• Coast of Asia Minor
    Coast of Asia Minor
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Asia the nations of the Asian continent collectively
    • n Asia the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
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In literature:

Japan is a striking example to the rest of Asia; her success is a striking commentary on the value of independence.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
Legends of which he is the hero are also preserved not only in Asia and Africa, but also in the remotest corners of Europe.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
One shot struck the "Asia," Codrington's flagship, and his pilot was killed.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
There is only one region in which the true original wild horse of the northern part of Asia and Europe still exists.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Afghanistan is a country in Asia.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
In Asia it is indigenous, and is an article of religious belief.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
Along with these cosmographical speculations, Cosmas shows a wider geographical knowledge of Asia than any earlier writer.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
How do the gastronomic experts of pagan Asia acquire their skill?
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
Australia, therefore, joined in a trade treaty with Eastern Asia, but Western Europe refused.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
It is undoubtedly one of the great continental high-roads of Asia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
In 1594 he left Amsterdam with two ships to search for a north-east passage to eastern Asia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Passing beyond the boundaries of Europe, they have crossed the seas into Africa, Asia, America and Australia.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
KEANE, A. H. Asia (London, 1896-1906); article "Asia" (in Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The introduction of silk into Greece is of later date, while in Asia it was known at a very early period.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
For all the peoples of Western Asia it was a powerful agent of progress and civilization.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
Between Europe and Asia Japan is the connecting link.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
The possibilities of such an empire situated in the fairest portion of Asia's temperate zone are simply illimitable.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
The plant grows wild throughout a large section of Central Asia and Russia.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
For any other sea-way to Asia the known coast-line of America offered an impassable barrier.
"Adventurers of the Far North" by Stephen Leacock
He owned the Philippines and the Spice Islands in Asia.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott

In poetry:

At night Chinamen jump
on Asia with a thump
while in our willful way
we, in secret, play
"At Night Chinamen Jump" by Frank O Hara
England and Russia face to face
With Central Asia meet;
And on the far Pacific coast,
Chinese and natives greet.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Tho' Asia sent for my content
Her richest argosies,
Those would I spurn, and bid return,
If that should give her ease.
"My Lady's Law" by Rudyard Kipling
She was Queen of Sabea—
And he was Asia's Lord—
But they both of 'em talked to butterflies
When they took their walks abroad!
"The Butterfly That Stamped" by Rudyard Kipling
When Asia's mighty conqueror died,
His followers shared his realm:
Yet, O how soon did ruin's tide
Them and their thrones o'erwhelm!
"Hymns for Communion VII" by John Pierpont
God called thy name Aholibah,
His tabernacle being in thee,
A witness through waste Asia;
Thou wert a tent sewn cunningly
With gold and colours of the sea.
"Aholibah" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Unless you go to Central Europe or Asia _ maybe Scandinavia - and are lucky because owls are generally elusive, you won't see one.
Matt Dojny creates a fictional Southeast Asia country where an American couple hope to reconnect.
Asia's imminent addition elects its president.
Russia hopes to transform Vladivostok, the host city for this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, into a gateway for commercial trade with East Asia.
Asia's leading tech conference Echelon is happening soon.
In 1965, a change in the law opened up this country to millions of new immigrants from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and they brought their religions with them.
The most famous landmark in Paris is coming to Asia.
Expedia's eLong Partnership Paves The Wave For Big Growth In Asia.
For all China's commercial charms, Australia still looks to America as Asia's sheriff.
SE Asia to ask China to start talks over islands.
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told leaders on his visit to Islamabad that all of South Asia faces instability if Al Qaeda goes unchecked in Pakistan.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of Muslim religious leaders from Europe and Asia, in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Nov 19. provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental, and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus as well as in Russia, Turkey, and Southwest Asia.
A rare endangered big cat native to southeast Asia will spend her retirement in.
It's water buffalo, which the country's exporters sell at low cost to the meat-hungry but price-sensitive consumers in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.

In science:

Chang Yi-Fang, Proc.of the 4th Asia-Pacific Phys.
Possible Outlet of Test on Violation of Pauli Exclusion Principle
The GDE membership reflects the global nature of the collaboration, with accelerator experts from all three regions (Americas, Asia and Europe).
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Two of us (Y.O. and C.M.K.) are grateful to the organizers of a focus program, “Hadron Physics at RHIC”, of the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics where this work was completed.
Nucleon and Delta resonances in K Sigma(1385) photoproduction from nucleons
We see that Brazilian communications are weighted toward Europe and Asia.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
And speaking from Asia, I am even more supportive of this.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
Goity, proceedings of the Fourth Asia-Pacific Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics, Depok, Indonesia, August 19–23, 2008, to be published in Mod.
Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of magnetic moments and M1 transitions in A<=7 nuclei including meson-exchange currents
Although Fermilab and CERN are quite popular with those excellent test beam sites, some facilities in Asia are also providing useful beams for the small detector tests.
Asian Test Beam Facilities
Many other facilities available in the world were discussed: J-Parc, IHEP Bejing, Tohoku, KEK in Asia, IHEP/Protvino, Dubna in Russia, and it was noticed that SLAC would restore test beams and create a new facility in its End Station A by 2010.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
Curvature-based shading of translucent maIn GRAPHITE ’07: Proceedings of terials, such as human skin. the 5th international conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques in Australia and Southeast Asia, pages 239–242, New York, NY, USA, 2007.
Surface Curvature Effects on Reflectance from Translucent Materials
Scheglov organized site-testing expeditions, helped the development of new observatories and education of astronomy in the Soviet Central Asia and Mongolia.
Peter Scheglov --- pioneer of site testing in the Central Asia
Astroclimatic studies in the Soviet part of the Central Asia.
Peter Scheglov --- pioneer of site testing in the Central Asia
A. A. Pirzada and C. McDonald,(2005) “Secure routing with the AODV protocol,” in Proc. Asia Pacific Conf.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
This article is basen on the lecture given at the 2011 Shanghai Asia-Pacific School and Workshop on Gravitation, and will be published in its proceedings as a volume of the International Journal of Modern Physics Conference series.
Axiverse and Black Hole
Figure 4 shows as the results of z-testing the I3-values for East Asia.
Which cities' paper output and citation impact are above expectation in information science? Some improvements of our previous mapping approaches
It is planned that the R&D being carried out on the scintillator-SiPM hadron calorimeter option in America, Asia and Europe will be brought together for a next-generation EUDET/CALICE ’technology’ prototype in 2010.
SiD Letter of Intent