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Asia/Pacific

Effective Asian Leadership: Today And Tomorrow

This book attempts to provide insights on what makes a successful leader by getting the perspectives of over a hundred leaders across diverse cultures, industries and levels in Asia. She hopes that the real-life examples and success stories will inspire, motivate and enrich her readers and clients.

Last Days Of The Mighty Mekong

Last Days Of The Mighty Mekong

Celebrated for its natural beauty and its abundance of wildlife, the Mekong river runs thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Its basin is home to more than 70 million people and has for centuries been one of the world's richest agricultural areas and a biodynamic wonder. Today, however, it is undergoing profound changes. Brian Eyler travels from the river's headwaters in China to its delta in southern Vietnam to explore its modern evolution. Along the way he meets the region's diverse peoples, from villagers to community leaders, politicians to policy makers. Through conversations with them he reveals the urgent struggle to save the Mekong and its unique ecosystem.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #05: From Declaration To Code: Continuity And Change In China's Engagement With Asean On The South China Sea

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #05: From Declaration To Code: Continuity And Change In China's Engagement With Asean On The South China Sea

China's engagement with ASEAN over the South China Sea exhibits a dynamic continuum with two constants: (1) Dismissal of any legally binding instrument that would constrain China's freedom of action; and (2) Persistent territorialization of the SCS despite Beijing's simultaneous diplomatic engagement with ASEAN. The continuity is juxtaposed with elements of change in China's engagement with ASEAN, as afforded by the former's growing power and influence. This metamorphosis is manifested in China's efforts to undermine ASEAN unity, robustly assert its claims in the SCS, and use economic statecraft towards ASEAN member states in return for their acquiescence.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #04: The Indo-Pacific And Its Strategic Challenges: An Australian Perspective

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #04: The Indo-Pacific And Its Strategic Challenges: An Australian Perspective

The shift in the framework of Australia's strategic thinking from the Asia-Pacific to the Indo-Pacific reflects the primary focus on the maritime environment in the coming decades and the expectation that over time India will become more embedded in the strategic dynamics of the Asia-Pacific. India is in the midst of a major geopolitical repositioning, as it pursues a hard-headed national interests-based policy and builds stronger strategic ties with a wide range of countries including the United States and its allies in the region.

Home Cooked Meals: Favourite Asian Dishes And More

Home Cooked Meals: Favourite Asian Dishes And More

Home-cooked Meals celebrates the comfort of sharing a home-cooked meal with family and friends. In this collection, popular culinary consultant Allan Albert Teoh presents 45 mouthwatering dishes that can be mixed and matched to form a satisfying meal. Cooking at home becomes a simple pleasure with Allan's easy-to-follow recipes.

My Lot Is A Sky: An Anthology Of Poetrty By Asian Women

My Lot Is A Sky: An Anthology Of Poetrty By Asian Women

My Lot Is A Sky is an anthology of poetry by Asian women. Named after a poem by Forough Farrokhzad, an influential Iranian writer and filmmaker, this collection provides a space for long-underrepresented voices to express themselves. Curated by Melissa Powers and Rena Minegishi, this book is not for those seeking work on what it specifically means to be an Asian woman today. You'll find that the poetry within these pages is, really, about what it means to be human.


China

Stitches Of Love: Hidden Blessings In Children's Clothing & Accessories

In ancient Chinese culture, children's clothing and accessories often featured motifs that sought to bestow blessings of good fortune, longevity and health upon their wearers, while others conferred protection from harm. This volume was published in conjunction with a special exhibition co-presented by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion from Guangzhou, China. The exhibition features over 99 clothing and accessory items from the late Qing to early Republican period, such as hats, ear muffs, bibs and shoes.

China Imagined: From European Fantasy To Spectacular Power

China Imagined: From European Fantasy To Spectacular Power

China Imagined is a thoughtful exploration of the idea of China, from the naming and mapping of its territory and peoples to the creation and rise of the modern nation-state. China's early history describes a multilingual space, ruled by a homogeneous elite with its own minority culture - a far cry from Maoism's national mass culture, or Xi Jinping's state-controlled digital society today. Gregory Lee traces this complex, diverse entity's evolution since the Opium Wars into a China made in 'our' image.

Great Firewall Of China, The: How To Build And Control An Alternative Version Of The Internet

Great Firewall Of China, The: How To Build And Control An Alternative Version Of The Internet

China's `Great Firewall' has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. As the Chinese internet grows and online businesses thrive, speech is controlled, dissent quashed, and attempts to organise outside the official Communist Party are quickly stamped out. But the effects of the Great Firewall are not confined to China itself. Through years of investigation James Griffiths gained unprecedented access to the Great Firewall and the politicians, tech leaders, dissidents and hackers whose lives revolve around it. As distortion, post-truth and fake news become old news James Griffiths shows just how far the Great Firewall has spread.

Chinese Street Food: A Field Guide For The Adventurous Diner

Chinese Street Food: A Field Guide For The Adventurous Diner

Street food is the fuel of daily life in China, just as it has been for generations. In every Chinese city, adventurous travelers seeking a deeper understanding of authentic Chinese culture can find unique local street foods unavailable anywhere else in the world. If you want to sample these treasures but don't know where to start, look no further. With full-color pictures, taste descriptions, Chinese characters and pinyin names of hundreds of foods from 53 Chinese cities, this book gives you all the information you need to find the most delicious local dishes China can offer.

Fighting Corruption: How The Communist Party Of China Works

Fighting Corruption: How The Communist Party Of China Works

This book depicts the new measures and policies adopted by the CPC Central Committee. Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the anti-corruption campaign has received widespread attention and recognition from China and the world. This book highlights the efforts of the CPC to fight corruption and build a clean government for the people. It also shares the CPC's views and meticulous planning on this very pertinent issue. The reader will be able to see the progress and achievements in improving Party conduct, how power is supervised in the government and the positive effects of the disciplinary inspection system.

Chinese Wine Renaissance, The; A Wine Lover's Companion

Chinese Wine Renaissance, The; A Wine Lover's Companion

The Chinese have been making wines since the days of the Silk Road and they have a rich, yet little known wine culture. While in the past it was largely grain wine that was consumed, China's grape wine market is worth around $18 billion a year. It produces over one billion litres annually, making it one of the largest wine producers and consumers in the world. This well-researched book presents the past, the present and future of Chinese wines, set against the fascinating backdrop of Chinese culture. In an accessible and comprehensive tone, this guide covers the relationship between Chinese philosophy and wine, the rise of grape wine in modern China, the different varieties of Chinese wines, how to pair them with Chinese food and explores wine etiquette and customs.

Dim Sum Basics: Irresistible Bite-Sized Snacks Made Easy

Dim Sum Basics: Irresistible Bite-Sized Snacks Made Easy

Learn to prepare authentic dim sum snacks with ease from dim sum master Ng Lip Kah. Chef Ng demonstrates how to make all-time favourites like siew mai (pork dumplings), paper-wrapped chicken, glutinous rice in lotus leaf and egg tarts; as well as creative additions such as salted egg yolk custard buns and snow skin dumplings. Written in an easy-to-follow manner and presented with step-by-step photographs, these recipes will help perfect your skills in making dim sum, be it moulding dumplings into various shapes or preparing crisp and flaky pastries.


Central & West Asia
Birds Of Bhutan And The Eastern Himalayas

Birds Of Bhutan And The Eastern Himalayas

The nation of Bhutan and the Indian states of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh together form the eastern arm of the Himalayas. This book is the definitive field guide to the birds of this magical corner of Asia. Covers all 809 species that regularly occur in the region, including most vagrants. 152 superb colour plates, with text on facing pages for quick and easy reference. Concise text covering identification, voice, habits, habitats, distribution and status.


East Timor
Haunted Houses And Ghostly Encounters: Ethnography And Animism In East Timor, 1860-1975

Haunted Houses And Ghostly Encounters: Ethnography And Animism In East Timor, 1860-1975

This book presents a history of Western ethnography of animism in East Timor during the Portuguese period. It consists of ten chapters, each one a narrative of the work and experience of a particular ethnographer. Part 1 deals with colonial ethnography and Part 2 with professional anthropology. Covering a selection of seminal 19th- and 20th-century ethnographies, the author explores the relationship between spiritual beliefs, colonial administration, ethnographic interests and fieldwork experience. It is argued that the presence of outsiders precipitated a new "transformative animism" as colonial control over Portuguese Timor was consolidated. Bringing colonial and professional ethnography into the one frame of reference, it is shown that ethnographers of both types not only bore witness to these processes of transformative animism, they also exemplified them. The book presents an original synthesis of East Timor's history, culture and anthropology.


Others/general
African Odyssey, An - 300 Days On The Back Roads Of Africa

African Odyssey, An - 300 Days On The Back Roads Of Africa

This is the adventure of an ordinary family who left the trappings of modern existence behind them to embark on an extraordinary voyage through the backroads of Africa. Andre and Laura gave up a comfortable expatriate life in Asia, pulled their children out of school, and took off for Africa armed with four bags, a few guidebooks and an insatiable amount of curiosity. Travelling by car, bus, boat, aeroplane and even camel, they covered 30,000km through deserts, jungles, plains, highlands, lakes and rivers. Along the way, they came across a cast of characters, mysterious and eccentric, who brought the world around them to life. They lived with the last survivors of near-extinct tribes, met with hunters and conservationists, soldiers and bandits, kings and voodoo priests. Most of all, they encountered ordinary people going about their lives in often difficult circumstances, whose small acts of kindness helped them get through the tough days, and make the good days truly special.

Till Christ Is Formed In Us: Spiritual Formation Explored

Till Christ Is Formed In Us: Spiritual Formation Explored

Spiritual formation is the process whereby Christ is formed in us through the power of the Holy Spirit, thus fulfilling God s purpose for each of us. Till Christ Is Formed in Us explores this process by defining it, and explaining how it is influenced by one s context. The book identifies the various aspects of spiritual formation and shows how it is practised. Based on his experience as a Bible Teacher and spiritual director, Dr Solomon Provides a comprehensive, accessible and helpful practical guide for those interested to know more about, and learn how to experience, spiritual formation.

