The publication “Integration of Disintegration of the Modern World? Experiences in Europe and Asia” is the outcome of the 5th ASEF University, held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 22nd July to 4th August 2001. Focus is given to economic, political, social ethnic and cultural conflicts in the modern world, as well as on different models of regional and bi-regional co-operation and integration to overcome these conflicts. The papers primarily give a background of major conflicts in Asia and Europe, with an emphasis on two case studies: the Kosovo Conflict and the relations between Mainland China and Taiwan.
The contributions provided by experts will be a fruitful source for anybody who is interested in contemporary Asia and Europe, as well as in the future relationship between the two regions.