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Asian Management Insights, V.4(2): The Sustainability Edge - Driving Top-Line With Triple -Bottom-Line ThinkingAsian Management Insights, V.4(2): The Sustainability Edge - Driving Top-Line With Triple -Bottom-Line Thinking by Singapore Management University

Asian Management Insights aims to develop a body of knowledge and a narrative of innovation and creativity for trends in Asian management. It brings together some of the best and brightest of Asia's thought leaders and their solutions to address current Asian challenges.

Value Investing In Asia: The Definitive Guide To Investing In AsiaValue Investing In Asia: The Definitive Guide To Investing In Asia by Lim Peir Shenq, Stanley; Mun Hong Cheong

A practical, step-by-step guide to value investing in Asian stocks, this book offers a uniquely targeted guide to investors seeking new opportunities in Asian markets. Most value investing advice is geared toward US markets, leaving out the key guidance that pertains specifically to investing in publicly listed Asian companies - guidance that is critical for success. This book focuses on the opportunities and challenges of Asian markets, including current and historical case studies that illustrate various successes, risks and pitfalls. Step-by-step guidance helps you unearth great opportunities in Asia; from understanding the macroeconomic situation, to narrowing down on specific investment opportunities.

Flower Power: The Meaning Of Flowers In Asian ArtFlower Power: The Meaning Of Flowers In Asian Art by Chan, Dany

In 1967, the phrase "flower power" transformed the commonplace flower into a Buddhist-inspired symbol of peace. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of San Francisco's "Summer of Love," this art and design book showcases the expressive powers of flowers in Asian arts and cultures. Beginning in ancient times, a language of flowers, where certain blooms suggest specific themes, was communicated in art throughout Asia. Here forty artworks, all drawn from the Asian Art Museum's renowned collection, focus on six celebrated flowers-lotus, plum blossom, cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, tulip, and rose-and the messages they convey.

Royal Navy In Eastern Waters, The: Linchpin Of Victory, 1935-1942Royal Navy In Eastern Waters, The: Linchpin Of Victory, 1935-1942 by Boyd, Andrew

The British Royal Navy has been sharply criticized for tactical errors in Asia during the years leading to WWII. In particular, the deployment of the Repulse and the Prince of Wales, and their catastrophic loss, has been characterized as part of a flawed and ineffective strategy. Andrew Boyd argues that the loss of these warships has overshadowed the RN's broader success in securing control of the Indian Ocean. The book moves authoritatively between grand strategy, intelligence, accounts of specific operations, and technical assessment of ships and weapons. It effectively challenges established views of the RN's capabilities and performance, and will change understandings of Britain's role in the early years of the war.

Is This The Asian Century?Is This The Asian Century? by Lee Jong-Wha

Is This the Asian Century? comprises 25 articles which the author has published on the Project Syndicate website since 2012. These articles are grouped into four broad topics: Growth and Structural Adjustment, Economic Integration and Cooperation, Business, Money, and Finance, and Education and Society. Through these selected works, the author explores whether the Asian Century is coming to pass or not and how Asian economies prepare for such century. The author also presents his analyses of Asia's economic transformation as well as social and cultural changes, and suggests the ways that Asian economies can overcome major economic and social challenges to continue their path towards a more balanced and sustainable growth in the 21st century.

Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking The Silk RoadEastern Horizons: Hitchhiking The Silk Road by Wood, Levison

Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of GBP750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there. This is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia.

Panorama 01/2017: Asean At 50 - A Look At Its External RelationsPanorama 01/2017: Asean At 50 - A Look At Its External Relations by

This issue of Panorama examines ASEAN's achievements on its 50th anniversary, the challenges it has overcome, the major impact of the ongoing changes in the regional strategic environment, and the prospects ahead. Special emphasis has been placed on ASEAN's relations with its dialogue partners and the regional security mechanisms it is leading. His Excellency Le Luong Minh, the current ASEAN Secretary-General, contributed the first chapter.

Eurasian Heritage Dictionary, The: Kristang-English/English-Kristang (2Nd Edition)Eurasian Heritage Dictionary, The: Kristang-English/English-Kristang (2Nd Edition) by Scully, Valerie; Catherine Zuzarte

First published in 2004, The Eurasian Heritage Dictionary is the first-ever dictionary of Kristang, representing a valuable resource on the language and culture of the Eurasian community. Fully illustrated with entries on Kristang songs, poems, cuisine, names, idioms and rituals, The Eurasian Heritage Dictionary encapsulates the living legacy and memories of one of Asia's most vibrant cultures. This updated Second Edition features additional cultural details and Kristang texts, including both poems and prose, for an even richer cultural understanding.

