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My First 123 - Baby Play Book And 3 Pals

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The soft, baby-friendly pages of My First 1 2 3 Book will introduce Baby to numbers and counting using simple, colourful illustrations of numbers and groups of familiar objects. Stacking the three soft number blocks will develop motor skills, while relating back to the numbers discovered in the book. Make the most of Baby's playtime with this book and blocks set.


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Early Learning: Learning Blocks And Books

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With a set of rhyming books and stacking blocks, learning the alphabet is, quite literally, child's play! With this series, children can discover alphabets and numbers, with five study board books in each set, as well as in five stacking blocks for easy storage. Engaging a variety of learning styles, this boxed set is a must-have gift for any preschooler.


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Tramways Of Hong Kong, The: A History In Pictures

Tramways Of Hong Kong, The: A History In Pictures

 by Waller, Peter

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


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Departing From Java: Javanese Labour, Migration And Diaspora

Departing From Java: Javanese Labour, Migration And Diaspora

 by Hoefte, Rosemarijn; Peter Meel (Ed.)

From colonial times through to the present day, large numbers of Javanese have left their homes to settle in other parts of Indonesia or much further afield. Frequently this dispersion was forced, often with traumatic results. Today, Javanese communities are found as close as Kalimantan and as far away as Suriname and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, migrant workers from Java continue to travel abroad, finding short-term employment in places like Malaysia and the Middle East. This volume traces the different ways in which Javanese migrants and migrant communities are connected in their host society and with Java as a real or imagined authoritative source of norms, values and loyalties. It underlines the importance of diaspora as a process in order to understand the evolving notions of a Javanese homeland across time and space.


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Hara Hotel: A Tale Of Syrian Refugees In Greece

Hara Hotel: A Tale Of Syrian Refugees In Greece

 by Thornhill, Teresa

Hara Hotel chronicles everyday life in a makeshift refugee camp on the forecourt of a petrol station in northern Greece. In the first two months of 2016, more than 100,000 refugees arrived in Greece. Half of them were fleeing war-torn Syria, seeking a safe haven in Europe. As the numbers seeking refuge soared, many were stranded in temporary camps, staffed by volunteers. Hara Hotel tells some of their stories.


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Speaking Of Universities

Speaking Of Universities

 by Collini, Stefan

In recent decades there has been an immense global surge in the numbers both of universities and of students. In the UK alone there are now over 140 institutions teaching more subjects to nearly 2.5 million students. New technology offers new ways of learning and teaching. Globalization forces institutions to consider a new economic horizon. At the same time governments have systematically imposed new procedures regulating funding, governance, and assessment. Universities are being forced to behave more like business enterprises in a commercial marketplace than centres of learning. Historian and critic Stefan Collini analyses these changes and challenges the assumptions of policy-makers and commentators. He asks: does 'marketization' threaten to destroy what we most value about education; does this new era of 'accountability' distort what it purports to measure; and who does the modern university belong to? Responding to recent policies and their underlying ideology, the book is a call to 'focus on what is actually happening and the clichés behind which it hides; an incitement to think again, think more clearly, and then to press for something better'.


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Story Of Number Nine, The

Story Of Number Nine, The

 by Ng, Josiah

If Numbers had a life, what story would they tell? What personality would each number possess? What lessons would they teach us? Number Nine, although a smart and intellectual chap (with a big head), is frustrated about his position as the last number on Infinity Island. He sets off on a journey across his mystical home to prove his worth to the other numbers. Driven by ambition (and also insecurity) and using his intellect, he succeeds but only to realise that a person's significance is not found in how big or small you are. In uncovering the tale, young readers will also be inspired to creatively imagine the stories of different idioms (At Sixes and Sevens, On All Fours, On Cloud Nine... etc), using situations that the different Numbers would experience. This provides learning opportunities for young readers to better understand these idioms and express themselves better.


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Crime Scene Asia: When Forensic Evidence Becomes The Silent Witness

Crime Scene Asia: When Forensic Evidence Becomes The Silent Witness

 by Porter, Liz

This is a casebook of fascinating true stories from Singapore, Malaysia, HK, The Philippines and Indonesia. Its opening case begins when the body of a woman is found in a Singapore nature park. Nobody has reported her missing. Nobody knows who she is. The only clue to her identity is a set of tiny numbers etched into a series of implants in her teeth. Police door-knock the dentists of Singapore until they find the one who treated her. Then, following a trail of numbers called from her phone, they unmask her killer. Another one of the book's Hong Kong cases tells the story of a humble truck driver facing jail for his apparent involvement in a bombing plot allegedly masterminded by two of the former British colony's most notorious gangsters. Then the evidence of a forensic scientist sets him free.


