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Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #12: Free And Open Indo-Pacific Strategy Outlook

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #12: Free And Open Indo-Pacific Strategy Outlook

The US launched a new Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy in late 2017 after reluctantly concluding that its patient effort to engage and socialize China to the rules-based order since 1972 had failed. The new US FOIP strategy initiative seeks to engage like-minded nations in economic, security (both traditional and non-traditional), and political governance partnerships to construct a collaborative and scalable network of relations that will be able to respond flexibly to meet a wide range of stakeholder needs and regional contingencies across the Indo-Pacific region.

Down And Out In Paradise: A Memoir - East, West, Sex, Death

Down And Out In Paradise: A Memoir - East, West, Sex, Death

Luke Williams flies to Kuala Lumpur coming down off crystal meth without plans or much cash. He is in Asia for three years. He spends time working as a prostitute in Pattaya, eats snake heart in Vietnam, consults an American medium in Ubud, and explores the eye-popping red light scenes in Jakarta and the Philippines. Along the way, he encounters other Westerners who go to Asia for the things they can't find at home - riches, wives, ladyboys, cheap living and even cheaper drugs, cults, spices, mountains, tropical beaches, beach gigolos, 'self-esteem' necklaces, and ascended masters.

Dutch And English East India Companies, The: Diplomacy, Trade And Violence In Early Modern Asia

Dutch And English East India Companies, The: Diplomacy, Trade And Violence In Early Modern Asia

The Dutch and English East India Companies were formidable organizations that were gifted with expansive powers that allowed them to conduct diplomacy, wage war and seize territorial possessions. But they did not move into an empty arena in which they were free to deploy these powers without resistance. Early modern Asia stood at the center of the global economy and was home to powerful states and sprawling commercial networks. The companies may have been global enterprises, but they operated in a globalized region in which they encountered a range of formidable competitors. This groundbreaking collection of essays explores the place of the Dutch and English East India Companies in Asia and the nature of their engagement with Asian rulers, officials, merchants, soldiers, and brokers.

Empire Of The Winds: The Global Role Of Asia's Great Archipelago

Empire Of The Winds: The Global Role Of Asia's Great Archipelago

Nusantaria - often referred to as `Maritime Southeast Asia' - is the world's largest archipelago and has, for centuries, been a vital cultural and trading hub. Nusantaria encompasses the lands and shores created by the melting of the ice following the last Ice Age. These have long been primarily the domain of the Austronesian-speaking peoples and their seafaring traditions. The surrounding waters have always been uniquely important as a corridor connecting East Asia to India, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. In this book, Philip Bowring provides a history of the world's largest and most important archipelago and its adjacent coasts. He tells the story of the peoples and lands located at this crucial maritime and cultural crossroads, from its birth following the last Ice Age to today.

Anarchy, The: The Relentless Rise Of The East India Company

Anarchy, The: The Relentless Rise Of The East India Company

In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army. The East India Company's founding charter authorised it to `wage war' and it had always used violence to gain its ends. But the creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation dealing in silks and spices and became something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas in one small office, five windows wide, and answerable only to its distant shareholders.

Geography Of Thought, The: How Asians And Westerners Think Differently... And Why

Geography Of Thought, The: How Asians And Westerners Think Differently... And Why

As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and that have survived into the modern world. As a result, East Asian thought is "holistic" - drawn to the perceptual field as a whole, and to relations among objects and events within that field. By comparison to Western modes of reasoning, East Asian thought relies far less on categories, or on formal logic; it is fundamentally dialectic, seeking a "middle way" between opposing thoughts. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behaviour.

Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers And Sages From Ancient To Modern Times

Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers And Sages From Ancient To Modern Times

Spanning from 1200 BCE to the present day, this fascinating guide covers a wide breadth of Eastern thinkers including Muhammad, Gandhi and Mao Zedong. These individuals and their philosophical concepts are introduced in a lively and lucid narrative with fascinating biographical detail. Packed with wisdom spanning thousands of years, Eastern Philosophy introduces some unique approaches to some of life's great questions.

Suho: The Creation Of The Horse-Head Fiddle (Asia's Lost Legends)

Suho: The Creation Of The Horse-Head Fiddle (Asia's Lost Legends)

In this latest instalment of the popular picture book series, Asia's Lost Legends, the story travels to the steppes of Mongolia, where lives a young fiddle player named Suho and his beloved horse, Khuur. The two friends are inseparable until a cruel king tries to tear them apart. But the bond between Suho and Khuur is so strong that it cannot be broken. Instead, it inspires the creation of Mongolia's national instrument.

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Kompheak: The Medicine Boy With No Legs (Asia's Lost Legends)

Kompheak: The Medicine Boy With No Legs (Asia's Lost Legends)

Kompheak was born with no legs. His father, who was ashamed of the child's deformity, ordered that the baby be sent down the river. But as fate would have it, the baby is found and raised by a wise man who teaches the child the ways of healing. In time, Kompheak becomes a famous medicine boy. He travels far and wide in a wheelchair built especially for him. But one day Kompheak meets a dying old man with a familiar face, and his life changes forever.

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King's Chinese, The: From Barber To Banker, The Story Of Yeap Chor Ee And The Straits Chinese

King's Chinese, The: From Barber To Banker, The Story Of Yeap Chor Ee And The Straits Chinese

The King's Chinese is an important book that fills in much of the tapestry and colour of early history of family and business in Penang, Malaya and Indonesia. Daryl Yeap writes with a keen eye for detail to weave the rise of a penniless immigrant barber who rose through sheer wits and ability to become one of the most successful tycoons in Asia. The stories of the tumultuous age of boom, bust, war and independence are brought alive through the intertwined careers of Yeap Chor Ee and his Javanese business partner and in-law Oei Tiong Ham.

Migration In The Time Of Revolution: China, Indonesia, And The Cold War

Migration In The Time Of Revolution: China, Indonesia, And The Cold War

This book examines how two of the world's most populous countries interacted between 1945 and 1967, when the concept of citizenship was contested, political loyalty was in question, identity was fluid, and the boundaries of political mobilization were blurred. Based on evidence from newly declassified documents from the Chinese Foreign Ministry Archives and oral history interviews, Zhou argues that migration and the political activism of the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia were important historical forces in the making of governmental relations between Beijing and Jakarta after World War II. She highlights the agency and autonomy of individuals whose life experiences were shaped by - but also helped shape - the trajectory of bilateral diplomacy.