France: A History From Gaul To De Gaulle

France: A History From Gaul To De Gaulle

From frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains, to Charlemagne (hated by generations of French children taught that he invented schools) through Marie Antoinette and the storming of the Bastille to Vichy, the Resistance and beyond, France is packed with heroes and villains, adventures and battles, romance and revolution. Full of memorable stories and racy anecdotes, this is the perfect introduction to the country that has inspired the rest of the world to live, dress, eat -- and love better.

Life And Legend Of The Sultan Saladin, The

Life And Legend Of The Sultan Saladin, The

An epic story of empire-building and bloody conflict, this ground-breaking biography of one of history's most venerated military and religious heroes opens a window on the Islamic and Christian worlds' complex relationship.

Grand Hostels, The: Luxury Hostels Of The World

Grand Hostels, The: Luxury Hostels Of The World

Travel in style on a budget with these fun design hostels around the globe. Hostels are more fun! Would you like to explore cities with like-minded people when you travel? Live the local life, and take part in communal activities? A new wave of hostels is emerging that offer just that, with an extra shot of service and comfort. The Grand Hostels will provide you with insights beyond just price and location. The hostels featured are perfect for foodies, outdoors-types, and digital nomads alike, as well as for short city breaks.

New Outsiders, The: A Creative Life Outdoors

New Outsiders, The: A Creative Life Outdoors

The New Outsiders celebrates outdoor creativity. Fresh ideas, adventurers and sustainable entrepreneurs inspire a new outdoor generation to live a life less ordinary under the open sky.

Bon Voyage: Boutique Hotels For The Conscious Traveler

Bon Voyage: Boutique Hotels For The Conscious Traveler

Make a difference when you travel. Excellent hospitality and sustainable journeys can go hand in hand. New getaways offer amazing design, delicious food and extraordinary experiences while committing to an eco-friendly -experience for travellers and locals alike. From a remote lodge in the Namibian desert made from shipwrecks that protects endangered wildlife, to a restored hotel in downtown Hong Kong that draws on local tradition, or a guesthouse in Beirut where Lebanese women teach cooking and pass on family recipes for local dishes: no matter where or how, all these hotels combine the highest standards of hospitality with the smallest ecological footprint. Bon Voyage gives a privileged insight into the shift towards eco-conscious getaways.

Understanding Global Development: A Guide To Success And Failure

Why do some development projects succeed where others fail? This book looks at the overlooked success stories and considers what enabled them to alleviate poverty in some of the world's most deprived communities. Using case studies from ten countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia, Tiwari's innovative approach offers a multi-layered understanding of poverty which provides insights into causal, enabling and impeding factors.

China, Africa And The Re-Shaping Of Information Society: New Media, New Politics

China is transforming Africa's information space. It is assisting African broadcasters with extensive loans, training and exchange programmes and has set up its own media operations on the continent in the form of CCTV Africa. In the telecommunications sector, China is helping African governments to expand access to the internet and mobile phones, with rapid and large-scale success. This highly original book demonstrates how China is both contributing to the 'Africa rising' narrative while exploiting the weaknesses of Western approaches to Africa, which remain trapped between an emphasis on stability and service delivery, on the one hand, and the desire to advocate human rights and freedom of expression on the other. Arguing no state can be understood without attention to its information structure, the book provides the first assessment of China's new model for the media strategies of developing states, and the consequences of policing Africa's information space for geopolitics, security and citizenship.

Queer Asia

Queer Asia

Queer studies is now a rapidly expanding field, as scholars from a variety of disciplines seek to address the long-running marginalisation of queer perspectives and experiences. But there has so far been little effort to unify the study of queer communities outside the West, and much of the current writing views these communities through a narrowly Western lens. Building on the work of the annual Queer Asia conference, this collection represents the most comprehensive work to date on queer studies in an Asian context. Featuring case studies and original research from across the continent, covering the Middle East, South and East Asia, and Asian diasporas, the collection offers a genuinely pan-Asian perspective which places queer Asian identities and movements in dialogue with each other, rather than within a Western framework.

Scroungers: Moral Panics And Media Myths

Scroungers: Moral Panics And Media Myths

Long a popular scapegoat for all manner of social ills, under austerity we've seen hostility towards benefit claimants reach new levels of hysteria, with the 'undeserving poor' blamed for everything from crime to even rising levels of child abuse. The proliferation of social media has added a disturbing new dimension to this process, spreading and reinforcing scare stories, while normalising the perception of poverty as a form of 'deviancy' that runs contrary to the neoliberal agenda. Provocative and illuminating, Scroungers explores and analyses the ways in which the poor are portrayed both in print and online, placing these attitudes in a wider breakdown of social trust and community cohesion.

Unknowers, The: How Strategic Ignorance Rules The World

Unknowers, The: How Strategic Ignorance Rules The World

Deliberate ignorance has been known as the `Ostrich Instruction' in law courts since the 1860s. It illustrates a recurring pattern in history in which figureheads for major companies, political leaders and industry bigwigs plead ignorance to avoid culpability. So why do so many figures at the top still get away with it when disasters on their watch damage so many people's lives? Does the idea that knowledge is power still apply in today's post-truth world? Encompassing the building of industrial empires in 19th century America to the legal defences of today, The Unknowers shows that ignorance has not only long been an inherent part big business, but also that true power lies in the ability to convince others of where the boundary between ignorance and knowledge lies.

Good University, The: What Universities Actually Do And Why It's Time For Change

Good University, The: What Universities Actually Do And Why It's Time For Change

The higher education industry might seem like it's booming, with over 200 million students in universities and colleges worldwide and funds flowing in like never before. But the truth is that these institutions have never been unhappier places to work. But what should a `good university' look like? In this inspiring new work, Raewyn Connell asks us to consider just that, challenging us to rethink the fundamentals of what universities do. Drawing on the examples offered by pioneering universities and educational reformers around the world, Connell outlines a practical vision for how our universities can become both more engaging and more productive places, driven by social good rather than profit, helping to build fairer societies.

Mountain That Eats Men, The

Mountain That Eats Men, The

From the 16th century, the mines of Potosi, perched high in the Andes, bankrolled the Spanish empire. During those years immense wealth allowed the city to grow larger than London at the time and the mountain was quickly given the epithet Cerro Rico - the 'rich mountain'. But today, Potosi's inhabitants are some of the poorest in South America while the mountain itself has been so greedily plundered that its summit is on the verge of collapsing. So many people have died in the mines that the Cerro Rico is now called the 'mountain that eats men'. In this captivating, moving tale of harrowing bravery and wistful beauty Ander Izagirre tells the story of the mountain and those who risk their lives in its shadow through the eyes of Alicia - a 14-year-old girl working in the dark, dangerous mines to support her family.

It Speaks To Me: Art That Inspires Artists

It Speaks To Me: Art That Inspires Artists

Imagine your favorite artist leading you through a museum to the very work of art they can't stop thinking about. That's the experience at the heart of It Speaks to Me. In lively and intimate interviews, some of today's most acclaimed artists share the compelling details that make an artwork memorable and meaningful to them. Together these artists bring to life a wide range of museum pieces, from celebrated masterpieces to little-known gems, or from a Rembrandt self-portrait to a social- protest drawing. In the process they remind us of why we look at art at all: to share in the spark of creativity that can jump from an artwork across countries and centuries and to experience the extraordinary sensation of being inspired.

Olympian Gods: From The Dresden Sculpture Collection

Olympian Gods: From The Dresden Sculpture Collection

Featuring ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, this book explores the history and legacy of ancient statues of Olympian gods. For people in ancient Greece, ornately and imposingly fashioned statues depicting the gods symbolized power or ideal beauty. During the Roman Empire, when sculptors copied Greek models, the sculptures conveyed an aura of education and scholarship. This volume showcases antique sculptures that represent the most important Greek Olympian gods. Culled from the collection of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, one of the most important collections of antiquities, this book features objects ranging from the 6th century B.C.E. to the 4th century C.E.

Picasso: The Late Work From The Collection Of Jacqueline Picasso

Picasso: The Late Work From The Collection Of Jacqueline Picasso

Featuring rarely and never-before-seen works from the collection of Picasso's wife and muse, Jacqueline, this book celebrates the sheer force of Picasso's creativity in his final years. In his late years, Picasso embraced painting, drawing, and sculpture with renewed vigor. His obsession with the female form grew more intense as he portrayed Jacqueline Picasso, his second wife, in hundreds of works, more than any of his other muses. This book offers the public the first chance to view never-before exhibited works and many that are rarely seen, all dating from the late period of Picasso's career.

Enduring Legacy Of Weimar, The: Bauhaus, Dada, New Typography 1919-1933

Enduring Legacy Of Weimar, The: Bauhaus, Dada, New Typography 1919-1933

This vibrant book tells the history of the Modernist design movement and how it completely revolutionized graphic design. Graphic Design as an artistic genre wasn't universally accepted until the early 20th century. This striking book focuses on the pivotal years of 1919-1933 to show how fifty artists redefined the field and helped create modern graphic design. Art historian and graphic artist Alston Purvis provides a concise and engaging overview of the dawn of modern graphic design and the artistic possibilities that were laid bare in a seismically shifting Europe. Featuring the designs of 50 pioneering artists, such as Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and El Lissitzky, this book shows how their work in color, typography, and composition broke conventions and set new standards in a seminal period of graphic design.

Facades: A Visual Compendium Of Modern Architectural Styles

Facades: A Visual Compendium Of Modern Architectural Styles

This fascinating sourcebook presents the most remarkable, beautiful, and innovative building facades in contemporary architecture. A building's facade sets the aesthetic tone for its entire design while serving a variety of functions, from regulating light and protecting against the elements to providing insulation for temperature and sound. This absorbing book details hundreds of examples of interesting and progressive facades from around the world. Presented in colorful double-page spreads, each facade is photographed from different angles and includes engaging texts that describe their significance.