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Phoenix Rising: Pioneering Chinese Women Of Malaysia

Phoenix Rising: Pioneering Chinese Women Of Malaysia

 by Ho Tak Ming

The book traces the history of Chinese women in Malaysia from the Baba-Nyonya or peranakan China community of Malacca in the 15th century, their spread to the other settlements of the Straits Settlements (Penang, Singapore), and the gradually increasing influx of women from China from the nineteenth century onwards as wives of the Chinese immigrants who had settled in the country, and to work as domestic servants, manual labourers and prostitutes to cater for the large numbers of mining coolies. Although Chinese women have had to struggle with various injustices throughout their history, their circumstances in British Malaya were different. Under the law they were the equal of men, but social conditions took some time to evolve to give them full equality. However, Chinese women became successful entrepreneurs through their own ability, and through education, many of them became distinguished professionals.


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Malaysian Chinese Primary School, The A Century Of Toil And Dedication

Malaysian Chinese Primary School, The A Century Of Toil And Dedication

 by Fong Chan Onn

Throughout human history, whenever people moved to a new land they sought to preserve practices from their place of origin, whether that was in the form of their language, religion, culture or cuisine. Wherever Chinese have settled in significant numbers outside of China, they established schools in a bid to retain their mother tongue. Within the reality of Malaysia's multi-ethnic fabric, the Chinese community has also sought to preserve its cultural roots through vernacular education. This photo-journal attempts to describe the Malaysian Chinese primary school system's challenging journey over the last century. Legally defined as "National-Type" Chinese Primary Schools, SJKCs have become a social institution with a significant role in nation building in a multi-ethnic setting.


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South Asians Overseas: Migration And Ethnicity

South Asians Overseas: Migration And Ethnicity

 by Clarke, Colin; Ceri Peach & Steven Vertovec (Eds.)

The South Asian diaspora came into being with the end of slavery in the British Empire. Huge numbers of labourers were recruited in the Indian sub-continent for indentured labour schemes, notably in Southeast Asia, South and East Africa, Mauritius, Fiji and the Caribbean, and also in French colonies. Later there were waves of 'free' immigration to these and other countries, including, in the last generation, Britain itself and North America. This set of essays by scholars from several different disciplines offers detailed accounts of the experience of the migrant communities, and the editors contribute valuable overviews. Originally published in 1990, it is an indispensable resource for scholars interested in the diaspora, or concerned with problems of migration.


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Chinese Death Rituals In Singapore

Chinese Death Rituals In Singapore

 by Tong Chee-Kiong

Through a cultural analysis of the symbols of death - flesh, blood, bones, souls, time numbers, food and money -Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore throws light upon the Chinese perception of death and how they cope with its eventuality. In the seeming mass of religious rituals and beliefs, it suggests that there is an underlying logic to the rituals. This in turn leads Kiong to examine the interrelationship between death and the socioeconomic value system of China as a whole.


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Mandarin Chinese Characters Made Easy Learn 1,000 Chinese Characters The Easy Way

Mandarin Chinese Characters Made Easy Learn 1,000 Chinese Characters The Easy Way

 by Kluemper, Michael; Kit-Yee Yam Nadeau

This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method for learning Chinese characters using visual stimuli and pictographs. The Chinese characters are presented in groups or clusters all sharing common elements and meanings, for context and ease of identification. These groups of characters all share common root symbols known as radicals, or relate to a particular theme or topic such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group. A free audio CD provides native-speaker pronunciations for all the characters and their associated vocabulary.


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Politics Of The Temporary: An Ethnography Of Migrant Life In Urban Malaysia

Politics Of The Temporary: An Ethnography Of Migrant Life In Urban Malaysia

 by Parthiban Muniandy

For more than three decades Malaysia's economic growth has been driven in part by the skills and sweat of large numbers of migrant workers. The country has become the temporary home for more than two million documented migrants. Many more than that are undocumented, living precarious lives on the margins of society. Politics of the Temporary details the rich, complex and often difficult realities of the lives of migrants in Malaysia. Through a series of reflective and critical ethnographic notes - and told in the words of migrants themselves - it provides an intimate examination of the many ways that migrants adapt to life in the city, their innovative strategies for coping with pressures of work and discrimination, and their capacity to forge new networks and build informal communities.