China's Hong Kong: The Politics Of A Global City

China's Hong Kong: The Politics Of A Global City

The constitutional settlement under which Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the PRC in 1997 was based on the idea of "one country, two systems". At the time of Hong Kong's handover from British to Chinese rule, there was much speculation over how and whether an open society and market economy would be respected by an authoritarian communist state, one which has since risen to become the world's second largest economy. This book looks afresh at the constitutional settlement and considers whether it has been able to withstand the changes in Hong Kong, the economic rise of China and the shifts in the global economy that have accompanied them. Tim Summers argues that the developments in Hong Kong have to be understood as a unique interplay between local, national and global developments and challenges the assumption that the main dynamic at play in Hong Kong is its tussle for control with Beijing.

One Road, Many Dreams: China's Bold Plan To Remake The Global Economy

One Road, Many Dreams: China's Bold Plan To Remake The Global Economy

One Belt, One Road is China's bold plan to remake the global economy. It's an ambitious strategy with a $2 trillion - and rising - budget. The objective? To challenge the existing economic and political world order. This book reveals the true extent of China's ambition, analyses the impact of the One Belt, One Road initiative and assesses its chances of success and failure. Written by three highly regarded political economists, it examines the One Belt, One Road initiative from all angles. It looks at the projects and the players, the alliances and the governance. It explores the opportunities for China and the threat to the West, particularly for Trump's isolationist US administration.

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Grounding Urban Natures: Histories And Futures Of Urban Ecologies

Grounding Urban Natures: Histories And Futures Of Urban Ecologies

Case studies from cities on five continents demonstrate the advantages of thinking comparatively about urban environments. The global discourse around urban ecology tends to homogenize and universalize, relying on such terms as "smart cities," "eco-cities," and "resilience," and proposing a "science of cities" based largely on information from the Global North. This book makes the case for the importance of place and time in understanding urban environments. Rather than imposing a unified framework on the ecology of cities, the contributors use a variety of approaches across a range of of locales and timespans to examine how urban natures are part of-and are shaped by-cities and urbanization. The contributors consider the diversity of urban natures, analyzing urban ecologies that range from the coastal delta of New Orleans to real estate practices of the urban poor in Lagos. They examine the effect of popular movements on the meanings of urban nature in cities including San Francisco, Delhi, and Berlin. Finally, they explore abstract urban planning models and their global mobility, examining real-world applications in such cities as Cape Town, Baltimore, and the Chinese "eco-city" Yixing.

#Flushablefashion

#Flushablefashion

We've all felt bored in hotel rooms at some point. And despite a hectic travel schedule, advertising-man Jian Yang has found a way to make clever use of the time. His extended business trip in Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka on 24 May 2017 was a turning point. He posted on Instagram: "I've brought a #barbie fashionista with me to #srilanka. And since my resources are limited, I will spend the rest of this business trip making tissue paper dresses." And he did not stop. From then on, every night at every hotel he stayed in, a toilet paper couture creation would be made. In two short years, the dresses have been discovered, and extensively featured in publications from VOGUE to NYLON, from blogs to broadsheets and tabloids. This book is a visual celebration of this new sustainable fashion - biodegradable, intricate and fabulous tissue paper dresses created by Jian on his travels. Just like how they are unique, one-of-a-kind haute couture creations, this book is a special limited quantity collector's edition.

Architecture Of Shame

Architecture Of Shame

Award-winning architect Ho Kwon Cjan has a wicked sense of humour and a keen interest in history. This book combines his passions, with a big dose of sheer cheek. In Architecture of Shame, the author 'reveals' little-known details about famous buildings around the world, such as how India's Taj Mahal was intended to have two domes and that the Eiffel Tower, in France, once wore fig leaves. Some of the information is startling and unheard of, not least because they were drawn from the author's vivid imagination. Each of the 28 chapters features a building of significant historical interest and tells an alternative background story behind its development and construction in a mischevious blend of leg-pull and tall tales. Also included are the author's original illustrations of what might have been. This book will be of interest to architects, people with an interest in history - and anyone with a sense of humour.

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Spatial Cemetery: A Journey Beneath The Surface Of Hidden Hong Kong

Spatial Cemetery: A Journey Beneath The Surface Of Hidden Hong Kong

This book contains secrets and stories about Hong Kong that have never before been published. Prepare to have your preconceived notions of this bustling Asian financial hub butchered as you journey through crevices, enter hidden portals, clamber over barbed-wire fences, evade security guards and infiltrate derelict structures to travel back in time. Your hosts are an anonymous grassroots squad of explorers who will show you a side of Hong Kong only a specialist minority know about. The HK Urbex crew - a covert collective of urban explorers whose exploits merge archaeology, ethnography, historiography and anthropology - unearth dead zones on the periphery of the city. They invite you to explore haunted schools, rummage through old crime scenes, reconnoitre condemned buildings and uncover the scraps of modernisation which won't be recorded in history books.

Hong Kong Letters, The

Hong Kong Letters, The

Gill Shaddick (nee Stevenson) left Britain aged 21 to take up a job in Hong Kong. She travelled from England on the Trans-Siberian Railway and then by Russian boat down the China coast to Hong Kong. In this spirited memoir, Gill recreates a Hong Kong of the imagination. Unexpected twists and a host of funny, bizarre and whimsical events are captured in her lyrical memoir. Carefully bundled and tied together with ribbon, Gill's letters from Hong Kong had remained untouched for nearly 50 years.

Forty Nights

Forty Nights

Former commando Chris Thrall returned from a year in Hong Kong suffering severe psychosis from crystal meth addiction. The medical profession said recovery was unlikely and recommended admitting him to a psychiatric hospital. Chris refused all intervention and his life descended into a chaotic cycle of drug use that almost killed him…until salvation came in a surprising form. In this long-awaited follow-up to Eating Smoke, Chris tells a harrowing yet refreshing and often hilarious account of addiction and one gutsy journey to recovery.

Lost Hong Kong: A History In Pictures

Lost Hong Kong: A History In Pictures

Over the years photographers have recorded the changing face of Hong Kong: its street scenes, buildings and people. This new book - drawing upon images from a wide range of sources, many of which are previously unpublished - is a pictorial tribute to this lost Hong Kong. Once familiar but now long-gone scenes are recorded, offering a tantalising glimpse back at an era which in chronological terms may be relatively recent, but given the rapidity of change, seems like a distant age.