New Architecture Los Angeles

New Architecture Los Angeles

This exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles's most exciting new buildings establishes the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environmentally conscious architecture. Some of the world's leading architects are making their mark on Los Angeles's cityscape with exciting and innovative projects. Fifty of the most striking buildings are profiled in this book that features every type of architecture--houses, municipal structures, art museums, office buildings, performance spaces, and houses of worship.

100 Years, 100 Artworks: A History Of Modern And Contemporary Art

100 Years, 100 Artworks: A History Of Modern And Contemporary Art

This dazzling book showcases the history of modern and contemporary art using one hundred of the most significant art works - one per year - of the past 100 years. Starting with Marcel Duchamp's 1919 whimsical, brilliant L.H.O.O.Q., this compendium offers a year-by-year tour of iconic paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, and performance pieces from all over the world. Read from cover to cover, this volume offers an evocative summary of stylistic trends, historic events, and technological innovations that changed art over the past 100 years.

Where Is The Frog? A Children's Book Inspired By Claude Monet

Where Is The Frog? A Children's Book Inspired By Claude Monet

When Antoinette, a comely young frog, learns that a famous artist is searching for beautiful flowers to paint, she becomes determined to get into the picture. But once the portrait is painted, it disappears - perhaps forever. This delightfully humorous mystery is accompanied by colourful illustrations that recall Monet's paintings of the pond near his home in Giverny. The final pages of the book feature reproductions of eight of Monet's water lily paintings.

Coloring Book: Bosch

Coloring Book: Bosch

Big art for little hands, this enchanting activity book allows young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines. This coloring book introduces children to the amazing landscapes, fantastic fruits and flowers, and fabulous animals which Bosch painted more than 500 years ago and we hope will inspire young readers to create their own imaginative works of art.

Coloring Book: Renoir

Coloring Book: Renoir

Big art for little hands, this enchanting activity book allows young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines. This delightful coloring book introduces children to one of the world's most celebrated artists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Brimming with beautiful illustrations of Renoir's masterpieces, this engaging activity book will inspire learning and creativity in children, and will encourage young readers to make their own Renoir-like creations.

Coloring Book: Da Vinci

Coloring Book: Da Vinci

Big art for little hands, this enchanting activity book allows young artists to explore the world of Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.

Paul Klee: Life And Work

Paul Klee: Life And Work

This beautiful and affordable volume offers high-quality reproductions and the latest biographical information on Paul Klee, who helped pave the way for Modernism. Readers of this book will find much to discover and relish in Paul Klee's art. Several lavish reproductions of his iconic works, as well as those that are more rarely exhibited, are featured alongside in-depth biographical information that looks beyond his many artistic achievements to explore the life and times of the man himself.

Hokusai: Prints And Drawings

Hokusai: Prints And Drawings

Now available again, this delightful selection of prints depicting nineteenth century Japan's natural beauty is a colorful introduction to the country's most beloved artist. The Japanese artist Hokusai spent the second half of his life sketching and painting with tremendous energy nearly everything he saw, and this book focuses on one of his most productive periods, when the artist was in his seventies. This book presents fifty works of the artist's astonishing oeuvre.

How Big Is Big? How Far Is Far? All Around Me

How Big Is Big? How Far Is Far? All Around Me

Look up, look down, look all around ... Journey through the natural world and discover animals big and small in this whimsical guide to weights, heights and distances for little learners.

Children And The Whale, The

Children And The Whale, The

Award-winning illustrator Daniel Frost tells a tale of kinship and beauty in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle. There is an animal in the nearby waters that is six times the size of a house and has a heart as big as a boat, yet no one knows where it roams. This is a place where the waters are vast and deep, the skies breathe magic, and two lost siblings find an unlikely friend. The Children and the Whale is a bedtime story, a magical journey and reminder to enjoy the adventurous moments we create in the world.

Easy Peasy: Gardening With Kids

An introduction to easy gardening so you can grow everywhere and anywhere. Whether you live in the city or the countryside, there are plenty of places you can plant and grow. For a new generation of green fingers there are different ways to bring nature into the home. Make your own pots, build balcony boxes, create your own bird feeders and even get friendly with worms! Each activity has been carefully chosen to create living, renewable and sustainable environments for kids and their families. The book will also feature non-activity spreads explaining the importance of why and how nature works.

Taste Of The World, A

Taste Of The World, A

Festive feasts from around the world to bring people together, celebrate and share stories. This book travels across the globe uncovering different dishes, traditions, cultures and festivals from Egypt to Germany, from China to America. Learn about the origins of Thanksgiving in America, Bastille Day in France, Christmas in Germany, Hanami in Japan, and a good old roast dinner in the UK. Each chapter is punctuated with an atlas to help guide your journey, and each festive spread brims with facts about local and national dishes. A Taste of the World is an original approach to discovering the world through food.

Mr Hudson Explores: The Gay Man's Travel Companion

Mr Hudson Explores: The Gay Man's Travel Companion

Based on Mr Hudson's identity, the book is featuring destinations for gays, but not necessarily gay destinations. It is about travelling in style for everyone who is looking for something different and special - no matter if men or women, travelling solo or as a couple. Mr Hudson Explores shows that every part of a trip is an incredible experience. The core content of the book will consist of 20 cities in the Northern Hemisphere and showcases the very best the destination has to offer. Each guide will give a general introduction to the city and, if applicable, its relevance for the gay community. It showcases various locations on culture and art, the most inspiring museum to visit, traditional and upcoming food places, best shopping experiences, music and nightlife.

Delicious Places: New Food Culture, Restaurants And Interiors

Food culture has come a long way. New restaurants, bars and cafés are born out of fresh ideas that, with a clever twist, lead to an unprecedented culinary experience that balances location and concept - and ultimately influences a new world of food. Delicious Places collects the examples that execute the business idea in the best possible way. Single-dish restaurants, traditional pasticcerias, fisherman cooperatives with the freshest produce or high-end restaurants in the mountains. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures.

Great Alone, The: Walking The Pacific Crest Trail

Time is precious. The world is waiting. Rediscover yourself. The Great Alone is the epic adventure of a relatable explorer. Tim Voors takes us through the physical, mental and spiritual journey he experienced on this epic hike.

Monocle Guide To Shops, Kiosks And Markets, The

Monocle Guide To Shops, Kiosks And Markets, The

Monocle's latest book unpacks what makes a perfect shopping experience and offers tips on how to launch, design and run your own store. The world of retail has never been so challenged thanks to a mix of e-commerce, unimaginative brand owners and greedy landlords. Yet while many stores have stumbled, a new generation of storekeepers and department store owners is arising. This new book from Monocle reveals the global media brand's 100 favourite shops worldwide, from the independent fashion boutique to the department store that takes up a city block. It also offers a few top tips and advice on how to launch and run your own retail venture, as well as a collection of sharp essays and snappy interviews. This is a handbook for any aspiring shopkeeper, stocking a wealth of insight and inspiration.

Northern Comfort: The Nordic Art Of Creative Living

Northern Comfort: The Nordic Art Of Creative Living

This book brings together the people, endeavors, and ideas that best embody the hygge way of life, focusing on scandinavian furniture and interior design while also venturing into the outdoors, the kitchen, and the atelier. This book is a modern guide to nordic talent that is both admirable and inspiring. Scandinavian design and creativity are synonymous with cozy homes and architecture that combine style with tradition, indoors with outdoors, natural materials with rich colors, and playfulness with clarity.

Kitchen Living: Kitchen Interiors For Contemporary Homes

Kitchen Living: Kitchen Interiors For Contemporary Homes

The kitchen is the heart of every home. Combining inspiring interior design and professional knowledge, this is a tasteful guide to creating spaces that go beyond mere function. The kitchen is the new living room- not just a place to cook but also to celebrate, share, relax, and live life. From rustic to industrial, from quirky to Nordic, this book is the essential guide to the incredible diversity on offer. It showcases the most inspiring designs and introduces the producers and innovations at the forefront of the field. Discover how to build sustainably, where to find the best countertop materials or how to decorate on a budget. Whether you are looking to make the most of your current kitchen or are starting again from scratch, Kitchen Living will undoubtedly feed the imagination.

Headwinds And Hazards: Economic Snapshots In An Age Of Populism

Headwinds And Hazards: Economic Snapshots In An Age Of Populism

Headwinds and Hazards, Economic Snapshots in an Age of Populism is a collection of essays written by financial journalist and former IMF economist Vikram Khanna on economic affairs which have appeared in The Straits Times and The Business Times.

Secret Conversations With Trading Tycoons: Uncovering Timeless Wisdom From The

Secret Conversations With Trading Tycoons: Uncovering Timeless Wisdom From The

This book assembles 12 top traders in the world to reveal their time-tested trading secrets. Considered among the world's greatest financial minds, these luminaries share their philosophy, wisdom and winning strategies in trading and investing.

Light For The Writer's Soul: 100 Devotions By Global Christian Writers

Light For The Writer's Soul: 100 Devotions By Global Christian Writers

Christian writers from around the globe have contributed to this exciting journal, a unique commemorative book for LittWorld 2015, an international conference for Christians in publishing to be held in Singapore. Containing 100 devotional articles by 80 contributing writers from 27 countries, this book aims to inspire and encourage Christian writers to harness their gifts and keep writing for God. MAI hopes their words will make a difference in the hearts and minds of their readers.

Big Idea, The: Is Medicine Still Good For Us? (A Primer For The 21St Century)

Big Idea, The: Is Medicine Still Good For Us? (A Primer For The 21St Century)

The sophistication of modern medicine is an exceptional feat in which many of us benefit from unprecedented levels of care. Yet medical progress comes at a price: resistance to antibiotics, ever-mutating superbugs and the unintended yet devastating consequences of prescribing opiates are all part of today's medical landscape. Is the natural human experience being over 'medicalized' as we seek pharmaceutical remedies for every kind of suffering? Are its astronomical costs furthering global inequality? Where has modern medicine failed us and how does it need to change? This incisive and provocatively illustrated volume interrogates the economics and ethics of modern practices and the impact they have on all our lives.

