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Asia/Pacific
Bribery And Corruption: Biblical Reflections And Case Studies For The Marketplace In Asia

Bribery And Corruption: Biblical Reflections And Case Studies For The Marketplace In Asia

This short book is one attempt to respond to the need to help Christians in Asia find a biblical response to the real pressures they face in the marketplace. It takes seriously both the Scriptures and the context in which Asian Christians function. It begins with a theological framework for grappling with real-time problems, continues with responses from various theologians on the framework presented, and concludes with actual case studies from the marketplace. This second edition includes additional content.

Good News For Bruised Reeds - Walking With Same-Sex Attracted Friends

Good News For Bruised Reeds - Walking With Same-Sex Attracted Friends

This book seeks to both encourage those who are serious about following Christ but who are struggling with same-sex attraction, and to challenge the church to lend a listening ear and a helping and welcoming hand. The stories in this book are told with pathos, honesty, and courage.

3-2-1: Following Jesus In Threes

3-2-1: Following Jesus In Threes

How can we practise the discipline of spiritual friendship in today's busy world? Popular author and preacher Soo-Inn Tan presents a highly doable model for spiritual friendship in this groundbreaking book. 3-2-1: Following Jesus in Threes seeks to explain both the whys and hows of 3-2-1 triads. This small book contains all you need to understand and practise a 3-2-1 approach to spiritual friendship.

Undertourism

Undertourism

A lot has been written about overtourism and how cities are inundated by unceasing waves of tourists that are causing strain to infrastructure and disruption to everyday life. For locals, their city is resembling less like a home and more like a hotel. Yet, even in the most popular of destinations, there exist tourist sights that are often out of tourists' sight. Based on fieldwork in nine relatively lesser known tourist sites across Asia, the book poses several questions: Why are these neighbourhoods, temples, museums and parks experiencing undertourism? And what does it say about the desires and motivations of tourists and travellers?

Post-Colonial Security Dilemma, The: Timor-Leste And The International Community

Post-Colonial Security Dilemma, The: Timor-Leste And The International Community

This book examines the development of Timor-Leste's foreign policy since achieving political independence in 2002. It considers the influence of Timor-Leste's historical experiences with foreign intervention on how the small, new state has pursued security. The book argues that efforts to secure the Timorese state have been motivated by a desire to reduce foreign intervention and dependence upon other actors within the international community. Timor-Leste's desire for "real" independence - characterized by the absence of foreign interference - permeates all spheres of its international political, cultural and economic relations and foreign policy discourse. Securing the state entails projecting a legitimate identity in the international community to protect and guarantee political recognition of sovereign status, an imperative that gives rise to Timor-Leste's aspirational foreign policy. The book examines Timor-Leste's key bilateral and multilateral diplomatic relations, its engagement with the global normative order, and its place within the changing Asia-Pacific region.

South China Sea, The: A Crucible Of Regional Cooperation Or Conflict-Making Sovereignty Claims?

South China Sea, The: A Crucible Of Regional Cooperation Or Conflict-Making Sovereignty Claims?

The history of the South China Sea is a catalyst of international cooperation and conflict. Security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific is largely governed by command of these strategic waters. More than half of global shipping transits the South China Sea, which also holds significant reserves of oil, gas and minerals, as well as some of the largest fisheries in the world. Drawing on a team of field-leading researchers, Jenner and Thuy provide an empirical study of the global ocean's most contested sea space. The volume's four parts offer an insightful analysis of the significance of the South China Sea to the international order; sub-national agents of influence on relations between states; the disputes over sovereignty through the analytical prism of international law; and the conflictful region's prospects. The primary source-based conclusion elucidates the agency of history and strategy in the South China Sea.

Asian Corporate Governance: Trends And Challenges

Asian Corporate Governance: Trends And Challenges

This Element aims to achieve three objectives. First, it explores some key institutional characteristics of several Asian economies that are relevant to corporate governance practices. Second, it reviews corporate governance codes or rules in those economies and examines levels of requirements in terms of formal rules. Third, this Element looks at recent trends related to corporate governance such as executive compensation and a proportion of independent directors on boards of large listed firms.

Painted Cage, The

Painted Cage, The

Marriage at twenty to an older man takes Amy Redmore from the cool green fields of Somerset to Japan, where Reggie is to take up the post of Secretary for the Yokohama United Club. Already she has learned some disturbing things about her new husband. He has a mistress by the name of Annie Luke, and a child from that liaison. But the real trouble begins with their new life on the Bluff, where the British all live in segregated splendour. Reggie is out all day with his work at the Club and at night he is lost to Yokohama's social whirl and the temptations of the town's notorious pleasure quarter. Amy, with her freshly awakened sense of independence finds new friends, and, more significantly, enemies - people who when the time comes will brand her publicly as an adulteress and a murderess.

Gentle Touch, A: Christians And Mental Illness

Gentle Touch, A: Christians And Mental Illness

Mental illness is not necessarily something spiritual that can be prayed away, but often is something pathological that may benefit from medical and psychological intervention. The author, who has himself experienced clinical depression, explains how we can care for and help those who are mentally unwell - with compassion and gentleness. This book also contains many biblical examples and real-life testimonies that would be a helpful resource to patients and caregivers, friends and family in understanding mental illness.


Cambodia
Fantastic Dreamer

Fantastic Dreamer

A Cambodian boy, bored at school, who thinks that he does not fit in, may discover with his teacher's help a colourful world beyond the grey city walls.

Illustrated History Of Cambodia, An

Illustrated History Of Cambodia, An

Beginning with a definition of who the Cambodians are, this fully illustrated history then tracks back to the earliest kingdoms before 800 AD, followed by an investigation of the creation of the magnificent city of Angkor and Cambodia's centuries of greatness up to 1400 AD. The following chapter describes the times from 1400-1860, which were centuries of crisis, succeeded by the recovery during next 100 years when the country came under the influence of the French. The final chapter discusses the disastrous Khmer Rouge and finishes with the significance of the UN and Hun Sen. Philip Coggan's illuminating text follows the changing fortunes of Cambodia from pre-history to the present day.


China
Chinese Takeaway Cookbook

Chinese Takeaway Cookbook

Chinese is the UK's favourite takeout food, and it's beloved all over the world. Now you can make your favourite Chinese restaurant classics at home with Kwoklyn Wan's fabulous Chinese Takeaway Cookbook. Kwoklyn is a third-generation Chinese chef: BBC (British-Born Chinese). He has spent years perfecting recipes for Chinese dishes that taste like the ones from your local takeaway kitchen or restaurant. The book features 70 classic dishes, everything from sweet and sour chicken to char siu, prawn toast to chop suey, egg-fried rice to crispy seaweed - and most of them can be on the table in 20 minutes or less.

Chinese Discourses On Happiness

Chinese Discourses On Happiness

Happiness is on China's agenda. From Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream to online chat forums, the conspicuous references to happiness are hard to miss. This groundbreaking volume analyzes how different social groups make use of the concept and shows how closely official discourses on happiness are intertwined with popular sentiments. The Chinese Communist Party's attempts to define happiness and well-being around family-focused Han Chinese cultural traditions clearly strike a chord with the wider population. The collection highlights the links connecting the ideologies promoted by the government and the way they inform, and are in turn informed by, various deliberations and feelings circulating in the society.

Illustrated Moxibustion Therapy: A Natural Way Of Prevention And Treatment Through Traditional Chinese Medicine

Illustrated Moxibustion Therapy: A Natural Way Of Prevention And Treatment Through Traditional Chinese Medicine

In China, moxibustion - the practice of burning Chinese mugwort leaves over a patient's acupoints - is a natural therapy that has been handed down from generation to generation for several thousands of years. This volume details everything readers need to know to get started enjoying the benefits of moxibustion for both health and beauty.

It's All Chinese To Me: An Overview Of Culture & Etiquette In China

It's All Chinese To Me: An Overview Of Culture & Etiquette In China

It's All Chinese to Me is a fun and authentic introduction to Chinese culture that allows readers, tourists, and business travelers to experience what ultimately makes China so unique-its people. Learn about Chinese customs, proper etiquette for all types of situations, and how to interact effectively while traveling China.

Tao Te Ching: Lao Tzu - A Graphic Novel

Tao Te Ching: Lao Tzu - A Graphic Novel

This graphic-novel version of the Tao Te Ching-the poetic classic that is the philosophical and religious basis of Taoism-brings the teachings into a modern light in a completely fresh and unique way. Each of the 81 poem-passages of the Tao Te Ching is reinterpreted by award-winning graphic novel writer Sean Michael Wilson and brought to life by the artful illustrations of Hong Kong artist Cary Kwok, who sets the text in various contemporary scenes to bring out the modern relevance.

Force So Swift, A: Mao, Truman And The Birth Of Modern China 1946

Force So Swift, A: Mao, Truman And The Birth Of Modern China 1946

A gripping narrative of the Truman Administration's response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's Communist forces in 1949-an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. Drawing on Chinese and Russian sources, as well as recently declassified CIA documents, Kevin Peraino tells the story of this remarkable year through the eyes of the key players, including Mao Zedong, President Truman, Secretary of State Acheson, Minnesota congressman Walter Judd, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the influential first lady of the Republic of China. Today, the legacy of 1949 is more relevant than ever to the relationships between China, the United States, and the rest of the world, as Beijing asserts its claims in the South China Sea and tensions endure between Taiwan and the mainland.

Make It In China: 6 Secrets To Successful Sourcing

Make It In China: 6 Secrets To Successful Sourcing

What's it really like to do business in China? Bridging East and West, this is a practical guide to succeeding in the most vibrant business environment on the planet! Whether you are a corporate manager seeking to improve your company's performance in Asia, or an entrepreneur looking for your next opportunity, Steve short-circuits your learning curve by sharing with you his sometimes painful experiences and recommending specific solutions. He dismantles the "urban myths" surrounding Chinese suppliers with multiple tricks and tips for sourcing products in China for Western markets. Anyone who wants to buy or source products from China will benefit hugely from this insider's view of what works and what doesn't, so you can accelerate your own business.


Central & West Asia
Silk Roads: A History Of The Great Trading Routes Between East And West

Silk Roads: A History Of The Great Trading Routes Between East And West

Take an intrepid journey through the history of the Silk Roads with this visually stunning reference book. Geordie Torr guides us through the history and politics of these fabled routes while also celebrating the incredible feats of those who traversed them and the beauty of the routes themselves. Packed with timelines, maps and profiles on key figures and important cities, the book also features beautiful photography that faithfully conveys the diversity of nations as well as the enduring magic of travel.


Others/general
Pulp Ii: A Short Biography Of The Banished Book (Volume Ii Of V)

Pulp Ii: A Short Biography Of The Banished Book (Volume Ii Of V)

Writer and artist Shubigi Rao has been working on 'Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book', a ten-year long film, book, visual art, and exhaustive research project about the history of book destruction, censorship and cultural genocide, as well as the book as symbol and resistance. Travelling and filming solo across the world, collecting fragments, ephemera, anecdotes, and buried secrets, she visits public and private collections, libraries and archives, institutions and individuals that have served as flashpoints in history. Volume II is a visual bibliography of primary and other sources, a recognition of oral testimonies and print, or film as document.

Globotics Upheaval, The: Globalisation, Robotics, And The Future Of Work

Globotics Upheaval, The: Globalisation, Robotics, And The Future Of Work

Automation, AI and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realise. In this book, Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalisation experts, explains that exponential growth in computing, transmission and storage capacities is also creating a new form of 'virtual' globalisation that could undermine the foundations of middle-class prosperity in the West.

Slipper Orchids Of The Tropical Americas

Slipper Orchids Of The Tropical Americas

Slipper orchids are amongst the most popular of all cultivated orchids. They are widely grown and have been hybridized for almost a century and a half. This present book covers the tropical American species of three genera of slipper orchids, Selenipedium, Mexipedium and Phragmipedium, until fairly recently the poor relations amongst the slipper orchid scene that has been dominated by the tropical Asian species of the genus Paphiopedilum. The detailed systematic treatment of the genera and species includes history, taxonomy, descriptions, keys, distribution, cytology and ecology. A history of the breeding of Phragmipedium byrids since the second half of the 19th century deals with the revolution brought about by the discovery of the amazing scarlet-flowered P. besseae and the spectacular royal purple P. kovachii. Future breeding trends are also covered. The cultivation of these desirable plants is also discussed.

Darwin's Most Wonderful Plants: Darwin's Botany Today

Darwin's Most Wonderful Plants: Darwin's Botany Today

Most of us think of Darwin at work on The Beagle, taking inspiration for his theory of evolution from his travels in the Galapagos. But Darwin published his Origin of Species nearly thirty years after his voyages and most of his labours in that time were focused on experimenting with and observing plants at his house in Kent. He was particularly interested in carnivorous and climbing plants, and in pollination and the evolution of flowers. Ken Thompson sees Darwin as a brilliant and revolutionary botanist, whose observations and theories were far ahead of his time - and are often only now being confirmed and extended by high-tech modern research. This is a much needed book that re-establishes Darwin as a pioneering botanist, whose close observations of plants were crucial to his theories of evolution.

Real Planet Of The Apes, The: A New Story Of Human Origins

Real Planet Of The Apes, The: A New Story Of Human Origins

Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage-such as dexterous hands and larger brains. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world's leading paleoanthropologists, transports readers to an epoch in the remote past when the Earth was home to many migratory populations of ape species.

How To Walk On Water And Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement And The Robots Of The Future

How To Walk On Water And Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement And The Robots Of The Future

Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. In turn, the latest discoveries about animal mechanics are inspiring scientists to invent robots and devices that move with similar elegance and efficiency. Integrating biology, engineering, physics, and robotics, this book demystifies the remarkable mechanics behind animal locomotion.

Final Act, The: The Helsinki Accords And The Transformation Of The Cold War

Final Act, The: The Helsinki Accords And The Transformation Of The Cold War

The Helsinki Final Act was a watershed of the Cold War. Signed by thirty-five European and North American leaders at a summit in Finland in the summer of 1975, the agreement presented a vision for peace based on common principles and cooperation across the Iron Curtain. The Final Act is the first in-depth account of the diplomatic saga that produced this historic agreement. Drawing on research in eight countries and multiple languages, this gripping book explains the Final Act's emergence from the parallel crises of the Soviet bloc and the West during the 1960s, the strategies of the major players, and the conflicting designs for international order that animated the negotiations.