Designing A Life: A Cross-Cultural Journey

Designing A Life: A Cross-Cultural Journey

Designing a Life tells the inspiring story of Kai-Yin Lo, a determined woman born to a wealthy Hong Kong family who had to build her own future following an abrupt change in the family's fortunes. After a first job at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, she made her way to Time Inc. in New York to establish a new life. Encouraged by her first collection being accepted by Cartier New York, she employed talent, innovation and determination to become a designer of international renown, respected as an ambassador for cross-cultural exchange in art, design and thought.

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At A Moment's Notice: Indonesian Maids Write On Their Lives Abroad

At A Moment's Notice: Indonesian Maids Write On Their Lives Abroad

Life abroad for Indonesian women hired as domestic workers is more than the job. In their spare time, some will plan a better life back home when their work contract ends. Others will venture out to experience the cities where they now work, even posing as locals and living life to the fullest. And some of these women can write. Recently, a new genre of Indonesian women's literature has developed, one in which - often in short stories - authors reimagine their experiences as domestic workers in foreign lands. Now, for the first time, a selection of these stories has been collected and translated into English. Collectively, these stories provide an honest description of the complex and multifaceted reasons for working abroad, the maids' living and working conditions, and their hopes and dreams for a better life. The stories are also a delightful read.

Contentious Belonging: The Place Of Minorities In Indonesia

Contentious Belonging: The Place Of Minorities In Indonesia

Contention has surrounded the status of minorities throughout Indonesian history. Two broad polarities are evident: one inclusive of minorities, regarding them as part of the nation's rich complexity and a manifestation of its "Unity in Diversity" motto; the other exclusive, viewing with suspicion or disdain those communities or groups that differ from the perceived majority. This book explores the complex historical and contemporary dimensions of Indonesia's religious, ethnic, LGBT and disability minorities from a range of perspectives, including historical, legal, political, cultural, discursive and social. It addresses fundamental questions about Indonesia's tolerance and acceptance of difference, and examines the extent to which diversity is embraced or suppressed.

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From The Lion's Mouth: A Journey Along The Indus

From The Lion's Mouth: A Journey Along The Indus

Iain Campbell has been fascinated by mountains for as long as he can remember. In his new book, he tells the story of a journey following the course of the Indus River from its mouth in the mudflats of Karachi through the Karakorum, Kashmir and the Himalayas to its source in Ladakh on the Indian side of the Tibetan plateau, where it springs from the 'Lion's Mouth' on Mount Kailash. His narrative paints an insightful, honest and heartfelt portrait of Pakistan. Engrossing and eye-opening, Iain Campbell's account of his travels through this mesmerising land will appeal to travellers, mountaineers, trekkers, wilderness enthusiasts, anyone interested in the culture and history of the subcontinent, and fans of quality travel writing.

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Laotian Pages: A Classic Account Of Travel In Upper, Middle And Lower Laos

Laotian Pages: A Classic Account Of Travel In Upper, Middle And Lower Laos

Laos, 1900 - a frontier land caught in a power struggle between Eastern kingdoms and Western colonial powers, a fertile place teetering between an ancient pastoral existence and the modern machine age. Alfred Raquez's Laotian Pages vividly describes his exploration of the diverse kingdoms of Laos at the turn of the last century with the same Parisian verve and ironic turn of mind that he brought to his first travel book. Raquez's keen eye and sensitivity to the exotic in both nature and human culture, combined with a mastery of the genre and his hallmark conversational style, transport the reader to the largely unexplored frontier of fin-de-siecle Indochina. Long known only to specialists on the history and ethnography of the region, this new work presents a scholarly translation into English together with Raquez's original photographs that will finally allow a wide audience to experience the joys and hardships of travel in a land that is both timeless and forever changing.

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Professor, The

Professor, The

Suliza is a feminist professor who discovers her sexuality while at an Islamic religious school. After her first relationship ends in tragedy, Suliza moves to the United States to continue her studies; there, she starts researching and advocating for human rights, a journey which takes her from Cornell to Geneva and Stockholm. Upon her return to Malaysia, she and her lawyer friend Maria are frequently the targets of conservative groups for their activism and sexuality but when Suliza meets Hashimah, a cleaner at her university whose abusive husband is a wanted terrorist, the dangers become even greater. When Hashimah's husband is arrested an Islamist mob descends on Suliza's house, leading to her tragic death. Crossing borders and cultures, Faisal Tehrani's The Professor is a love story but also a mediation on the meaning of justice, sexuality and religion in a society increasingly dominated by extremism.

Identity, Nationhood And State-Building In Malaysia

Identity, Nationhood And State-Building In Malaysia

Identity, loyalty and nation building are key global challenges today. Emeritus Professor K.J. Ratnam, a leading Malaysian social scientist, discusses multiple identities in complex societies, political loyalty, and the challenges that ethnic and religious differences pose for social cohesion. Ratnam also analyses current political alignments and their impact on ethnic relations, the perils of ethnic stereotyping, and the need for a national consensus on foundational issues. Sweeping in scope yet detailed in analysis, this publication will interest scholars, students, policy makers and laymen, and encourage reflection on useful ways of facing up to the many complex challenges confronting multi-ethnic and multi-religious societies like Malaysia.

Halal Cooking At Home

Halal Cooking At Home

Malay dishes are a feast for the senses: they are colourful, rich and spicy -- a result of using an abundance of ingredients, spices and herbs. This delightful collection of 72 authentic recipes from Malaysia's kampungs, including ulam vegetable rice, chicken kuzi, Rembau beef rendang and fried sepang cake, will take you on a culinary journey and introduce you to well-loved dishes that have been enjoyed for generations.

Calm In Chaos: A Personal Perspective To Managing Conflict

Calm In Chaos: A Personal Perspective To Managing Conflict

We encounter conflicts every day and in every aspect of our lives. It's inescapable. But let's face it, the world will be a much better place when there are fewer conflicts. So how do we can manage, deal and overcome our conflicts better? In other words, how do we find our calm amidst all the bustling chaos? Calm in Chaos will allow readers, from all walks of life, to better understand the concept of conflict and where it stems from.