Will Ai Replace Us? (A Primer For The 21St Century)

Will Ai Replace Us? (A Primer For The 21St Century)

The past sixty years have witnessed astonishing bursts of growth in the field of Artificial Intelligence - the science and computational technologies that teach machines to sense, learn, reason and take action. AI is already changing our lives, in ways that benefit health, productivity and entertainment. Are we on the threshold of an AI-dominated world, in which humans will no longer be necessary?

Plano Adventures, The: Trouble In Murktown (Book One)

Plano Adventures, The: Trouble In Murktown (Book One)

Lord Myopic is determined to cover Murktown in fog, and take control of its people. Only Professor Plano knows how to defeat him! He is on his way to pick up his Clear Vision potion when he ends up in the backyard of a certain pair of twins! Little does he know, this is the exact place he needs to be to succeed.

Locker Room Talk: A Guide To Political Correctness In The Public Domain

Locker Room Talk: A Guide To Political Correctness In The Public Domain

Since man first harnessed consciousness, we have watched and learnt. Observing the traits and behaviours of every facet in our environment. This means we have an ability to predict what is safe, comfortable and reliable. In our own mind this creates an invaluable safety net for our decision-making processes. But what seems like a useful tool in our head, can be cruel and patently unfair beyond it. Trends in a world driven by the Internet are educating us about how harmful stereotyping can be. And those falling foul of a behaviour seemingly ingrained in our DNA, are paying high-profile prices. Locker Room Talk examines how we got here, why it's so hard to change our mindset and the consequences for us and the brands we represent, if we do not.


Hong Kong
Chungking Mansions: Photographs From Hong Kong's Last Ghetto

Chungking Mansions: Photographs From Hong Kong's Last Ghetto

Squatting amid the luxury hotels and malls of modern Kowloon, Chungking Mansions resembles the dirty vent of a giant subterranean machine. This Hong Kong landmark is a hotbed of criminality and home to pimps, hookers, thieves and drug pushers. The five 17-storey towers also offer the city's last low-rent refuge for asylum seekers and immigrants coming to start a new life. In 2009, shortly after a Canadian tourist disappeared from Chungking Mansions without a trace, photographer Nana Chen began wandering the corridors. Using her camera as a guide, she discovered the Chungking Mansions not visible to the naked eye. With compassion and courage, Chen sought to craft a portrait of Hong Kong's last ghetto and its inhabitants before its vibrant character is erased forever by the inevitable march of progress.

Tramways Of Hong Kong, The: A History In Pictures

Tramways Of Hong Kong, The: A History In Pictures

For more than a century, trams have plied their trade along the northern coast of Hong Kong Island. During that time, they have witnessed the transformation of the local economy from a colonial backwater to the massive financial centre that is the modern city. Today, Hong Kong trams still provide a vital public service, carrying vast numbers of passengers daily to and from their work or shops, and Hong Kong is one of the few places in the world where it is still possible to ride on the top deck of a double-deck tram. This album explores the history of the tramways of Hong Kong Island through the 20th century. Drawing upon a fascinating selection of photographs, most of which have never been published before, it traces the evolution of the streetscape over that period.


Indonesia
Painted Alphabet, The: A Mythical Story Of Bali (Second Edition)

Painted Alphabet, The: A Mythical Story Of Bali (Second Edition)

Magic, depravity, spiritual ambition, sensuality, and love - It binds mythic and modern time together in a rich, slyly suggestive novel based on an old Balinese poem. In a fresh and startling picture of Bali - where witches coexist with tourists and talking animals - the novel explores a kaleidoscope of vanity, desire, and the longing for goodness.

Continuity And Change After Indonesia's Reforms: Contributions To An Ongoing Assessement

Continuity And Change After Indonesia's Reforms: Contributions To An Ongoing Assessement

This book addresses one of the most crucial questions in Southeast Asia: did the election in Indonesia in 2014 of a seemingly populist-oriented president alter the hegemony of the political and economic elites? Was it the end of the paradox that the basic social contradictions in the country's substantial capitalist development were not reflected in organized politics by any independent representation of subordinated groups, in spite of democratization?" - Professor Olle T?rnquist, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

Indonesian Economy In Transition, The: Policy Challenges In The Jokowi Era And Beyond

Indonesian Economy In Transition, The: Policy Challenges In The Jokowi Era And Beyond

By any indicator, Indonesia, the fourth most populous nation on earth, is a development success story. Yet 20 years after a deep economic and political crisis, it is still in some respects an economy in transition. Indonesia also faces many daunting challenges - how to achieve faster economic growth along with more attention to environment sustainability, how to achieve more equitable development outcomes, how to develop and nurture stronger institutional foundations, and much else.

Love, Lies And Indomee

Love, Lies And Indomee

Independent career woman Ratu needs a boyfriend-now. She can't stand her mother's nagging, and she'd rather die than be forced into an arranged marriage. Taking matters into her own hands, she trawls the internet in hopes of finding her dream man: tall, slim and look like a model. So when she meets a handsome stranger online who ticks all the boxes, will he turn out to be Mr Right? Love, Lies and Indomee is a sharp and witty novel about the struggles of finding love in 21st-century Jakarta.

Islam, Humanity And The Indonesian Identity Reflections On History

Islam, Humanity And The Indonesian Identity Reflections On History

Islam exists in global history with its richly variegated cultural and social realities. When these specific cultural contexts are marginalized, Islam is reduced to an ahistorical religion without the ability to contribute to humanity. This limited understanding of Islam has been a contributing factor in many of the violent conflicts in the present day. Reflecting on Islam in Indonesia, the world's third largest democracy, supporting the largest Muslim population, Ahmad Syafii Maarif argues for an understanding that is both faithful to Islam's essential teachings and open to constantly changing social and cultural contexts. Building on this, he then addresses critical contemporary issues such as democracy, human rights, religious freedom, the status of women, and the future of Islam. Syafii Maarif's insights offer inspiration to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.


India
Sadhu Sundar Singh: A Biography Of The Remarkable Indian Disciple Of Jesus Christ

Sadhu Sundar Singh: A Biography Of The Remarkable Indian Disciple Of Jesus Christ

Half an hour before his attempt to take his own life, the young Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889-1929) had a dramatic vision of Jesus Christ. Immediately, the emptiness and despair that had filled his heart lifted, and his search for inner peace was over. Read about Sundar Singh's remarkable ministry and his spirit of simplicity, holiness and sacrifice, deftly captured by Phyllis Thompson.


Japan
Textiles Of Japan

Textiles Of Japan

From rugged Japanese firemen's ceremonial robes and austere rural work-wear to colorful, delicately-patterned cotton kimonos, this lavishly illustrated volume explores Japan's rich tradition of textiles. Numerous examples of these fabrics, photographed in exquisite detail, offer insight into Japan's complex textile history as well as inspiration for today's designers and artists. This volume explores the range and artistry of the country's tradition of fiber arts and is an essential resource for anyone captivated by the Japanese aesthetic.


Malaysia
My Rendang Isn't Crispy And Other Favourite Malaysian Dishes

My Rendang Isn't Crispy And Other Favourite Malaysian Dishes

Take a culinary voyage through the vibrant flavours of Malaysia with MasterChef UK contestant, Zaleha Kadir Olpin, as she shares her favourite family recipes in this cookbook. Mostly handed down from her mother and grandmother, Zaleha's recipes maintain traditional methods of cooking, but are suitable for use in the modern kitchen so you can experience Malaysian cuisine in all its authenticity. She also shares lessons she learnt growing up in a culinary family, with insights into the importance of food in Malaysian culture. Written from the heart, this book will appeal to anyone looking to expand their flavour repertoire or just wanting to dip their toes into the delightful world of Malaysian cooking.

Moving Forward: Malays For The 21St Century

Moving Forward: Malays For The 21St Century

The post-2018 order is an exciting time of possibilities for Malaysia. For the country's Malay community to face new challenges of the 21st century and thrive, it has to look forward and forge ahead in a progressive manner. In this updated edition of Moving Forward, Nik Nazmi pushes for a paradigm that is comfortable with diversity and democracy. With the world changing and new problems to confront, Malaysia is brought to a crossroads. The choice is clear: a limbo of mediocrity with eventual decline looming, or to move forward educationally, economically, politically and socially.

Prince Of Mount Tahan, The

Prince Of Mount Tahan, The

Ishak Haji Muhammad (1909-1991) was one of Malaysia's pioneer nationalists. He was a fearless critic of colonialism and became one of the leaders of the now defunct Malay Nationalist Party. For his pains he was imprisoned by the British both before and after the Second World War. As part of and beyond politics, Ishak was a prolific writer of articles, novels and poems. His best-known work The Prince of Mount Tahan (Putera Gunung Tahan), published in 1937, was his first novel and also a pioneering work in the Malay genre of satire.

Human Rights And Democracy In Indonesia And Malaysia

Human Rights And Democracy In Indonesia And Malaysia

This book is the result of a project encompassing 15 university and civil society researchers from Malaysia and Indonesia. The objective of the project was to study democracy and human rights in both countries. The goal was not to merely describe the relationship between the two concepts but instead to examine in depth how these concepts work symbiotically and how they may be enhanced or threatened. And this was to be done not merely in the more obvious areas of intersection between human rights and democracy but also in fields that are perhaps not studied enough or studied more commonly from different perspectives. This examination is done within the themes of freedom of expression, the judiciary, minority rights, gender and the electoral process.

Fight Through Cartoons: My Story Of Harassment, Intimidation & Jail

Fight Through Cartoons: My Story Of Harassment, Intimidation & Jail

This book chronicles Zunar's fight through cartoons from 2009 to 2018. Peppered within the pages of this book are some of Zunar's timeless philosophies on cartooning, which have kept him going despite the odds stacked against him - arrests, court charges, banning of books, travel ban. In this book, Zunar also sheds light on the methodological approach he utilises in his cartoons to effectively deliver his messages. From the conception of a cartoon right down to inking it, Zunar bares what goes on his mind when he draws these cartoons. From being labelled controversial to becoming an award winning cartoonist, this is Zunar's fight through cartoons in his own words.