Capital Mobility In Asia: Causes And ConsequencesCapital Mobility In Asia: Causes And Consequences by Jongwanich, Juthathip

"Asia has benefitted greatly from its integration into the world economy. But globalization has its challenges, including those that are the subject of this excellent new study: how to manage the interface with global capital markets, especially in the current, highly unusual monetary policy settings in the major economies. Dr Juthathip Jongwanich has been researching these issues for several years. In this volume she writes with great authority, providing a comprehensively, succinct and accessible examination of the many complex issues. A must-read volume for policymakers and academics alike." - Hal Hill, H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies, Australian National University

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Get the top places to eat, drink and play suggested by a bunch of cool locals! Didi & Co is the first guidebook co-created by local insiders for fellow urban explorers. Places, pictures and pointers are all handpicked and generated collaboratively. Curious to spot hidden gems along your heritage trails? Want to find a cute neighbourhood café? Eager to know where the groovy party is? Didi & Co has got you covered with authentic haunts and secret spots.

Islam And Peacebuilding In The Asia PacificIslam And Peacebuilding In The Asia Pacific by Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman (Ed.)

This book provides a unique backdrop of how native or migrant Muslims interact with communities of other faiths have led to the contemporary treatment of Islam and the Muslim communities in these nations. It is based on the theme of Islam's presence and development in the Asia-Pacific region, and the concerns faced by Muslims in the region. Section 1 details the current status of peace or conflict between Muslims and practitioners of other faiths in Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines, and the role of Muslim institutions in promoting peace in each nation. Section 2 features how Muslims living in cosmopolitan areas such as Australia, Indonesia and Japan engage with people of other faiths. Lastly, Section 3 explores the concerns with the interaction of the religion, state and society in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. A unique collection of the history of Islam in the region, Islam and Peacebuilding in the Asia-Pacific seeks to provide valuable insight for the global policy community by offering a comprehensive treatment of the issues highlighted.

Coalitions Of Well-Being: How Electoral Rules And Ethnic Politics Shape Health Policy In Developing CountriesCoalitions Of Well-Being: How Electoral Rules And Ethnic Politics Shape Health Policy In Developing Countries by Selway, Joel Sawat

Why do some developing countries have more efficient health systems and better health outcomes? Contrary to existing theory that posits the superiority of proportional representation (PR) rules on public-goods provision, this book argues that electoral rules function differently given the underlying ethnic structure. In countries with low ethnic salience, PR has the same positive effect as in past theories. In countries with high ethnic salience, the geographic distribution of ethnic groups further matters: where they are intermixed, PR rules are worse for health outcomes; where they are isolated, neither rule is superior. The case studies include Thailand, Mauritius, Malaysia, Botswana, Burma and Indonesia. The theory has broad implications for electoral rule design and suggests a middle ground in the debate between the Consociational and Centripetal schools of thought.

Democracy, Inequality And Corruption: Korea, Taiwan And The Philippines ComparedDemocracy, Inequality And Corruption: Korea, Taiwan And The Philippines Compared by You Jong-Sung

In this comparative, historical survey of three East-Asian democracies, Jong-sung You explores the correlation between inequality and corruption in the countries of South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. Drawing on a wealth of rich empirical research, he illustrates the ways in which economic inequality can undermine democratic accountability, thereby increasing the risk of clientelism and capture. Transcending the scope of corruption research beyond economic growth, this book surveys why some countries, like the Philippines, have failed to curb corruption and develop, whilst others such as South Korea and Taiwan have been more successful. Taking into account factors such as the success and failure of land reform, variations in social structure, and industrial policy, Jong-sung You provides a sound example of how comparative analysis can be employed to identify causal direction and mechanisms in political science.

Asian Seafood: Steamed & Boiled, Grilled & Baked, Fried, Stir-FriedAsian Seafood: Steamed & Boiled, Grilled & Baked, Fried, Stir-Fried by Lee Geok Boi

Steamed and Boiled. Grilled and Baked. Fried. Stir-Fried. Accumulating years of intensive research and rigorous taste-testing, Lee Geok Boi returns with another cookbook, gathering timeless classics and modern favourites that hail from the various regions of Asia in this stunning compendium of seafood recipes. More than 80 recipes showcase the delicious potential of the vast array of seafood available. With illustrated step-by-step instruction for cleaning and preparing of the seafood and a unique illustrated glossary for fresh and dried seafood, this is a complete guide to making delicious seafood dishes whatever the occasion.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #05: The Natunas: Territorial Integrity In The Forefront Of Of Indonesia-China RelationsTrends In Southeast Asia 2017 #05: The Natunas: Territorial Integrity In The Forefront Of Of Indonesia-China Relations by Suryadinata, Leo; Mustafa Izzuddin