Awesome Art Malaysia: 10 Works From The Land Of Mountains Everyone Should Know

Awesome Art Malaysia: 10 Works From The Land Of Mountains Everyone Should Know

Dive into the wonderful world of Malaysian art! Get to know 10 of Malaysia's most awesome artists through fascinating facts about their lives and beautiful full-colour reproductions of their works. With bold, playful illustrations, Awesome Art Malaysia provides readers with an understanding not just of art and how it is created, but what influences it, from nature to culture. This book teems with fun and engaging activities that inspire hours of creativity at home or in the classroom. Awesome Art Malaysia is an expansion to the Awesome Art series, which seeks to make art accessible to the young and young at heart.

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.

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Myanmar's "Enemy Of The State" Speaks: Irreverent Essays And Interviews

"While the world's academics and politicians were focused on the hopes for change conjured up by the charisma and fame of Aung San Suu Kyi, Zarni presciently warned of signs of more fundamental problems with the promised 'transition' agenda for Myanmar. Zarni's various writings and interviews represent an unending attack on the misrepresentations of the Myanmar political, military, commercial, and monastic establishment and the misunderstandings of foreign actors who were beguiled by the promises of natural resources, trade wealth, and political change. Now, as the Myanmar Tatmadaw and the Lady have revealed their true colors, the international community has found that Zarni has had something very important to say that should have been heeded." Professor Michael W. Charney, Chair of Southeast Asian and Military History, SOAS, University of London

Myanmar's Political Transition And Lost Opportunities (2010-2016)

Myanmar's Political Transition And Lost Opportunities (2010-2016)

This book is about the politics of Myanmar under the reformist president Thein Sein. For the first time since the country regained independence in 1948, he was able to enact the peaceful transfer of power from one elected government to another. But Thein Sein also lost opportunities to deliver what the people anticipated, and he failed to bring his USDP party to victory in the 2015 election. This book examines the reasons behind the lost opportunities in the transition to democracy. It draws on the author's experiences as a member of Thein Sein's cabinet as well as on extensive interviews with other cabinet members and politicians involved in the crucial events that took place between 2010 and 2016.

Secrets And Power In Myanmar: Intelligence And The Fall Of General Khin Nyunt

Secrets And Power In Myanmar: Intelligence And The Fall Of General Khin Nyunt

"No external observer knows more about Myanmar's security and intelligence apparatus than Andrew Selth. In this book he presents an account of the structure and functions of Myanmar's deep state, along with a tale of personal ambition, rivalry and ruthless power politics worthy of John Le Carre. A thoroughly educative, entertaining and intriguing read." - Professor Michael Wesley.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #11: Between Social Services And Tolerance: Explaining Religious Dynamics In Muhammadiyah

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #11: Between Social Services And Tolerance: Explaining Religious Dynamics In Muhammadiyah

Muhammadiyah, together with the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), are seen as the two pillars of moderate Islam in Indonesia. Muhammadiyah is currently often perceived to be the more conservative of the two and to have more affinity with Islamist groups. Muhammadiyah remains a social movement guided by its long-held theology of al-Ma`un (kindness) and with a strong emphasis on social services. It is this doctrine that has prevented Muhammadiyah from dwelling on mythical or abstract issues and neutralized it against Islamism, making its members more realistic in viewing the world. The "pragmatic Islamism" that Muhammadiyah has adopted allows it to handle social dynamics well.

Myanmar Media In Transition: Legacies, Challenges And Change

Myanmar Media In Transition: Legacies, Challenges And Change

This is the first volume to overview the country's contemporary media landscape, providing a critical assessment of the sector during the complex and controversial political transition. Moving beyond the focus on journalism and freedom of the press that characterizes many media-focused volumes, the book also explores developments in fiction, filmmaking, social movement media and social media. Documenting changes from both academic and practitioner perspectives, the twenty-one chapters reinforce the volume's theoretical arguments by providing on-the-ground, factual and experiential data intended to open useful dialogue between key stakeholders in the media, government and civil society sectors.

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Electoral Dynamics In The Philippines: Money Politics, Patronage And Clientelism At The Grassroots

Electoral Dynamics In The Philippines: Money Politics, Patronage And Clientelism At The Grassroots

This new text provides a systematic analysis of grassroots level electioneering in the Philippines, using data gathered in the context of the 2016 elections, and combining in-depth ethnographic fieldwork with a national comparative scope. The chapters in this volume detail and analyse the electoral dynamics in a number of localities in order to shed light on how electoral campaigns are organised across regions of the Philippines, with particular focus on how candidates and their campaigns choose to appeal to and mobilise voters, the kinds of political networks used in campaigns, and how voters respond to different kinds of electoral appeals. It also analyses how Philippines candidates use political machines, clientelist networks and the delivery of patronage to secure election, identifies commonalities and differences across the Philippines, and engages in current debates in the literature about elections in developing democracies, the structure and organisation of clientelism, and the role of money in elections.

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Malay Seals From The Islamic World Of Southeast Asia

Malay Seals From The Islamic World Of Southeast Asia

This important reference work describes and analyses the Malay sealing tradition, carefully cataloguing more than 2,000 seals sourced from collections worldwide, primarily seal impressions stamped in lampblack, ink, or wax on manuscript letters, treaties, and other documents, but including some seal matrices made of silver, brass, or stone. These Malay seals originate from the present-day territories of Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, and Indonesia as well as the southern parts of Thailand and Cambodia, and the Philippines, and date from the second half of the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century. Complete transcriptions and translations of the Jawi inscriptions are provided, bringing the seals to light as objects of literary and art historical analysis, and key resources for an understanding of the Malay Islamic world of Southeast Asia in the early modern period.

Southeast Asia After The Cold War: A Contemporary History

Southeast Asia After The Cold War: A Contemporary History

International politics in Southeast Asia since end of the Cold War in 1990 can be understood within the frames of order and an emerging regionalism embodied in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. But order and regionalism are now under seige, with a new global strategic rebalancing under way. The region is now forced to contemplate new risks, even the emergence of new sorts of cold war, rivalry and conflict. Ang Cheng Guan writes here in the mode of contemporary history, presenting a complete, analytically informed narrative that covers the region, highlighting change, continuity and context. Crucial as a tool to make sense of the dynamics of the region, this account of Southeast Asia's international relations will also be of immediate relevance to those in China, the USA and elsewhere who engage with the region, with its young, dynamic population, and its strategic position across the world's key choke-points of trade.

