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Asia/Pacific
Fisheries Exploitation In The Indian Ocean: Threats And Opportunities

Fisheries Exploitation In The Indian Ocean: Threats And Opportunities

The book aims to further the debate on the impacts of fisheries policies in the Indian Ocean Region in order to facilitate a new regional policy direction. A key argument of the volume is that ecologically sustainable and socially just development and management of Indian Ocean fisheries require a paradigm shift in the perceptions and policies of major stakeholders. A central policy challenge is to identify a collective regional interest for fisheries and accordingly the development of integrated management policies that link ecology and society and which incorporate individuals, communities, agencies, states and regimes into a holistic cooperative endeavour. Successful ocean governance therefore requires greater inter-state and inter-agency consultation and cooperation, an improvement in linking national initiatives to local action, increased participation of local government and local communities and the enhancement of local capability. In order to achieve this overall goal requires either the enhancement of existing regional institutions or the creation of a new regional body.

Connecting & Distancing: Southeast Asia And China

Connecting & Distancing: Southeast Asia And China

"Connecting" and "distancing" have been two prominent themes permeating the writings on the historical and contemporary developments of the relationship between Southeast Asia and China. As neighbours, the nation-states in Southeast Asia and the giant political entity in the north communicated with each other through a variety of diplomatic overtures, political agitations, and cultural nuances. In the last two decades with the rise of China as an economic powerhouse in the region, Southeast Asia's need to connect with China has become more urgent and necessary as it attempts to reap the benefit from the successful economic modernisation in China. At the same time, however, there were feelings of ambivalence, hesitation and even suspicions on the part of the Southeast Asian states vis-à-vis the rise of a political power which is so less understood or misunderstood. The contributors of this volume are authors of various disciplinary backgrounds: history, political science, economics and sociology. They provide a spectrum of perspectives by which the readers can view Sino-Southeast Asia relations.

Personal Names In Asia: History, Culture And Identity

Personal Names In Asia: History, Culture And Identity

People across Asia carry multiple names meaningful to different audiences. Some are used only in family relations while others locate individuals in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, caste, class, and nation. This path-breaking volume classifies and theorizes the systems underlying naming practices in Asia, especially in Southeast Asia where systems are abundant and fluid. Using historical and socio-anthropological perspectives, the authors of this exceptionally close collaborative effort show the intricate connections between naming systems, notions of personhood and the prevailing ethos of interpersonal relations. They also show how the peoples of Asia are fashioning new types of naming and different ways of identifying themselves to suit the demands of a changing world.

Asean-India-Australia: Towards Closer Engagement In A New Asia

Asean-India-Australia: Towards Closer Engagement In A New Asia

India's emergence as a great power has sensitised its regional neighbours to its growing role as a key security actor in an increasingly interdependent world. Both Australia and ASEAN now view India as a major player in the formulation and application of their own broad security agendas. This emerging trilateral compendium is particularly evident in such policy areas as maritime security, climate change, energy security, law enforcement, "good governance" and the politics of security institutions or "architectures". This book represents one of the first systematic efforts to consolidate these diverse but important concerns into an overarching framework for ascertaining and cross-comparing how these three entities are approaching these policy challenges, individually and collectively. It argues that the dynamics underlying their intensifying security relations are sufficiently important to conceptualise them as a distinct analytical framework that needs to be understood in the larger context of Asia-Pacific security politics.

Spa Chic Asia: Hotel, Resort, Therapies, Cuisine

Spa Chic Asia: Hotel, Resort, Therapies, Cuisine

Spa Chic Asia presents spas arranged by country and according to their unique strengths and distinguishing features. Everything from destination spas, medispas and wellness retreats to resort spas and spas with alternative medicine are covered in this guide. Informative chapters provide insights into the different spa traditions and the unique treatments available in Asia, completed by recommendations that will help one find the perfect spa to pamper and soothe body and mind. This book also explores new spa trends and designs, healthful organic cuisines and signature treatments that use indigenous ingredients on time-honoured Asian wellness philosophies.

Global Englishes In Asian Contexts: Current Andfuture Debates

Global Englishes In Asian Contexts: Current Andfuture Debates

This volume explores the spread of English in the world or global Englishes, and English as a lingua franca (ELF), focusing, in particular, on Asian Englishes as used in their local contexts. Contributors from across languages and cultures vividly describe the ways in which English users communicate with each other, negotiating meaning, accommodating to each other and creatively constructing their communities of practice. The resulting multi-perspective volume offers an invaluable opportunity for language practitioners, scholars and students in the fields of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, and TESOL to exchange opinions, participate in the discussions, reflect on diverse views and contribute to discussions in the field.

Bodhisattva Of Compassion: The Mystical Tradition Of Kuan Yin (Reissued 2009)

Bodhisattva Of Compassion: The Mystical Tradition Of Kuan Yin (Reissued 2009)

She is the embodiment of selfless love, the supreme symbol of radical compassion, and, for more than a millennium throughout Asia, she has been revered as "The One Who Hearkens to the Cries of the World." Kuan Yin is both a Buddhist symbol and a beloved deity of Chinese folk religion. John Blofeld's classic study traces the history of this most famous of all the bodhisattvas from her origins in India (as the male figure Avalokiteshvara) to Tibet, China, and beyond, along the way highlighting her close connection to other figures such as Tara and Amitabha. The account is full of charming stories of Blofeld's encounters with Kuan Yin's devotees during his journeys in China. The book also contains meditation and visualization techniques associated with the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and translations of poems and yogic texts devoted to her.