Dark Commerce: How A New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future

Dark Commerce: How A New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future

Though mankind has traded tangible goods for millennia, recent technology has changed the fundamentals of trade, in both legitimate and illegal economies. Louise Shelley examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal trade-the markets for narcotics and child pornography online, the escalation of sex trafficking through web advertisements, and the sale of endangered species for which revenues total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Shelley explores illicit trade in tangible goods-drugs, human beings, arms, wildlife and timber, fish, antiquities, and ubiquitous counterfeits-and contrasts this with the damaging trade in cyberspace, where intangible commodities cost consumers and organizations billions as they lose identities, bank accounts, access to computer data, and intellectual property.

In Spirit And In Truth: Thoughts On Worship

In Spirit And In Truth: Thoughts On Worship

Worshipping God is the highest and deepest human experience because we are made to worship the living God. We will find our greatest fulfilment when we worship Him, both on earth and in heaven. Yet there is much that can be improved in the way we worship personally and corporately. This book contains 59 short articles that provoke deeper thinking into Who we worship, how we ought to worship and what can be done to deepen our experience of worship. Many of the articles are written "on the slant"-like the parables, their message comes up on the reader obliquely. The book is written for pastors, worship leaders and teams, and for everyone who desires to worship God more deeply in spirit and in truth.

Golden Thread, The: How Fabric Changed History

Golden Thread, The: How Fabric Changed History

All textiles begin with a twist. From colourful 30,000-year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun's mummy actually meant; from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus; from the lace ruffs that infuriated the puritans to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution, our continuing reinvention of cloth tells fascinating stories of human ingenuity. When we talk of lives hanging by a thread, being interwoven, or part of the social fabric, we are part of a tradition that stretches back many thousands of years. Fabric has allowed us to achieve extraordinary things and survive in unlikely places, and this book shows you how - and why.

Expertise Economy, The: How The Smartest Companies Use Learning To Engage, Compete, And Succeed

Expertise Economy, The: How The Smartest Companies Use Learning To Engage, Compete, And Succeed

The workplace is going through a large-scale transition with digitization, automation, and acceleration. Critical skills and expertise are imperative for companies and their employees to succeed in the future, and the most forward-thinking companies are being proactive in adapting to the shift in the workforce. Kelly Palmer, Silicon Valley thought-leader from LinkedIn, Degreed, and Yahoo, and David Blake, co-founder of Ed-tech pioneer Degreed, share their experiences and describe how some of the smartest companies in the world are making learning and expertise a major competitive advantage.

Humanity's Lucky Clover: A History Of Discoveries, Technologies, Competition And Wealth

Humanity's Lucky Clover: A History Of Discoveries, Technologies, Competition And Wealth

Why do some states and societies thrive while others do not? What awaits us in the future? Is there a universal model that can guide our success? The author, Vadim Makhov believes that there is and that it can be found by means of careful analysis of the past. In this truly big-idea book, he presents his `lucky clover' theory in which, when four critical elements - science, society, innovation and wealth - are present, interacting and developing simultaneously, culminate in success. Having studied hundreds of sources, scrutinized numerous tangled intricacies in world history, and found interesting correlations between various events and phenomena, the author sets out to demonstrate that, through careful analysis of the past, we can find the right path to success.

In Europe: Travels Through The Twentieth Century

In Europe: Travels Through The Twentieth Century

In 1999, journalist and historian Geert Mak criss-crossed the continent in the simple yet monumental quest to trace European twentieth-century history as the world slipped into the twenty-first. In Europe is a dazzling account of that journey, and combines the larger story of Europe with intimate, vivid detail. It is also now a poignant reminder that the European project was then and is now a unprecedented experiment; that we still have `a great deal to tell each other and a great deal to explain.'

Buddhism Plain And Simple: The Practice Of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day

Buddhism Plain And Simple: The Practice Of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day

When the Buddha was asked to sum up his teachings in a single word he said awareness experiencing the whole of reality, seeing what is, and being entirely in the present. In this way, the mind is made free. In Buddhism Plain and Simple, Zen priest and long-time teacher Steve Hagen presents this heart of Buddhist teaching, pared down to its essence and explained in simple, everyday language. This best-selling beginner's guide to Buddhism text has served international readers at all levels of study and practice since it was originally published over a decade ago.

Genesis Genealogies, The: God's Administration In The History Of Redemption (New Revised Edition)

Genesis Genealogies, The: God's Administration In The History Of Redemption (New Revised Edition)

A fundamental part of understanding one's ancestors is knowing when they were born, how long they lived, and when they died. Here in The Genesis Genealogies lies that crucial core information about the forebears of Christianity. Rev. Abraham Park has meticulously analyzed the information in The Book of Genesis. Taking the explicit date references in Genesis and performing math calculations forward and backward in time, he builds a complete chronological Biblical timeline from Adam to the Exodus, including the duration of construction of Noah's ark.

Tolstoy Family's Ark, The

In the autumn of 1910, the celebrated Russian writer Leo Tolstoy secretly left his estate in Yasnaya Polyana in the dark hours of the night. A few days later, he died in a train station, at the age of 82. Why did he leave his family, and where was he headed? Through a detailed study of the diaries and letters written by the people close to the events, Fumiko Davis investigates the unusual circumstances leading to Tolstoy's disappearance, and unveils a touching story about the private life of a man regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time.

Dare To Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts

Dare To Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts

In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brene Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme.

Way Of The Modern Warrior, The: Living The Samurai Ideal In The 21St Century

Way Of The Modern Warrior, The: Living The Samurai Ideal In The 21St Century

Learn how to apply bushido philosophy and long-standing samurai strategies to your modern-day practice - and lifestyle - in this guide from a former soldier and martial arts expert. This book provides an explanation of the samurai philosophy, or Bushido, of Japan's fiercest warriors, practiced for over 1,000 years. The author, Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, has been a warrior for 50 years, first as a member of the military, then as an advisor to the military, and finally as one of the world's most distinguished martial arts philosophers.

Prodigy Vol.1, The: Blade Of The Chrysalis

Prodigy Vol.1, The: Blade Of The Chrysalis

The former soldier, Jaasur, is on a mission of redemption. He ventures through a wasteland to Chamrouen, the capital city of Katchana, to rescue a rebel leader who may be the key to bringing down a tyrant. Unwittingly pulled into this conflict are Ulyn, her enigmatic brother Daiyan, and the street urchin Kaidai. Can they stop the forces of the Emperor and bring a new spring to the land? Set in an original fantasy world inspired by Asian mythology, The Prodigy: Blade of the Chrysalis is the first volume in a series written and illustrated by award-winning creators Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng.

Justice And The Common Good

Justice And The Common Good

On 23 September 2017, the Ethos Institute for Public Christianity in collaboration with seven seminaries orgainzed a conference to reflect on these important issues especially as they relate to Singapore and the region. The papers presented at this conference, which now comprise this volume, address a wide range of issues including immigration, the ecological crisis and the question of human rights from the biblical and theological perspectives. It is hoped that their publication in the Ethos Engagement Series would extend the discussion of these important topics to the wider Christian community.

Seeking The Shalom Of The City

Seeking The Shalom Of The City

Christians are eager to respond to the call to seek the Shalom of the city today. While some ministries such as feeding the poor and environmental care seem obvious, Christians also need to see the various dimensions of the city such as its policies and culture which also shape the city. This book draws from a variety of sources to suggest ways that Christians can do good in these different aspects of city life. It is the biblical concept of Shalom - freedom, unity, wholeness and healing - which forms the overarching vision in this quest to make cities liveable.

Silk Through The Ages: The Textile That Conquered Luxury

Silk Through The Ages: The Textile That Conquered Luxury

Silk is not just a simple fiber - it represents something meaningful, universal, perennial. This book tells the story of how the silk textile conquered the luxury world and remained prestigious throughout the ages. Examining sociological research dating back to Antiquity, the Mongol Empire, and Ottoman Turks, this book demonstrates the value of globalization and the importance of diversity through the lens of silk as an enduring luxury textile. This book will be highly marketable to international business students, and to consumers of sociology and history. It can also serve to inform the political science and international relations practitioners regarding trade debates between globalizers and protectionists.

New Silk Roads: The Present And The Future Of The World

New Silk Roads: The Present And The Future Of The World

When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically. With brilliant insight, Peter Frankopan takes a fresh look at the network of relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the Silk Roads today, assessing the global reverberations of these continual shifts in the centre of power - all too often absent from headlines in the West.

Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through A Lost Empire

Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through A Lost Empire

Alev Scott's odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey's borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire. Their 800-year rule ended a century ago - and yet, travelling through twelve countries from Kosovo to Greece to Palestine, she uncovers a legacy that's vital and relevant; where medieval ethnic diversity meets 21st century nationalism, and displaced people seek new identities. It's a story of surprises. An acolyte of Erdogan in Christian-majority Serbia confirms the wide-reaching appeal of his authoritarian leadership. A Druze warlord explains the secretive religious faction in the heart of the Middle East. The palimpsest-like streets of Jerusalem's Old Town hint at the Ottoman co-existence of Muslims and Jews. And in Turkish Cyprus Alev Scott rediscovers a childhood home. In every community, history is present as a dynamic force.

Belonging: The Story Of The Jews 1492-1900

Belonging: The Story Of The Jews 1492-1900

Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly alive with energy, character and colour. From the Jews' expulsion from Spain in 1492 it tells the stories not just of rabbis and philosophers but of a poetess in the ghetto of Venice; a boxer in Georgian England; a general in Ming China; an opera composer in nineteenth-century Germany. The story unfolds in Kerala and Mantua, the starlit hills of Galilee, the rivers of Colombia, the kitchens of Istanbul, the taverns of Ukraine and the mining camps of California. It sails in caravels, rides the stage coaches and the railways; trudges the dawn streets of London, hobbles along with the remnant of Napoleon's ruined army. The Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us. And in our own time of anxious arrivals and enforced departures, the Jews' search for a home is more startlingly resonant than ever.

Feast: Food Of The Islamic World

Feast: Food Of The Islamic World

A diverse and rich culinary tradition has evolved in every place touched by Islam, always characterised by deliciousness and fragrance, a love of herbs and the deft use of spices. Anissa Helou's Feast represents an extraordinary journey through place and time, travelling from Senegal to Indonesia via the Arab, Persian, Mughal or North African heritage of so many dishes. This exploration of the foods of Islam begins with bread, and its myriad variations, from pita and chapatti to Turkish boreks and Lebanese fatayer. From humble grains and pulses come slow-cooked biryanis, Saudi Arabia's national dish of Lamb kabsa and magnificent jewelled rice dishes from Iran and Pakistan. With more than 300 recipes, spectacular food photography and interspersed with enchanting anecdotes, Feast is a comprehensive and dazzling mosaic of Islamic food culture across the globe.

Lost At 15, Found At 50: A Memoir

Lost At 15, Found At 50: A Memoir

From Russia's Iron Curtain to Burma's Bamboo Curtain, Sikkim to South Korea, this biography follows the struggle of a young girl whose life was a cross-continental roller coaster ride that soared and plunged from one country to another. By the time she was 15, Ashwini Devare had lived in 5 countries.

Bawa Staircases

Bawa Staircases is a compelling addition to the works on the architectural legacy of Sri Lanka's preeminent architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Aimed at students, professionals and his numerous admirers, Bawa Staircases focuses on his fascination with staircases through the ages and how Bawa incorporated these elemental features into his innumerable designs - residential, public works and hotel and resort architecture.

Decrypted: A Financial Trader's Take On Cryptocurrency

Decrypted: A Financial Trader's Take On Cryptocurrency

In 2009, an anonymous programmer releases a new method of paying and being paid to the world. No one runs it; no one controls it; no authority verifies it. In this, its creator promises, is a way around banks and governments, around laws and regulations, and around failure itself. Less than a decade on, the technology known as Bitcoin is soaring in demand, and a single unit is valued in the thousands. It has spawned hundreds of clones, and its underlying blockchain technology has created a revolution in computing. It has legally made millionaires of thousands of ordinary people. Decrypted shows you, in plain, no-nonsense terms, exactly how that happened. Cryptocurrency and startup pioneer Leng Hoe Lon walks you through how cryptos like Bitcoin work and get their value, their strengths and weaknesses, their implications for the world... and how they fit in your investment plans. Will you join the cryptocurrency revolution, or ignore it as a passing fad? It's up to you to check out the facts and decide for yourself. This book will show you what you need to know.

Money Secrets: Cruise Your Way To Financial Freedom

Money Secrets: Cruise Your Way To Financial Freedom

For over 30 years, Mano Sabnani has relentlessly sought to inculcate financial literacy in ordinary, hardworking people and fought for their rights as small shareholders. With his rich experience as a newspaper editor, TV and social media personality, banker, company director and investor, as well as his unwavering concern for the man in the street, Mano has become arguably Singapore's favourite financial captain. Let Mano guide you with his steady hand through the intricacies of financial planning and investment, illuminating the bewildering details and making them easy to understand.

Ethical Investor's Handbook, The: How To Grow Your Money Without Wrecking The Earth

Ethical Investor's Handbook, The: How To Grow Your Money Without Wrecking The Earth

In The Ethical Investor's Handbook, author Morten Strange connects the dots, to show how economics and finance play a direct role in perpetuating this crisis. What can we as individual investors do to avoid wrecking the Earth while growing our wealth? How can we navigate the capital allocation space without compromising our ethical values? It can be done - some of the Big Boys have done it - and this invaluable new book shows us how.

Tea In Pajamas

Tea In Pajamas

An enchanting, adventurous new fantasy and magic series - First book in a new series for middle grade- Themes of self-awareness, courage and differentiating appearance from reality- Modern-day dialogue paired with imaginary lands, Greek myths, magic and music- Beautifully illustrated throughout.

Princess Incognito: Royal Pain In The Class

Princess Incognito: Royal Pain In The Class

Meet Sabrina, Undercover Princess. When Princess Sabrina is sent away from her family, the king and queen of Mulakating, she must hide away in a dull, working-class town, living undercover to keep her blue-blooded identity secret. At the tough neighbourhood school she is now forced to attend, Awful Agatha hates Sabrina on sight and plots to get her kicked out of school. An epic fight results in both getting covered in pigswill and nearly suspended. Sabrina definitely has the right skills to survive as a royal, but can she hold her own against Awful Agatha in the most dreadful school in the world?

Routledge Handbook Of Human Rights In Asia

Routledge Handbook Of Human Rights In Asia

The Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia provides a rich study of human rights challenges facing some of the most vulnerable people in Asia. While formal accession to core international human rights instruments is commonplace across the region, the realisation of human rights for many remains elusive as development pressure, violent conflict, limited political will and discrimination maintain human rights volatility. It explores the underlying causes of human rights abuse in a range of contexts, considers lessons learnt from global, regional and domestic initiatives and provides recommendations and justifications for reform.