Modern Art Of Southeast Asia: Introductions From A To Z

Modern Art Of Southeast Asia: Introductions From A To Z

Modern Art of Southeast Asia: Introductions from A to Z features 60 concise and accessibly written accounts of the key ideas and currents underlying modern art in the region. These are accompanied by over 250 beautifully reproduced artworks from the collection of National Gallery Singapore, and other public and private collections in Southeast Asia and beyond. The book offers an informative first encounter with art as well as refreshing perspectives, and is a rewarding resource for students.

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Old New World, An: From The East Indies To The Founding Of Singapore, 1600S-1819

Old New World, An: From The East Indies To The Founding Of Singapore, 1600S-1819

Organised in conjunction with Singapore's Bicentennial, An Old New World explores the 200 years leading up to the establishment of an entrepot in Singapore in 1819, beginning with the bustling world of trade in the East Indies that attracted the Dutch and British East India Companies from the early 17th century. The European entry into the region, for better or worse, was only part of its longer history. This exhibition is a telling of that story, and a reflection of the broader forces at play that culminated in the events of 1819.

Imperial Creatures: Humans And Other Animals In Colonial Singapore, 1819-1942

Imperial Creatures: Humans And Other Animals In Colonial Singapore, 1819-1942

One of the areas of fastest-growing interest in the humanities and social sciences in recent years has been the history of animals. Imperial Creatures fills a gap in that field by looking across species at animals in a urban colonial setting. If imperialism is a series of power relationships, Timothy P. Barnard argues, then it necessarily involves not only the subjugation of human communities, but also of animals. What was the relationship between those two processes in colonial Singapore? How did interactions with animals enable changes in interactions between people? Through a multidisciplinary consideration of fauna, Imperial Creatures weaves together a series of tales to document how animals were cherished, monitored, employed, and slaughtered in a colonial society. All animals, including humans, Barnard shows, have been creatures of imperialism in Singapore.

He Saved Thousands: The Story Of Dr Jmj Supramaniam

He Saved Thousands: The Story Of Dr Jmj Supramaniam

He lost his mother when he was two and his father when he was 15. His leg was injured during the Japanese bombardment of Singapore and doctors almost amputated it. His medical studies were halted when the Japanese ruled Singapore. Despite such daunting circumstances, Dr James Mark Jeyasebasingam Supramaniam (popularly known as Dr JMJ) prevailed to emerge at the forefront of Singapore's medical service during its nation-building phase. This book traces the inspiring life of Dr JMJ within the larger context of the evolution of Singapore, from the 1800s when his older family members arrived on its shores, to the creation of the Singaporean nation during the 1950s and 1960s, in which JMJ played a pivotal part.

Xin Ke: The Story Of Singapore And Malaya's First Feature Film (Xin Ke: Xin Ma Shou Bu Chang Pian Dian Ying De Gu Shi

Xin Ke: The Story Of Singapore And Malaya's First Feature Film (Xin Ke: Xin Ma Shou Bu Chang Pian Dian Ying De Gu Shi

In 1926, an enterprising young man enthusiastically brought into Singapore the idea of showcasing the life of the people in British Malaya - by way of a movie. His name was Liu Beijin. The uncle of the eminent local artist Liu Kang, the former Muar resident set up an office in Chinatown and a film studio in Katong, hired his crew and cast members, and began production. The result was Xin Ke, a full-length silent film, released in 1927, about a young Chinese immigrant who seeks his fortunes in Malaya. Assisted by his wealthy Peranakan relatives, he eventually finds a job in Singapore - and a girl he loves. In this bilingual book, film researchers Jan Uhde, Yvonne Ng Uhde and Toh Hun Ping travel back in time to the beginning of film production in Singapore. Reproducing the original movie script in full, accompanied by finely drawn illustrations by Dan Wong, this book is a much-needed addition to our film industry's collective memory.

Chrita Chrita Baba: A Collection Of Short Stories In Baba Malay

Chrita Chrita Baba: A Collection Of Short Stories In Baba Malay

Chrita-Chrita Baba, which means Baba Stories in the Peranakan language, is a collection of short stories, written in both Baba Malay and English presented side-by-side on facing pages. The tales draw from Southeast Asian folklore, featuring both adaptations of familiar fairytales with a twist, and elements from local customs, traditions, and beliefs. All stories, as with most folk tales of the past, revolve around the teaching of a moral lesson. Chrita-Chrita Baba is the spiritual successor to the Chrita Dulukala, the last collection of stories translated into Baba Malay in the early 1900s by the Peranakan Chinese. However, while those were faithful translations of Chinese classics for the enjoyment of the non-Chinese speaking Baba Nyonya community, this book features both adaptations of old Nusantara folk tales and original stories for the enjoyment of the contemporary reader. The book was written in response to the Baba language being listed as an endangered language with fewer than 1000 fluent speakers in Singapore. With recent Baba language revitalisation efforts by the Peranakan community, new learners of the language will now have something to read and look forward to.

Birthday Book, The: Narratives, Undiscovered And Underway

Birthday Book, The: Narratives, Undiscovered And Underway

Contributors to the 2019 edition of The Birthday Book reflect on the narratives of their lives: the stories that define them, their communities, the causes they champion, and Singapore's collective future. The 54 essays in the book are diverse; some touch on deeply personal issues while others tackle broader trends. Yet in the deeply personal we find the seeds of more universal issues, while in the trends we can discern the outlines of more individualised stories. Like the Singapore that each essay celebrates, this book dances between micro and macro worlds.

Mental Health & The Gospel Community

Mental Health & The Gospel Community

This book speaks to and sheds light on mental illness in three ways. Following a theological overview from Leow Wen Pin, it first presents stories from Christians who have mental illness. Their honest accounts provide a glimpse into the realities of their suffering, the words that have helped them (and the ones that haven't), and the glimmer of hope that they find in Christ. Second, it offers testimonies from those who are caregivers of loved ones with mental illness. Their words give insight into the realities of their journey, the real questions they have for God, and, mostly, the heart that they have for those they are caring for. Third, it provides perspectives from pastors who have either struggled with mental illness or who are actively providing lifegiving communities in their churches for those who do. Their practical and loving advice offers stepping stones that can guide the Gospel community into becoming a safe place for those with mental illness.

