LOVE IN TWO LEGENDS FROM SOUTHEAST ASIAN

ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the love in two legends from China and Thailand. The first was found in the Malaysian Chinese oral tradition while the second was recovered directly in Thailand. The love of two couples corresponding to each narration respectively has a purpose to analyse the scope of this feeling as axis of the humanity and to find cultural manifestations relevant to both nations where the legends arise. In parallel, it seeks to compare the artwork with the legends, love and nature. Love, as an essence of the humanity permits discovery in the legends forces that threaten against it and has repercussions in the freedom and rights of the people, but in this narrations are in less scale.

FOREIGN POLICY

ABSTRACT: Argentina’s foreign policy and its mode of international integration have gone through some changes over the last decade. Most of them were articulated with changes in trade and economic orientation in the model of internal development. Linking the country with Southeast Asia is part of a strategy of commercial and political diversification that is framed by the new external guidelines. One of the main partners of Argentina in the region between 2003-2015 was Thailand. Although the bilateral trade relationship maintained a sustained incremental travel, the political- diplomatic relationship differed from the rest of the Asian region because it went through periods of higher activity and approach, and of cooling of relations that responded to Argentina’s internal and external conditions. In this paper we propose to address this bilateral link taking as central variables to understanding this relationship the articulation with the domestic economic orientation, and also with varying political – institutional and ideological conditions that, by the end of the period, had a greater impact in the evolution of bilateral relations.