic Publishing Rep, of Korea By Jaeok Yoo
Future Possibilities of Comics in Thailand Thailand By Rop Ponchamni
"Doraemon" in Learning Materials
(pdf file)
Japan By Shindoh Masaaki
Vol. 33 No. 4 (2003) "Archiving in Modern Libraries"
The National Diet Library in Japan: Unchanging Mission, New Services Japan By Tsukamoto Takashi
National Library of Singapore and Its Archive Function Singapore By Mohamed Bin Salim
Some Examples of American and European Library Networks (pdf file) Japan By Matsumoto Shusaku
"What Do Mongolian Children Read?" - A Message from the President of Mongolia
(pdf file)
Mongolia By Natsag Bagabandi
Vol. 33 No. 3 (2003) "Printing Today"
The Future of Books and Printing Japan By Nakanishi Hidehiko
Challenges of Printing in Mongolia Mongolia By Jamba Sunjidmaa
Printing Industry in Iran Iran By Hamid Reza Shahabadi
Vol. 33 No. 2 (130th - 2002) "English in Asia"
English as an Asian Language United Kingdom By Tom McArthur
English in Contemporary India India By Peri Baskararao
English Education in Present-day China China By Lin Lin
Languages in Education and Media-Cases of Three Countries Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines  
Vol. 33 No. 1 (129th - 2002) "Constructing Peace: NGOs at Work in Book Development"
Reading as a Way of Reconciliation-The Case of Crossing Borders Israel By Sarah Ozacky-Lazar
From Dream To Reality-The Story of Promoting Reading and Publishing for Afghan People Afghanistan By Shirazuddin Siddiqi
Libraries for Refugee Camps Japan By Miyake Takafumi
Vol. 32 No. 4 (2002) "Reading: Essential Nourishment for Children"
Global Network of Children's Books IBBY By Tayo Shima
The Importance of Reading Picture Books to Infants Japan By Nobuo Masataka
Reading Habit of Children in Uzbekistan Uzbekistan By Alisher Ikramov
The Development of the Pacific Science Reading Series UK,
New Zealand
By Neil Taylor and Rupert Alchin
Vol. 32 No. 3 (2002) "Editorial Work: Access and Process"
From Planning to Editing: Essential Points for Editors Japan By Masaaki Oe
An Editor's Work in Thailand Thailand By Porn-anong Niyomka
"Mini-comi": The Spread and Diversity of Publishing Japan By Ayashige Nandaro
Vol. 32 No. 2 (2001) "Cultural Diversity and The Internet"
Asia's Internet Experience Australia By Steven Jarvis
Print on Demand: Bringing Writers and Readers Closer to Each Other Sweden By Peter Curman
The Dawn of the Digital Age in Malaysia Malaysia By Sidin Ahmad Ishak
Vol. 32 No. 1(2001) "Portraying Our Times - Active Writers in Asia and the Pacific (II)"
Recent Writers in Indonesia Indonesia By Jakob Sumardjo
Active Writers in Korean Literature Rep. of Korea By Choi Jae Bong
New Zealand Novels and Their Readers New Zealand By Barbara Else
Children's Literature in Mongolia Needs Renovation Mongolia By Jambyn Dashdondog