Aunty Goes Home - The Invisible People

Aunty Goes Home - The Invisible People

The "Invisible People" series of children's books offer heartfelt stories that help children appreciate unsung heroes in our society. These workers who have played and continue to play a key part in contributing to Singapore's growth are people who have the same needs and dreams that we do. The stories remind us how seemingly simple acts of kindness can make a world of difference, both to the workers who receive and the child who gives. Aunty Goes Home depicts how a family helps their domestic worker discover her passion for cooking during her time with them. They empower her to achieve her dreams when it's time for her to return home.

Zai Jian Da Tang, Fan Dui Sha Wen: Chen Youbing, Yi Ge Jian She Dong Xi Fang Yi Shu De Ren

Zai Jian Da Tang, Fan Dui Sha Wen: Chen Youbing, Yi Ge Jian She Dong Xi Fang Yi Shu De Ren

Written in traditional Chinese, this is the only biography book of Singaporean artist Tan Oe Pang (b.1947) published to date. Tracing Tan's journey from his fond childhood memories at the Bali Lane, it tells the stories, events and experiences that have shaped his life and work. The biography chronicles Tan's important achievements and recounts his journey to becoming a full-time art practitioner, including his tutelage under the influential Chinese ink master, Fan Chang Tien.

Tan Oe Pang - Native Singaporean

Tan Oe Pang - Native Singaporean

This hardcover art book encompasses a diverse array of artworks by Singaporean art practitioner Tan Oe Pang (b.1947). The comprehensive collection of art includes works created from as early as the late 1950s till the later period of 2000s. Over 80 full-colour artwork images are featured, including a wide range of varied mediums such as oil painting, Chinese ink painting, Chinese calligraphy, seal engraving and sculpture.

In Conversation With Tan Oe Pang & Goh Huck Heng In Singapore (Chinese Edition)

In Conversation With Tan Oe Pang & Goh Huck Heng In Singapore (Chinese Edition)

This is the latest book featuring the art of Singaporean multidisciplinary artist Tan Oe Pang (b.1947). It invites readers to explore Tan's artistic practice through a series of dialogues with author Goh Huck Heng. For the first time, over 50 pieces of selected artworks, including Chinese ink paintings, oil paintings and Chinese calligraphy, were discussed in depth. Art lovers will be able to gain greater insight into Tan's mastery techniques, creative concepts and inspirations behind his works. This is the Chinese edition.

Serve And F

Serve And F

For some artists, being in the army might be a straitjacket for creativity, but not Esmond Loh. For two years whilst serving in mandatory National Service, he armed himself with his sketchbook and pen, documenting his experience in the form of drawings and notes. Initially intended for personal reflection, this series of over 130 artworks and accompanying inscriptions represents a rare entry point into the often closed and esoteric rite of passage unique to Singaporean males. Keenly observed and underscored with affection and surprising emotional heft, this book details Loh's years in the military in ways that range from the mundane to the dramatic, evocative and downright comedic. Serve And F_______ is the entirely original and earnest result of the grappling of an artist with both the freedoms and limits that come with being in the military.

Of Happiness And Biophilia

Of Happiness And Biophilia

Central to the concept of this book is the radical 'mu' for tree, a graphic component of a Chinese character that bears a semantic connection to 'tree'. The usage of this radical is to connote a sense of biophilia in the design. The title of the book is an abstract interpretation of the word 'le', a compound character that contains the 'mu' radical at its base and translates to "happiness" in our context. Radiating from this 'mu' radical, twelve other relevant Chinese characters were chosen from over a thousand characters under the same order. Along with 'le', they were assigned a category in the book's content. The thirteen categories work as thematic boundaries for similarly themed artwork to be nested together.

Merchants, Bankers, Governors: British Enterprise In Singapore And Malaya, 1786-1920

Merchants, Bankers, Governors: British Enterprise In Singapore And Malaya, 1786-1920

This is the story of British enterprise in Singapore and Malaya from 1786 to 1920, when British vision, zeal and drive developed Penang, then Singapore and, finally, the peninsular Malay States. In the initial years, commerce and finance were paramount. The seeds of these commercial activities had been planted initially in the days of the East India Company but later, and more importantly, by individual merchant firms, supported by credit from London. This book presents an original and coherent account of British Enterprise in Singapore and Malaya in an important historical period and includes substantial new material from primary records of merchant firms and banks which will be of great interest to students, professionals as well as the general public.

Soo Pieng: Drawings - A Centenary Reflection

Soo Pieng: Drawings - A Centenary Reflection

Cheong Soo Pieng (1917-1983) made more than 2,000 drawings in the course of his life's work, from which he produced a large body of major artworks in many expressions. He is now hailed as an important artist of the post-war Chinese diaspora. This book closely examines Soo Pieng's lifetime of drawings from 1943 to 1983, tracing it in tandem with developments of the artist's major works. This is the first detailed study on the drawings of Soo Pieng. It explores the basis for the thousands of drawings he made, many previously unseen in public, and how these are intrinsic to an understanding of his life's work. Both essay and image sections provide fresh insights into the way the artist chose his subjects, drew and re-drew, composing copiously, providing a deeper and more sensitive understanding of his art. Includes 250 artwork images.

Dine In My Halal Kitchen: Stews, Kebabs And Other Hearty Delights

Dine In My Halal Kitchen: Stews, Kebabs And Other Hearty Delights

An Iranian kitchen serves up wholesome food that nourishes the soul. Drawing from her cultural roots, culinary instructor Hayedeh Sedghi introduces readers to the delights of Iranian food, from creamy barley soup and fried aubergine stew to brightly coloured barberry rice and smoky yet tender spring chicken kebab. The recipes are organised into simple instructions and packed with plenty of tips and step-by-step photographs, making them accessible to home cooks of any level. With a few easily acquired techniques and readily available ingredients, preparing hearty, authentic Iranian dishes at home becomes effortless.