Peace Correspondent, The: Asian Travel Stories From A Restless Writer

Peace Correspondent, The: Asian Travel Stories From A Restless Writer

These 40 travel stories were selected by the Canadian author, a journalist/traveller who for over 30 years has written of what he sees and experiences as he works and travels in Asia. These pieces do not make political headlines. They offer personal perspectives - sometimes hilarious, sometimes grievous - on what he has observed in 18 Asian countries.

Gender And Labour In Korea And Japan: Sexing Class

Gender And Labour In Korea And Japan: Sexing Class

Bringing together for the first time sexual and industrial labour as the means to understand gender, work and class in modern Japan and Korea, this book shows that a key feature of the industrialisation of these countries was the associated development of a modern sex labour industry. Tying industrial and sexual labour together, the book opens up a range of key questions: In what economy do we place the labour of the former "comfort women"? Why have sex workers not been part of the labour movements of Korea and Japan? Why is it difficult to be "working-class" and "feminine"? What sort of labour hierarchies operate in hostess clubs? How do financial crises translate into gender crises? This book explores how sexuality is inscribed in working-class identities and traces the ways in which sexual and labour relations have shaped the cultures of contemporary Japan and Korea. It addresses important historical episodes such as the Japanese colonial industrialisation of Korea, wartime labour mobilisation, women engaged in forced sex work for the Japanese army throughout the Asian continent, and issues of ethnicity and sex in the contemporary workplace. The case studies provide specific examples of the way gender and work have operated across a variety of contexts, including Korean shipyard unions, Japanese hostess clubs, and the autobiographical literature of Korean factory girls. Overall, this book provides a compelling account of the entanglement of sexual and industrial labour throughout the 20th century, and shows clearly how ideas about gender have contributed in fundamental ways to conceptions of class and worker identities.

Asia News Network: 10 Years

Asia News Network: 10 Years

The Bangkok-based Asia News Network (ANN) is a network of national daily newspapers set up to allow optimum coverage of news events in the region. The publication of this book marks the network's 10th anniversary. The book describes how the ANN came to be, the work that it does, what it has achieved, and what challenges it faces. It also contains a Who's Who and photographs of special events organised by the ANN throughout the years.


China
Re.Turn: Recent Works Of Franklin Chow

Re.Turn: Recent Works Of Franklin Chow

This publication accompanies an exhibition of mixed media works by Swiss artist Franklin Chow (b. 1946) that premieres at the ION Art gallery in Singapore. Trained at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris and profoundly immersed in his Chinese heritage. Chow has honed an approach that discloses multiple influences - from fine art to graphic communications, literary texts to filmic representations. This publication features essays by French art historian Pierre Daix - the widely reputed biographer of Pablo Picasso; as well as curatorial essays by Low Sze Wee, Deputy Director (Curation and Collections) of the National Art Gallery, Singapore and the exhibition curator Lindy Poh. An exclusive interview with the artist offers insight into the shaping of an artistic voice that speaks of cultural and personal spaces that cannot be polarised as East or West.

Cheongsam - Fashion Textiles & Patterns No. 1

Cheongsam - Fashion Textiles & Patterns No. 1

Since the early 20th century, the cheongsam has been regarded as the archetypal dress for elegant Chinese women. Essays on the evolution of the cheongsam and on some of its impact are complemented by rich colour photographs from different periods. There are also construction diagrams, photographs of fabrics and styles and a CD. In parallel English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.

Lifestyle And Entertainment In Yangzhou

Lifestyle And Entertainment In Yangzhou

Yangzhou, once the central place of literati and urban culture, is still one of the most important centres of traditional culture in China today. Over the years particular regional forms of art and entertainment have arisen here, some surviving into the present time. This richly illustrated volume celebrates Yangzhou's rich cultural tradition through a well-balanced spectrum of topics spanning the period from the late 17th century to modern times. These are grouped into four thematic parts: Yangzhou's cultural heritage during historic downfalls and revivals; regional literature and book production; local theatre and storytelling; and various artists of the 18th-century Yangzhou School of Painting. Within each thematic part, descriptions and evaluations of cultural phenomena are supplemented with reflections on lifestyle and customs, weaving a virtual dialogue that binds the topical richness of the collection tightly together.

Regional Economic Development In China

Regional Economic Development In China

This book incorporates a selection of 14 revised papers presented to the International Conference on "China's Regional Economic Development: Cooperation, Challenges and Opportunities for Singapore", organised jointly by the Saw Centre for Financial Studies, NUS Business School, and the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, in May 2008. The 14 chapters discuss in considerable detail the recent shift adopted by the Chinese Government towards the regional development of the country in order to achieve a more balanced economy for the whole country. The economic challenges and opportunities in the various parts of the region are examined in the context of this new policy.

Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

This is the first comprehensive, fully-researched account of the historical and contemporary development of the traditional martial arts genre in the Chinese cinema known as wuxia (literal translation: martial chivalry) - a genre which audiences around the world became familiar with through the phenomenal "crossover" hit, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). The book unveils rich layers of the wuxia tradition as it developed in the early Shanghai cinema in the late 1920s, and from the 1950s onwards, in the Hong Kong and Taiwan film industries.

China Safari: On The Trail Of Beijing's Expansion In Africa

China Safari: On The Trail Of Beijing's Expansion In Africa

China has now taken Great Britain's place as Africa's third largest business partner. Where others only see chaos, the Chinese see opportunities. With no colonial past and no political preconditions, China is bringing investment and needed infrastructure to a continent that has been largely ignored by Western companies or nations. Travelling from Beijing to Khartoum, Algiers to Brazzaville, the authors tell the story of China's economic ventures in Africa. What they find is tantamount to a geopolitical earthquake: the possibility that China will help Africa direct its own fate and finally bring light to the so-called "dark continent," making it a force to be reckoned with internationally.