Indonesia
Elderly Must Endure, The: Ageing In The Minangkabau Community In Modern Indonesia

Elderly Must Endure, The: Ageing In The Minangkabau Community In Modern Indonesia

This book concerns older members of the Minangkabau ethnic group, one of Indonesia's many local cultures. The Minangkabau have an ancient matrilineal social structure that is embodied in their local law and customs (adat) and that, in the view of many Minangkabau, is under increasing pressure in the modern context. This book is based on a long-term study of older Minangkabau in modern Indonesia with a focus on cultural consonance. It profiles the members of one family from a village in the highlands of West Sumatra whose members now live in cities across Indonesia as well as in their village of origin. The challenges but also the opportunities experienced by these individuals, and members of the older Minangkabau population in general, are characteristic of similar social change experienced across Indonesia in recent decades and illustrate the nature of culture shift in the rapidly urbanizing and modernizing context of modern Indonesia.

Taxonomic Guide To The Stick Insects Of Sumatra Volume 1, A

Taxonomic Guide To The Stick Insects Of Sumatra Volume 1, A

This volume is the fourth in a series of Taxonomic Guides to the Stick Insects of South East Asia. This book lists 170 species, from 64 genera or subgenera, with 60 new species or subspecies and 4 new genera from Sumatra. It also lists 1 replacement name, 25 new synonyms, 19 new name combinations, 8 revised statuses, and 22 lectotype designations. This is the first book to list all the species of stick insects known from Sumatra.

Constraining Elites In Russia And Indonesia: Political Participation And Regime Survival

Constraining Elites In Russia And Indonesia: Political Participation And Regime Survival

This is a thought-provoking analysis on why democracy succeeds in some countries but not others, comparing the post-transition experiences of two cases of contemporary democratisation: Russia and Indonesia. Following authoritarian regimes, democracy eroded in Russia but flourished in Indonesia - so confounding dominant theories of democratisation that predicted the opposite outcomes based on their levels of socioeconomic development and histories of statehood. Identifying key behaviours and patterns of political participation as a factor, Lussier interweaves ethnographic interview and quantitative public opinion data to expand our understanding on how mass political participation contributes to a democracy's survival. The integration of both micro- and macro-level data in a single study is one of this project's most significant contributions, and will enhance its appeal to both researchers and instructors.

Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine And Decolonisation In The Dutch East Indies

Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine And Decolonisation In The Dutch East Indies

Hans Pols proposes a new perspective on the history of colonial medicine from the viewpoint of indigenous physicians. The Indonesian medical profession in the Dutch East Indies actively participated in political affairs by joining and leading nationalist associations, by publishing in newspapers and magazines, and by becoming members of city councils and the colonial parliament. Indonesian physicians were motivated by their medical training, their experiences as physicians, and their subordinate position within the colonial health care system to organise, lead, and join social, cultural, and political associations. Opening with the founding of Indonesia's first political association in 1908 and continuing with the initiatives of the Association of Indonesian Physicians, Pols describes how the Rockefeller Foundation's projects inspired the formulation of a nationalist health programme. Tracing the story through the Japanese annexation, the war of independence, and independent Indonesia, Pols reveals the relationship between medicine and decolonisation, and the role of physicians in Asian history.

Indonesia: Twenty Years Of Democracy

Indonesia: Twenty Years Of Democracy

This Element argues that after twenty years of democratization, Indonesia has performed admirably. This is especially so when the country's accomplishments are placed in comparative perspective. However, as we analytically focus more closely to inspect Indonesia's political regime, political economy, and how identity-based mobilizations have emerged, it is clear that Indonesia still has many challenges to overcome, some so pressing that they could potentially erode or reverse many of the democratic gains the country has achieved since its former authoritarian ruler, Soeharto, was forced to resign in 1998.

Bandit Saints Of Java

Bandit Saints Of Java

Bandit Saints of Java is a work of nonfiction that delves deep under the surface of modern Indonesia, exploring personalities and stories in the wacky world of local pilgrimage. It paints an astonishing portrait of Islam as it is practised today - largely invisible to journalists, scholars and tourists - by many of the 130 million people of Java.

Mataram: A Novel Of Faith And Power In Early Java

Mataram: A Novel Of Faith And Power In Early Java

Thomas Hodges of the East India Company seizes a chance at glory by being the first to venture ashore at the pepper port of Banten in Java, Indonesia, in 1608. Would he unlock the mysterious riches of Java for the English, or die forgotten with a Javanese kris or Portuguese poignard between his ribs?

Savu: History And Oral Tradition On An Island Of Indonesia

Savu: History And Oral Tradition On An Island Of Indonesia

The book focuses on the historical trajectories of Savu, an island in the Nusa Tenggara Timur province, eastern Indonesia. While Savu is a relatively small island, aspects of its society, as well as this study's blend of anthropology and historical method, makes this book of fundamental relevance to the ongoing comparative examination of Austronesian-speaking populations from Madagascar to Hawaii and from Taiwan to Timor. This book brings together Duggan's detailed understanding of Savunese society and genealogies with H?gerdal's deep knowledge of the Dutch and Portuguese archives to understand the overlap between these perspectives on Savu's past. The text discusses the precolonial period up to the sixteenth century, and then examines how early-colonial encounters with the Portuguese and Dutch (VOC) changed the system of governance. In the nineteenth century, the Savunese embarked on minor colonial enterprises in Timor and Sumba, and were still largely autonomous vis-à-vis the colonial state. Protestant missionaries gained foothold after 1870, though Christianization was a slow process. Colonial rule via a Dutch-appointed raja was introduced in the early twentieth century. The text follows the fate of Savu during the struggle for independence and the postcolonial era, discussing the dilemmas of modernization and the resilience of the unique local culture.


India
Railways & The Raj: How The Age Of Steam Transformed India

Railways & The Raj: How The Age Of Steam Transformed India

India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire, an Empire that needed a rail network to facilitate its exploitation and reflect its ambition. But, by building India's railways, Britain radically changed the nation and unwittingly planted the seed of independence. As Indians were made to travel in poor conditions and were barred from the better paid railway jobs a stirring of resentment and nationalist sentiment grew. The Indian Railways network remains one of the largest in the world, serving over 25 million passengers each day. In this expertly told history, Christian Wolmar reveals the full story, from the railway's beginnings to the present day, and examines the chequered role this institution has played in Indian history and the creation of today's modern state.

Asma's Indian Kitchen

Asma's Indian Kitchen

Let Asma Khan feed your soul with this collection of authentic Indian recipes. Follow the route of the Darjeeling Express train from Bengal, through Calcutta, where she grew up, and along the foothills of the Himalayas to Hyderabad. Award-winning restaurant Darjeeling Express began life as a dinner party with friends; Indian food lovingly cooked from family recipes that go back generations. In this book, Asma reveals the secret to her success, telling her immigrant's story and how food brought her home. The recipes pay homage to her royal Mughlai ancestry and follow the route of the Darjeeling Express train from the busy streets of Bengal, through Calcutta, where she grew up, and along the foothills of the Himalayas to Hyderabad.


Japan
Hokusai Manga (3 Volumes)

Hokusai Manga (3 Volumes)

In 1814, Hokusai's sketches were published in a handbook of over 4,000 images: Hokusai Manga. It surpassed expectations as a student reference book, and became a bestseller. Here, in an elegant, three-volume package, an expansive selection of these works are revealed, presenting all of the themes, motifs and drawing techniques found in his art. The caricatures, satirical drawings, multi-panel illustrations and narrative depictions found in the book can clearly be seen as the basis for manga as it is understood today.

Chrysanthemum And The Sword: Patterns Of Japanese Culture

Chrysanthemum And The Sword: Patterns Of Japanese Culture

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is the highly-influential, timeless work behind much of our past and present understanding of Japanese culture. Why is it seemingly so self-contradictory and How and why does Japanese culture differ from our own are just some of the questions addressed in this landmark 1946 study. Its focus on the very heart of Japanese social structure including hierarchy, marriage and family, filial piety, self-discipline, and other core values illuminates the fact that while much of the culture has changed, much will stay the same.

Book Of Tea, The: Beauty, Simplicity And The Zen Aesthetic

Book Of Tea, The: Beauty, Simplicity And The Zen Aesthetic

This classic work by Okakura Kakuzo has inspired many generations of readers by illuminating the underlying spirit and message of the venerable Japanese tea masters. The Book of Tea doesn't focus on the tea ceremony itself, but rather on the Zen Buddhist philosophy behind it. Kakuzo teaches us to cultivate an everyday awareness of the beauty in all the common things around us. His powerful message is even more relevant today than when he wrote this book, and it serves as a wonderful introduction to the aesthetics of Japanese culture.

Samurai Revolution: The Dawn Of Modern Japan Seen Through The Eyes Of The Shogun's Last Samurai

Samurai Revolution: The Dawn Of Modern Japan Seen Through The Eyes Of The Shogun's Last Samurai

Samurai Revolution tells the fascinating story of Japan's epic transformation at the end of the nineteenth century from a country of shoguns, feudal lords and samurai to a modern industrialized nation. The book covers the turbulent Meiji Period from 1868 to 1912, a time of Samurai history in which those who choose to cling to their traditional bushido way of life engaged in frequent and often deadly clashes with champions of modernization. The book contains numerous original translations of key documents and correspondence of the time, as well as photographs and maps. Samurai Revolution goes in-depth to reveal how one era ended and another began.

Roger Dahl's Comic Japan: Best Of Zero Gravity Cartoons From The Japan Times

Roger Dahl's Comic Japan: Best Of Zero Gravity Cartoons From The Japan Times

The humorous cross-cultural observations in this graphic novel, drawn from a long-running comic in The Japan Times, will delight visitors to Japan and armchair travelers alike.

Rashomon And Other Stories

Rashomon And Other Stories

Widely acknowledged as the father of the Japanese short story, Ryunosuke Akutagawa remains one of the most influential Japanese writers of all time. Rashomon and Other Stories, a collection of his most celebrated work, resonates as strongly today as when it first published a century ago. With a new foreword by noted Akutagawa scholar Seiji Lippit, this updated version of a classic collection is a an excellent, readable introduction to Japanese literature.

Shibori For Textile Artists

Shibori For Textile Artists

Shibori is one of the world's richest textile traditions in the world. Commonly associated with Japan, it is in fact a technique long used in Africa, India and South America. Combine traditional Japanese, African and Indian shibori methods with contemporary techniques to create stunning textiles that are bursting with rich, intricate patterns and bold colour. A range of techniques is covered - from tied and stitched designs to ideas for wrapping, folding, clamping, pleating and binding. Simple and safe instructions for a range of dyeing techniques are also included. Practical information is accompanied by clear instructions and diagrams, aimed at quilters, embroiderers and textile artists of all abilities.

Meaning Of Rice, The: A Culinary Tour Of Japan

Meaning Of Rice, The: A Culinary Tour Of Japan

Food and travel writer Michael Booth and his family embark on an epic journey the length of Japan to explore its dazzling food culture. They find a country much altered since their previous visit ten years earlier, which resulted in the award-winning international bestseller Sushi and Beyond. Often venturing far off the beaten track, the author and his family discover intriguing future food trends and meet a fascinating cast of food heroes, from a couple lavishing love on rotten fish, to a chef who literally sacrificed a limb in pursuit of the ultimate bowl of ramen, and a farmer who has dedicated his life to growing the finest rice in the world… in the shadow of Fukushima.


Korea
Korea Style

Korea Style

Korea Style is the first book devoted to the country's architecture and interior design-featuring twenty-two exceptional homes, studios, and public and heritage buildings. They range from vernacular to cutting-edge creations and are a celebration of Korea's culture, natural landscape, arts and crafts, and architectural history juxtaposed with a drive towards invention, experimentation and individuality.


Laos
Guide To Orchids Of Laos, A

Guide To Orchids Of Laos, A

Laos is a landlocked country that lies at the heart of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, one of the world's most biodiverse and most threatened eco-regions. To date, 683 orchid species have been recorded in Laos, accounting for more than 13% of its known flora, and this list will undoubtedly grow. This handy guide book to these amazing plants provides succinct descriptions and full colour photographs to a selection of 125 native species, introducing the reader to the key morphological and ecological features that distinguish them.


Malaysia
Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #22: The Perak Sultanate: Transitioning Into The 21St Century

Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #22: The Perak Sultanate: Transitioning Into The 21St Century

Although Dr Mahathir Mohamad's earlier government (1981-2003) limited the powers and privileges of Malaysia's nine hereditary rulers, the political influence that they could exercise was still evident in the "Perak Crisis" of 2009, which also generated public debate about royal rights. In recent years, public wariness in Malaysia about politicians has helped the rulers present themselves as alternative sources of authority. "Monarchical activism" has been especially evident in the state of Perak, dating from 1984 when Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, who was until then Malaysia's Lord President, was installed as the thirty-fourth ruler. In 2014, he was succeeded by his eldest son, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. This paper argues that although Sultan Azlan Shah and Sultan Nazrin Shah have embraced the idea of a "new" Malaysian monarchy that actively responds to changing political and social contexts, two issues with especial relevance to the situation today can be tracked through the history of Perak's royal line since its inception in the sixteenth century. The first, arguably now of lesser importance, concerns royal succession. The second issue, still highly important, involves the ruler's relationships with non-royal officials and with elected representatives and the public at large.

Malaysia's Canvas: The Blistering Saga Of A Flash In The Pan Art Revolution

Malaysia's Canvas: The Blistering Saga Of A Flash In The Pan Art Revolution

In February 2014, an international colony of young, freewheeling and footloose artists held a group exhibition that would stand as a pivotal turning point for the future of George Town, Penang. It was an exhibition destined to make the artists household names, infamous for boldly swinging into parties and installing challenging art onto Southeast Asian walls. In this personal exposé, James H. Springer documents the lives and times of artists during the period of 2010 to 2016, telling the story of George Town's gentrification through their own influential experiences. Through childhood memories, artistic inspirations, fluctuating relationships and artwork - learn how these young artists lay a new path for George Town going into unpredictable times. Malaysia's Canvas lays bare the reality of being an artist in a developing country and the change it can inspire, with no holds barred.

Eat First, Talk Later: A Memoir Of Food, Family And Home

Eat First, Talk Later: A Memoir Of Food, Family And Home

In this dazzling memoir Beth persuades her ageing parents to take a road trip around their former home, Malaysia. She intends to retrace their honeymoon of 45 years before, but their journey doesn't quite work out as she planned. Only the family mantra 'Eat first, talk later' keeps them (and perhaps the country) from falling apart. Around them, corruption, emacensorship of the media, detentions without trial and deaths in custody continue. Protests are put down, violently, by riot police. Eat First, Talk Later is a beautifully written, absorbing memoir that moves between Australia, where Beth lives, and Malaysia - a country considered one of the multiracial success stories of South-East Asia, with many fascinating, yet deeply troubling, sides to it. It's a book about how we tell family and national stories; about love and betrayal; home and belonging; and about the joys of food.