Loving And The Dead, The

Loving And The Dead, The

Catherine Lim's free-wheeling imagination cheerfully dispenses with all constraints to tell stories of that other world. Written with an exaggerated sense of earnestness and caution, the eighteen tales in this collection elicit in the reader the very goosebumps of terror she had herself experienced as a child listening to such tales. As an adult, these goosebumps persist for her. However, they no longer arise from fear, but from a sense of awe and mystery that she feels when she considers this large existential question: Despite our extensive scientific knowledge today, what do we know of the supernatural? What can we know of the supernatural?

Ghost Who Pinched Me, The

Ghost Who Pinched Me, The

Something made me look from the amahs to the frangipani tree in the corner. And there she was--Ying. She was looking up at me. I shivered. Was my fever making me imagine things? I needed to tell Ma and Papa right away, but at this very moment, they were at Bukit Brown Cemetery, tending to Ying's funeral. Ten-year-old Bee Ling grows up sheltered and privileged in 1940s Singapore, jealous of her beautiful, perfect elder sister, Ying. When the Japanese attack Singapore, Ying is killed in an air raid at school. Shortly afterwards, Singapore is occupied by the Japanese and the family endure the wartime hardship and horrors that ensue. Her sister returns as a spirit to guide, protect and reassure her that she will survive the war. Bee Ling grows to appreciate what she has left and gains an understanding of the bonds of love that exist even in the face of devastating loss. Written with unflinching clarity through the innocent eyes of a child, this coming-of-age novel is an intimate portrait of love, family, resilience, and the power of sisterhood.

Chia Ann Siang And Family: The Tides Of Fortune

Chia Ann Siang And Family: The Tides Of Fortune

Chia Ann Siang was once one of Singapore's wealthiest landowners and merchants. His name lives on today in Ann Siang Hill in Chinatown, but little else is known about him, particularly his private life. This illuminating new book paints the most detailed portrait to date of his life and times in colonial Singapore and traces the changing fortunes of the Chia clan through the years. Born in Malacca in 1834, Chia joined Boustead and Co., an English trading company in Singapore, as a storekeeper at the age of 16. In just six years, he was made Chief Storekeeper, and was able to buy himself a house at 58 Telok Ayer Street (and another one on Amoy Street for good measure). An astute property investor, Chia continued to acquire much real estate in the course of his life; by 1919, he owned more than 70 houses in Chinatown. Far more than a biography, this book tells the fascinating story of more than seven generations of Straits Chinese, from Chia's grandfather's emigration from Fujian to Malacca in 1774, right up to the present day.

First Wave, The: JBJ, Chiam & The Opposition In Singapore

First Wave, The: JBJ, Chiam & The Opposition In Singapore

Based on extensive interviews and archival material, The First Wave tells the story of the opposition in Singapore in its critical first thirty years in Parliament. Democratisation has been described to occur in waves. The first wave of a democratic awakening in post-independence Singapore began with J. B. Jeyaretnam's victory in the Anson by-election of 1981. That built up to the 1984 general election, the first of many to be called a "watershed", in which Chiam See Tong was also elected in Potong Pasir. After their successes in 1991, the opposition began dreaming of forming the government. But their euphoria was short-lived. Serious fault lines in the leading Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) rose to the surface almost immediately after the opposition victories of 1991, and the party was wiped out of Parliament by 1997. The opposition spent the next decade experimenting with coalition arrangements, to work their way back to victory.

Men For Christ: Living Out Our Faith Volume Ii

Men For Christ: Living Out Our Faith Volume Ii

Men for Christ: Living Out Our Faith Vol. II is a bold response to the crisis of masculinity in the church. This second volume features 22 more men who passionately address the issues that often hinder men from rising into their God-given destinies. The first half of the book deals with topics pertaining to deep inward restoration to Christlikeness: sexual purity, anger management, the importance of being accountable, and mental health. The second half of the book explores the outward expressions of faith that emerge from a renewed heart: being an effective marketplace minister and evangelism to the nations. Together, they form a picture of hope of the holistic transformation that God can do both in a man and, through him, in the world today.

Diplomacy: A Singapore Experience (Second Edition)

Diplomacy: A Singapore Experience (Second Edition)

In this updated book, viewed by many as a definitive guide to Singapore-style diplomacy, former minister, diplomat and law dean S Jayakumar outlines the principles and norms that form the bedrock of Singapore's foreign policy, shaped by more than five decades of hard-earned experience of ministers and officials. Professor Jayakumar, who retired from politics as Senior Minister in 2011, illustrates these with his accounts of and reflections on milestones where he had been involved as either Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs or, much earlier, as Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Rirkrit Tiravanija

Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Rirkrit Tiravanija

Rirkrit Tiravanija has created the second Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission artwork for National Gallery Singapore. Featuring an interlocking bamboo structure with a simple wooden tea house at its centre, this site-specific installation springs from the artist's interest in fostering social engagement and human interaction through art. With homes in Chiang Mai, New York and Berlin, Tiravanija's nomadic life is a constant negotiation of cultures, and a source of inspiration for his practice. This catalogue illuminates this influential artist's fascinating oeuvre through newly commissioned essays and full-colour images of the installation.

In Conversation With Tan Oe Pang & Goh Huck Heng In Singapore

In Conversation With Tan Oe Pang & Goh Huck Heng In Singapore

This is the latest book featuring the art of Singaporean multidisciplinary artist Tan Oe Pang (b.1947). It invites readers to explore Tan's artistic practice through a series of dialogues with author Goh Huck Heng. For the first time, over 50 pieces of selected artworks, including Chinese ink paintings, oil paintings and Chinese calligraphy, were discussed in depth. Art lovers will be able to gain greater insight into Tan's mastery techniques, creative concepts and inspirations behind his works.

50 Best Kept Secrets Of The Istana: Flora And Fauna

50 Best Kept Secrets Of The Istana: Flora And Fauna

Discover 50 little-known facts about Istana, the place previously known as Government House, from its building completion in 1869 to when Singapore achieved self-government in 1959. In Flora and Fauna, you'll discover 50 little-known facts about the curious creatures to be found within its gardens, the great heritage trees that dot its landscape and conservation programmes that help keep the Istana domain well maintained into the future.

Owl's Journey, An: Essays To Commemorate The 70Th Birthday Of David W. F. Wong

Owl's Journey, An: Essays To Commemorate The 70Th Birthday Of David W. F. Wong

This collection of 20 essays explores how the church intersects with a range of different spheres: leadership, the arts, academia and pastoral care. It challenges us to consider the possibilities of what a healthy and well-rounded church can accomplish.