Feng Shui For 2010: The Year Of The Metal Tiger

Feng Shui For 2010: The Year Of The Metal Tiger

All the essential Feng Shui information you need about your property in 2010 is found in this guide. Find out what the Annual Afflictions are and get a thorough overview of the Flying Stars that affect your home and workplace. Find out how the energies of 2010 affect you personally, and more important, what to do to benefit from the positive cycles and avoid setbacks. This guide contains the complete Flying Star Feng Shui analysis for all the 8 basic types of houses in 2010. There is also a room-by-room monthly guide for all the 8 houses as well as an analysis for all 12 months of 2010 with commentary and tips on the best sectors to utilise for the month.

Chinese Astrology For 2010: The Year Of The Metal  Tiger

Chinese Astrology For 2010: The Year Of The Metal Tiger

Find out what the Year of the Metal Tiger holds for you with Joey Yap's Chinese Astrology for 2010 guide. Is this the year for you at the workplace? Or perhaps romance is in the stars for you this year? Joey Yap's information-packed Chinese Astrology for 2010 contains the annual and monthly outlook for all 12 animal signs for 2010. Gain a more personalised insight into what the Year of the Metal Tiger holds for you through Your Day of Birth! Joey Yap explains the outlook for each of the 60 Day Pillars and elaborates on what 2010 hold from a Relationship, Wealth, Career and Health perspective, along with a quick analysis for each of the 12 months of the year.

Shanghai Architecture Guide (New Edition)

Shanghai Architecture Guide (New Edition)

Revised fourth 2008 edition of the 1997 illustrated guide to the architectural heritage of Shanghai. The six itineraries shown on an accompanying map relate to the phases of the architecture now in the city. The preface discusses the socio-historical background of the built heritage including recent trends and achievements. Each of the three hundred or so buildings selected is presented in a colour photograph, address and a very brief note.

Heavenly Splendour: The Edrina Collection Of Ming And Qing Imperial Costumes

Heavenly Splendour: The Edrina Collection Of Ming And Qing Imperial Costumes

This illustrated study of Ming and Qing Imperial costumes was published to complement the 2009 exhibition of the Edrina Collection at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Some 50 of the exhibited silk garments are presented in colour with provenance, usage and style notes. With notes on the use of dragon motifs, chronology, notes on emblems and symbols, glossary and bibliography. Bilingual in Chinese.

Ancient Chinese Bronzes From The Shouyang Studio: The Katherine And George Fan Collection

Ancient Chinese Bronzes From The Shouyang Studio: The Katherine And George Fan Collection

This volume accompanied the 2008 Shanghai Museum exhibition of ancient Chinese bronzes from the Katherine and George Fan Collection of New York. The seventy artefacts exhibited include very early items, the earliest from the Late Xia (18th-16th BCE) period and the most recent from around the first century CE. Each exhibit is presented with photographs, line drawings and background information. Bilingual in Chinese.

One Step From Paradise - An Adventure Into Northern Xinjiang

One Step From Paradise - An Adventure Into Northern Xinjiang

Travelogue. A young Singaporean woman describes her 13-day visit to Northern Xinjiang, northwest China, undertaken in 2008. Here, she discovered a mysterious land and people that remain hidden from most of the world.

China: History And Treasures Of An Ancient Civilization

China: History And Treasures Of An Ancient Civilization

This large-format volume, intended for the general public, charts the development of China from its ancient origins to the 13th century by describing the social, cultural and artistic transformations that occurred, such as the developments in philosophical thought, the new schools of artistic expression, the changing institutions of social organisations, and the expansion of trade and economic growth. With lavish colour photographs, bibliography and index.

Postsocialism And Cultural Politics: China In The Last Decade Of The Twentieth Century

Postsocialism And Cultural Politics: China In The Last Decade Of The Twentieth Century

Zhang Xudong offers a critical analysis of China's "long 1990s", marked by Deng Xiaoping's market-oriented reforms, the Taiwan missile crisis, the Asian financial crisis, and the end of British colonial rule of Hong Kong. Considering developments including the state's cultivation of a market economy, the aggressive neoliberalism that accompanied that effort, the rise of a middle class and a consumer culture, and China's entry into the world economy, Zhang argues that Chinese socialism is not over. With notes, bibliography and index.


Others/general
Masterpieces Of Islamic Art: The Decorated Page From The 8Th To The 17Th Century

Masterpieces Of Islamic Art: The Decorated Page From The 8Th To The 17Th Century

In this volume, Greg Grabar, a world-renowned specialist on Islamic Art, introduces a wide range of illuminated manuscripts from the 8th to the 17th century, placing them in their temporal and spatial context as well as identifying the main centres of artistic creation. Illuminated manuscripts of the Koran, epic poetry, and scientific works are accompanied by a text explaining the subject, describing it particular visual features, and highlighting its artistic qualities. The working methods of the artists and calligraphers are reconstructed. The author also highlights the key moments in history, society, faith, devotion, and other aspects of the Islamic world which are represented in the images. With bibliography.

Teachings Of The Buddha: The Wisdom Of The Dharma From The Pali Canon To The Sutras

Teachings Of The Buddha: The Wisdom Of The Dharma From The Pali Canon To The Sutras

After an introduction to the life of the Buddha, his basic teachings and insights are presented in a compact and clear format, complemented by black-and-white landscape photographs. Extracts from the Pali canon and later Mahayana sayings are accompanied by traditional Buddhist tales and commentaries by Zen masters.

Wanted: Equality And Justice In The Muslim Family

Wanted: Equality And Justice In The Muslim Family

This papers in this volume, published by Sisters in Islam, make the arguments for Musawah, the Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. They look at why equality and justice are possible within an Islamic framework, and why they are necessary given the socio-economic realities of today's Muslim societies. The contributors provide perspectives from a wide range of disciplines, including Qur'anic exegesis, fiqh or jurisprudence, socio-legal history and analysis, international human rights law, gender studies, political science, sociology and economics. With references.