Best Of Mekong Review, The

Best Of Mekong Review, The

Over the past three years, the Mekong Review has transformed itself from an obscure magazine born in Cambodia to an acclaimed quarterly of culture and ideas and one of the most recognised titles in Southeast Asia. It publishes long-form reviews, essays, interviews, profiles, poetry and fiction from the region and beyond - whose common features are their range, their knowledge and their fearlessness. The Best of Mekong Review presents a selection of engaging essays and reviews selected by Minh Bui Jones, the founding editor, from over 250 pieces the magazine has published.

Autism In Short: A Handbook For Parents

Autism In Short: A Handbook For Parents

This book is a brief guide on autism spectrum disorder for parents of young children.

Smart Residential Communities: Principles, Practices, & Practical Guidebook

Smart Residential Communities: Principles, Practices, & Practical Guidebook

It is known that the world is evolving, and society has become increasingly digital, mobile, and connected. Smart communities in short, are the places that recognize the trend and willing to adopt the intelligence infrastructure effectively. Smart Residential Communities is a collaborative discussion written to serve as a useful reference for housing developers, property managers, management committees, interested parties and readers.

509: The People Have Spoken - Essays On The Making Of A New Malaysia

509: The People Have Spoken - Essays On The Making Of A New Malaysia

This book is an anthology of essays recording debates and discourses that took place leading up to the 14th General Election. This book takes us back to examine the sequences of events leading up to GE14. Every essay offers an analysis and recording that captures important moments that should be reflected on and remembered by every Malaysian.

9 May 2018: Notes From The Frontline

9 May 2018: Notes From The Frontline

9 May 2018 was the day that the Barisan Nasional was finally brought down after 61 years in power. For Nik Nazmi 9 May 2018 was also a personal milestone, it was his first time standing in a general election at the federal level. How did a coalition of parties which fell apart after GE13 manage to rebuild and take on a government willing to use all of the tools it could to hold onto power? In this book, Nik Nazmi gives his behind-the-scenes take on the political developments in the opposition coalition from the disappointment of GE13 to the ecstasy of GE14. Recalling the fall of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the founding of Pakatan Harapan he also gives first-hand experiences of the back room politics, the party conferences, the development of INVOKE, working with then former PM Mahathir Mohamad, as well as insight into the campaigns he worked on in Selangor and Setiawangsa, and in marginal seats from Perlis to Sabah.

Naturalist's Guide To The Birds Of Fraser's Hill And The Highlands Of Peninsular Malaysia

Naturalist's Guide To The Birds Of Fraser's Hill And The Highlands Of Peninsular Malaysia

A photographic identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen at Fraser's Hill, a former British hill station and one of the premier birdwatching sites in Peninsular Malaysia, as well as the Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands. High quality photographs from the region's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat.

Karpal Singh: Tiger Of Jelutong - The Full Biography

Karpal Singh: Tiger Of Jelutong - The Full Biography

Karpal Singh is widely regarded as Malaysia's best criminal and constitutional lawyer. Karpal was a fearless advocate for justice and a defender of human rights in South East Asia, and has appeared in the Privy Council in London on a number of occasions before such appeals were abandoned by Malaysia. He is renowned for his defence of many people from many nations who have faced the death penalty under Malaysia's Dangerous Drugs Act. In this revised and updated edition, veteran journalist Tim Donoghue completes the biography of Malaysia's tenacious and principled lawyer-politician.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #21: Islam Nusantara As A Promising Response To Religious Intolerance And Radicalism

Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #21: Islam Nusantara As A Promising Response To Religious Intolerance And Radicalism

The Indonesian government has tried to defeat terrorist groups and uproot radicalism, both through military and cultural-ideological approaches. The recent attack at Mako Brimob Depok, West Java, and the bombing in Surabaya, East Java, however, have shown that radical Islam and terrorist groups are not defeated yet. The government has been supporting Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in promoting Islam Nusantara, widely believed to be the ideological antidote for radicalism and terrorism. Among Indonesian Muslims, including NU, Islam Nusantara has received varied responses and been met by resistance. The introduction of Islam Nusantara is further hampered by the attitude of some of its proponents who emphasize its exclusivity by identifying Islam Nusantara only with NU. Barring its current limits, Islam Nusantara has the potential to become an exceptional form of Islam or a template for tolerant Islam that can be emulated by Muslims in other parts of the world, especially in terms of its ability to accommodate local culture and multiculturalism.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #20: Electoral Politics And The Malaysian Chinese Association In Johor

Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #20: Electoral Politics And The Malaysian Chinese Association In Johor

Like the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) was known for having its bastion in Johor, with the state containing the highest number of parliamentary seats contested and won by the party. As it began to lose appeal as an individual party, the MCA Johor had to depend on a strategy of mixed voter pooling so that the significant loss of support from the Chinese could be compensated for by the Malay electorate that was until recently highly supportive of the Barisan Nasional (BN). The strategic dependence of the MCA on the UMNO was rendered void when the latter was defeated in the state. As it stands, the revival of the party's standing both within Johor and nationally is far from certain.

Building Of The North Borneo Railway And The Founding Of Jesselton, The

Building Of The North Borneo Railway And The Founding Of Jesselton, The

This book describes the technical details as to how the engineering difficulties of the railway were overcome and exposes the extraordinary internal company politics that marred the early construction phases from the beginning of the project. It covers the development of the town of Jesselton, the establishment of infrastructure, and the almost total destruction it suffered at the end of World War II. The effect of the Japanese occupation and the Allied Landings in Borneo are examined. The book closes with details of the post-war reconstruction and development undertaken by the Colonial Government in the 18 years that elapsed from the end of hostilities in 1945 until Independence in 1963. The content of the book is carefully referenced and illustrated with over 400 photographs and maps.

Beyond The Sea

Beyond The Sea

As a young man working in a Penang kittanggi, Chellaia fancies his boss's daughter. When his life as a moneylender is disrupted by the Japanese Occupation of Malaya, he, like many of his peers, joins the Indian National Army (INA). After the army disbands, Lieutenant Chellaia makes his way back to Penang and waits to see what the return of the British will bring. He and his fellow soldiers remain close friends, looking out for each other. Chellaia is eager to rebuild his life but as the war has changed him, he finds it difficult to adjust to his old job. Worse still, he is no longer deemed a suitable match for the woman he had hoped to marry.

May 9: People Power Saves Malaysia - Mahathir Leads The Way

May 9: People Power Saves Malaysia - Mahathir Leads The Way

May 9 was a significant day for all Malaysians. It heralded a new landscape - economic, social and political - for the citizens. This book is a fascinating read that is retold through the inner stirrings of a young boy, an unfortunate victim of a "business as usual" corrupt system that poses a serious threat to the nation's economy. In the face of rising costs and unemployment, the boy yearned for a change. Will tomorrow ever come? By sharing glimpses from the innocent lenses of a child, the author has painted a stark contrast of childlike simplicity with the world of grown-ups that is consumed by greed and glittering gems. It captures the journey of a nation that has witnessed the most dramatic trajectories of greed and power.

Constituting Religion: Islam, Liberal Rights, And The Malaysian State

Constituting Religion: Islam, Liberal Rights, And The Malaysian State

Most Muslim-majority countries have legal systems that enshrine both Islam and liberal rights. While not necessarily at odds, these dual commitments nonetheless provide legal and symbolic resources for activists to advance contending visions for their states and societies. Using the case study of Malaysia, Constituting Religion examines how these legal arrangements enable litigation and feed the construction of a 'rights-versus-rites binary' in law, politics, and the popular imagination. By drawing on extensive primary source material and tracing controversial cases from the court of law to the court of public opinion, this study theorizes the 'judicialization of religion' and the radiating effects of courts on popular legal and religious consciousness. The book documents how legal institutions catalyze ideological struggles, which stand to redefine the nation and its politics. Probing the links between legal pluralism, social movements, secularism, and political Islamism, Constituting Religion sheds new light on the confluence of law, religion, politics, and society.

Authoritarian Capitalism: Sovereign Wealth Funds And State-Owned Enterprises In East Asia And Beyond

Authoritarian Capitalism: Sovereign Wealth Funds And State-Owned Enterprises In East Asia And Beyond

Since 1945, the liberal-democratic model of capitalism spread across the globe, ultimately prevailing over communism. Over the past two decades, a new statist-authoritarian model has begun diffusing across East Asia. Rather than rejecting capitalism, authoritarian leaders harness it to uphold their rule. Based on extensive research of East Asia's largest corporations and sovereign wealth funds, this book argues that the most aggressive version of this model does not belong to China. Rather, it can be found in Malaysia and Singapore. Although these countries are small, the implications are profound because one-third of all countries in the world possess the same type of regime. With an increasing number of these authoritarian regimes establishing sovereign wealth funds, their ability to intervene in the corporate sectors of other countries is rapidly expanding.

Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments In Global Finance

Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments In Global Finance

Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. This realization has led to cries for change-yet there is little popular awareness of possible alternatives. Beyond Debt describes efforts to create a transnational economy free of debt. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Malaysia, Daromir Rudnyckyj illustrates how the state, led by the central bank, seeks to make the country's capital Kuala Lumpur "the New York of the Muslim world"-the central node of global financial activity conducted in accordance with Islam. Rudnyckyj shows how Islamic financial experts have undertaken ambitious experiments to create more stable economies and stronger social solidarities by facilitating risk- and profit-sharing, enhanced entrepreneurial skills, and more collaborative economic action.

Latiff Mohidin: Langkawi 1976-1980

Latiff Mohidin: Langkawi 1976-1980

This book is published to commemorate the first exhibition of the Latiff Mohidin's sculptural paintings after 40 years. The exhibition was titled LANGKAWI (1976 -1980) by Latiff Mohidin, From the Studio Series and curated by Khairuddin Hori. It was presented as part of DISINI Festival 2018 at Block 9, #03-21, Gillman Barracks from 23 June to 22 July 2018.

End Of Umno?, The: Essay On Malaysia's Former Dominant Party (New And Expanded Post-Ge14 Ed.)

End Of Umno?, The: Essay On Malaysia's Former Dominant Party (New And Expanded Post-Ge14 Ed.)

What is the future of Malaysia's former dominant party, the United Malays National Organisation or UMNO? With the loss of government in the May 2018 General Election (GE14) after 61 years in government, the party faces a different, more uncertain future. It is grappling with its new role in the national political opposition and continued questions about the leadership of former prime minister Najib Tun Razak. This collection is an expanded edition of the original 2016, The End of UMNO? It includes the original five essays (including the foreword by current Foreign Minister in the Pakatan Harapan government and former UMNO Supreme Council member Saifuddin Abdullah), as well as new post-GE14 epilogue essays by each of the contributors - John Funston, Clive Kessler, James Chin and Bridget Welsh, all prominent and established scholars studying Malaysian politics. It also includes a new foreword by veteran UMNO leader, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who contested for the party presidency in the June 2018 party elections. The contributors in this collection study developments in Malaysia's dominant party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and discuss the question of whether UMNO is in fact at an end.

Hantu Macabre: A Suzanna Sim Paranormal Crime Mystery

Hantu Macabre: A Suzanna Sim Paranormal Crime Mystery

Beloved Malaysian actress Annabelle Shek is found dead, her body was decapitated and dismembered. Annabelle is the first of many such victims. Every three months, another woman is found murdered in the same way, and it becomes apparent that these killings are part of a sacrificial ritual. Enter Suzanna Sim - a hard-boiled, tattooed punk rocker forced to grow up on the streets of George Town, Penang when she was orphaned at a young age. She's the owner of a private investigation firm that specializes in black magic and occult crimes. She solves these cases with the help of her supernatural partner: a toyol named Tokek.

People's Victory, The: How Malaysians Saved Their Country

People's Victory, The: How Malaysians Saved Their Country

This book tells the epic story of how Malaysians took responsibility for their country and struggled against the odds to change their government. Of how a 92-year-old former prime minister who had been an enemy of the Opposition for decades crossed over to join forces with the very man he had sent to jail 20 years earlier, and led the charge to topple the party he once loved. Starting with the outcome of the 13th general election in 2013 and then moving through five years of drama, surprises, ironies and twists to the climactic 14th general election of 9 May 2018, the narrative grows from despair to hope to euphoria.

Bekwoh: Stories & Recipes From Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast

Bekwoh: Stories & Recipes From Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast

In his third book, Bryan turns his attention to the food of the Malaysian Peninsula's east coast, comprising the states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang. Researched and written over the span of two years, Bekwoh is a journey, from the fishing villages of Terengganu where keropok lekor is made, to Kota Bharu's famous central market with its giddying selection of kuih (local snacks), from the border town of Tumpat for khao jam to the lemang and rendang shacks in Pahang. It also touches on the daily and festive foods of the Peranakan Chinese communities in Kelantan and Terengganu. Essentially an East Coast term for vast cooking vessels, Bekwoh suggests abundance, big-heartedness and merriment, and that is what Bryan serves up, with a collection of over 100 recipes.

Chinese Clans In Penang: A Concise History (Volume 1)

Chinese Clans In Penang: A Concise History (Volume 1)

Among the Chinese living in the state of Penang in Malaysia, many of them originated from the same clan sharing the same ancestry. In order to make a living, they cooperated in the spirit of unity to strengthen their powers. For 200 years, they gradually founded more than 170 ancestral organisations, the highest number of ancestral organizations among other Malaysian states. Chinese Clans in Penang: A Concise History (Volume 1) is a book with chapters on how Chinese forefathers landed and settled in Penang, where they sought a livelihood and considered their home ever since. Under the lens of the same camera and descriptions, this book presents accounts pertaining to the perseverance, selfless commitment and sacrifice of the forefathers in providing welfare to their clansmen. This colossal book covers over 100 clan houses complete with beautiful interior and exterior photographs, location maps, clan histories and origins of surname. Texts in Chinese and English.

Colonial Architectural Heritage Of Malaysia

Colonial Architectural Heritage Of Malaysia

The presence of the English Colonialist brought many important changes in Malaysia and the most glaring and obvious of all are the language of buildings and planning of towns.The English had brought their great ideas of humanistic living through their cultivation of the towns with public squares, streets, and nooks and crannies that create a more humane modern living condition.

Blurring Boundaries: The Chindian Identity Quest

Blurring Boundaries: The Chindian Identity Quest

The results of a fascinating study of one of Malaysia's many forgotten minorities, the Chindians, descendants of Chinese and Indian ancestors. As with many of mixed race, both the Chindians and the society in which they live and which they support struggle with trying to pigeon hole them. The book looks at various aspects of identity including ethnicity. language, religion and family.112 pages with a bibliography, index and figures and tables.

