This volume consitutes a compendium of a number of important issues. It is also a rich sourence of knowledge on culture and education. I strongly believe that the book will be a valuable supplement to the existing body of literature in this research field. Our intention was to prepare a publication which will be attractive for a wide circle of readers, thus, both for scholars, social activists and politicians, and for students, especially those studying social sciences and fascinated by contemporary Asia. We hope that the book will be well received and will become an inspiration for a broad and fruitful discussion on the above issue.