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To The Kwai And Back: War Drawings 1939-1945To The Kwai And Back: War Drawings 1939-1945 by Searle, Ronald

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

Southeast Asia's Best Recipes From Bangkok To BaliSoutheast Asia's Best Recipes From Bangkok To Bali by Hutton, Wendy; Masano Kawana

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

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

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

Civil-Military Relations In Southeast AsiaCivil-Military Relations In Southeast Asia by Croissant, Aurel

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

Dalley And The Malayan Security Service, 1945-48: Mi5 Vs MssDalley And The Malayan Security Service, 1945-48: Mi5 Vs Mss by Comber, Leon

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

State, Ulama And Islam In Malaysia And Indonesia, TheState, Ulama And Islam In Malaysia And Indonesia, The by Norshahril Saat

In response to the Islamic resurgence of the 1970s and beyond, the Suharto and Mahathir governments undertook massive Islamisation programmes in Indonesia and Malaysia respectively. This included co-opting influential religious scholars into state-sponsored institutions. The 'official' ulamas - the religious scholars who participated in these institutions - were expected to support the states' ideologies in exchange for reward and recognition. The State, Ulama and Islam in Malaysia and Indonesia examines the extent to which official ulamas in contemporary Indonesia and Malaysia capitalised on their co-optation to 'capture' the states. By capture, a concept popularized in political economy, the author refers to societal actors' ability to influence laws, policies, and the distribution of resources in their favour. The book examines how policies undertaken by Suharto and Mahathir determine capture successes and failures of official ulama in their respective countries.

Hamka And Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform In The Malay WorldHamka And Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform In The Malay World by Khairudin Aljunied

Since the early twentieth century, Muslim reformers have been campaigning for a total transformation of the ways in which Islam is imagined. Islam in the Malay World has a long list of innovative Muslim reformers. The author Haji Abdullah Malik Abdul Karim Amrullah, commonly known as "Hamka," is one of the most influential. In Hamka and Islam, Khairudin Aljunied employs the term "cosmopolitan reform" to describe Hamka's attempt to harmonize the many streams of Islamic and Western thought while posing solutions to the various challenges facing Muslims in the Malay world. Among the major themes explored by Aljunied are reason and revelation, moderation and extremism, social justice, the state of women in society, and Sufism in the modern age, as well as the importance of history in reforming the minds of modern Muslims. Aljunied argues that Hamka demonstrated intellectual openness and inclusiveness towards a whole range of thoughts and philosophies to develop his own imaginary and vocabulary of reform, attesting to Hamka's unique ability to function as a conduit for competing Islamic and secular groups.

Special Relationship In The Malay World: Indonesia And MalaysiaSpecial Relationship In The Malay World: Indonesia And Malaysia by Ho Ying Chan

Ho Ying Chan provides an expert analysis of Malaysia-Indonesia relations. He demystifies the concept of a "special relationship," rescuing it from woolly, sentimental rhetoric that often emanates from political figures and popular commentators. His well-informed study shows how a state's will to survive in the amoral world of international relations drives its conduct even in circumstances of common identities and common strategic interests with other states. He evaluates comparative evidence to shed light on how a special relationship leads to the emergence of a pluralistic security community.

Ensuring A Square Meal: Women And Food Security In Southeast AsiaEnsuring A Square Meal: Women And Food Security In Southeast Asia by Devasahayam, Theresa W. (Ed.)

Research on women and food security in Southeast Asia has been limited. The collection of chapters in Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia is one of the first attempts at providing a lens into the linkages between women and food security at the household, community, national and transnational levels. More broadly, the chapters examine women's contribution to the food security of households, resource distribution to produce food, and the purchasing power to buy food. In analysing the various facets to food security in relation to gender, the analyses focus on women and food security within the meanings of "private" and "public", and the extent to which the effects of the two spheres spill over into each other. Given women's critical role in food and agricultural production and provision, Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia assesses the structural forces that enable women to access productive resources and, in turn, ensure sustainable strategies for food security at the household level.

Does Asean Matter? A View From WithinDoes Asean Matter? A View From Within by Natalegawa, Marty

Written by the highly regarded diplomat Marty Natalegawa, former ambassador and foreign minister of Indonesia, this book offers a unique insider-perspective on the present and future relevance of ASEAN. It is about ASEAN's quest for security and prosperity in a region marked by complex dynamics of power. Namely, the interplay of relations and interests among countries - large and small - which provide the settings within which ASEAN must deliver on its much-cited leadership and centrality in the region. The book seeks to answer the following questions: How can ASEAN build upon its past contributions to the peace, security and prosperity of Southeast Asia, to the wider East Asia, the Asia-Pacific and the Indo-Pacific regions? More fundamentally and a sine qua non, how can ASEAN continue to ensure that peace, security and prosperity prevail in Southeast Asia? And, equally central, how can ASEAN become more relevant to the peoples of ASEAN, such that its contributions can be genuinely felt in making better the lives of its citizens?