Genus Schefflera In Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, The

Genus Schefflera In Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, The

This beautiful book describes 32 Schefflera taxa, including 29 species, from the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Bomeo. Prior to this work, only seven species of Schef?era in Sabah had published names and none had been described from the state in the last 100 years. Thus this treatment provides a long overdue contribution to our understanding of the genus, in particular, and the Sabah flora, in general. Beyond including an enumeration of the species of Schefflera in Sabah, introductory material on both the history and systematics of the genus and natural history of Sabah is provided. Numerous photographic images and line drawings are provided to illustrate the taxa and their distinguishing characteristics. In addition, distribution maps document the occurrence of each species and variety. This account will be an invaluable addition to botanical libraries and aid to herbarium curators worldwide with an interest in Schefflera from Bomeo.


Myanmar
Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #01: Emerging Political Configurations In The Run-Up To The 2020 Myanmar Elections

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #01: Emerging Political Configurations In The Run-Up To The 2020 Myanmar Elections

While facing international pressures relating to Rakhine State, and under tense civil-military relations, political parties are preparing for the 2020 Myanmar general elections. The National League for Democracy (NLD), the ruling party, is taking a more democratic platform focusing on the creation of a democratic federal union, while the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) adopts a more nationalist approach, emphasizing the prevention of foreign interference regarding Rakhine State. Taking lessons from the 2015 Myanmar general elections, and in order to effectively contend with the NLD and the USDP, the ethnic political parties are at the same time merging into single parties and new political parties are now also being registered at the Union Election Commission. The current situation indicates more uncertainty in politics and economic downturns, and many indicators suggest that the NLD is now in a defensive position. But be that as it may, because of Aung San Suu Kyi's personality cult following and the ingrained hatred for the military dictatorship, the NLD is still expected to receive the majority seats in Bamar-dominated regions. It may be at risk in ethnic-dominated states nevertheless.

Giving Alms

Giving Alms

Giving Alms gifts us three short stories based on the narratives of the people of Myanmar. Carefully revealing the hidden intricacies of human vulnerability and pain in society, these stories reflect on how a society heals and resolves resentment after years of social and political oppression. Each story takes on different dualities-desire and duty, denial and acceptance, indifference and sympathy-against the harsh landscape of Burmese society.

Long Path To Wisdom: Tales From Burma

Long Path To Wisdom: Tales From Burma

This charming collection of folktales that offers a window into Burma's fascinating history and culture. These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Some are so strange the author couldn't classify them or identify a familiar moral, while others reminded him of the fairy tales of his childhood, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. Their morals resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths.

Democratic Transition In Myanmar: Challenges And The Way Forward

Democratic Transition In Myanmar: Challenges And The Way Forward

The 43rd Singapore Lecture was delivered by Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, on 21 August 2018 under the distinguished Chairmanship of Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Singapore.

Myanmar Transformed: People, Places And Politics

Myanmar Transformed: People, Places And Politics

The triumph of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy at the 2015 election was supposed to mark the consolidation of a reformist trajectory for Myanmar society. What has followed has not proved so straightforward. This book takes stock of the mutations, continuities and fractures at the heart of today's political and economic transformations. We ask: What has changed under a democratically elected government? Where are the obstacles to reform? And is there scope to foster a more prosperous and inclusive Myanmar? With the peace process faltering, over 1 million people displaced by recent violence, and ongoing army dominance in key areas of decision-making, the chapters in this volume identify areas of possible reform within the constraints of Myanmar's hybrid civil-military governance arrangements.


Philippines
Tropical House, The: Cutting Edge Design In The Philippines

Tropical House, The: Cutting Edge Design In The Philippines

Pore over this collection of cutting edge home designs from The Philippines.

Philippine Herbs: For Healthy Cooking, Common Cures, And Concoctions

Philippine Herbs: For Healthy Cooking, Common Cures and Concoctions brings a fresh focus on 80 indigenous Philippine herbs and plants popularly used for home cooking, medicinal remedies, and for staying healthy. The book hopes to promote a better understanding and appreciation of indigenous Philippine herbs and how these have been used throughout the country as natural ingredients for healthy living.

Illustrated History Of The Philippines, The

Illustrated History Of The Philippines, The

Beginning with a definition of who the people of The Philippines are, this fully illustrated history then tracks back to describe the prehistory of the country through to 1500 AD. The next two chapters chart the colonial experiences under Spain (1500-1896), then the first republic and the subsequent defeat by the United States (1860-1910). Following this are chapters on the Japanese occupation and the third republic (1910-1972). Next comes a description of the Marcos dictatorship and its consequences (1970-1986) and the book ends with a look at the fifth republic and the future of the country. Ray Canoy's authoritative text describes the history of The Philippines from pre-history to the present day.

Rampage: Macarthur, Yamashita And The Battle For Manila

Rampage: Macarthur, Yamashita And The Battle For Manila

By early 1945, the war against Japan was at its height and General Douglas MacArthur began to fulfil his vow of liberating the Philippines. He was already planning his own victory parade down Dewey Boulevard in Manila, a city he loved dearly. But the Japanese had other ideas. While their command had agreed to abandon Manila after the fall of Leyte, a rogue Japanese admiral instructed his troops to fight to the death. The result was the catastrophic destruction of the city, and a rampage that terrorised the civilian population. An estimated 100,000 civilians lost their lives in a massacre as heinous as the "Rape of Nanking". Based on extensive research, war-crimes testimony, after-action reports and survivor interviews, Rampage recounts one of the most heart-breaking chapters of Pacific war history.


South Asia
My Bangladesh Kitchen: Recipes And Food Memories From A Family Table

My Bangladesh Kitchen: Recipes And Food Memories From A Family Table

The food of Bangladesh is explored in this evocative new cookbook. Saira presents 100 traditional family dishes full of intriguing spice and flavour, all gorgeously photographed by Ian Garlick. Bangladesh is a land of contrasts, from busy cities to the lush and fertile countryside, with fish ponds, lakes and rivers at every turn. The cuisine reflects the abundance of vegetables and fish, and has a distinctive taste defined in particular by the ubiquitous mustard oil, and the five- spice blend called panch poran.


Southeast Asia/Asean
Ambitious Alignments: New Histories In Southeast Asian Art, 1945-1990

Ambitious Alignments: New Histories In Southeast Asian Art, 1945-1990

Ten essays by emerging scholars draw upon unexplored archives and works of art, bearing witness to rich local histories and uncovering complex artistic exchanges across Southeast Asia and beyond. This volume sheds new light on the significance of architecture, painting, installation, photography and sculpture in the historical narratives of this period and offers fresh insights into artistic production and reception within the cultural and political contexts of postcolonialism and the Cold War, the legacies of which continue to shape the region today.

Iseas At 50: Understanding Southeast Asia Past And Present

Iseas At 50: Understanding Southeast Asia Past And Present

This book presents three public lectures given to commemorate the Institute's Golden Anniversary. Professor Leonard Y. Andaya delivered the first lecture entitled "Developments in the Scholarship of Southeast Asia" on 21 February 2018. The second public lecture was delivered by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 13 March 2018. Professor Wang Gungwu delivered the final public lecture entitled "Before Southeast Asia: Passages and Terrains" on 3 October 2018. Collectively, these three public lectures exhort ISEAS to continuously reflect on its research agenda, the region, as well as the contemporary landscape and challenges it has to operate in.

Naturalist's Guide To The Trees Of Southeast Asia

Naturalist's Guide To The Trees Of Southeast Asia

A photographic identification guide to 286 native and introduced species of tree, shrub and palm most commonly seen in Southeast Asia. High quality images from the region's top nature photographers including bark, flower and fruit details are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, identifying features, distribution and ecology, as well as uses, where relevant.

Turning Points And Transitions: Selections From Southeast Asian Affairs 1974-2018

Turning Points And Transitions: Selections From Southeast Asian Affairs 1974-2018

"At a time when Southeast Asia is under-going rapid changes, this compilation of essays is a must-read for all those who seek to understand ASEAN and its member states. Southeast Asia is more than ASEAN and as an inter-state organization that works by consensus, ASEAN can do no more than what its members allow it to do." - Bilahari Kausikan.

To The Kwai And Back: War Drawings 1939-1945

To The Kwai And Back: War Drawings 1939-1945

In 1939, as an art student, Ronald Searle volunteered for the army, embarking for Singapore in 1941. Within a month of his arrival he became a prisoner of the Japanese, and after 14 months in a POW camp, was sent north to a work camp on the Burma Railway. In May 1944, he was sent to the notorious Changi Gaol in Singapore, becaming one of the few British soldiers to survive imprisonment there. Throughout his captivity he made drawings to record his experiences, which he smuggled from place to place, stained with the sweat and dirt of his captivity. A record of one man's war, they are among the most important and moving accounts of World War II.

Southeast Asia's Best Recipes From Bangkok To Bali

Southeast Asia's Best Recipes From Bangkok To Bali

Cook delicious and healthy dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and all across the region with this easy-to-follow Southeast Asian cookbook.

Two Houses: Politics And Histories In The Contemporary Art Collections Of John Chia And Yeap Lam Yang

Two Houses: Politics And Histories In The Contemporary Art Collections Of John Chia And Yeap Lam Yang

Published to accompany the group exhibition Two houses: Politics and histories in the contemporary art collections of John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang, including Aida Makoto, Alfredo Aquilizan and Isabel Aquilizan, Elmer Borlongan, Chang Fee Ming, Dadang Christanto, Tiffany Chung, John Clang, eX de Medici, Heri Dono, Le Quang Ha, FX Harsono, Jeremy Hiah, Ho Rui An, Michael Lee, Lee Wen, Li Shurui, Phuan Thai Meng, Sopheap Pich, Qiu Zhijie, Alwin Reamillo, Chanelle Rose, José Santos III, Hiraki Sawa, Semsar Siahaan, Shi Hu, Shooshie Sulaiman, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Sun Xun, Tang Dixin, Inga Svala Thorsdottir and Wu Shanzhuan, Natee Utarit, Vandy Rattana, Wong Hoy Cheong, Zai Kuning and Robert Zhao Renhui, at the ICA Singapore.

Civil-Military Relations In Southeast Asia

Civil-Military Relations In Southeast Asia

Civil-Military Relations in Southeast Asia reviews the historical origins, contemporary patterns, and emerging changes in civil-military relations in Southeast Asia from colonial times until today. It analyzes what types of military organizations emerged in the late colonial period and the impact of colonial legacies and the Japanese occupation in World War II on the formation of national armies and their role in processes of achieving independence. It analyzes the long term trajectories and recent changes of professional, revolutionary, praetorian and neo-patrimonial civil-military relations in the region. Finally, it analyzes military roles in state- and nation-building; political domination; revolutions and regime transitions; and military entrepreneurship.

Southeast Asia's Modern Architecture: Questions Of Translation, Epistemology And Power

Southeast Asia's Modern Architecture: Questions Of Translation, Epistemology And Power

What is the modern in Southeast Asia's architecture and how do we approach its study critically? This pathbreaking multidisciplinary volume is the first critical survey of Southeast Asia's modern architecture. It looks at the challenges of studying this complex history through the conceptual frameworks of translation, epistemology, and power. Challenging Eurocentric ideas and architectural nomenclature, the authors examine the development of modern architecture in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, with a focus on selective translation and strategic appropriation of imported ideas and practices by local architects and builders.

Dalley And The Malayan Security Service, 1945-48: Mi5 Vs Mss

Dalley And The Malayan Security Service, 1945-48: Mi5 Vs Mss

This book fills an important gap in the history and intelligence canvas of Singapore and Malaya immediately after the surrender of the Japanese in August 1945. It deals with the establishment of the domestic intelligence service known as the Malayan Security Service (MSS), which was pan-Malayan covering both Singapore and Malaya, and the colourful and controversial career of Lieutenant Colonel John Dalley, the Commander of Dalforce in the WWII battle for Singapore and the post-war Director of MSS. It also documents the little-known rivalry between MI5 in London and MSS in Singapore, which led to the demise of the MSS and Dalley's retirement.

China's Footprints In Southeast Asia

China's Footprints In Southeast Asia

This is the first book to survey China's growing role in Southeast Asia along multiple dimensions. It looks closely and skeptically at the multitude of ways that China has built connections in the region, including through trade, foreign aid, and cultural diplomacy. It incorporates examples such as the operation of Confucius Institutes in Indonesia or the promotion of the concept of guangxi. This book raises the question of whether the Chinese efforts are helpful or disruptive and explores who it is that really stands to benefit from these relationships.

Circumstance

Circumstance

It is 1924, and the British rule Malaya. Guy is a colonial administrator in charge of Kluanak, a remote district deep in the jungle. Nony is Guy's concubine. She is Malay, and together they have three mixed-race children. Guy is granted Home leave and uses this opportunity to find himself a proper English wife, assuming that on his return he'll be given a new posting far from Kluanak. Circumstance was inspired by The Force of Circumstance, a short story by W. Somerset Maugham and is the first in a trilogy of Maugham-inspired colonial tales set in 1920s Malaya.


Singapore
Godalisation - Singapore Painted: A Personal Primer To Collecting Singapore Art

Godalisation - Singapore Painted: A Personal Primer To Collecting Singapore Art

Written by veteran art collector Teng Jee Hum, this book offers a wealth of insights and observations on art collecting amassed over a period of 25 years. Sharing his personal framework to considering Singapore's art history, the book presents works by Singaporean artists that narrate the "Singapore Story", spanning the 1950s to the present. In this alternative framework proposed, Teng introduces five original and distinct categories that chart Singapore's art history: the Colonial Period (pre-1965), Nation Building Period (1965-1988), Globalisation Period (1989-2000), Paternal Production Period (2001-2015), and a new era (post-2015). A well-explained collecting methodology grounded in an in depth study of the times, with 60+ coloured images.

Caged Birds Of Phmom Penh, The

Caged Birds Of Phmom Penh, The

A young Cambodian girl saves her money to buy a bird on which to make a wish for her poor family's future. Releasing a caged bird is a tradition in Asia.

Raffles In Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Scholar And Statesman

Raffles In Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Scholar And Statesman

Sir Stamford Raffles is known for establishing Singapore as a British port, as the author of The History of Java, and as a collector of natural history and cultural materials. Opinions have changed over time: he has been viewed as a scholarly expert on the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist, and even a plagiariser. This catalogue accompanies the Raffles in Southeast Asia exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum, which was co-curated with the British Museum. It shows that Raffles' legacy is more complex than often understood. The catalogue contains five essays, dealing with Raffles collecting in Southeast Asia - what he did and didn't collect and why, the history of his reputation, and the politics and art of Java and the region before and during Raffles time, and full-colour illustrations of all the exhibited objects.