Women As Judges

Women As Judges

Revised 2009 edition of the 2002 study by Sisters in Islam, Kuala Lumpur, of women as judges in Islamic society. Varied roles taken by women, historical circumstances of women's participation in public life and the appointments of women judges of recent times are all overviewed. Research results and contemporary precedents in Muslim-majority countries are seen to favour the promotion of such appointments to the judiciary of Malaysia. Bibliography.


Indonesia
Bali - Harmonious And Heavenly

Bali - Harmonious And Heavenly

This collection of cartoons and line drawings brings colour, humour and a light-hearted, but often appreciative and insightful, view of holidaying in Bali.

Spacing Identities: J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra

Spacing Identities: J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Spacing Identities: J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra, featuring the works of J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra (b. 1984, Indonesia). The exhibition was held at the NUS Museum on 10-31 May 2009.

Javanese Antique Furniture And Folk Art: The David B. Smith And James Tirtoprodjo Collections

Javanese Antique Furniture And Folk Art: The David B. Smith And James Tirtoprodjo Collections

Quirky, enigmatic and uniquely beautiful, the art and furnishings of Central and East Java's villages and palaces are little known to the art historians, museum curators and collectors of the world. Armed with all the charm and characteristics of folk art - bright, bold colours; na?ve forms and compositions; flattened perspective; anonymous origins; functionality; humour and social commentary - it is the product of a complex and ancient culture renowned for its ability to pick and choose from outside influences without impairing the integrity of the original. Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art celebrates this delightful art form with more than 300 colour photographs, while insights from experts reveal the history and fascinating culture embodied in one of the world's most impressive collections of Javanese art.

Reconciling Indonesia: Grassroots Agency For Peace

Reconciling Indonesia: Grassroots Agency For Peace

Indonesia has been torn by massive internal conflicts over the last decade. The absence of functioning national tools of reconciliation and the often limited success of an internationally established 'reconciliation toolkit' of truth commissions and law enforcement, justice and human rights, forgiveness and amnesty, requires us to interrogate commonly held notions of reconciliation and transitional justice. Reconciling Indonesia fills two major gaps in the literature on Indonesia and peace and conflict studies more generally: the neglect of grassroots agency for peace and the often overlooked collective and cultural dimension of reconciliation. Bringing together scholars from all over the world, this volume draws upon multi-disciplinary theoretical perspectives, extensive fieldwork and activists' experience, and explores the ways in which reconciliation connects with issues like civil society, gender, religion, tradition, culture, education, history, displacement and performance. It covers different areas of Indonesia, from Aceh in the West to the Moluccas in the East, and deals with a broad variety of conflicts and violence, such as communal violence, terrorist attacks, secessionist conflicts, localized small-scale conflicts, and the mass violence of 1965-66. Reconciling Indonesia offers new understandings of grassroots or bottom-up reconciliation approaches and thus goes beyond prevalent political and legal approaches to reconciliation.


India
Other Landscapes: Colonialism And The Predicament Of Authority In Nineteenth-Century South India

Other Landscapes: Colonialism And The Predicament Of Authority In Nineteenth-Century South India

Due to the inhospitable climate and vastness of the native population, European settlement of India was never seriously considered apart from in selected upland areas with cooler climates and sparse native populations. One such area was the Nilgiri Hills of South India which, from the early 19th century, saw concerted efforts at European colonisation and displacement of the local population as well as an attempt to visualize and recreate an English landscape in the area. Other Landscapes investigates the interfaces between indigenes, European settlers and the colonial state on the Nilgiri Hills, focusing on land disputes, regulation of land sales, regimes of forest management and ethnographic projects of cultural 'preservation'. It examines the landscape as it was configured in the Imperial imagination, explores the corruption and manipulation of local administration and argues that rarely, if ever, did official intent correspond to the systems of reform, regulation and invigilation imposed over the local agrarian landscape.


Japan
Ichiro: Master Netsuke Carver

Ichiro: Master Netsuke Carver

Ichiro Inada (1891-1977), the famous netsuke carver, has been popular with collectors around the world. This book features his works from the collections of Huey G. and Phyllis Shelton; Robert O. and Miriam Kinsey; and Richard R. Silverman. The book explores Ichiro's unique style of carving and colouring on his netsuke to show many of the classic stories and legends of Japan, beyond the brief titles that Ichiro gave to his netsuke. With index.

Japanese Intelligence In World War Ii

Japanese Intelligence In World War Ii

This study of Japanese intelligence work in WWII is by a strategy analyst with study experience in the US, UK, and Japan. It casts light on an area of WWII history till now largely obscured in the West. Among the areas discussed are: the historical background of Japanese intelligence; intelligence-gathering and usage in the army and in the navy; evaluation patterns and blockages; Japanese assessments of enemy forces both before and during WWII; and the use of intelligence in Japan's war planning. With black-and-white photographs, bibliography and index.

Stories From A Tearoom Window: Lore And Legends Of The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Stories From A Tearoom Window: Lore And Legends Of The Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony blends art with nature and has for centuries brought harmony to the daily life of its practitioners. In the 18th century, the warrior Shigenori Chikamatsu set down scores of legends and anecdotes and bits of lore and history to express the essence of the tea ceremony for the edification of tea connoisseurs. In this volume, Shigenori's classic collection is translated into English for the first time. Over 50 black-and-white illustrations complement the text.