In May 2017 the Indonesian military conducted a large-scale exercise in the Natuna Islands. This was in the wake of three incidents in 2016 that involved Chinese fishing boats. Jakarta accused the vessels of stealing fish within the Indonesian EEZ but Beijing considered these boats to be carrying out regular activities in Chinese traditional fishing grounds. While the Natunas is likely to remain a perennial issue between Indonesia and China in the short to medium term, it is unlikely to derail the bilateral relationship as economics is likely to continue trumping politics in Sino-Indonesian relations, at least under Indonesian President Jokowi's administration. It is also unlikely to bring about an outright naval confrontation between Indonesia and China.

Citizens, Civil Society And Heritage-Making In AsiaCitizens, Civil Society And Heritage-Making In Asia by Hsiao Hsin-Huang, Michael; Yf Hui Et Al (Eds.)

This volume is based on papers from the second in a series of three conferences that deal with the multi-scalar processes of heritage-making, ranging from the local to the national and international levels, involving different players with different degrees of agency and interests. These players include citizens and civil society, the state, and international organizations and actors. The current volume focuses on the role of citizens and civil society in the politics of heritage-making, looking at how these players at the grass-roots level make sense of the past in the present. Who are these local players that seek to define the meaning of heritage in their everyday lives? How do they negotiate with the state, or contest the influence of the state, in determining what their heritage is? These and other questions will be taken up in various Asian contexts in this volume to foreground the local dynamics of heritage politics.

Pluralism, Transnationalism And Culture In Asian Law: A Book In Honour Of M.B. HookerPluralism, Transnationalism And Culture In Asian Law: A Book In Honour Of M.B. Hooker by Bell, Gary F. (Ed.)

To honour this great scholar, this book gathers essays from admirers and friends who add their own contributions on legal pluralism, transnationalism and culture in Asia. The book opens with an account of M.B. Hooker colourful and prolific career. The authors then approach legal pluralism through legal theory, legal anthropology, comparative law, law and religion, constitutional law, even Islamic art, thus reflecting the broad approaches of Professor Hooker's scholarship. While most of the book focuses mainly on Southeast Asia, it also reaches out to all of Asia up to Israel, and even includes a chapter comparing Indonesia and Egypt.

Between Stations: EssaysBetween Stations: Essays by Boey Kim Cheng

Singapore-born poet Boey Kim Cheng meditates on emigration and loss during a year of travelling after leaving his native land to settle in Australia. He makes detours through India, China, Egypt and Morocco, haunted by the memories of family and vestiges of old Singapore. This travel memoir is being published in Singapore for the first time, and includes a new afterword by Boey and new photos. It was first published in Australia in 2009.

Portuguese In The East: A Cultural History Of A Maritime Trading EmpirePortuguese In The East: A Cultural History Of A Maritime Trading Empire by De Silva Jayasuriya, Shihan

Vasco da Gama's voyage to India in the late fifteenth century opened up new economic and cultural horizons for the Portuguese. Undertaken at the height of Portugal's maritime influence, it helped to create an oceanic state ranging from the Cape of Good Hope to China. While Portugal's direct political influence in Asia was comparatively short-lived, its linguistic influence remains. Here Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya charts the influences of the Portuguese in more than 50 Asian tongues, illustrating the extent of Lusitanian links. Luso-Asian influence became engrained in eastern cultures in more subtle ways than other the European empires which followed, such as the Portuguese oral traditions in folk literature, now embedded in postcolonial Asian music and song.

Educational Psychology: An Asia EditionEducational Psychology: An Asia Edition by Tan Oon-Seng; Yen-Leng Stefanie Chye Et Al

Recent international studies such as PISA and TIMMS point to the success of Asian educational systems in equipping their learners with fundamentals and problem-solving skills to cope with the challenges of a complex knowledge-based era. This adaptation of Educational Psychology with an Asian contextualisation provides an excellent resource for student-teachers to weave psychology into educational studies, curriculum studies and teaching practice. Insights from the National Institute of Education model of teacher education and the pragmatics of theory-practice links, pedagogical innovations and professional learning communities are incorporated. Realistic cases are provided within the texts for the teacher to reflect upon and relate back to one's beliefs, philosophy and practice.