Mak Yong: World Heritage Theatre

Mak Yong: World Heritage Theatre

Mak Yong was designated a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005, and included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008. The ancient dance-theatre is believed to have originated in the province of Patani in southern Thailand and the state of Kelantan in Malaysia. This book, illustrated with 1970s photographs from the author's fieldwork, is intended to alert the public and authorities to the importance of Mak Yong and its current state of endangerment, and to spur efforts towards its safeguarding.

History Of Wireless Telegraphy In British North Borneo, The

History Of Wireless Telegraphy In British North Borneo, The

This book provides an account of the development of communications in North Borneo from the overland telegraph lines, built with great difficulties and expense through the forests of the interior to connect the East Coast to the West Coast, and via the submarine cable terminal in Labuan, to the outside world at the end of the 19th century, to its replacement with wireless technology in 1915. The author closely examined the relevant British North Borneo Company documents held in the British National Archives at Kew and the Sabah State Archives in Kota Kinabalu. He also extracted information from Telefunken and other archive material held in Germany, and conducted on-site field investigations and identified some remnants of the wireless stations that have survived buried in the grass for a hundred years. The book concludes with the destruction of the wireless stations during the Second World War and gives an account of the restoration of the communications services in the post-war era of North Borneo.

No Rohingya - A Novel

No Rohingya - A Novel

No Rohingya interweaves the narrative of the family of Arun, a young Rohingya in Arakan, Burma, with the tales recounted to the children of the community by his elderly grandmother Tameema. As the family itself becomes increasingly ensnared in personal and political persecution, Tameema's stories, centering on a child raised by wild dogs surviving in a jungle of injustice, provide an alternative world for the memories and morals of the community. As their misfortunes increase and their options narrow, tragedy ultimately permeates both their real and imagined worlds. The stories and experiences in No Rohingya are, unfortunately, solidly grounded in the on-going real life tragedy that faces the Rohingya in Burma. It is both an elegy for a community facing annihilation and a reflection on the nature of history, belonging, and memory.

Civilisational And Cultural Heritage Of Iran And The Malay World, The: A Cultural Discourse

Civilisational And Cultural Heritage Of Iran And The Malay World, The: A Cultural Discourse

The development of Islamic civilisation in the various regions of the world was, and is, a complex process which has attracted the attention of many researchers. The Muslim world has a mesmerising diversity of cultures, languages, ethnicities, and religious sects, and yet cannot be looked upon except through the lens of unity, a principle which lies at the heart of the Islamic religion. This is true despite the sectarianism that afflicts Muslims today. The chapters in this volume aim to chronicle this unity in diversity of the Islamic world with a focus on the historical relations and interactions between the Persian and Malay world, Persian linguistic influence on the Malay language, the impact of Persian music in the Malay world, Sufi connections between the Iranian and Malay worlds, the Persian roots of classical Malay political thought, representations of Iran in Malaysia, and the importance of cultural dialogue between the Persian and Malay worlds.

Class, Race & Colonialism In Peninsular Malaysia: A Political History Of Malaysian Indians

Class, Race & Colonialism In Peninsular Malaysia: A Political History Of Malaysian Indians

Michael Stenson offers the authoritative political history of ethnic Indians in colonial and early post-colonial Malaya. Rejecting the plural society approach, he discusses relevant aspects of the political economy of colonial Malaya, including its class structure, the organisation of labour, its place in the world economy and importance to the British empire. Stenson links British policies to the exploitation and impoverishment of mainly Indian workers. He outlines how Malaysia's post-colonial ruling elite perpetuated communal divisions in furthering ethno-populisms in defence of their own interests. Now republished with an Afterword by V. Selvaratnam, Stenson's historical insights remain relevant in the face of the continuing, but nonetheless changing plight of the vast working-class majority of Malaysian Indians.

Aini's Railway Odyssey: An Exile's 18,200Km Journey Home From London To Kuala Lumpur

Aini's Railway Odyssey: An Exile's 18,200Km Journey Home From London To Kuala Lumpur

In this beautifully illustrated book, Nooraini Mydin grabs you by the hand and takes you with her on a madcap rail adventure through 10 countries. She sleeps alongside 53 passengers in the open carriage of the Trans-Siberian train, traversing Siberia to take in the stunning views of Lake Baikal. She gets held up in a fake teashop in Beijing, climbs the Great Wall of China with a prosthetic knee, finds herself in a Shanghai brothel and samples the orgasmic food of Penang. Aini's Railway Odyssey, part autobiography, part travel writing, is the informative, entertaining, often hilarious account of a 50-year old down-at-heel wimp who decided to confront her demons and take a solo trip halfway round the world. This book will leave you trawling the internet for tickets to Timbuktu and beyond.

Unveiling Choice

Unveiling Choice

"What people need to understand is that the hijab can be both liberating and oppressive, depending on the situation and context. The problem is not the hijab per se, but the social conditions that compel a woman into or out of her hijab. Muslim women, hijabi or not, in considering whether the hijab is compulsory in Islam, must agree that their common enemy is disingenuous men who insist on telling women what to wear. How could a person who was only taught that orchids are white make a meaningful choice between white orchids and orchids of other colours? How could a person who was never taught that orchids of other colours even exist, make a choice for other-coloured orchids at all?"

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #03: Exploring The Trade Potential Of The Dftz For Malaysia's Smes

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #03: Exploring The Trade Potential Of The Dftz For Malaysia's Smes

Malaysia established the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) to facilitate the development of e-commerce and the country's small and medium enterprises' (SMEs') exports. The data revealed thus far indicates an increasing number of SMEs coming on board the DFTZ e-commerce platforms. The overall trend signals that Malaysia is losing its bilateral revealed comparative advantage in exports to China, as well as an increasing use of imports for exporting to China. While the DFTZ facilitates both exports and imports, differing standards and customs processes in different export destinations, including China, will require Malaysian SMEs to know and understand the standards and customs processes governing imports in each export destination involved.

Manglish: Malaysian English At Its Wackiest!

Manglish: Malaysian English At Its Wackiest!

Now back after 20 years with brand new words, expressions and idioms, this hilarious classic remains packed with humour, irreverence and loads of fun. It bids all Malaysians to lighten up, laugh at ourselves and revel in our unique, multicultural way of life. Forget about tenses, grammar, pronunciation, and just relek lah ... Aiyoh. Manglish or Malaysian English is what Malaysians speak when we want to connect with each other or just hang loose. Borrowing from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Asli, British English, American English, dialects, popular mass media and plenty more, our unique English reflects our amazing diversity.


Myanmar
Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #07: Whither Myanmar's Garment Sector?

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #07: Whither Myanmar's Garment Sector?

The EU has threatened to suspend Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) status for Myanmar, under which the country's exports can enter Europe without any tariffs or quotas. The official reason cited by the EU is a growing concern over human rights violations and issues around labour rights in Myanmar. Whether or not the EU decides to withdraw GSP status, Myanmar's garment sector faces a number of challenges. How Myanmar's policymakers and garment industry leaders respond to global industry trends will be just as important, in the long run, in determining the sector's commercial sustainability.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #06: Military Capitalism In Myanmar: Examining The Origins, Continuities And Evolution Of

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #06: Military Capitalism In Myanmar: Examining The Origins, Continuities And Evolution Of "Khaki Capital"

Military enterprises, ostensibly set up to feed and supply soldiers, were some of the earliest and largest Burmese commercial conglomerates, established in the 1950s. Union Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) are two profit-seeking military enterprises established by the military after the dissolution of the Burma Socialist Programme Party in 1988, which remain central players in Myanmar's post-2011 economy. Military conglomerates are a major source of off-budget revenue for the military and a main employer of retired soldiers. Yet few veterans receive more than a small piece of the profits from UMEHL. The vast bulk of formal dividends instead disproportionately benefit higher ranking officers and institutions within the Tatmadaw. More balanced civil-military relations, and fairer social outcomes for military personnel, will rely on civilian-led state institutions delivering effective and substantive welfare support beyond the commercially oriented welfare arrangements of military conglomerates.


Philippines
Future Of Philippine Agriculture Under A Changing Climate: Policies, Investments And Scenarios

Future Of Philippine Agriculture Under A Changing Climate: Policies, Investments And Scenarios

The Philippine economy has grown rapidly since 2010, but despite this growth, poverty and inequality remain high. Two-thirds of the poor live in rural areas, and the weak performance of the agriculture sector has contributed to the slow improvement in livelihoods. The challenge for agriculture will further increase, with climate change posing a growing threat to the sector. But agricultural transformation to spur sustained growth and reduce poverty is still possible under climate change with aggressive institutional reforms and implementation of the right mix of policies and programmes. This book addresses these big issues, focusing on enhancing the adaptation capacity of the Philippine agriculture sector. It is designed to provide a much-needed base of knowledge and menu of policy options to support decision- and policymaking on agriculture, climate change, and food security.


Pakistan
Beyond The Fields

Beyond The Fields

Born to a poor, landless farmer in the month of the monsoon rains, twins Zara and Tara grow up amongst the fields of wheat and cotton in a remote village in Pakistan. During an afternoon spree of games, Tara is kidnapped from the fields and raped. All seems to be resolved after her parents accept an unexpected marriage proposal for their "dishonoured" daughter. But the nightmare resurfaces when a newspaper clipping emerges, calling the union into question. Set in the early 1980s against the backdrop of martial law and social turmoil, Beyond the Fields is a riveting, timely look at profound inequality, traditions that disempower women in our world, and survival as a dance to the beat of a different future.


Southeast Asia/Asean
Smes And Economic Integration In Southeast Asia

Smes And Economic Integration In Southeast Asia

Small and medium-sized enterprises account for about 97-99 per cent of total enterprises and 60-80 per cent of total employment in ASEAN countries. The participation of SMEs is thus crucial for achieving greater regional economic integration amongst ASEAN countries. SMEs are, however, often constrained by many disadvantages that limit their abilities to become importers and exporters. This is well documented in the research literature on trade and firm size. This volume contains selected ASEAN country studies on the participation of SMEs in regional economic integration based on primary microdata. This is supplemented by empirical studies on the role played by East Asian multinational enterprises in the region.