World War Ii Japanese Tank Tactics

World War Ii Japanese Tank Tactics

In this book, expert author and tactician Gordon L Rottman provides the first English-language study of Japanese Army and Navy tank units, their tactics and how they were deployed in action. The Japanese army made extensive use of its tanks in the campaigns in China in the 1930s, and it was in these early successes that the Japanese began to develop their own unique style of tank tactics. From the steam-rolling success of the Japanese as they invaded Manchuria until the eventual Japanese defeat, Rottman provides a battle history of the Japanese tank units as they faced the Chinese, the Russians, the British and the Americans.


Korea
Cry Korea: The Korean War - A Reporter's Notebook

Cry Korea: The Korean War - A Reporter's Notebook

Reginald Thompson reported from Korea for the Daily Telegraph during the four months in which the Korean war was 'won' and 'lost'. After the assault on Inchon, in September 1950, he followed UN forces up to the Manchurian border and back, witnessing scenes of appalling brutality. Reporting the war in Korea was not easy. General MacArthur was quick to expel those who wrote things he did not wish to see in print. Thompson commented: 'There were few who dared to write the truth of things as they saw them.' In Cry Korea he tried to set that record straight. No newcomer to war Thompson found himself sickened by the carnage of America's military might used against 'an almost unarmed enemy, unable to challenge the aircraft in the skies'. Every enemy shot, he wrote, 'released a deluge of destruction. Every village and township in the path of war was blotted out.' In such warfare 'the slayer needs merely touch a button, and death is on the wing, blindly blotting out the remote, the unknown people, holocausts of death, veritable mass productions of death, spreading an abysmal desolation over whole communities.' Cry Korea is a classic piece of war reporting that has resonance today. As Thompson observes, you should never intervene in another country without a serious plan to reconstruct it after the war is over.


Malaysia
Eh! Wat Yu Talking? Chronicles Of Malay Humour

Eh! Wat Yu Talking? Chronicles Of Malay Humour

This is a collection of humorous stories and anecdotes in the life of a certain Pak Pandir, who is traditionally used to convey amusing narratives, wit and tales which reflect codes of moral conduct in the Malay world.

Malaysia At Random

Malaysia At Random

Do you know what a Malay healer carries in his medicine bag? Have you ever wondered what the Prime Minister of Malaysia likes to eat for dinner or how the Kuala Lumpur Smart Tunnel works? Malaysia at Random offers the answers to these and many other fun and fascinating questions about the country. An illustrated collection of Malaysian trivia, this book contains anecdotes, statistics, quotations, diagrams, facts, recipes, advice, folklore and other unusual and often useful tidbits. Entries are arranged randomly and sprinkled with attractive illustrations.

Transforming Brickfields: Development And Governance In A Malaysian City

Transforming Brickfields: Development And Governance In A Malaysian City

Transforming Brickfields: Development and Governance in a Malaysian City is about the transformation of urban space and the reordering of the demographic character of Brickfields, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur. Baxstrom offers an ethnographic account of the complex attempts on the part of the state and the community to reconcile techno-rational conceptions of law, development, and city planning with local experiences of place, justice, relatedness, and possibilities for belief in an aggressively changing world. The book combines classic methods of anthropological research and an engagement with the work of theorists, such as Gilles Deleuze and Henri Lefebvre, and it moves beyond previous studies of Southeast Asian cities by linking larger conceptual issues of ethics, belief, and experience to the concrete trajectories of everyday urban life in the region.

Art Of Siew Hock Meng Ii, The

Art Of Siew Hock Meng Ii, The

Portrait painter Siew Hock Meng, born in Malaysia in 1942, received his training in Singapore. This volume features full-page plates of many of his portraits, as well as a good number of landscape and still life paintings. The artist's own brief introduction appears in Chinese, English, Malay and Japanese.

Anwar On Trial: In The Face Of Injustice

Anwar On Trial: In The Face Of Injustice

The Anwar Ibrahim trials and sentences for sodomy in the late 1990s had - and have - of course political as well as personal impacts. This detailed study of the trials also highlights their longer-term impact on Malaysia's judicial system and on the public esteem in which these are held. The book currently has particular relevance as further trials of Anwar Ibrahim are still in train. The former Deputy Prime Minister is now an Opposition Leader and MP. With appended legal commentaries and glossary.

Multiethnic Malaysia: Past, Present And Future

Multiethnic Malaysia: Past, Present And Future

The 25 individually referenced papers in this volume provide a definitive survey of the interaction of race, ethnicity, nationalism and politics in Malaysia. It examines the historical roots of national and ethnic identity, the sources of conflict and social cohesion, and contemporary manifestations of ethnic tension and solidarity in areas such as economic policy, cultural politics, education and migration. The contributors suggest a variety of possible paths to reconciliation and the construction of a multiethnic society. Indexed.

Mother Of All Scandals: The Rm12.5 Billion Pkfz Rip-Off

Mother Of All Scandals: The Rm12.5 Billion Pkfz Rip-Off

Published in June 2009, this is an account of the ongoing RM12.5 billion "PKFZ Rip-Off" scandal regarding the Port Klang Free Zone which has been opened up by Malaysia's DAP Opposition MP Lim Kit Siang. The MP's relevant speeches, memoranda and parliamentary questions since August 2007 are set out together with Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat's reactions. Information is also given about the government's (alleged) bailout and cover up strategies.

Najib's First 100 Days: No Honeymoon

Najib's First 100 Days: No Honeymoon

Oon Yeoh, a seasoned political writer and New Media advocate, looks at Najib Razak's record in his first 100 days as Malaysia's sixth prime minister. Eight aspects are examined: leadership; managing Barisan Nasional; dealing with Pakatan Rakyat; economic reforms; race relations; foreign affairs; civil liberties; and media strategy. The book also includes viewpoints from 14 other prominent commentators, including Khaw Veon Szu, Wong Chin Huat, Ahirudi Attan among others.