Introduction To The Culture And History Of The Teochews In Singapore, An

Introduction To The Culture And History Of The Teochews In Singapore, An

This book is one of the first few books written in English on Chaozhou culture and history. It compiles information from Chinese and English sources including archive material, newspapers, academic works and publications. It presents a panorama view of the Teochews in Singapore. The book is divided into three sections. The first section covers the history of Chaozhou, the Chaozhou culture, the Teochew ethnicity and the migration of the Teochew people to Southeast Asia. The second section covers the history, activities and contributions of the Teochews in Singapore from the 19th century. The third section covers core elements of the Chaozhou culture, including customs and practices, cuisine and tea culture, performing arts and craftworks.

Unintended Consequences In Singapore

Unintended Consequences In Singapore

When policymakers, communities or advocates make decisions and take actions, they do so with the purpose of achieving some desired goal. But sometimes, unintended consequences occur. These are outcomes that are not the ones intended, anticipated and foreseen by the purposeful decision or action. This book, based on the proceedings at the Behavioural Sciences Institute Conference 2017, explores various issues about unintended consequences in Singapore. Part 1 provides an overview of issues involved in thinking about unintended consequences. Part 2 examines unintended consequences in the context of Singapore's goal to become a smart nation and compares the perspectives between public and private sector organisations on dealing with uncertainty. Part 3 analyses the relationships linking unintended consequences to healthcare outcomes and the management of race relations in Singapore. Part 4 addresses specific questions on unintended consequences in Singapore in terms of the nation's history, immigration, education, meritocracy, civil service culture and mindsets, and relationships between people and government.

Fulfilling The Trust: 50 Years Of Shaping Muslim Religious Life In Singapore

Fulfilling The Trust: 50 Years Of Shaping Muslim Religious Life In Singapore

Muslims constitute about half a million or 15 percent of Singapore's multiracial and multireligious population. In 1968, the Singapore Parliament passed the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA), which led to the formation of Muis or the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore). The formation of Muis has brought about better administration of Muslim affairs in Singapore in meeting the religious needs of the Muslim community in areas like the issuance of fatwa (religious rulings), provision of halal food, management of haj (religious pilgrimage), collection and disbursement of zakat (charity tithe), running of madrasahs (religious schools) and having access to sound Islamic education. This is the first book that comprehensively studies the development of Muis' policies over the last 50 years since its founding in 1968. It offers an insight into the multi-faceted considerations and the overall context of the development of such policies, providing a wide-ranging and evaluative analyses of their evolution in the various work domains.

Public Trust In Singapore

Public Trust In Singapore

It is clear that public trust plays a critical role in developing a vibrant economy and a strong society. This book is organised into four parts. Part 1 provides an overview of issues involved in thinking about public trust. Part 2 examines public trust in the context of upholding public accountability and discusses specific issues of public transport in Singapore. Part 3 analyses the relationships linking trust to social media analytics as well as healthcare. Part 4 addresses specific questions on public trust in Singapore in terms of social harmony, race and religion, education, civil society, social inequalities, dealing with differences and disagreements, political leadership, and relationships between people and government.

National Service In Singapore

National Service In Singapore

National Service (NS) is one of Singapore's foundational public policies. First implemented by the British in 1954, amended in 1967 to provide a means to defend a fledgling independent nation, and codified into its present form in 1970, NS is a key pillar of Singapore's defence. Its significance, however, goes beyond defence. With over 1 million male Singapore citizens and permanent residents having served NS, and consequently involving many more in different ways, NS is deeply woven into Singapore's political and social fabric. This volume brings together a range of scholarly perspectives on NS which explore its past, present and future in four sections: The history of NS, NS in practice, debates on NS and an international perspective.

Somewhere Else, Another You

Somewhere Else, Another You

False starts, chance encounters, careless mistakes, strokes of luck: Are we the sum of our actions, or of our possibilities? Somewhere Else, Another You is a literary game-book inspired by theories of the multiverse: Each time the reader makes a choice, the universe of the narrative splits, creating a story in which all outcomes exist at the same time but cannot be experienced concurrently. A cross between a Pick Your Own Path novel and an existential crisis, this book invites you to meander through its paths, and towards your own conclusions.

Flavours Of Singapore: Eat, Drink & Travel

Flavours Of Singapore: Eat, Drink & Travel

Written for passionate cooks, culinary tourists, chefs, restauranteurs, and anyone with a grumbling stomach, Flavours of Singapore has encapsulated the best of what Singapore's culinary scene has to offer. This book being a practical guide to all things food, you will find our top picks for the latest restaurant hot spots, specialty coffee cafes and trendy bars to discover the latest creations in cuisine. Whether you keep this book on your kitchen bench or take it to the streets of Singapore, use this guidebook to explore over 55 destinations using different cuisines from all around the globe including many of Singapore's specialty dishes.

Navigating Pull-Back Effects: Leading Growing Churches In The Midst Of Cultural Resistance

Navigating Pull-Back Effects: Leading Growing Churches In The Midst Of Cultural Resistance

When a leader seeks to bring change in a church, there may be a "laden baggage"-a cultural resistance-that could pull back on leadership efforts and resist positive change. Many external leadership methods, while important and needful, often advocate pushing through the resistance, moving resistive elements to the periphery so that positive change can occur. Yet, such an approach alone may result in hurts and suppressed emotions which could inevitably return to haunt at a later stage. How may a leader lead differently, using internal leadership methods, to navigate cultural resistance in the hearts and minds of people? Philip seeks to share cultural resistances he has observed that often block positive leadership change. Through this book, Philip hopes to: Increase the awareness of church DNA/Cultural issues in a leadership setting; Share and recap the top five cultural resistances observed in churches; Provide a framework for navigating values in tension.

Art And Soul: 80 Years Of The Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts

Art And Soul: 80 Years Of The Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts

From humble art school to renowned international institution in 80 years - this is the awe-inspiring story of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Told through text, photographs and illustrations, it will relate its tumultuous but exhilarating journey from a Geylang shophouse with 14 students to the present-day Bencoolen Street campus with a 12,000-strong enrolment. It will chronicle its evolution from a private school teaching only the visual arts to a government-funded, full-fledged art academy which offers myriad courses including music, dance and theatre.

President's Young Talents 2018

President's Young Talents 2018

The President's Young Talents exhibition and awards series is Singapore's premier mentoring and commissioning programme. Inaugurated by the Singapore Art Museum in 2001, it recognises young Singaporean artists whose practices chart new dimensions in contemporary art. President's Young Talents 2018 is the seventh edition of the series, and features new commissions from Yanyun Chen, Weixin Quek Chong, Debbie Ding, Hilmi Johandi and Zarina Muhammad. This catalogue features a dedicated section for each of the five finalists; it includes interviews or essays by the artists' mentors, the curator's illustrated reflections on each artist's working process, and statements from the artists on new commissions and past works, offering insight into the practices of Singapore's most exciting and visionary young artists.

Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art From Private Collections

Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art From Private Collections

The catalogue is published on occasion of the exhibition Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections , organised by the Singapore Art Museum to coincide with Art Stage Singapore 2011, a new international art fair. The exhibition presented some of the most interesting works of recent art to have been brought into private collections across the region. Themes include 'Seeing Anew; In The Name of Progess'; 'Transforming Tradition'; 'Picturing Humanity' and 'Apocalyptic Visions'.

Asian Art Museum Directors' Forum 2007

Asian Art Museum Directors' Forum 2007

This publication is published in conjunction with the second edition of the Asian Art Museum Directors' Forum (AAMDF), held in 2007 at the Singapore Art Museum. The AAMDF was inaugurated in Beijing to recognise the important role of art museums in the development of culture, and to underscore the importance of interactions and collaborations among Asian art museums for the advancement of art and museums in Asia. The past two decades has seen a growing visibility of Asian contemporary art and a proliferation of international platforms, exhibitions and institutions in the region. Art has become an immense, internationalised industry, and public museums have to rethink the fundamentals of their roles and futures. What is the relationship between the art museum, mega-exhibitions and the cities that house them? This edition of the AAMDF attempts to address these issues and more. The publication is a compilation of the presentations made at the forum, which was attended by museum directors and art professionals from 28 institutions and across 14 countries.

File Not Found/Nouvelles Vagues At Palais De Tokyo, Paris

File Not Found/Nouvelles Vagues At Palais De Tokyo, Paris

The Singapore Art Museum is proud to co-produce File Not Found with Palais de Tokyo (PDT), Paris, as part of the latter's highly anticipated Nouvelles Vagues exhibition, a platform to showcase new curatorial strategies. File Not Found is an experimental presentation to highlight Singapore's important contemporary artists and the various art practices of our generation. It features works by Singaporean architect Randy Chan and artists Zaki Razak, Joel Yuen and Lee Wen. Negotiating on one hand historical past, ideas of spirituality, mortality and death, and positioned within institutional dialogue, File Not Found challenges and puts into context why we collaborate, the intention for co-existence and the result of cultural participation.

200 Years Of Singapore And The United Kingdom

200 Years Of Singapore And The United Kingdom

The 200th anniversary of the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar in Singapore is an opportunity to tell afresh the story of the relationship between Singapore and the United Kingdom, reflect on the major milestones through a long and eventful journey and imagine future possibilities.

Epic Of Durable Departures, An

Epic Of Durable Departures, An

This new poetry collection stands as a record of a friendship between two artists formed in the shadow of illness and mortality. Using the renga and haiku as departure points, Wee wrestles with the limits of art and of the document even as he summons werewolves, ghosts, and other myths. Faces with the inadequacies of witness, An Epic Of Durable Departures moves towards the living in reverse time, opening with obituaries and ending with a renewed beginning.

Call And Response: A Migrant/Local Poetry Anthology

Call And Response: A Migrant/Local Poetry Anthology

Who truly deserves the title 'local', and how far removed is your average 'local poet' from the term 'migrant worker'? The anthology Call and Response gathers the voices of more than thirty 'migrant' poets, and pairs them with a creative response from the same number of 'local' writers in this initiative. Metaphors and memories are reflected and refracted through each poet's unique prism of language, but the light catches the page, whether harsh or warm, to illuminate. The editors Rolinda Onates Espanola, Zakir Hossain and Joshua Ip call you into the reader's space - we hope you respond.

Singpowrimo 2018: The Anthology

Singpowrimo 2018: The Anthology

Singapore Poetry Writing Month, or as we affectionately call it, SingPoWriMo. Write one poem a day for thirty days in the cruel month of April: that was the challenge we first gave the internet in 2014. In its third year, our anthology gathers the best of the 5,110 poems that were submitted in 2018. Daily chellenging prompts reflected on the Singaporean condition, with verses written for every MRT and LRT station, poems that upgraded other poems that upgraded other poems and so on. We are proud to feature first-time poets beside established bards, a wide swath of languages - with poems in Minion next to poems in HTML - and the recently-revived form of the udaiyaathathu alongside the ground-breaking twin cinema and asingbol.

Singapore Then And Now

Singapore Then And Now

This long-awaited new edition of the classic reference on the changing landscapes of Singapore, which features 156 sites, may be said to have been more than 45 years in the making. Its genesis can be traced to a series of Then & Now articles produced by Ray Tyers for the British Association Beam magazine. Tyers selected 18th- and late-17th-century views of Singapore, stood at the spot where they were photographed or painted and took new images of the sites as they existed in the 1970s. This 2018 edition continues the record. The result is that most sites now have at least four views taken over time. Some have even up to six pictures showing the dramatic changes that have shaped the built environment of our city state.

Finders & Keepers: Poems Inspired By 3 Words Given By Strangers

Finders & Keepers: Poems Inspired By 3 Words Given By Strangers

Strangers give me three words and I weave them into poems. This is the premise of my poetry. It's about trying to do someone justice even though I know next to nothing about them. Then eyebrows are raised, a small hint of a smile.... Even though these poems are written for people you have never met, you'll feel like you already know them. It's as though this book was written for you. Our longings are universal, you see. You are not alone. Here, the weight of experiences is made vivid in spilled ink.

Singapore Perspectives 2018 - Together

Singapore Perspectives 2018 - Together

Singapore is one of the most rapidly ageing societies in the world. This book is a collection of speeches presented at Singapore Perspectives 2018 by leading thought leaders and eminent speakers on how our economic, political and social institutions can best adapt to and manage a rapidly ageing population. Contributors to this book tackle the urgent need to shape mind-sets, policies and decisions today for the best outcomes for current and future generations.

Ready, Set, Fiyah! An Olympic Flame's Adventure Around The World

Ready, Set, Fiyah! An Olympic Flame's Adventure Around The World

"Ready, Set, Fiyah!" features the protagonist, Fiyah (pronounced as fire), as she embarks on an adventure around the world. The character is a symbolisation of the Olympic flame. As Fiyah turns 10, she decides to travel the world, seeking her friends from the Youth Olympic Games to invite them to her birthday party in Lausanne in 2020. This journey represents the journey of the Olympic flame before the start of every Olympic Games. Fiyah's friends are represented by the mascots from all editions of the YOG - Lyo, Merly, NanjingLELE, Yoggi, Sjogg, and #Pandi. During their adventure, Fiyah and her friends are faced with certain difficulties and sporting obstacles that they, together as a team, must overcome. These challenges will represent the Olympic values - excellence, friendship, and respect - on top of other values such as teamwork and determination which the characters will come to exemplify.

Notes After Terawih

Notes After Terawih

'Tarawih' (Arabic) comes from the root word that means to take a rest, and take rest I did. Notes After Terawih is a series of word sketches I drew based on my distracted observation during night prayers, or terawih prayers, done in a single mosque during Ramadhan. Thousands of us here in Singapore engage in terawih for thirty nights in a row - that's a huge multitude of experiences. Yet, all these experiences are tucked within the walls of the mosque and ultimately remain in Ramadhan... As a new kid in this terawih thing, I decided to take some notes. None of these were written on the spot. Instead, they were recalled and typed on my phone as I headed home for the night.

Tiny Space, A

Tiny Space, A

After eight years of quiet, fifi coo found his voice through the collective love of a family, the patience and resourcefulness of a mother, and a simple alphabet board. The board became the interface between fifi's thoughts and the public world beyond him. With it, he speaks poetry. How open are we to specialness in our lives? Open the door to the tiny spaces within you, and let in fifi coo's inner light..