Vol. 31 No. 4 (2001) "Portraying Our Times - Active Writers in Asia (I)"
Women Writers and Publishers in South Asia India By Urvashi Butalia
Trends in Present-day Japanese Literature Japan By Shinji Saito
Active Writers/Authors in Iran Iran By Lili Hayeri Yazdi
Myanmar Literary Scene Myanmar By Maung Hsu Shin
A Glance through Vietnamese Literature Today Viet Nam By Huong Tram
How Far Is Publishing Digitized in Asia? (II) Japan, LaoPDR,
Nepal, Rep. of Korea, Thailand
Vol. 31 No. 3 (2001) "Language Issues in Digital Publishing"
Multilingual Processing in Asia: Past, Present, and Future
(pdf file)
Japan By Koich Kato
ParSit: Online English-Thai Machine Translation Service Thailand By Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Paisarn Chareonornsawat and Monthika Boriboon
The Utilization of Computers in Uighur Publishing China By Yasin Imin and Batur Musa
How Far Is Publishing Digitized in Asia? Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Pakistan,
Sri Lanka
Vol. 31 No. 2 (2000) "Copyright for the Knowledge Society"
Copyright in India India By Dina N. Malhotra
The History and Present State of the Japanese Copyright Clearance System Japan By Noboru Miyata
Present State of Copyright and E-Commerce Laws in the Philippines Philippines By Dominador D. Buhain
Does the Book Have a Future?   By Milagros Del Coral
Vol. 31 No. 1 (2000) "EFA 2000: Assessment of the Decade and Prospects for the Future"
Looking Back 10 Years and Anticipating the New Century in Basic Education   By A.H.A. Hakeem
Literacy Development in Asia: Problems and Prospects   By R. Govinda
From Jomtien to Dakar and Beyond: Literacy, Adult Learning for Empowerment Philippines By Myrna B. Lim
Impact and Vision of ACCU's Regional Literacy Programme    

Vol. 30 No. 4 (2000) "Building Library Networks for All"
Co-operation among Libraries Thailand By Khunying Maenmas Chavalit
Libraries for Ordinary Citizens and Users Japan By Kaitaro Tsuno
UNESCO Public Library Manifesto (abridged) UNESCO  
Vol. 30 No. 3 (2000) "Towards An Enlightened Society Through Books"
Message from the Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ABD UNESCO By Koichiro Matsuura
Book Publishing in South Asia - Status and Prospects Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka By Abul Hasan
Three Decades of Book Publishing in Indonesia Indonesia By Alfons Taryadi
Messages to Commemorate 30 Years of ABD    
Children and their Pastimes in Asia - Reports from Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines By Gokul Prasad Pokhrel, Ahmed Faraz, Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz,
Vol. 30 No. 2 (1999) "Our Children and the Multimedia Storm"
Impact of Multimedia on Children of Nepal Nepal By Biswambher Ghimire
Children's Leisure Time in China China By Wu Xusheng
Japanese Children in the Multimedia Age Japan By Manabu Sato
Impact of Comics and Other Kinds of New Media on Children in Indonesia Indonesia By R. Masri Sareb Putra
Will Filipino Children Survive in a World of Multimedia Machinery? Philippines By Maria Araceli Dans Lee
Vol 30 No. 1 (1999) "How Can Internet Change Book Distribution?"
For the Future of Languages and Culture Japan By Kanji Maeda
Publishing Industry and Digitalization in Japan Japan By Wataru Hoshino and Susumu Kawakami
Distributing Books in Malaysia - A Combination of Old and New Ways Malaysia By Chin Saik Yoon
Current State and Issues of Korean Publishing Distribution System Rep. of Korea By Won-Keun Baek
Impact of Online Bookstores USA By The US Editorial Office of The Book & The Computer

Vol. 29 No. 4 (1999) "Transcending Linguistic Barriers: Translation"
Translation and Multilingualism in Post-Colonial Context: Indian Situation India By Indra Nath Choudhuri
Status of Translators and Translation Facilities in Malaysia Malaysia By Sa'odah Binti Abdullah
The Expanding Market for Translated Books in Thailand Thailand By Suwadee Chongsatitwantana
Translation of Children's Books in Korea Rep. of Korea By Jun Sung Kwon
Vol. 29 No. 3 (1999) "Magazines in Media Society"
Current State and Future Possibilities of Magazine Publishing in China China By Yang Guishan
The Media Publishing in Indonesia: Freedom Season or Another Kind of Repression? Indonesia By Ignatius Haryanto
The Future of Periodicals from the Perspectives of Media Studies Japan By Shin Mizukoshi
Vol. 29 No. 2 (1998) "Making Book More Attractive- Current Book Design in Asia"
Beautiful Books - Some thoughts on Book Design Japan By Gow Michiyoshi
Modern Book Design in Korea Rep. of Korea By Chung Byoung-Kyoo
Book Designing in Iran Iran By Mahdi Moini
Book Design in Thailand: Looking Back and Forward Thailand By Vichoke Mukdamanee
Vol. 29 No. 1 (1998) "Reading Promotion: Providing Access to Quality Reading"
An Early and Invincible Love UNESCO By Milagros del Corral
Reading Promotion for All - the Malaysian Experience Malaysia By Primalani M. Kukanesan
Reaching Remote Readers in Bangladesh: Dhaka Ahsania Mission's Community Libraries and Mobile Van Bangladesh By Tahsinah Ahmed
Sending Picture Books to Lao Children Japan, Laos By Chantasone Inthavong