Best Eats: A Finger Licking Good Journey Through The Tummy Of Kuala Lumpur

Best Eats: A Finger Licking Good Journey Through The Tummy Of Kuala Lumpur

The 2009 Best Eats Guide to Kuala Lumpur gives information and guidance on some seven hundred eating-places in the city or its immediate suburbs. The entries are grouped as Cheap and Cheerful, Bang for Your Buck, and The Sky's the Limit, and are indexed by cuisine. A commentary with location details and indication whether pork is served is given for each entry.

Complete Malaysian Cookbook, The

Complete Malaysian Cookbook, The

The Complete Malaysian Cookbook is an extensive collection of more than 200 authentic and traditional Malaysia recipes. Each Malaysian state has its own distinctive culture, thus resulting in culinary differences and subtleties that are unique to each. From well known favourites such as Satay Ayam, Five-Spice Meat Rolls and Fish Head Curry, to unique dishes like Teochew Duck, Fried Tamarind Prawns and Kelantan Egg Curry, this tantalising collection of recipes will inspire and delight. Written in an easy-to-understand format with useful notes, this book is not only suitable for kitchen novices, but also for cooks keen to explore the wonderful world of Malaysian food and flavours.

Borneo: Its Mountains And Lowlands With Theirpitcher Plants - Trekking From 1992 To 2002

Borneo: Its Mountains And Lowlands With Theirpitcher Plants - Trekking From 1992 To 2002

In this book, the pitchers and plants of all Nepenthes species of Sabah and Sarawak, and some endemic Kalimantan species, are illustrated. Their biology, ecology and particularities, including many natural hybrids, are described. The threats to these plants as well as possible ways of ensuring their survival in their original habitat are also discussed. With lavish colour plates and index.


Myanmar
Little Daughter: A Memoir Of Survival In Burma And The West

Little Daughter: A Memoir Of Survival In Burma And The West

Zoya Phan was born in the remote jungles of Burma, to the Karen ethnic group. For decades the Karen have been under attack from Burma's military junta; Zoya's mother was a guerrilla soldier, her father a freedom activist. The family lived in a bamboo hut on stilts by the Moei River and her early years were blissfully removed from the war. At the age of 14, however, Zoya's childhood was shattered as the Burmese army attacked. Zoya and her family fled. So began two terrible years of running from guns, as Zoya joined thousands of refugees hiding in the jungle. Her family scattered, Zoya sought sanctuary across the border in a Thai refugee camp. In 2004, she fled to the UK and claimed asylum. The following year, she gave the first of countless interviews with the world's media and became the face of a nation enslaved. By turns uplifting, tragic and entirely gripping, this is the extraordinary true story of the girl from the jungle who became an icon of a suffering land.

Naypyidaw: The New Capital Of Burma

Naypyidaw: The New Capital Of Burma

This volume examines the possible factors involved in the relocation of the capital from Yangon to Nappyidaw. This pioneering work makes the argument that moving the capital is a multi-faceted strategy aimed at increasing the power of the current military regime and to strengthen central control. The analysis is grouped under: Conceptual Framework; Main Factors in the Relocation; Politico-Military Security; Hinterland Economic Development and Spiritual-Cultural Unity. With notes, bibliography and index.

Rubies Of Mogok: Thabeit-Kyin, Capelan, Mogok

Rubies Of Mogok: Thabeit-Kyin, Capelan, Mogok

Rubies of Mogok covers Book 12 of The Silken East, a record of life and travel in Burma published in 1904. This reprint includes additional photographs from National History 1928, Journal of the American Museum of Natural History as well as Illustrated London News and Graphic from 18887-1888.


Philippines
Philippines, The: Mobilities, Identities, Globalization

Philippines, The: Mobilities, Identities, Globalization

Nearly five million migrant workers from the Philippines are employed in over 190 countries and territories. They work as doctors and domestic helpers, engineers and entertainers, seamstresses and surveyors. It is through their collective labour that the Philippines has assumed a global presence. For over five centuries the Philippines has been integrated into the world economy. Only recently, however, has the Philippines been a pro-active agent in the production of a global economy. Since the 1970s the Philippine state, in connection with myriad private institutions, has recruited, trained, marketed, and deployed a mobile work force. Annually, approximately one million migrant workers travel to all corners of the world. The Philippines seeks to understand how the Philippines has become the world's largest exporter of government-sponsored temporary contract labour and, in the process, has dramatically reshaped both the processes of globalisation and also our understanding of globalisation as concept.

Amazons Of The Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, And Revolution In The Philippines

Amazons Of The Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, And Revolution In The Philippines

Labelled "Amazons" by the national press, women played a central role in the Huk rebellion, one of the most significant peasant-based revolutions in modern Philippine history. As spies, organisers, nurses, couriers, soldiers and even military commanders, women worked closely with men to resist the Japanese occupation and after World War II, to challenge the new Philippine republic. Vina Lanzona explores the Huk rebellion through the individual and collective experiences of its female participants. She demonstrates how the Huk women's presence raised complex questions of gender, family, and sexuality, and ultimately shaped the nature of the revolutionary struggle. With notes, bibliography and index.

Presidential Bandwagon: Parties And Party Systems In The Philippines

Presidential Bandwagon: Parties And Party Systems In The Philippines

In the wake of democratisation, one of the biggest challenges facing new governments is managing a smooth transition to democratic rule. How can newly elected governments stabilise their hold on power and consolidate democratic process? This book explores this issue by focusing on one of the most pressing issues in consolidating democracy: the stability of party politics. Applying both qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques and focusing on the case of the Philippines from a comparative perspective, the book analyses why the party system changed from a stable two-party system to an unstable multi-party system in the aftermath of democratisation in the Philippines. It also examines other issues such as patronage in elections, the pork barrel process and party organisation structure. With bibliography and index.