Pedra Branca: Story Of The Unheard Cases

Pedra Branca: Story Of The Unheard Cases

In 2017, Malaysia sprang a surprise on Singapore by filing two applications for revision and interpretation of the International Court of Justice's judgment of 2008, which awarded Singapore sovereignty over the island of Pedra Branca. However, just two weeks before the scheduled oral hearings for the cases, the newly-elected Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad decided to discontinue the cases. This book explains succinctly the arguments of both countries. The authors recount how the Singapore team prepared for the written pleadings and oral hearings for both cases. They also reveal interesting behind the scenes accounts of these "unheard cases". This book will be of great interest to both non-lawyers and lawyers, as well as students who are interested in international law, international relations and territorial disputes, and in how countries which are parties to a case before an international tribunal embark on their preparations.

Light On A Hill: The Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute Story 1968 - 2018

Light On A Hill: The Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute Story 1968 - 2018

This book commemorates ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute's achievements over the past 50 years. It illustrates the Institute's many changes and phases of development, under the illustrious leadership and staff at every level - board of trustees, directors, researchers and support staff.

Bedmar & Shi In The Tropics (2 Volumes): Vol 1: Thirty Years; Vol 2: Ten Houses - Singapore

Bedmar & Shi In The Tropics (2 Volumes): Vol 1: Thirty Years; Vol 2: Ten Houses - Singapore

This two volume slipcased monograph presents a comprehensive portrait of the works of Singaporean firm Bedmar & Shi. Established in 1986, Bedmar & Shi is known today as one of the most successful high end residential architecture firms in the South East Asia / Pacific region.

Singapore: A Modern History

Singapore: A Modern History

Singapore gained independence in 1965, a city-state in a world of nation-states. Yet its long and complex history reaches much farther back. Blending modernity and tradition, ideologies and ethnicities, a peculiar set of factors make Singapore what it is today. In this thematic study of the island nation, Michael D. Barr proposes a new approach to understand this development. From the pre-colonial period through to the modern day, he traces the idea, the politics and the geography of Singapore over five centuries of rich history. In doing so he rejects the official narrative of the so-called `Singapore Story'. Drawing on in-depth archival work and oral histories, Singapore: A Modern History is a work both for students of the country's history and politics, but also for any reader seeking to engage with this enigmatic and vastly successful nation.

Expats' Guide To Singapore, The: Finding Your Feet On The Little Red Dot

Expats' Guide To Singapore, The: Finding Your Feet On The Little Red Dot

In The Expats' Guide to Singapore: Finding Your Feet on the Little Red Dot seasoned expats Jessica Duff and Alison Sanders calm your newbie fears, reveal inside information, and share their own hard-earned experiences (and many, many mishaps) which will leave you snorting with laughter. More than just a guidebook, The Expats' Guide is funny, engaging, informative.

Where Do I Begin: An Ordinary Woman With An Extraordinary Story

Where Do I Begin: An Ordinary Woman With An Extraordinary Story

Where Do I Begin? is an honest and revealing account of Angeline V Teo's journey from grief and heartache to self-discovery. Beneath her vibrant and positive exterior lies a determined woman who has weathered personal and public storms to emerge stronger than ever. Angeline continues to inspire many with her indomitable spirit and unwavering faith, embracing all that life has to give her.

Flying Sleeves, The: The Grandeur Of Chinese Opera

Flying Sleeves, The: The Grandeur Of Chinese Opera

Chinese opera is rich in the heritage of Chinese history. This book documents this effervescent performance art through 200 pages, suffused with 400 breath-taking images.

Minimalism: Space. Light. Object

Minimalism: Space. Light. Object

Minimalism: Space, Light. Object. is an expansive global survey of the movement's influential language of reductive forms, from its Abstract Expressionist colour-field antecedents to Post-Minimalism, and how it continues to speak to artists today. In this timely re-evaluation, the contemporaneous Mono-ha movement, as well as experimentation in video, sound and performance are brought to bear on the Minimalist canon. This richly illustrated exhibition catalogue features essays by the exhibition curators and international contributors, along with conversations with artists, opening up a forum for contemporary readings of this dynamic, multivalent and pivotal movement.

Keto Baked: Ketogenic Baking & Desserts

Keto Baked: Ketogenic Baking & Desserts

Keto diet expert and writer Kelly Tan Peterson is back with her latest release, Keto Baked. Between recipes as well as advice from her husband, Dr. Dan, on the health benefits of the Keto diet, in this 240-paged book, Kelly relates the story of how she began experimenting with baking while respecting the Keto lifestyle guidelines with an unlikely ally - her mother. In this new release, Kelly shares some of the recipes that she created for her mother, including Butter Cake, and Tiramisu. With Keto Baked, Kelly shows how traditional desserts can be altered as a healthy alternative that doesn't compromise the Keto diet. Dr. Dan also shares his insights on the health benefits and disease prevention of the Keto lifestyle. Keto Baked is not only a revolutionary cookbook but also a look into how the Keto lifestyle helped a daughter and mother forge the strongest bond.

Singapore Snowflakes

Singapore Snowflakes

Have you ever longed for that white Christmas you always see on cards and in movies? When Jack and Milly wake up before daybreak on Christmas morning they find that the normally tropical world outside their home is under a thick layer of snow. And so begins an adventure around a frozen Singapore that is beyond their wildest dreams...

Building A Christ-Centred Self

Building A Christ-Centred Self

The world calls us to improve and promote ourselves. Is this being self-exalting and selfish? But Scripture actually reveals that the human self has great honour and worth before the Lord. In Building a Christ-Centred Self, Bible teacher Dr Joshua Su shows you the difference between being self- and Christ-centred, and presents a path of self-development that grows from worship of the true and living God.

Jubilee And The Destiny Of Nations: Understanding The Lord's Jubilee For Singapore And Beyond

Jubilee And The Destiny Of Nations: Understanding The Lord's Jubilee For Singapore And Beyond

Whether God judges a nation to be a sheep or goat nation depends on whether it is a righteous nation which fulfils God's plans for its destiny. How it treats Israel is key, as God promised Abraham He would bless/curse the nations that blessed/cursed Israel. In these last days before the Second Coming of Christ, the watchmen on the wall are commissioned to watch and pray. This book explores how the saints are to understand the times and to exercise their executive authority through prayer and prophetic intercession.

Outstanding Leader, The: How To Take Yourself, Others And The Kingdom Forward

Outstanding Leader, The: How To Take Yourself, Others And The Kingdom Forward

God's great warriors were "mighty men of valour, chief leaders" (1 Chronicles 7:40). Today the Lord is calling us to be leaders of His kingdom-men and women who are reliable, effective and trustworthy. How do we become outstanding leaders He can use to take His people and His kingdom forward? Pastor Daniel Foo lays out a plan to help you become a successful and godly leader. In his clear and down-to-earth style, he shows you the scriptural keys to becoming a person God can use to bless others. You will learn how to identify with and step into the role God has ordained for you, draw on His strength to grow in confidence and overcome pitfalls, and defeat attacks that wear you down.

Singapore Chronicles: Chinese

Singapore Chronicles: Chinese

Historically, Singapore has been home to a myriad of people of Chinese descent, including those whose ancestors migrated from China many generations ago, as well as recent immigrants who have taken up permanent residence or citizenship. This book provides an overview of the Chinese in multi-ethnic Singapore, from sojourners to settlers in the pre-colonial Malay world and from colonial subjects to citizens in a new nation. There is no other country where Chinese form the majority of the citizenry outside of Chinese territories. In critically examining the implications of their majority status, the authors suggest that "Chineseness" has always been diversely manifested and today's Chinese-Singaporeans must continue to grapple with what it means to share in the vision and the work of creating a unique and enduring multicultural nation.

Singapore Chronicles: Healthcare

Singapore Chronicles: Healthcare

This book reviews the development of healthcare in Singapore, especially over the last 50 years. It presents major health issues, past achievements of the healthcare system and healthcare challenges for the future. Various trends in the healthcare system are covered within the context of rapid socio-economic, demographic and epidemiological transitions. Also discussed are national policies in response to healthcare challenges within broader regional and global trends, offering lessons and other policy implications for the future development of Singapore's healthcare system.

Singapore Chronicles: Literature

Singapore Chronicles: Literature

Singapore has not one national literature but four literatures, in the official languages of Malay, Chinese, Tamil and English. Each thus differs in origin, literary tradition and development, and they reach disparate reading publics both nationally and internationally. This book attempts to bridge these differences by introducing to the reading public in English within one volume for the first time, the literary history, development and significant writers of each literature. By situating these in their shared common historical context, the book reveals how the literatures are each unique yet ultimately, Singaporean. Lists of translations and digital resources enable readers, moreover, to explore the literatures on their own.

Singapore Chronicles: Media

Singapore Chronicles: Media

This monograph outlines the development of Singapore's media from the first government-subsidised newspaper to radio, TV, Rediffusion, the Internet and today's social media. Going beyond "just the dates", it shows how the media in Singapore had once been extremely competitive, that Singapore was a media hub for Malay intellectuals in the region and how the newspaper licensing rules were inherited from the British who set the tone by curbing an English-language newspaper called Singapore Herald published by a Japanese publisher in the 1940s. It's the Singapore media as few would have guessed.

Singapore Chronicles: Multiracialism

Singapore Chronicles: Multiracialism

This book discusses the significance of multiracialism as one of the central components of nationhood in Singapore. It traces the manner in which race relations have been understood, developed, and managed from the colonial period to the present. Singapore's national security strategy remains primarily driven by the two conventional security concerns of protecting the country's sovereignty as well as maintaining public order. As such, a well-managed policy of multiracialism with its normative goal of maintaining social harmony is held to be key to the preservation of public order. In addition, multiracialism is key to nation-building in Singapore.

From Flabby To Fitty In 23 Days: Over 50 Easy Recipes To Detox And Nourish Your Body

From Flabby To Fitty In 23 Days: Over 50 Easy Recipes To Detox And Nourish Your Body

Achieve weight loss fast and reset your health in 23 days naturally through drinking juices. Discover the formula to drinking juices without affecting your sugar levels and waistlines. Proven DIY Detox recipes and programmes to remove toxins from your body without the need to buy expensive and ineffective Detox programmes.

Right Of The Soil

Right Of The Soil

The Latin phrase, jus soli ("right of the soil"), is an unconditional right of a person born within the territory of a country to be conferred citizenship. Singapore's nationality law is based on jus sanguinis ("right of blood", in which citizenship is determined by that of one or both parents) and a modified form of jus soli (with at least one Singaporean parent). A two-time Singapore Literature Prize winner, Yong Shu Hoong contemplates how a person is invariably bound to the land on which he first sets foot. These poems address topics like belongingness and birthright by exploring the intermingling of the four fundamental elements of air, water, fire and earth.

Gods Will Hear Us Eventually, The

Gods Will Hear Us Eventually, The

When 7-year-old Anna told a lie to get out of trouble, she didn't expect her older sister to go missing. Faced with her mother's wrath and riddled with guilt, Anna tries to make amends as she grapples with the aftermath of her actions. Until her daughter's body is found, Su Lai refuses to believe that she has simply disappeared. Turning to a medium as her obsession to find her daughter escalates, the family is sucked into a web of pain and deceit that forces them to confront their own measures of loss. A masterful debut by Jinny Koh, The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually boldly interrogates the extent of familial love and expectation while unravelling the complexities of hope and redemption.

Gaze Back

Gaze Back

What do we expect of an author who is unapologetically female? What do we expect of consuming art in general? Should a work be easy, should a work be safe? Marylyn Tan's debut volume, GAZE BACK, complicates ideas of femininity, queerness, and the occult. The feminine grotesque subverts the restrictions placed upon the feminine body to be attractive and its subjection to notions of the ideal. The occultic counterpoint to organised religion, then, becomes a way toward techniques of empowering the marginalised. GAZE BACK, ultimately, is an instruction book, a grimoire, a call to insurrection-to wrest power back from the social structures that serve to restrict, control and distribute it amongst those few privileged above the disenfranchised.

Singapore: Identity, Brand, Power

Singapore: Identity, Brand, Power

Contemporary Singapore is simultaneously a small postcolonial multicultural nation state and a cosmopolitan global city. To manage fundamental contradictions, the state takes the lead in authoring the national narrative. This is partly an internal process of nation building, but it is also achieved through more commercially motivated and outward facing efforts at nation and city branding. Both sets of processes contribute to Singapore's capacity to influence foreign affairs, if only for national self-preservation. For a small state with resource limitations, this is mainly through the exercise of smart power, or the ability to strategically combine soft and hard power resources.

Las Vegas In Singapore: Violence, Progress And The Crisis Of Nationalist Modernity

Las Vegas In Singapore: Violence, Progress And The Crisis Of Nationalist Modernity

Las Vegas in Singapore looks at moments in Singapore's and Las Vegas' pasts when the moral and legal status of gambling changed significantly, and examines how modern states and corporations capitalized on it. The book begins in colonial Singapore in the 1880s, when British administrators revised the law in response to the political threat posed by Chinese-run gambling syndicates. It then looks at the 1960s when the newly independent city-state created a national lottery while at the same time criminalizing both organized and petty gambling. From there the focus moves to corporate Las Vegas in the 1950s. The book reveals how the Las Vegas model of casino development evolved into a highly rationalized template designed to maximize profits. It all comes together when the Vegas model is architecturally re-fashioned into Singapore's Marina Bay Sands.

15 Objectifs

On occasion of its 15th anniversary, Objectifs reached out to 15 photographers and 15 filmmakers from Singapore who have been part of our family over the years. Each artist was asked to share an image that contemplates a significant point in his or her career, a moment of inspiration or a lesson to share.

Un-Affirmed Core, The: Understanding The Factors Behind And Around Homosexuality

Un-Affirmed Core, The: Understanding The Factors Behind And Around Homosexuality

The Un-Affirmed Core gives a fresh, careful and deeply compassionate look at the great complexity of issues surrounding homosexuality. It provides rich explanations between modern psychology, real-life experiences and traditional sexual ethics. The true case stories scattered throughout are a special highlight. This book reduces prejudice, fear and misunderstanding. It addresses the important people around those who struggles alone, afraid, confused and hidden. It equips readers with the ability to provide support, from the psychological-assistive approach as well as the spiritual-pastoral approach, to those who are in need.

Nominating Committee Guide (Corporate Governance Guides For Boards In Singapore)

Why is gender diversity - or for that matter, Board diversity - important for an effective Board? How does an independent director suddenly lose his "independence" after nine years on the Board? How do directors remove the Board Chairman? The answers to these questions and more are provided in the Nominating Committee Guide, the definitive guide to the roles, duties, challenges and leading practices of NCs. Aimed especially at Singapore-listed companies, the Nominating Committee Guide provides comprehensive coverage of the regulatory and practical aspects of the responsibilities and issues faced by the chairman and members of an NC.

