Transnational Dynamics In Southeast Asia: The Greater Mekong Subregion And Malacca Straits Economic Corridors by Fau, Nathalie;S. Khonthapane & C. Taillard Eds.)
Since the 1990s, regional organizations of the United Nations and international financial institutions have adopted a new dynamic of transnational integration, within the framework of the regionalization process of globalization. In place of the growth triangles of the 1970s, a strategy based on transnational economic corridors has changed the scale of regionalization.
Thanks to the initiative of the Asian Development Bank, Southeast Asia provides two of the most advanced examples of such a process in East Asia with, on the one hand, the Greater Mekong Subregion, structured by continental corridors, and on the other, the Malacca Straits, combining maritime and land corridors. This book compares, after two decades, the effects of these developing networks on transnational integration in both subregions.
After presenting the general issue of economic corridors, the work deals with the characteristics and structures peculiar to these two regions, followed by a study of national strategies mobilizing actors at different levels of state organization. There follows a study of the emergence of new urban nodes on corridors at land and sea borders, and the impact of these corridors on the local societies. This approach makes it possible to compare the effects of transnational integration processes on the spatial and urban organization of the two subregions and on the increasing diversity of the stakeholders involved.
Singapore Biennale 2013: If The World Changed by
Singapore Biennale 2013 features the works of 82 artists and artist collectives from the Southeast Asian region and beyond, with a 27-member curatorial team who, with their combined expertise, have harnessed the unique energies of Southeast Asia to shape the region's premier contemporary art exhibition. This fully illustrated catalogue features curatorial write-ups on each of the 82 artworks, an introduction by art historian T. K. Sabapathy and an essay by Amitav Acharya. Shedding light on the collaborative curatorial process, the publication also includes creative textual and visual responses by the 27 curators that offers a cross-section of their diverse perspectives, strategies and approaches in curating "If the World Changed".
Assessing China's Impact On Poverty In The Greater Mekong Subregion by Hossein Jalilian (Ed.)
China along with India is increasingly challenging the traditional economic hegemony. An issue of great importance is how this shift in the global economic balance of power will affect developing economies and the transition economies of the Greater Mekong Subregion, which are located in China's backyard and deeply integrated into its economy through regional supply chains. This volume examines the relationship between transition economies and the rise of China.
Loss, Lies And Longing by Putu Oka Sukanta
The short stories in this volume portray the experiences of survivors of violence. Sukanta delves deep into ordinary suffering, using his keen eye for the mundane to expose extraordinary contradictions. Sukanta's work transcends location and the kinds of longing he evokes in his stories are ones we can all share.
Durians Are Not The Only Fruit: Notes From The Tropics by Wong Yoon Wah
In this mix of memoir, lyric essay and nature writing, Wong Yoon Wah takes the unusual approach of turning his gaze away from the people of Nanyang, and examining instead what surrounds us: the fruits we grow, the food we eat, the trees and animals that thrive in our midst. Along the way, he throws us fascinating cultural insights: how thunder tea rice, which contains neither thunder nor tea, acquired its name; how early settlers used the raintree to tell the time; how the behaviour of ants can tell us when a monsoon is about to arrive.
Throughout, Wong explores the mythos and seduction of Singapore and Malaysia's tropical rainforest landscape and the rubber plantations of his childhood, getting at the very essence of humans' profound attachment to place.
Interactions With A Violent Past: Reading, Post-Conflict Landscapes In Cambodia Laos, And Vietnam by Vatthana Pholsena & Oliver Tappe (Eds.)
The Second and Third Indochina Wars are the subject of important ongoing scholarship, but there has been little research on the lasting impact of wartime violence on local societies and populations, in Vietnam as well as in Laos and Cambodia. Today's Lao, Vietnamese and Cambodian landscapes bear the imprint of competing violent ideologies and their perilous material manifestations. From battlefields and massively bombed terrain to reeducation camps and resettled villages, the past lingers on in the physical environment. The nine essays in this volume discuss post-conflict landscapes as contested spaces imbued with memory-work conveying differing interpretations of the recent past, expressed through material (even, monumental) objects, ritual performances, and oral narratives (or silences).
While Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese landscapes are filled with tenacious traces of a violent past, creating an unsolicited and malevolent sense of place among their inhabitants, they can in turn be transformed by actions of resilient and resourceful local communities.
Natural Wonders: Mountain, Rainforest And Reef by Hutton, Wendy
With its superb photography, highly readable text and diversity of locations, Natural Wonders: Mountain, Rainforest & Reef takes the reader on a voyage of discovery. From the coral reefs of Southeast Asia to the snowy mountains of Hokkaido in Japan, from the rich diversity of the rainforest to live volcanos, from misty cloud forest to idyllic islands, this book brings each and every habitat to life. Gibbons and orangutans, exquisite birds and jewel-bright insects, snakes and sea turtles, orchids and mangroves - all the richness of the wildlife and plants of eight different regions is captured here.
Crime Scene Asia Vol 1: Crime Fiction From India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam by Lord, Richard (Ed.)
Crime fiction remains a stable element in contemporary publishing. Here are nine stories by different established writers of crime fiction which offer very different slants on the crime scenes of six Asian countries - India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Saudade: The Culture And Security Of Eurasian Communities In Southeast Asia by Rappa, Antonio L.
Saudade is a Portuguese idiom that symbolizes a sense of belonging; a special feeling of attachment to a time and place, as well as a desire to retain its memories and hopes. Saudade is the result of the mixture of European and Asian traditions. The experience of Saudade is also found in Portuguese Eurasian songs, dances and speech. It is from these explanations of Saudade that this book takes its title. The aim of this book is to reveal how Eurasian communities in Singapore and Malaysia survived since local Asians had their First Contact with the Portuguese traders, priests and sailors. Saudade is a rendition of belonging to the Eurasian community as a whole. It involves an important percentage of Portuguese Eurasians whose ancestors were the life-stem of many Eurasian communities in Singapore and Malaysia.
Sarong Inspirations: Signature Dishes And Solo Travels Around Asia by Meyrick, Will
This extensively illustrated and weighty volume is both a photojourney in Asian countries, a travelogue and a collection of some 80 illustrated recipes for choice Asian dishes. These have been developed by the chefs at the author's Bali restaurant, Sarong, and written here for the home kitchen.
Where You Going? Design Adventures In Southeast Asia by Winder, Jaime; Iain Hector
In April 2011, Jamie Winder and Lain Hector travelled from London to Southeast Asia to meet with fellow graphic designers and creative in four major cites. Featuring thoughts and creative output from the design communities of Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore, this book invites you to follow their journey by presenting 14 interviews and 22 showcases, along with photographs, infographics and historical creative facts.
Photographic Guide To Birds Of Peninsular Malaysia And Singapore, A by Davison, G.W.H.; Chew Yen Fook
This neat 2013 edition of the 1995 pocket guide to birds of Malaysia and Singapore includes guidance on the equipment and approach needed for birdwatching and identification and the location of major coastal, open, and forest habitats. Thumbnail colour tabs, colour photo insets, and habitat and identification data are then given for some 250 bird species. Reading list and index of scientific and English names.
Religious Activism And Women's Development In Southeast Asia (Revised Edition) by Noor Aisha; Abdul Rahman (Eds.)
2012, revised edition of 20 papers from the 2009 Singapore Conference on Religious Activism and Women's Development in Southeast Asia. Scholars from different religions and academic backgrounds (Muslim, Buddhist, Christian and politico-secular) draw on situations mainly in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines as they explore: dominant ideas in scholarship on women and religion; religious elites and perceptions of women; woman, the family, and reproductive health; women and the law; women, education and social change; and women and the politics of social movements.
East Indies by Burnet, Ian
This is a very readable illustrated account of the post-1497 two centuries of Portuguese, Dutch and British dominance and interaction in the East Indies. Part One traces the pattern of Portuguese settlement in trade and in Goa, Sumatra, Macau, Nagasaki and the Spice Islands. Part Two deals with the rise of Holland and the influence of the Dutch East India Company (DEIC) including their conquest of Malacca in 1606. The decline of the DEIC is discussed and Part 3 overviews the origins and activities of the London East India Company, impacts of the Napoleonic Wars, the policies of Thomas Raffles and the Singapore-based rise of British commercial and political influence. With archival illustrations, timeline, bibliography and index.