Cory: An Intimate Portrait

Cory: An Intimate Portrait

This is a collection of stories about Corazon Cojuangco-Acquino in various facets of her life, told by friends of many years; by men and women who served in government; and by others whose lives she touched in countless ways.

After The Romance: Communities And Environmental Governance In The Philippines

After The Romance: Communities And Environmental Governance In The Philippines

The Philippines has been a pioneer in granting communities greater involvement in managing natural resources, including forests, coastal resources and irrigation water. This book presents a collection of papers from a large review of Philippine community-based natural resource management. It focuses on the crucial role of governance in the pursuit of sustainability, with recommendation on issues ranging from property rights to compensation mechanisms, from international treaties to local multi-stakeholder bodies. With index.


South Asia
Sri Lankan Cooking

Sri Lankan Cooking

Sri Lanka, the fabled island of sapphires and rubies, is home to one of the most intriguing Asian cuisines. This book features over 60 sumptuous recipes originating from the four corners of the island. Stunning photography, a detailed glossary of ingredients, and a comprehensive introduction to this island's cuisine, makes this book the perfect companion for your adventure into the world of Sri Lankan cooking.


Southeast Asia/Asean
Realizing The Asean Economic Community: A Comprehensive Assessment

Realizing The Asean Economic Community: A Comprehensive Assessment

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) constitutes the most ambitious programme of economic cooperation in the developing world. Its goal is to create no less than a free flow of goods, services, foreign direct investment, and skilled labour, as well as a freer flow of capital, throughout the region. Implementing this agenda will be technically and politically difficult. Hence, understanding the potential economic "payoff" is of the essence. The goal of this book is to assess empirically the likely economic effects of the AEC on the ASEAN Member States and associated stakeholders. It mobilises a number of techniques to do so, and finds that the likely effects will be large, even greater than the anticipated effects of the Single Market Program in Europe, for example. The AEC will help the region improve competitiveness, facilitate the creation of production networks, foster the diffusion of "best practices", and help ASEAN project its interests more effectively in an increasingly integrated, global economy.

Fajar Generation, The: The University Socialist Club And The Politics Of Postwar Malaya And Singapore

Fajar Generation, The: The University Socialist Club And The Politics Of Postwar Malaya And Singapore

The University Socialist Club (USC) was formed in February 1953. In the 1950s and 1960s the USC and its organ Fajar were a leading voice advocating the cause of the constitutional struggle for freedom and independence in peninsular Malaya and Singapore. The Fajar Generation tells the hitherto neglected story of a remarkable group of men and women who advanced a radical agenda of anti-colonialism, democracy, multiculturalism and social justice through the agency of the USC. Through personal memoirs and analytical essays the contributors to this collection illuminate the roles that they played in that extraordinary era of political turmoil in the modern histories of Malaya/Malaysia and Singapore, where different strands of nationalist thinking and competing political formations battled to define and shape the character of the future nation states. Indexed.

Plugging Into Production Networks: Industrialization Strategy In Less Developed Southeast Asian Countries

Plugging Into Production Networks: Industrialization Strategy In Less Developed Southeast Asian Countries

This work focuses on how less developed economies in Southeast Asia, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), can establish links with neighbouring countries and participate in production networks. It also takes a look at links between Singapore and the Batam-Bintan-Karimun (BBK) Special Economic Zone in Indonesia. Leading Southeast Asian economies have achieved rapid economic growth by participating in production networks organised by multinational enterprises. It is thus crucial for less developed economies in Southeast Asia to improve their investment climate, attract foreign direct investment, and form competitive industrial clusters. Service link costs must also be reduced substantially to make production fragmentation economically feasible. The authors in this book discuss these issues and provide policy recommendations.

Different Voices: The Singaporean/Malaysian Novel

Different Voices: The Singaporean/Malaysian Novel

Different Voices: Singaporean/Malaysian Novel focuses on the challenges that face a novelist in the literary representation of a multilingual environment. The early writers used strategies like vernacular transcription and mimetic translation. However, the close readings of 12 selected novels by non-European writers from 1980 to 2001 indicate the increasing use of strategies like lexical borrowings, code mixing, code switching and varieties of Singapore-Malayan English, instead. Puthucheary asserts in her book that the methods of language appropriation have a direct connection to how the writer conveys the multilingual nature of the Singapore-Malayan society through the speaking person while developing the central theme of the novel. The book maps out the verbal artistic representation of the speaking person and the correlation between speech and character in a multilingual environment.

Different Voices: The Singaporean/Malaysian Novel

Different Voices: The Singaporean/Malaysian Novel

Different Voices: Singaporean/Malaysian Novel focuses on the challenges that face a novelist in the literary representation of a multilingual environment. The early writers used strategies like vernacular transcription and mimetic translation. However, the close readings of 12 selected novels by non-European writers from 1980 to 2001 indicate the increasing use of strategies like lexical borrowings, code mixing, code switching and varieties of Singapore-Malayan English, instead. Puthucheary asserts in her book that the methods of language appropriation have a direct connection to how the writer conveys the multilingual nature of the Singapore-Malayan society through the speaking person while developing the central theme of the novel. The book maps out the verbal artistic representation of the speaking person and the correlation between speech and character in a multilingual environment.

Writing Asia: The Literatures In Englishes Volume 2 - Sharing Borders: Studies In Contemporary Singaporean-Malaysia Literature 1

Writing Asia: The Literatures In Englishes Volume 2 - Sharing Borders: Studies In Contemporary Singaporean-Malaysia Literature 1

This is Book One of Volume Two of the Writing Asia series. This series contain significant studies of Singapore-Malaysian literature written in English since the 1940s. The 30 papers by leading scholars in both countries illuminate and analyse both the very considerable output of poetry, fiction and non-fiction works, the political, social and academic contexts from which they emerged, and also some of the controversies which have been associated with local writers and their views. With bibliographies and index.