Through The Valley: The Art Of Living And Leaving Well

Through The Valley: The Art Of Living And Leaving Well

This book tackles this sensitive and potentially-upsetting issue with grace, humour and kindness. William Wan draws on his wide knowledge of people and his varied background and myriad experiences to craft a book that deals with topics such as: Dealing with the effects of growing older; 10 tips to help you age gracefully; Reflections on death and dying; Handling grief; Planning your own funeral; Having "die-logues"; Helping others who are grieving.

When Love Hurts: Stories Of Women, Men And Children Learning To End The Violence In Their Lives

When Love Hurts: Stories Of Women, Men And Children Learning To End The Violence In Their Lives

In When Love Hurts are shocking true-life stories of senseless beatings, cruel mind games, the unimaginable terror of victims being bashed, battered and bullied by the very person who is supposed to love them - their husband, boyfriend, father, even son.

Sunday Emails From A Chairman

Sunday Emails From A Chairman

In this book, Mr Liew Mun Leong, chairman of the Changi Airport Group and of urban and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong Group, shares his thoughts on a wide range of topics, ranging from core values and leadership to the aviation industry.

Without: Stories Of Lack And Longing

Without: Stories Of Lack And Longing

What's missing in your life? What keeps you up at night? What will make you happy? What will make you whole? These are the things that the stories in Without explore. Lack, a companion to all, reveals itself in different ways in these fifteen tales, offering glimpses into how we live without the things we want, need, or think we ought to have. Through the eyes of characters from across the world, Without brings you into lives where contentment is just out of reach.

Seed From Heaven, The

Seed From Heaven, The

When a seemingly insignificant seed fell onto an old man's head, nothing quite prepared him and the people around him for the marvel that was to unfold.

Guards Gone Wild!

Guards Gone Wild!

Guards Gone Wild! is Teck Yong's memoir of his experiences in the security industry. There's plenty to tell. Scams perpetrated by security agencies and guards. Intense confrontations with delinquents and work colleagues. Funny moments to make you laugh and frustrating moments that made him cry! Perhaps his story will cause you to form a new opinion about security guards.

Anima Methodi: The Poetics Of Mirroring

Anima Methodi: The Poetics Of Mirroring

Conceived by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and Eric Tinsay Valles, the anima methodi is a 16-lined poem, comprising two stanzas of eight lines each. The structure has been quaintly called the twofold binate octave. Two words or phrases are repeated anywhere within the first binate octave, and the same mirroring effect (with the same or different pair of texts) is done for the second binate octave. There remains continuity across both stanzas, with the last line of the first stanza moving seamlessly - across the stanza break as dovetail - into the first line of the second stanza. The stanza break may also locate the poem's volta, as with the sonnet, for which, according to Phillis Levin, "the volta is the seat of its soul". This anthology is co-edited by Eric Tinsay Valles and Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé.

Oneiros

Oneiros

Cyril Wong's eighth collection hurls the reader into a private dream world; these dreams explore the finitude of the self, recasting the poet's past and shaping the future or daring to mine its dangerous potential.

Too Too Too Too

Too Too Too Too

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming's second poetry collection Too Too Too Too is sensual, imaginative, narrative-driven and political. Her poetic voice is at once unflinching and delicate, and has the power to be both discomforting and challenging. She combines the ethics and aesthetics of realist fiction with an exploration of the range of possibilities to create a twenty-first-century transnational poetics. These poems will inspire speculation and invite myriad interpretation.

Siglap At The Crossroads: Memories Of Its Only Hdb Estate

Siglap At The Crossroads: Memories Of Its Only Hdb Estate

This is a full-colour spread of photos and stories that capture the sights and heartbeat of Siglap HDB housing estate.

B-Sides And Backslides: 1986-2018

B-Sides And Backslides: 1986-2018

Nine years after his last volume of poetry, Felix Cheong makes a comeback - this time, a collection of poetic outtakes and more recent writings. B-Sides and Backslides: 1986 - 2018 puts together an unrelenting and honest portrait of the poet as a young man - an undergrad hung up on T.S. Eliot - through the ups and downers of career and marriage, to middle age. It is at once an insightful mapping of his craft over 30 years and a typography of turns and returns of themes and images. Collected here is the full range of Felix's oeuvre, from odes to love to social observations, from religious musings to political satire. Complete with liner (linear) notes documenting the periods between his four books, this anthology will offer you a rare look at a poet's growth and creative process from the inside out.

Journeys: Tamils In Singapore 1800-Present

Journeys: Tamils In Singapore 1800-Present

This book takes a detailed look at the arrival of the Tamils to Singapore from the 19th century, the growth of the community in the decades that followed, the social and political role Tamils played in the tumultuous 50s and 60s, and some of the challenges facing the community in more recent times, such as educational issues, the need for Indian self-help group SINDA, and assimilating the second wave of Indian immigrants. It successfully merges historical accounts with anecdotes and lively descriptions, and the chapters are enlivened by the use of archival and some rarely-seen photographs of the early Tamils from a variety of sources including the National Archives of Singapore.

Lion City: Stories

Lion City: Stories

A man learns that all the animals at the Zoo are robots. A secret terminal in Changi Airport caters to the gods. A prince falls in love with a crocodile. A concubine is lost in time. The island of Singapore disappears. These are the exquisitely strange tales of Lion City, the first collection of short fiction by award-winning poet and playwright Ng Yi-Sheng. Infused with myth, magical realism and contemporary sci-fi, each of these tales invites the reader to see this city-state in a new and darkly fabulous light.

Growing Up In Kampong Potong Pasir

Growing Up In Kampong Potong Pasir

It is 1958 and Josephine is staring at a Milo tin. She cannot make sense of the letters! To learn how to read, she needs to sell nasi lemak made by her loving mother to her neighbours in Kampong Potong Pasir, so she can have enough money to pay for school fees. Join Josephine on her quest to go to school, and on other adventures through grasslands and attap-thatched huts, to hunt for frogs and eels for food with her friends. This is Josephine Chia's first book for young readers to understand kampong life in Singapore in the 1950s and 1960s.

Singapore 1819: A Living Legacy

Singapore 1819: A Living Legacy

With the 200th anniversary of Singapore being celebrated in January 2019, it is a timely opportunity to re-examine what makes this country unique: all the city-state's heritage encapsulated in one volume. Tapping into the global interest in heritage in general, this book explores all the many facets of Singaporean heritage - from built heritage to historic sites, personages, cultures and communities, arts, leisure, flora and fauna, and more. The book delves into the global and regional origins of many national and everyday aspects of Singapore's heritage, providing surprising and rarely explored backstories on familiar aspects of Singaporean life often taken for granted.

Running On Empty: The Story Behind 0.01S

Running On Empty: The Story Behind 0.01S

Running on Empty is a revealing insight into UK Shyam's journey-his beginnings as an aimless youth from a single-parent family to becoming Singapore's fastest man. Powering past obstacles that are disclosed in this exclusive account, Running on Empty takes you through Shyam's eventful track career from the 1990s to early 2000s: a period that saw him talent-scouted as a promising athlete, to making the heart-wrenching decision of quitting the sport, before his spectacular return as the golden boy of Singapore athletics. Never smooth-sailing, Shyam's life as a sprinter was marked by a lack of financial support as well as controversy with the media and the Singapore Athletic Association (SAA), all of which often threatened to distract from his sprinting ambitions.

On Parade: Straits Settlements Eurasian Men Who Volunteered To Defend The Empire, 1862-1957

On Parade: Straits Settlements Eurasian Men Who Volunteered To Defend The Empire, 1862-1957

On Parade chronicles the attempts of Straits Settlements Eurasian men to take responsibility for the defence of the British Empire, both at home and abroad, over a period of nearly a hundred years. From the original refusal to allow Eurasian men to enlist at all, through the expectation on the part of the Crown of absolute loyalty for very little material gain, Eurasian men volunteered, and were prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, for the altruistic motive of defending their home and families. This book paints a picture of Singapore's established Eurasian community, drawn from the Straits Settlements and Malaya. They strove to defend what they considered to be their only home. Intrinsic civic-mindedness is evinced in this social history of the Straits Settlements Eurasian Volunteers.

Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story. Volume 1

Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story. Volume 1

Goh Chok Tong was an improbable Prime Minister for an unlikely country. He had neither the connections nor the cunning to rise to the top, and was even once famously derided by his mentor Lee Kuan Yew for being "wooden" in his communication skills. Except for an imposing height most unusual in this part of the world, he was an ordinary man. He lost his father at a young age, lived in a two-bedroom public flat with his mother and four siblings and needed a government bursary to complete university. Yet somehow he succeeded. This authorised biography tells the extraordinary story of his life and career over half a century, revealing how Singapore's second Prime Minister rose through a combination of strength, wit and a political nous which many, including himself, did not know he had. In this first of two volumes, Goh navigated years of a challenging apprenticeship to Lee, scoring numerous policy successes but also suffering political blows and humiliation.

Kent Ridge: An Untold Story

Kent Ridge: An Untold Story

From the white sands of its shoreline to the Alexandra Barracks of the Singapore Mutiny, from tiger traps and plantations to kampong and wealthy seaside bungalows, the rocky ridge running parallel to Singapore's western seashore is one of the island city-state's most memorable landscapes. Kent Ridge is also special for another reason-it's home to the National University of Singapore. This book will help anyone beguiled by the Ridge to look beyond the academic institutions of today to see the area's geological past. It points out the wealth of flora and fauna that still can be found here: from indigenous plants such as the tembusu, tiup tiup, and senduduk to monitor lizards, flying dragons, and oriental green snakes. The book moves through the changing human geography of the region and tells the inside stories behind the NUS's original campus master plan.

Swallow Shadow

Swallow Shadow

This book is published in conjunction with Swallow Shadow, a solo exhibition of paintings by Ruben Pang in 2017. Essays by Ruben Pang, Khai Hori, Jeremy Fernando.

Always A Commando: The Life Of Singapore Army Pioneer Clarence Tan

Always A Commando: The Life Of Singapore Army Pioneer Clarence Tan

Best known for his role in helping to establish the Singapore Armed Forces Commando Formation and as the unit's first commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Clarence Tan was born on his family's rubber plantation, just ten months before the Japanese invasion of British Malaya in 1941. From leading a platoon during racial riots in Singapore to searching for communist insurgents and Indonesian infiltrators in the jungles of Malaysia during the Emergency and the Confrontation, LTC (Rtd) Tan was part of both the British and Malaysian armies before becoming a pioneer officer in Singapore's defence force.


Thailand
After The Coup: The National Council For Peace And Order Era And The Future Of Thailand

After The Coup: The National Council For Peace And Order Era And The Future Of Thailand

After the Coup brings together the work of a group of leading Thai intellectuals of several generations to equip readers to anticipate and understand the developments that lie ahead for Thailand. Contributors offer findings and perspectives both on the disorienting period following the Thai coup of May 2014 and on fundamental challenges to the country and its institutions. Chapters address regionalism and decentralization, the monarchy and the military, the media, demography and the economy, the long-running violence in Southern Thailand, and a number of surprising social and political trends certain to shape the future of Thailand. The volume will serve as a valuable resource for all those concerned with that future.

Buddhist Temples Of Thailand: A Visual Journey Through Thailand's 42 Most Historic Wats

Buddhist Temples Of Thailand: A Visual Journey Through Thailand's 42 Most Historic Wats

Buddhist Temples of Thailand explores the Buddhist temple's historical position in Thai culture and the dynamic role it continues to play in everyday life. The kingdom's best-known sites and rare gems, such as Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok and Wat Phumin in Nan, are brought to life through expert text and more than 200 commissioned photographs.

"We Love Mr King": Malay Muslims Of Southern Thailand In The Wake Of The Unrest

This book is an ethnography of the Malay Muslims of Guba, a pseudonymous village in Thailand's Deep South, in the wake of the unrest that was primarily reinvigorated in 2004. It argues that the unrest is the effect of the way in which different forms of sovereignty converge around the residents of this region and the residents at the same time have cultivated themselves and obtained and enacted agency through the sovereigns. Rather than asking why the violence is increasing and who is behind it, like most scholarly works on the topic, it examines how different forms of sovereignty - ranging from the Thai state and the monarchy to Islamic religious movements, the insurgents and local strongmen - impose subjectivities on the residents, how they have converged in so doing and what tensions have followed, and how the residents have dealt with these tensions and cultivated themselves and obtained and enacted agency through the sovereigns.

Food Of Northern Thailand, The

Food Of Northern Thailand, The

The food of northern Thailand is a world away from the highly refined, royal court- and Chinese-influenced style of cooking in Bangkok--the Thai food that most of us are familiar with. It's a cuisine with its own distinct identity, one that is rustic and earthy, meaty and fragrant; one with roots in the Thai repertoire but with branches that extend into unfamiliar areas; a cuisine that feels ancient, but is ever evolving. A writer, photographer, and travel-guide writer, Austin Bush has lived in Thailand for nearly 20 years. In this book, Bush travels across northern Thailand to talk to the region's home cooks, academics, restaurateurs, writers, and hawkers. Their recipes and stories, along with Bush's photographs, capture the people, countryside, markets, and of course, dishes and cooking techniques of northern Thailand.

Anand Panyarachun And The Making Of Modern Thailand

Anand Panyarachun And The Making Of Modern Thailand

Based on hundreds of interviews, this is the absorbing story of one of Thailand's most influential figures. Against a backdrop of political coups and violence, Cold War intrigue, and regional conflict, Anand Panyarachun reached the pinnacle of Thailand's foreign service, and twice served as an unelected prime minister. In this comprehensive biography, veteran journalist Dominic Faulder describes Anand's formative years in a still bucolic Bangkok and postwar England, his long tenure in North America as permanent representative to the United Nations and ambassador to the US, his unexpected terms as prime minister, his vital role in the attempt to bring lasting constitutional reform to Thailand, and more.


Vietnam
Voyages De Rhodes

Voyages De Rhodes

Voyages de Rhodes re-assembles into a book format watercolour drawings painted directly by the Vietnamese artist Thao Nguyen Phan on the pages of a found publication. The artist used as her canvas a book by French Jesuit missionary Alexandre de Rhodes (1591-1660) that describes his travel experiences and observations, including in the region of present-day Vietnam, during the seventeenth century. The artist started the project Voyages de Rhodes in 2014 and the drawings were first exhibited in a solo exhibition Poetic Amnesia (2017) curated by Zoe Butt at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In the process of assembling the drawings back into the codex form, the project Voyages de Rhodes turned into artist's book, whereby the book format is an artistic medium and subject of investigation. Voyages de Rhodes highlights that a book remains inherently open-ended despite its strive for completeness, and is prone to processes of erasure, ongoing interpretation, and new associations.