Tempted By Tempeh: 30 Creative Recipes For Fermented Soybean Cakes

Tempted By Tempeh: 30 Creative Recipes For Fermented Soybean Cakes

Tempeh, or fermented soybean cake, is a traditional Indonesian food that is highly versatile to cook with. Discover the exciting ways to prepare delicious tempeh at home with this collection of 30 creative recipes that range from savoury snacks and hearty mains to delightful desserts. This book also looks at the nutrition of tempeh and includes a fully illustrated step-by-step guide on how to make tempeh in your own kitchen. Whether you are new to tempeh or are already familiar with it, you will be inspired by how effortless it is to incorporate this incredibly nutritious soy food into any meal.

Southeast Asian Affairs 2019

Southeast Asian Affairs 2019

Southeast Asian Affairs, produced since 1974, is an annual review of significant trends and developments in the region. The emphasis is on ASEAN countries but important developments in the broader Asia-Pacific region are not ignored. The publication seeks to provide readable and easily understood analyses of major political, strategic, economic and social developments within the region.

Arc Of Containment: Britain, The United States And Anticommunism In Southeast Asia

Arc Of Containment: Britain, The United States And Anticommunism In Southeast Asia

Arc of Containment recasts the history of American empire in Southeast and East Asia from WWII through the end of U.S. intervention in Vietnam. Setting aside the classic story of anxiety about falling dominoes, Wen-Qing Ngoei articulates a new history premised on sure containment guaranteed by Anglo-American cooperation. He argues that anticommunist nationalism in Southeast Asia intersected with local antipathy toward China to usher the region from European colonialism to U.S. hegemony. Central to this assessment is the place of British power and the effects of direct neocolonial military might, as well as less overt cultural influences based in decades of colonial rule. Also essential to the analysis is the considerable influence of Southeast Asian actors.

Southeast Asian Anthropologies: National Traditions And Transnational Practices

Southeast Asian Anthropologies: National Traditions And Transnational Practices

Anthropology is a flourishing discipline in Southeast Asia. This book renders visible the development of national traditions and transnational practices of anthropology across the region. Anthropology's self-criticism of the colonial, postcolonial and neo-colonial conditions of its own production remains relevant for SE Asia. There has been a vigorous debate and a wide range of suggestions on what might be done to de-center the Euro-, andro-, hetero- and other centrisms of the discipline from an emerging world anthropologies perspective. But actually transforming anthropology requires practice beyond mere critique. The chapters in this volume focus on practices and paradigms of anthropologists working from and within SE Asia.


Singapore
Impractical Uses Of Cake

Impractical Uses Of Cake

Sukhin is a 35-year-old teacher who lives alone. His life consists of reading, working and visiting his parents' to rearrange his piles of "collectibles". He has only one friend, another teacher who has managed to force Sukhin into a friendship by sheer doggedness. While on an errand one afternoon in Chinatown, he encounters a homeless person who recognises him. This chance reunion turns Sukhin's well-planned life upside down, and the pair learns about love and sacrifice over their shared fondness for cake.

Movie That No One Saw, The - A Novel

Movie That No One Saw, The - A Novel

Adjonis Keh (the "d" is silent) is a successful actor who apparently has everything: looks, adoration, a shelf filled with acting awards, and all the vanilla yogurt he can eat (thanks to a hefty endorsement deal). He also has a dark secret: he can't act. So far, he has managed to fool the world with a clever little trick-until the day he meets an inquisitive young journalist whose unexpected friendship causes him to question everything in his life.

Diary Of One Who Disappeared - A Novella

Diary Of One Who Disappeared - A Novella

The year is 2040 and an envoy of the North American Union finds himself a fugitive in the Southeast Asian nation of Tinhau. Lucas Lehrer is tasked with travelling from the North American Union to the island-nation of Tinhau to extend the offer of political partnership. When negotiations break down, Lucas decides to request asylum, and he soon encounters an odd series of coincidences in which his deep-seated desires start coming true. Among the backdrop of societal instability and growing nativism, he befriends a young woman who is not what she seems, and who may not be from our universe at all.

Family Treasures

Family Treasures

Written by Jessie Wee, one of Singapore's most prominent writers for children's content, Family Treasures depicts some of the joys and challenges that pre-teens face today. As they follow the exploits and family interactions of Khiang, Meng and Kim, the richness of a life lived with God is made evident. This book, with its relatable stories, fun activities and prayers, provides rich resources for parents wanting to build a storehouse of meaningful and memorable moments with their young children.

Sir Stamford Raffles And Some Of His Friends And Contemporaries: A Memoir Of The Founder Of Singapore

Sir Stamford Raffles And Some Of His Friends And Contemporaries: A Memoir Of The Founder Of Singapore

This publication is a biographical account of the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles, through a study of the lives of his closest friends and contemporaries. Some of the personalities featured include William Brown Ramsay, John Leyden and Thomas Horsfield.

Signs Of Life

Signs Of Life

A mysterious terrorising force hounding a group of schoolgirls at a campfire. A couple trying to conceive in a post-apocalyptic world. Two gay men, the last of their kind, getting acquainted in a laboratory for the purpose of scientific observation. A Christ-like figure raising the dead in the heartlands. Strange and suspenseful, these stories offer a whole other world of voices, plot and imagery that opens up new terrain in what is possible and imaginable. With wit, sensitivity and dexterity, O's characters slip from their ever-present reality into the surreal and unknown, and find in the process their hungers, desires and pains coming fully awake, thrumming with exultant life. To read these stories is to enter a new universe where nothing is taken for granted and everything is truly, readily possible.

Messiah Virus, The

Messiah Virus, The

The Empress has guided the expansion of the colonised universe for millenia - the operating system of a vast civilisation, a shepherd whose overriding priority is the survival and prosperity of her sheep - the entire human race. But not everyone follows Her light. When the Messiah virus descends, disabling the Empress' influence, a powerful little Psion girl is humanity's only hope. Fatima, however, has chosen strange companions.

Move Over, Bird

Move Over, Bird

Miho entertains you with various forms of poetry she follows or invents. In seven poems from the first section, the poet breaks an ordinary day into pieces and rebuilds them in fourteen sentences. She also writes a song-like poem - a style she learned from reading a vast range of haiku. In this collection, she also translated her own Japanese haiku and tanka into English. She delights in connecting with readers through her delicate and transcendental artistry of her ongoing poetic musings.

Chinese Entrepreneurship In Singapore History, Faith & Culture

Chinese Entrepreneurship In Singapore History, Faith & Culture

What cultural factors lie behind Chinese entrepreneurship, especially among the Singaporean Chinese community? What is the place of the Chinese work ethic in the light of biblical Christian values? Do these ideologies clash, or, what common ground do they share? This book aims to tackle these questions with a close look at Chinese history and culture, as well as the theological basis of entrepreneurship. Case studies of 12 contemporary Singaporean Chinese entrepreneurs provide hands-on perspectives of the challenges of taking the entrepreneurial plunge.

Unforming/Forming

Unforming/Forming

This is the second in the series of books that present the students works that are created by Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) program students at Singapore University of Technology and Design. It presents a collection and documentation of the rich design studio work that emerges from the rather distinctive structure and focus that is adopted in ASD. The student works presented in this book are organized according to ASD's core and option studio structure. The themes of the studio explorations are motivated by a sustainable future. These explorations strive to leverage and improve the available technologies to create a more sustainable future.

Fall Of Singapore, The: The Battle For Malaya 1941-1942

Fall Of Singapore, The: The Battle For Malaya 1941-1942

The Japanese invasion of Malaya in December 1941 is one of the more heavily studied military campaigns in World War II. It has led to much controversy over how the British, Australian and Indian troops, well-prepared and numerically superior to their Japanese opponents, could so quickly lose the initiative, and then slowly and inexorably lose the campaign. With reinforcements arriving throughout much of the fighting, Arthur Percival, the British commander, was unwilling to risk his forces in a single battle which would determine the victor. After the Allied success at Kampar, followed by a withdrawal, the disaster at Slim River led to the Japanese outmanoeuvring their opponents in Johore, leading to the final battle in Singapore. As well as using accounts by many of the major participants, The Fall of Singapore incorporates recent research and thinking, also showing the effects of the fighting on the many Chinese, Malay and Indian civilians - so often neglected in military histories.

Between The Lines: The Chinese Cartoon Revolution

A collaboration between Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and the Memorial Museum of 1911 Revolution in Guangzhou, Between the Lines - The Chinese Cartoon Revolution examines the links between the 1911 Revolution in China and the emergence of Chinese cartoons in Singapore. Through satirical sketches, early Chinese cartoonists captured a declining China in the late 19th century and used them as weapons against a corrupt regime. The exhibition showcases close to 150 Chinese cartoons, as well as related artefacts and images from Singapore and China, between the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century to trace the history and development of local Chinese cartoons.

Nomad Principle, The

Nomad Principle, The

The Nomad Principle is a collection of poems based on comings and goings, and considers how physical and emotional distances map themselves on the geography of the human heart. In between history, culture, art and disease, these poems grapple with heartbreak and loss while scavenging for a concession with one's mortality.

In These Curved Spaces

In These Curved Spaces

Our memories are not entirely ours, each is a patch handed to us, shaped with hands that are both ours and not. Together, they form a patchwork quilt we drape to give us the shape of who we are. But what about the memories that have been lost through time, circumstance? If memories anchor who we are, what do we do with these gaps? Do we make up our own stories in its wake? Plug the gaps from the scraps of a memory? What does that say about us? In These Curved Spaces explores the relationship between memory, time and identity. It is about memory. It is about questions. It is the most important ten-year series of your life but the answer key is lost in a cardboard box of things you thought you no longer needed. What do we do when time is a hard, cold wall and we have left pieces of ourselves on the other side? It is about how to write your own answers.