Vol. 28 No. 4 (1998) "To Reach the Unreached: Reading Promotion in Remote Areas"
Women Empowerment and Literacy Material Development in Nepal Nepal By Sumon K. Tuladhar
Potential of Children's Magazines in Reading Promotion Bangladesh/ India/ Phlippines By Hasnain Sabih Nayak, Geeta Dharmarajan, NatashaVizcarra
Chinese Youth Reader Club: A Potential Book Service Web China By Wu Xusheng
Reading Promotion Activities in Iran Iran By Mansoor Kadivar
Building a Library in a Remote Island in Japan Japan By Wakako Shimabukuro
Vol. 28 No. 3 (1998) "Magazines: Keeping in Step with Society"
Current State of Magazine Publishing in Malaysia Malaysia By Md. Sidin Ahmad Ishak
Magazines in the Philippines: Spicing Up the Market Philippines By Lorna Kalaw Tirol
Marketing and Promotion of Magazines in Thailand Thailand By Thanachai Theerapatvong
Vol. 28 No. 2 (1997) Nurturing Publishing Professional - Why and How
Training of Book Personnel in India India By Varsha Das
Book House Training Centre and Its Work United Kingdom By Dag Smith
Training of People in Book Industry in Japan Japan By Yoshiaki Kiyota
Vol. 28 No. 1 (1997) "Current State of Primary School Textbook in Asia"
Primary School Textbook Publishing in Indonesia Indonesia By Soepena Ps
Developing Effective Curriculum and Textbooks: Challenges in Lao PDR Lao PDR By Souksavanh Phonetheva
Textbooks in Monglian Primary Schools Mongolia By Nadmidyn Begz
"Life Environmental Studies", A Newly Introduce Subject in Japanese Primary Schools Japan By ACCU

Vol. 27 No. 4 (1997) "Publishing in Asia - A Leap into the Next Decade"
Growth within the Third World Constraints: The Publishing Sector in Bangladesh Bangladesh By Mohiuddin Ahmed
The State of Publishing in Asian Perspective Indonesia, By Shigeo Minowa

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines  
Landscapes in Asian Publishing Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam From APPA report
Vol. 27 No. 3 (1997) "Multi-lingual Situations in Asia and the Pacific"
Education and Publishing in Vernacular Languages: Present State and Future Prospects in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea By Glenys Waters
Linguistic Milieu and Development of the National Language of Indonesia Indonesia By Muneo Takahashi
Mother Tongue in Primary School In India India By C. J. Daswani
Vol. 27 No. 2 (1996) "Picture Books: A Wonder World of Magic and Fantasy"
First Picture Books for Children Sri Lanka By Sybil Wettasinghe
Seeking Picture Books to Capture the Minds of Children Japan By Tadashi Matsui
Illustrated Stories and Comic Books for Children in Vietnam Vietnam By Van Thanh
Book Selling in Kenya Kenya By Mohamoud Mohamed Sheikh
Vol. 27 No. 1 (1996) "Bookshops - A Fresh Start for the Future"
Bookshops in India India By Arvind Kumar
Bookshops in the Philippines Philippines By Karina Bolasco
The Possibilities of Future Bookshops for Rural and Urban Readers Thailand By Wiriya Sirisingh