Women In Southeast Asian Nationalist Movements by Blackburn, Susan; Helen Ting (Eds.)
Books on Southeast Asian nationalist movements make very little - if any - mention of women in their ranks. Biographical studies of politically active women in Southeast Asia are also rare. Women in Southeast Asian Nationalist Movements makes a strong case for the significance of women's involvement in nationalist movements and for the diverse impact of those movements on the lives of individual women activists.
Some of the 12 women whose political activities are discussed in this volume are well known, while others are not. Some of them participated in armed struggles, while others pursued peaceful ways of achieving national independence. The authors show women negotiating their own subjectivity and agency at the confluence of colonialism, patriarchal traditions, and modern ideals of national and personal emancipation. They also illustrate the constraints imposed on them by wider social and political structures, and show what it was like to live as a political activist in different times and places.
Fully documented and drawing on wider scholarship, this book will be of interest to students of Southeast Asian history and politics as well as readers with a particular interest in women, nationalism and political activism.
Political Change In Southeast Asia by Bertrand, Jacques
The diversity of the half-billion people of the 11 countries of Southeast Asia is of course incalculable. This dense, concise volume brings together political systems of Southeast Asia (not Brunei). The final chapter discusses and compares the region's basic economic, structural and politico-ideological trends, and also highlights some of the political features which seem to distinguish Southeast Asia from other regions. With tables, bibliography and index.
Historical Construction Of Southeast Asian Studies, The: Korea And Beyond by Park Seung Woo & Victor T. King (Eds.)
These ten specialist papers are from the 2010 First International Conference on Southeast Asian Studies of the Institute of East Asian Studies at Sogang University, South Korea. Many viewpoints on the initiation, methods and development in Korea of historical and other studies focussed on Southeast Asia are explored. The three papers in Part 1 look at the place of Southeast Asian studies and history in China, contemporary Japan and Korea. Two papers then discuss the more developed and contentious scene in Singapore, in Vietnam and in the Region's popular culture. Two papers then look critically at the established traditions of Southeast Asian study in Britain, the Netherlands and Continental Europe. The final papers in Part 4 consider the work of Australian scholars and then the ongoing growth of a possible identification and autonomy of Southeast Asian studies in the United States. With bibliographies and index.
(Re)Producing Southeast Asian Performing Arts & Southeast Asian Bodies, Music, Dance And Other Movement Arts by Mohd Anis Md Nor
These 43 papers and 10 abstracts are from the Manila 2012 2nd Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia. Eighteen papers explore aspects of producing in relation to Tourism and Commodification, to Local Identity and to Institutionalizing Trends. Twenty papers then discuss performing arts in relation to the Southeast Asian Body, and to Movement, Music, Ritual and Theatre. The last five papers make note of ongoing research projects. With black-and-white photos and graphics, insets and conference photographs.
Conjunctures And Continuities In Southeast Asian Politics by Ganesan, N. (Ed.)
In their evolution of political structures and life, countries often undergo significant conjunctures, major events that reorder political structures and norms. The examination of such conjunctures offers an important methodological framework to uncover and document changes that have significantly altered the political template of a country. This collection of case studies examines the critical conjunctures that have affected the countries of Southeast Asia in recent decades. Each chapter traces the antecedent conditions prior to the event, describes the changes brought about by the conjuncture, and details the lasting legacy.
Who Is Cheong Soo Pieng? by Ho Lee-Ling
Blot and Red are intrigued by a picture of drying salted fish on the back of the Singapore fifty-dollar note. They embark on an exhilarating journey through time and space to find out more about the artist of the work, one of Singapore's most important first generation artists: Mr Cheong Soo Pieng. The historical backdrop to Cheong Soo Pieng's life spans from China to Singapore, to other parts of Southeast Asia and to Europe. These rich historical details are woven into the graphic novel narrative of Blot and Red's adventure. The breakthroughs and distinctive qualities of Cheong Soo Pieng's art are also seen through the eyes of Blot and Red as they end their journey with a visit to the artist's studio.