Roadkill For Beginners

Roadkill For Beginners

Roadkill for Beginners is Stephanie Chan's first collection of poetry. It's part scrapbook of love letters to places, part field guide to the people in them. It's a messy celebration of open mics, bonfires, and poetry stages around the world, the connections that grow up around them and the adventures that happen after. It explores desire, moving, belonging, and everything in between. It's got apocalyptic hawker centres, magical night bus rides, and hungry turkey vultures. It's about growing up, and not. For you, it hopes to feel like the lyrical equivalent of spooning in strange buildings then flying at full speed down a steep empty road on a bike at two in the morning.

50 Shades Of Love: Unearthing Who We Are

50 Shades Of Love: Unearthing Who We Are

The labyrinths of the heart are as complex as the fungal network of the soil. We begin small like the seeds. We absorb from the world around us-the good and the bad, the ugly and the beautiful-much like how the roots take in nutrients from its environment. We grow and spread our wings like the branches of the trees that lend themselves to the crowning glories. But sometimes we falter like the trees that fell, devastated, but not defeated. We learn to bend like the willow and face the storms like the great oak. If trees could talk, what stories would they tell? This book chronicles one woman's endeavours through the different seasons of love and celebrates the unique relationship between humans and trees.

Seah Eu Chin: His Life & Times

Seah Eu Chin: His Life & Times

This book captures a snapshot of Seah Eu Chin's life, and the lives of his famous sons, especially Seah Liang Seah and Seah Peck Seah, interwoven with other early pioneers such as Tan Tock Seng, Whampoa, and Sir Song Ong Siang. Told against a backdrop of a declining China and a rising British Empire, the book also tells the story of the founding and rise of a small maritime settlement nominally under British rule and its agricultural industry - and the rise of the "King of Gambier and Pepper". And it tells the story of the Chinese secret societies, including episodes of rampages and widespread outbreaks of mayhem like the Anti-Catholic Riots of 1851 and the Hokkien-Teochew Riots of 1854, and how the hapless colonial authorities turned to respected Chinese leaders like Seah Eu Chin for help.

Leader & Legislator: Seah Liang Seah

Leader & Legislator: Seah Liang Seah

It was the heyday of the mighty British Empire. In the colony of Singapore, a young man from a prominent local family rose to become a successful businessman, Teochew community leader, and member of the Legislative Council of the Straits Settlements. Straddling both East and West, he lived an exciting life marked by public service, profit and parties. This remarkable man was leader and legislator, Seah Liang Seah. This book tells the incredible story of the man behind Liang Seah Street and Bendemeer, as well as the stories of his Straits Chinese contemporaries, such as Tan Jiak Kim, Dr Lim Boon Keng and Sir Song Ong Siang, and the larger social and economic history of Singapore in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Limits Of Authoritarian Governance In Singapore's Developmental State, The

Limits Of Authoritarian Governance In Singapore's Developmental State, The

This book delves into the limitations of Singapore's authoritarian governance model. In doing so, the relevance of the Singapore governance model for other industrialising economies is systematically examined. Research in this book examines the challenges for an integrated governance model that has proven durable over four to five decades. The editors argue that established socio-political and economic formulae are now facing unprecedented challenges. Structural pressures associated with Singapore's particular locus within globalised capitalism have fostered heightened social and material inequalities, compounded by the ruling party's ideological resistance to substantive redistribution. As 'growth with equity' becomes more elusive, the rationale for power by a ruling party dominated by technocratic elite and state institutions crafted and controlled by the ruling party and its bureaucratic allies is open to more critical scrutiny.

Start Up Guide: Singapore

Start Up Guide: Singapore

Startup Guide is stepping into new continents and this time it's Asia! Soon we'll be launching our first book in Asia in Singapore. With its small but dense ecosystem, Singapore has become a startup hub and launchpad for entrepreneurs in the Southeast Asian region. And we're proud to now be joining the lively community.

Rational Conversations: China Is Messing With Your Mind

Rational Conversations: China Is Messing With Your Mind

Former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan highlights two global trends that can shape Singapore's future-identity politics and the rise of China-and how China is using them to influence the Singapore identity.

Rational Conversations: A Manifesto For Arts Funding

Rational Conversations: A Manifesto For Arts Funding

Poet and playwright Alfian Sa'at calls for greater support for the arts in our city-state.

Rational Conversations: The Power Of A People

Rational Conversations: The Power Of A People

Former Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin shares the concerns of young voters and how a new generation of leaders can rise up to serve them.

Rational Conversations: The Silhouette Of Oppression

Rational Conversations: The Silhouette Of Oppression

Activist and journalist Kirsten Han examines the relationship between government and political journalists in Singapore.

Gathering Of Themes, A

Gathering Of Themes, A

This collection contains Prof Thumboo's latest works. Especially interesting are the poems based on biblical characters, something very close to his heart in recent years. Some evergreens of his works are included, such as "A poet reading", to make this a most collectible set of his published works. The sections are named: Chin (for his wife), Tribes, Togetherness, Cultures, I to i, By Quiet Waters and Words.

Place For Us, A

Place For Us, A

Disability is neither strange nor distant. Part autobiography, part reflections of social advocate Cassandra Chiu's experiences as a person living with visual impairment, A Place For Us is the story of the first woman to be a guide dog handler in Singapore and the first Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in Southeast Asia who happens to be blind. Cassandra's story starts with her growing-up years in 1980s Singapore, chronicling how her life unfolds with the onset of Stargardt disease, which causes progressive vision loss. From pursuing an education, navigating motherhood, to building a career as a psychotherapist, Cassandra openly discusses the attitudes towards disability and her journey towards true independence with her guide dog Esme.

Tan Kim Seng: A Biography

Tan Kim Seng: A Biography

It is remarkable that no biography of Tan Kim Seng has been published until now considering that his imprint on 19th century Singapore is so significant. Tan Kim Seng was not the typical refugee from South China. His family had already been in the Nanyang for three generations when he arrived in Singapore in the 1820s. With business ecumen and gaining trust with British merchants, he built an empire with warehouses, mansions and the largest single piece of property which stretched from the coast of Pasir Panjang to Ulu Pandan to Tanglin. The details of his will, designed to repel "the curse of the third generation", is founded on his values and beliefs. But what he did not anticipate was how his well-thought-out plans would be unravelled primarily by English Law.

When Life Throws You Curveballs: A Memoir - Finding Hope Amidst Raging Storms

When Life Throws You Curveballs: A Memoir - Finding Hope Amidst Raging Storms

These words from Jesus Christ are particularly pertinent especially in recent times with increasing uncertainty and insecurity around the world, and uncontrollable events affecting our daily lives. What hurts more is when these heartbreaking events hit us when we least expect them. This book documents the faith journeys of two sisters, May Kwun and Lynette and their family who encountered the pain of grief and loss successively through a spate of heartbreaking events over seven years.

They Told Us To Move: Dakota-Cassia

They Told Us To Move: Dakota-Cassia

What happens when an entire community is moved? Dakota Crescent was one of Singapore's oldest public housing estates and a rental flat neighbourhood for low-income households. In 2016, its residents - many of whom are elderly - were relocated to Cassia Crescent to make way for redevelopment. To help them resettle, a group of volunteers came together and formed the Cassia Resettlement Team. They Told Us to Move tells the story of the relocation through interviews with the residents from the Dakota community and reflections by the volunteers. Accompanying these are essays by various academics on urban planning; gender and family; ageing, poverty, and social services; civil society and citizenship; and architectural heritage and place-making.

Stories On The Blessing Of Giving

Stories On The Blessing Of Giving

Using money to advance the Kingdom of God - that is precisely what Tiang Siew has done with his money, and a key way he has done this is by investing in the lives of people. This book is a collection of stories of people who have benefited from Tiang Siew's investment. They illustrate how one person's choices have blessed people who have in turn gone on to bless others.

Call Me By My Name: Stories Of Faith, Identity, And Special Needs

Call Me By My Name: Stories Of Faith, Identity, And Special Needs

Stories from Christians with special needs, their families, and those serving in the special needs community; sharing their faith and how they have grown in their identity in light of their experience of special needs.

Migration, Transmission, Localisation: Visual Art In Singapore (1886-1945)

Migration, Transmission, Localisation: Visual Art In Singapore (1886-1945)

Drawing mainly on advertisements and comics in Chinese newspapers, Singaporean scholar and educator Yeo Mang Thong demonstrates how Singapore was an important hub for artists who travelled to and lived in Singapore. Yeo's research features amongst other things essays on sojourning artists, and fills a gap in scholarship on the pre-war visual arts scene in Singapore. Originally in Chinese, this English translation aims to bring his research to a broader audience.

Awesome Art: Singapore - 10 Works From The Lion City Everyone Should Know

Awesome Art: Singapore - 10 Works From The Lion City Everyone Should Know

Come discover art from the lion city in Awesome Art Singapore! This volume encourages children to appreciate art by revealing works by 10 artists which cover sculpture, photography and painting. Fully illustrated with stories and fun facts about each artwork, Awesome Art Singapore helps make art concepts and ideas easy to enjoy and understand. Filled with chapters exploring mediums, methods and motivations, this book teems with fun and engaging activities that inspire hours of creativity at home or in the classroom. Awesome Art Singapore is an expansion to the Awesome Art series, which seeks to make art accessible to the young and young at heart.

Modelling Today, Guiding Tomorrow: A Singaporean Guide To Model United Nations

Modelling Today, Guiding Tomorrow: A Singaporean Guide To Model United Nations

Join us as we take you through the Model United Nations scene in Singapore and show you the work of the United Nations Association of Singapore Model United Nations, or UNASMUN - the largest secondary- and tertiary-level conference in the country. Whether you are new to Model United Nations and unsure of what to expect, a seasoned delegate wanting to learn about crisis committees and the administrative mechanics of a conference, or an educator trying to establish a school-based programme, this informative guide has something for everyone. Drawing from more than two decades of combined author experience as well as input from over 140 students and teachers, this handbook walks you through the conference process and provides practical tips on how to make the most of the experience.