Angel Tiger And Other Stories, The

Angel Tiger And Other Stories, The

A couple's cat leaves offerings of dead birds freighted with mysterious import. A foreign worker helps construct a concert hall that reawakens his musical longings. A young diver hunts venomous cone snails for a lovelorn researcher. With disarming simplicity, Barrie Sherwood charts how the complex bonds between lovers are unravelled to the point of breaking, and the often strange and touching ways we define ourselves and our relationships in a fluctuating world.

Understanding Teaching, Learning And Learners: A Guide For Singapore

Understanding Teaching, Learning And Learners: A Guide For Singapore

Under the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP), a model that documents the best practices of Singapore's teaching profession, teaching is a dynamic combination of both knowledge and action. In STP, Pedagogical Processes (PP) articulates the processes of areas and actions in good teaching. Knowledge Bases, in turn, provide PP with a framework of conceptual and theoretical understanding such that they can be applied meaningfully in the classroom. This book seeks to provide its readers with key foundational knowledge in 2 STP knowledge bases, 'Understanding Teaching' and 'Understanding Students and Learning'. Embedded fully in the education contexts of Singapore, it melds theory together with empirical insight drawn from local classroom-based research. Whether you are a local educator or an international researcher, you will find this a useful introduction to the Singaporean praxis of teaching.

Contemporaneous Architecture Singapore

Contemporaneous Architecture Singapore

Contemporaneous Architecture celebrates 70 architectural projects that have shaped Singapore's landscape in the last 15 years. The selection includes works by renowned home-grown architects and President*s Design Award winners WOHA Architects Pte Ltd, DP Architects Pte Ltd and SCDA Architects Pte Ltd, as well as works from smaller and emerging practices such as Linghao Architects, Chang Architects, ip:li Architects, FARM Architects Pte Ltd, Red Bean Architects and Lekker Architects Pte Ltd.

Fun-Filled Math Conversations With Your Child

Fun-Filled Math Conversations With Your Child

This very informative book is a guide to help parents find fun and relevant math conversations in their daily lives to prepare their children for PSLE Mathematics. Wendy Koh homeschooled her son for 16 years, and helped him to successfully achieve A* for math at the PSLE and IGCSE exams. This is a parenting book more than an education book. The message of the book is: you can parent and bond with your child while teaching him math. It can be fun, that is, if you make it fun.

Is The People's Action Party Here To Stay? Analysing The Resilience Of The One-Party Dominant State In Singapore

Is The People's Action Party Here To Stay? Analysing The Resilience Of The One-Party Dominant State In Singapore

This book examines the staying power of the People's Action Party, a political party that has governed Singapore since June 1959. A political titan with few chinks in its armour, the party has kept winning elections under three prime ministers and Singapore is about to witness a transition to the fourth prime minister. The party's seemingly unstoppable sterling performance makes the issue of the durability of the PAP highly critical. In light of the serious weakness of the Opposition and the strong performance legitimacy of the ruling party, it is worthwhile asking the question, can the PAP stumble and fall? Addressing this question is highly relevant given that similar political parties and structures have almost all collapsed elsewhere - the Barisan Nasional as the latest casualty with its defeat in Malaysia's 2018 General Elections. With an extensive coverage on domestic and international issues, up-to-date developments on the finalisation of the PAP's 4G leadership, the Workers' Party town council saga, and the efforts to form an opposition coalition led by Tan Cheng Bock are also analysed in this book.

This Is What Inequality Looks Like (Second Edition)

This Is What Inequality Looks Like (Second Edition)

This new edition features a new Afterword by the author, and a Foreword by Kwok Kian Woon, Professor of Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. What is poverty? What is inequality? How are they connected? How are they reproduced? How might they be overcome? Why should we try? The way we frame our questions shapes the way we see solutions. This book does what appears to be a no-brainer task, but one that is missing and important: it asks readers to pose questions in different ways, to shift the vantage point from which they view 'common sense,' and in so doing, to see themselves as part of problems and potential solutions. This is a book about how seeing poverty entails confronting inequality. It is about how acknowledging poverty and inequality leads to uncomfortable revelations about our society and ourselves. And it is about how once we see, we cannot, must not, unsee.

Simply Invest: Naked Truths To Grow Your Money

Simply Invest: Naked Truths To Grow Your Money

A pioneer in financial planning in Singapore, Goh Yang Chye debunks several misconceptions, showing how so-called experts are no better than the average seven-year-old at picking stocks. Investing is simple; look at the evidence. He tells us why we shouldn't trust the industry jargon and why cryptocurrencies are not a good investment; why Singapore's love affair with property is a mistake; why the media always get it wrong; and how not to overreact. From understanding market cycles to knowing what exactly to ask your financial adviser, this book will teach you how to secure your financial future - and enjoy the journey!

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Giving Voice To The Accused

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Giving Voice To The Accused

In Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, N. Sivanandan, one of the longest-serving interpreters in Singapore's judiciary, gives an insight into the work of a court interpreter. During his twenty years in the High Court and more than thirty years in the Subordinate Courts (now the State Courts), Sivanandan has interpreted in lengthy criminal cases - mostly murder, rape and robbery - and long, complicated civil trials before High Court judges, many with formidable reputations. Here are interesting cases that show what it is like standing next to the witness box and giving voice to the witness or litigant in a courtroom filled with their loved ones, judges, prosecuting officers and defence lawyers. This collection of experiences is enlivened by personal stories of the men on the bench, and life in the early days when the courts were situated in different areas and travelling between courts was itself an experience!

Creatures Big And Small: Poems And Drawings From Behind The Blue Gate

Creatures Big And Small: Poems And Drawings From Behind The Blue Gate

Teo Soh Lung was imprisoned without trial under Singapore's notorious Internal Security Act between 1987 and 1990. In solitary confinement for more than two years, she drew inspiration from little living creatures that lived in or visited her cell. Lizards, spiders, ants, crickets, beetles, toads, and grasshoppers were all welcomed to her cell and closely observed! They were her inspiration. Sharing food and lodging with them, she drew numerous drawings and composed rhymes and songs about them. She was particularly fond of one long-time resident, a lizard. As much as she was observing it, she was aware that it too was observing her! Of the 62 original poems in English, 22 had also been translated into Chinese by Lim Pai.

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.

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.


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