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Genetically Modified Mosquitos: Ongoing Concerns

 by Wallace, Helen

UK biotech firm Oxitec has developed a strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito genetically engineered to produce offspring which die prematurely. The company has so far released large numbers of these mosquitoes in Brazil, the Cayman Islands and Malaysia under experiments aimed at reducing the adult population of Aedes aegypti, which is responsible for transmitting the tropical disease dengue fever. Even as Oxitec continues to promote its patented technology, Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: Ongoing Concerns points to a host of concerns and unanswered questions surrounding the use of the genetically modified (GM) Aedes aegypti as a form of mosquito control. The technology may not be particularly effective in suppressing mosquito populations and may even, especially in cases of limited efficacy, worsen the dengue problem. There is also uncertainty over the extent to which some of the GM mosquitoes' offspring do survive into adulthood. More generally, the potential adverse effects of this technology are still not fully understood, given the complex interactions in the ecosystem between Aedes aegypti, other mosquito species, the viruses they carry and the humans they bite. These concerns were not properly addressed prior to the mosquito open release trials, for which the risk assessment and consultation process has been seriously inadequate. Without a thorough examination of the risks and benefits, it is questionable whether the objectives of mosquito and dengue control would be best served by deploying Oxitec's GM mosquitoes.


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Treaty Ports Of China And Japan, The

Treaty Ports Of China And Japan, The

 by Dennys, Nicholas Belfield (Eds.)

As trade between the East and the West grew in the mid-nineteenth century, increasing numbers of Westerners travelled to China and Japan, and in 1867 this guide to the key port cities such as Hong Kong and Nagasaki was published in both Hong Kong and London. Intended for visitors and new residents, the guide was originally typeset in China, allowing place names and other words to be printed in Chinese characters. The specially commissioned maps were also engraved in China. The book includes physical descriptions and brief histories of over twenty cities, details of schools and libraries, population statistics and much practical information, as well as a list of other publications on China and Japan. It is a valuable historical source on East Asia during a period of rapid change.


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Hiroshima Nagasaki

Hiroshima Nagasaki

 by Ham, Paul

This is a clearly written account of the context, planning, political and military decisions, presentation plans and sequels involved in the August 1945 delivery of the two atomic bombs which instantly killed over 100,000 people and left untold numbers irrevocably damaged. Many personal records and memories of Japanese civilians and others are set out. The non-Japanese reader may well be shocked to find some generally received wisdoms are exploded by the evidence revealed by this respected Australian commentator. With appended data, tables, timeline, bibliography and index.


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China's Left-Behind Wives: Families Of Migrants From Fujian To Southeast Asia, 1930S-1950S

China's Left-Behind Wives: Families Of Migrants From Fujian To Southeast Asia, 1930S-1950S

 by Huifen Shen

For roughly a century starting around 1850, large numbers of young men from southern China travelled to Southeast Asia in search of work. Some were married and others returned to marry, but they routinely left their wives in China to handle family affairs. Drawing on in-depth interviews, archival materials, local gazetteers, newspapers and periodicals, the author describes the experiences of left-behind wives in the Quanzhou region of Fujian from the 1930s to the 1950s. Ultimately, the experiences of the left-behind wives drew them into public life and business, and as Overseas Chinese policies, and attitudes towards women, changed in China, they came to play an increasingly significant part in the processes of development and modernization. With bibliography and index.


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Single Leaf, The: Woodblock Printmaking

Single Leaf, The: Woodblock Printmaking

 by Tan, Bridget Tracy; Sarah Ng

Published in conjunction with the exhibition "The Single Leaf: Woodblock Printmaking" held at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. The relationship between prints and craftsmanship, as well as social concerns of the time take centrestage as the art publication traces the demonstration of this art form in Nanyang's history and artistic legacy. This volume numbers 128 fully-illustrated pages and provides an insight on the development of the traditional craft in Asia in the 20th and 21st century, showcasing 14 selected artists who have chosen to create in this art form. Featuring 54 woodblock prints and blocks from 1952 to 2012, the works demonstrate various interpretations and styles found in the woodblock as a print medium. There are conventional prints from the 1950s and 1960s, which typically contain simple compositions by renowned local artists such as Ong Tian Soo, Tan Tee Chie, Aw Tee Hong, Cheong Soo Pieng, Tay Chee Toh, Eng Joo Heng as well as Vietnamese Tran van Quen.


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Renunciation And Power: The Quest For Sainthood In Contemporary Burma

Renunciation And Power: The Quest For Sainthood In Contemporary Burma

 by Rozenberg, Guillaume

This monograph explores the identity of a seemingly paradoxical figure: the Burmese Buddhist saint, who departs for the forest to combine harsh asceticism with radical world renunciation, yet also seeks active involvement in the affairs of society. Examining the trajectory and work of eight living monks committed to the quest for salvation, Rozenberg contradicts representations of Theravada Buddhist saints as single-minded pursuers of nirvana. On the contrary, he shows how work for the temporal welfare and spiritual advancement of all is integral to a Burmese saint's identity. The saint predicts winning lottery numbers, redistributes goods donated to him, and develops building complexes essential to the spread of Buddhism. Throughout the book, otherwise obscure notions of spiritual power are reconsidered and explicated in a Burmese context.


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