Ancient Southeast Asia (Routledge World Archaeology)Ancient Southeast Asia (Routledge World Archaeology) by Miksic, John Norman; Goh Geok Yan

Ancient Southeast Asia provides readers with a much needed synthesis of the latest discoveries and research in the archaeology of the region, presenting the evolution of complex societies in Southeast Asia from the protohistoric period, beginning around 500BC, to the arrival of British and Dutch colonists in 1600. Well-illustrated throughout, this comprehensive account explores the factors which established Southeast Asia as an area of unique cultural fusion. Miksic and Goh explore how the local population exploited the abundant resources available, developing maritime transport routes which resulted in economic and cultural wealth, including some of the most elaborate art styles and monumental complexes ever constructed. The book's broad geographical and temporal coverage, including a chapter on the natural environment, provides readers with the context needed to understand this staggeringly diverse region. It utilizes French, Dutch, Chinese, Malay-Indonesian and Burmese sources and synthesizes interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives and data from archaeology, history and art history.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #18: U.S. Relations With Southeast Asia In 2018: More Continuity Than ChangeTrends In Southeast Asia 2018 #18: U.S. Relations With Southeast Asia In 2018: More Continuity Than Change by Shambaugh, David

The US maintains a comprehensive and robust presence throughout Southeast Asia that has grown dramatically since the 1980s. It includes the commercial, security, education and diplomatic, and other domains. However, this presence is not very well appreciated or reported by regional media, whereas China's presence and influence is pervasive. Most Southeast Asian governments are often reluctant to recognize or publicize the US presence or contributions to regional security, stability, and growth. As US-China competition escalates, Southeast Asia will become an epicentre of this competition. Southeast Asian states and ASEAN must elevate their own emphasis and engagement with the US. The US brings many more strengths and benefits than does China and is a far more comprehensive actor in the region. In particular, it would be helpful if ASEAN and its member states would more publicly recognize the contributions and importance of the US.

China's Footprints In Southeast AsiaChina's Footprints In Southeast Asia by Diokno, Maria Serena I.; M. Hsiao Et Al (Eds.)

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

Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #13: The Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #13: The "Free And Open Indo-Pacific" And Implications For Asean by Lee, John

In recent times, the US, Japan and Australia have all promoted extremely similar visions of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific as the central organizing concept to guide their efforts in the region. The concept is essentially a reaffirmation of the security and economic rules-based order which was cobbled together after the Second World War - especially as it relates to freedom of the regional and global commons such as sea, air and cyberspace, and the way nations conduct economic relations. ASEAN and its member states continue to delay any definitive response to the Free and Open Indo-Pacific concept. Although its principles are attractive to many ASEAN member states, long-held conceptions of ASEAN centrality and its meaning gives the organization apparent reason for hesitation. The reality is that while ASEAN and major member states are focused primarily on the risks of action, there are considerable risks of inaction and hesitation. The current era will either enhance or lessen the relevance of ASEAN in the eyes of these three countries in the years ahead depending on how the organisation and its key member states respond.

CircumstanceCircumstance by Milne, Rosie

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

Phillipps' Field Guide To The Mammals Of Borneo Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei And KalimantanPhillipps' Field Guide To The Mammals Of Borneo Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei And Kalimantan by Phillipps, Quentin; Karen Phillipps (Illus.)

A fully updated second edition of this user-friendly field guide to the mammals of Borneo, covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. The book gives descriptions of all 247 land mammals and 30 marine species. These are superbly illustrated in 141 colour plates. Each plate is accompanied by species descriptions covering taxonomy, size, range, distribution, habits and status. Distribution is shown by detailed thumbnail maps. There are 7 habitat plates, 12 regional maps, fast-find graphic indexes and a full overview of vegetation, climate and ecology.

Iban WomanIban Woman by Mowe, Golda

In Iban Woman, volume 3 of the Iban Dream series, the traditional folklore and lifestyle of the Ibans of Sarawak provide the inspiration for this fantasy fiction. Life has changed for many modern Iban women in Borneo, but the aspiration to be a traditional perfect woman is still considered noble.

Operation Blind SpotOperation Blind Spot by Cross, Jp

After years of jungle service, Jason Rance, a maverick Chinese-speaking British major of Gurkhas has one final chance of qualifying for promotion to lieutenant colonel. During a covert operation on the Thai-Malayan border, Rance meets a Chinese schoolboy friend from jungle-operation days and together they must pit Malaya's orang asli, or indigenous people, against Chin Peng and the Malayan Communists, now hiding in south Thailand, trying to rescue two stranded wartime Gurkhas as they do. Rance is further tasked to command Borneo's Border Scouts during the Borneo Confontation, an undeclared war fought between British, Australian and New Zealand forces and Indonesian troops supported by China and the Soviet Union. Rance and his Gurkhas lead raids over the border into Indonesia and Rance becomes a personal target for the Indonesian military.

Field Guide To The Frogs Of Borneo, A (Third Edition)Field Guide To The Frogs Of Borneo, A (Third Edition) by Inger, Robert; R.Stuebing Et Al

This third edition of the Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo introduces the non-specialist reader to the diverse frog fauna of Borneo, found in habitats ranging from the islands' low coasts to near the summits of its highest mountains. More than 180 species of frogs have now been found on the island and the number continues to grow. The current book contains significantly revised and expanded natural history information on Bornean frogs, some of it previously unpublished, and details accounts for all species currently known. The success of field identifications has been enhanced by addition of new keys to species under each genus, concise morphological descriptions, ecological notes, and high-resolution images. geographical information has also been includes for all species presented. Contributions by many expert photographers and assistance by other herpetologists has greatly enhanced the value of this book as a reference for the Bornean frog fauna.

Archaeology Matters: Action Archaeology In The Modern WorldArchaeology Matters: Action Archaeology In The Modern World by Sabloff, Jeremy A.

Archaeology is perceived to study the people of long ago and far away. How could archaeology matter in the modern world? Well-known archaeologist Jeremy Sabloff points to ways in which archaeology might be important to the understanding and amelioration of contemporary problems. Though archaeologists have commonly been associated with efforts to uncover cultural identity, to restore the past of underrepresented peoples, and to preserve historical sites, their knowledge and skills can be used in many other ways. Archaeologists help Peruvian farmers increase crop yields, aid city planners in reducing landfills, and guide local communities in tourism development and water management. This brief volume, aimed at students and other prospective archaeologists, challenges the field to go beyond merely understanding the past and actively engage in making a difference in the today's world.