Aristocracy Of Armed Talent: The Military Elite In Singapore

Aristocracy Of Armed Talent: The Military Elite In Singapore

When Singapore declared independence in 1965, it faced the monumental task of building a military from scratch. This book tells the story of the development of the Singapore Armed Forces through a collective portrait of its leaders. It is based on interviews with twenty-eight flag officers, offering a firsthand look at Singapore's military from the very leaders who helped shape it. It addresses the challenges Singapore faced in building its officer core and encouraging individuals to stay and make a career out of military service. As former flag officers are often recruited into senior civil service and political roles, understating the military elite culture is central to understanding Singapore's politics. This book provides a rare window on an exceptional and globally influential institution.

Birds Of Our Wetlands - A Journey Through Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Birds Of Our Wetlands - A Journey Through Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Birds of Our Wetlands brings you on an journey to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, features full-colour photographs and information of the migratory birds at the Reserve, including identification features and population status.

Brethren Story, The: 150 Years Of History In Singapore

Brethren Story, The: 150 Years Of History In Singapore

The beginnings of the Brethren movement in Singapore can be traced back to the arrival of an English businessman, Mr Philip Robinson. In 1857, he set foot in Singapore and a year later, founded Robinson & Company, which still exists today. By the early 1860s, the Robinson home was open to believers for Bible study and fellowship. The desire for a public Christian witness grew among these saints, and so on 3 July 1864, the Missions Room was opened at 108 Bencoolen Street, followed on 30 September 1866 by Bethesda Chapel at 77 Bras Basah Road. This book chronicles the growth of the Brethren churches over the past 150 years and help Singapore Brethren discover and appreciate their rich legacy and shared beliefs. Besides the historical accounts, the book also includes contributions from Brethren members reflecting on missions and outreach, and contemporary issues and perspectives.

Sense And Sensitivity: A Guide To Unseen Poetry For The Gce 'O' And 'N' Level Exam

Sense And Sensitivity: A Guide To Unseen Poetry For The Gce 'O' And 'N' Level Exam

Sense and Sensitivity provides a systematic and comprehensive approach to developing skills for critical close reading of poetry. Students will be taught how to gain a "big-picture" sense of the poem before acquiring sensitivity to form and literary techniques including word choice, figurative language, symbolism, word order, and sound among others. The 15 chapters in this book include classic and contemporary poems, poems from Singapore and around the world as well as a variety of visual and comparative exercises that will develop students' appreciation of poetry.

Blessed To Be A Blessing: A Biography Of Goh Ewe Kheng

Blessed To Be A Blessing: A Biography Of Goh Ewe Kheng

Described as a quintessential Christian businessman, Goh Ewe Kheng recognised that the Lord had led him into the business world. Business was the primary platform from which he served. At heart, he knew that he was in the King's business, to fulfil the Master's bidding. He sought to be a faithful steward of the resources placed in his hands - his time, talents and earthly treasures. Amazingly, the Lord opened doors for him to minister - in discipling, Bible distribution, equipping teachers of the Word, prisons, church planting, missions and evangelism and the promotion of inter-church partnerships for the gospel. Goh Ewe Kheng ran the race of faith with perseverance and with joy.

Like A Fire In My Bones: A Journey Of Discipleship

Like A Fire In My Bones: A Journey Of Discipleship

A brave and honest question, asked by a young man raised in a Christian family. As Darius Lee asked this question, and many more, God answered with clarity and power. This book challenges us to answer our Lord's call to discipleship, and to actively bring Christ into the fallen world we live in, with its increasingly confused notions of Truth, Love and Identity. Ultimately, this is a book that will not only challenge you, but will equip you to address some of the most controversial issues of our day, including secularism, same-sex marriage and abortion.

Once Upon A Singapore...Traders

Once Upon A Singapore...Traders

While flipping through Grandpa's photo album of his childhood days, Aloysius and Grandpa are magically transported to 1900s Singapore. Aloysius, having grown up in a world of iPhones and movie theatres, finds himself in a foreign land, where cinemas travel around on wheels and letters take two weeks to arrive! With Grandpa as his tour guide, Aloysius travels around olden Singapore and meets traders who once did a roaring trade - and provided invaluable service to their communities - but are now vanishing. What else will Aloysius discover during this journey? How will experiencing the past change Aloysius? Will he find out how naughty Grandpa was at his age?

From Estate To Embassy: Memories Of An Ambassador

From Estate To Embassy: Memories Of An Ambassador

This biography documents K. Kesavapany's journey from the Malayan estates in the late 1930s to his move to Singapore when he was headhunted to join the Singapore Civil Service in the 1970s, and from his entry into Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to his subsequent sojourns abroad, such as in Australia, Turkey, Geneva, Jordan, Indonesia, Russia, United Kingdom and Malaysia. After retiring from his last post with the MFA, he took on the position of Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore.

Delicious Heirlooms: Stories Behind Singapore's Oldest Family-Run Restaurants

Delicious Heirlooms: Stories Behind Singapore's Oldest Family-Run Restaurants

Who was "Fatty Weng"? Which family restaurant is being run by the fourth generation? "Samy's Curry" got its name from its owner, but "Muthu's Curry" didn't - so where did the "Muthu" come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this book, which traces the founding and growth of 10 well-known family-run restaurants in Singapore - some dating back to the 1920s.

Bu Ke Yu Qi - Shi Jing 50 Shou

Bu Ke Yu Qi - Shi Jing 50 Shou

Never Before - 50 Essential Poems is a compilation of 50 defining poems after two years of extensive archival and library research. The collection, spanning half a century of Singaporean Chinese literary history, aims to expose voices that we have not been told about in school, in the media, and in past representations of what Singapore literature is supposed to be. This is a work that broadens and deepens Singapore's literary tradition across the languages and literary communities.

Sg Poems 2017-2018

Sg Poems 2017-2018

SG Poems 2017-2018 brings together established and emerging poets from the island's various linguistic traditions in a space where everyone can demand respect. This volume allows them also to give voice to what is human and true amid the perplexities of contemporary life. This volume presents new work on the themes "Regardless of Race" and "In Spirit," which inspired Poetry Festival (Singapore) in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The volume is at once a reference book, with representative work from some of Singapore's most widely read poets, and a sampler that introduces new and published poets in Chinese, Malay or Tamil in English translation.

Professions

Professions

Professions is a poet's directory of heartbreak. The backbone of this collection is a cycle of fractured relationships, where professional preoccupations tear lovers apart as distrust and incomprehension brew. Set against this are glimpses of indestructible intimacy - between a mother, a granddaughter, and a friend. Amanda Chong's poems observe the doomed practice of the heart: solitary experiences, never fully nor mutually understood until too late.

Singapore: The Monocle Travel Guide Series 11

Singapore: The Monocle Travel Guide Series 11

Monocle knows about the hidden gems in all the great cities. It also knows where to take an ambassador for breakfast, an on-the-go business partner for a late-night cocktail, or where to get an astute concierge at ungodly hours. Its deep understanding of cities, and all they have to offer, has now been compiled in The Monocle Travel Guide Series. These beautiful informative books reveal the Monocle team's favourite places, from the ideal route for an early morning run to the best spots for independent retail.


Thailand
Culture Shock! Thailand - A Survival Guide To Customs And Etiquette

Culture Shock! Thailand - A Survival Guide To Customs And Etiquette

CultureShock! Thailand is the complete guide for those who wish to make sense of the fascinating, manifold and often contradictory aspects of this ancient kingdom.

Thailand: History, Politics And The Rule Of Law

Thailand: History, Politics And The Rule Of Law

This introductory book on Thai politics and the rule of law explains why chronically unstable Thailand struggles to mediate and adjudicate its political disputes. It focuses on the continuities between the pre-1932 and post-1932 periods. Since the shift to constitutional monarchy in 1932, the power of the monarch and military has endured, the legislature, electorate and, until recently, judiciary have been comparatively powerless, and constitutions and laws have been comparatively unimportant. Until governance is again re-cast, Thailand's political instability and cycle of coups will continue.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #08: The Politics Of Thai Buddhism Under The Ncpo Junta

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #08: The Politics Of Thai Buddhism Under The Ncpo Junta

The past two decades have been a time of turmoil in Thailand's religious affairs. Disputes, debates and controversies concerning the administration of Buddhism, Thailand's national religion by tradition, have erupted more and more frequently. This chronic and unresolvable conflict originates from Thai Buddhists' inability to achieve a broad consensus on religious reform. Conflicts between the influential religious nationalists and the Thai Sangha convinced the military government of the need to act, for the sake of national security and political stability.

Love, Money And Obligation: Transnational Marriage In A Northeastern Thai Village

Love, Money And Obligation: Transnational Marriage In A Northeastern Thai Village

Globalization means transnational marriages and intimacies become increasingly viable options for women and men. Patcharin Lapanun explores the marriages of Thai women with farang men, and complicates conventional views about materiality and intimacy in these settings. The sentiments and life stories of women and men engaging in these transnational relationships highlight the complexities of the associations that are shape and reshaped by love, money and gender obligations on the one hand and the dynamics of socio-cultural and historical contexts on the other. Transnational marriages challenge gender relations, perceptions of sexuality, marriage and family as well as existing class divisions in rural Thai communities.


Vietnam
Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #02: Vietnam's Industrialization Ambitions: The Case Of Vingroup And The Automotive Industry

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #02: Vietnam's Industrialization Ambitions: The Case Of Vingroup And The Automotive Industry

Vietnam has officially admitted its failure to achieve industrialized economy status by 2020. This failure is partly due to its inability to grow a strong local manufacturing base and develop key strategic industries. The participation of Vingroup, the country's largest private conglomerate, in the automotive industry has sparked new hopes for Vietnam's industrialization drive. Challenges that Vinfast faces include its unproven track record in the industry; the limited size of the national car market; the lack of infrastructure to support car usage in Vietnam; the intense competition from foreign brands; and its initial reliance on imported technologies and know-hows. However, Vinfast enjoys certain advantages in the domestic market, including the large potential of the Vietnamese automotive market; its freedom as a new automaker to define its business strategies without having to deal with legacy issues; Vingroup's sound business and financial performance and its ecosystem; strong support from the Vietnamese government; and nationalist sentiments that will encourage certain Vietnamese customers to choose its products.