Economic Integration And The Investment Climates In Asean Countries: Perspectives From Taiwan Investors (Asean Stud. Ctr. Report No.70)

Economic Integration And The Investment Climates In Asean Countries: Perspectives From Taiwan Investors (Asean Stud. Ctr. Report No.70)

In November 2008, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies (CAPAS), Academia Sinica, Taiwan, the ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC), Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, and the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) organised a symposium in Taipei on ASEAN-Taiwan economic relations. The symposium concluded that while a free trade agreement between Taiwan and ASEAN was not, for political reasons, possible at the moment, Taiwan businesses could take part in the ASEAN regional integration process. Involvement in ASEAN's production chain would give Taiwanese enterprises access to other markets Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, etc. The symposium also concluded that to strengthen ASEAN-Taiwan relations, a Taiwan-ASEAN business council could be formed among Taiwanese companies doing business in ASEAN. However, ASEAN needed to provide the appropriate environment including schools and medical facilities for Taiwanese investors and managers. Information on ASEAN countries and doing business in them should be readily available, especially in Chinese, as many Taiwanese investors had limited grasp of the English language.

Gender Trends In Southeast Asia: Women In The Future

Gender Trends In Southeast Asia: Women In The Future

These 6 referenced papers are from the 2008 ISEAS Symposium on gender trends and issues in Southeast Asia. These are of course dealt with variously in different countries. Specialists consider women with reference to changes and continuities in women's roles and achievements; marriage and family structure; gender trends in migration and employment; in studies of Southeast Asia politics; in health; and in the politicisation of Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia. Index.

Ming Gap And Shipwreck Ceramics In Southeast Asia, The: Towards A Chronology Of Thai Trade Ware

Ming Gap And Shipwreck Ceramics In Southeast Asia, The: Towards A Chronology Of Thai Trade Ware

Shipwrecks discovered throughout Southeast Asia and the precious cargoes they contain represent invaluable information for the study of international trade networks. However, these treasure troves of Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese ceramics have been unsystematically studied and rarely published. This book addresses this issue with the author tracing the developments and fluctuations of the international ceramic trade between China and Southeast Asia focusing specifically on the 14th-15th centuries, a period known in ceramic scholarship as the "Ming gap", a term which arose to describe the ban placed on the export of Chinese ceramics by the Ming dynasty. The author illustrates how, as a result, Southeast Asian ceramics began to fill this void and for over a century became the dominant ceramic trade ware throughout the region. Analysing over 120 shipwrecks, the author for the first time proposes a chronology of ceramic production placing Thai ceramics into five chronological periods and discussing issues such as the relationship between Sukhothai and Sawankhalok kilns, the discovery of exported Burmese celadon wares and the location of Vietnamese production sites for ceramic exports. The text is supplemented by a database presented through 30 tables, 73 plates featuring 295 reproductions of colour photographs and eight drawings, a bibliography, and indexes.

Southeast Asian Ceramics: New Light On Old Pottery

Southeast Asian Ceramics: New Light On Old Pottery

Southeast Asia Ceramics: New Light on Old Pottery accompanies the exhibition of the same name, held at the National University of Singapore Museum. In this present volume, notable archaeologist and scholar John N Miksic reconstructs a vivid image of the development of Southeast Asia's unique ceramic technology. Along with Pamela M Watkins, Dawn F Rooney and Michael Flecker, he summarises the fruits of the research of the last 40 years, beginning with the founding of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society in Singapore in 1969. The result is a comprehensive and insightful overview of the technology, aesthetics and organisation, both economic and political, of seemingly diverse territories in pre-colonial Southeast Asia.

Asean At 40: Realizing The People's Expectations. Report Of The Sixth Asean People's Assembly Manila, The Philippines, 24-25 October 2007

Asean At 40: Realizing The People's Expectations. Report Of The Sixth Asean People's Assembly Manila, The Philippines, 24-25 October 2007

The ASEAN People's Assembly is convened to allow representatives from various sectors in ASEAN member countries to discuss common concerns, to generate responses and solutions to these concerns, to build trust and to raise awareness of ASEAN and its activities, and to build community relations in ASEAN. Four such meetings have been held since 2000. This book contains the report of the sixth of such meetings, held 24 to 25 October 2007 in Manila. The report consists of keynote speeches, the proceedings of three plenary sessions and numerous panel discussions, as well as ten background papers.


Singapore
Singapore And Asia: Impact Of The Global Financial Tsunami And Other Economics Issues

Singapore And Asia: Impact Of The Global Financial Tsunami And Other Economics Issues

This book is an annual effort by the economists at the Nanyang Technological University to provide analysis, interpretations and insights of contemporary economic issues affecting Singapore and Asia. It covers two key themes: (1) Global Financial Tsunami and (2) other economic issues affecting Singapore and Asia. The Global Financial Tsunami is currently ravaging the world financial systems and the world economy. The authors brilliantly tackle pertinent issues such as fiscal and monetary management of the current crisis, impacts of the crisis on the Singapore and Asian economies, policy measures implemented by Singapore and other countries to combat the crisis, and regional efforts to mitigate the adverse impacts of the crisis. A wide range of important economic issues affecting Singapore and Asia, including inflation, exchange rate, workfare, environmental economics, population and worth of human life in Singapore are addressed competently. The chapters build on economic and analytical frameworks to help readers better understand the economic and policy issues discussed.

Tong Lei: Nan Nan Zhi Jian De Qing Shi Yu Ta Men De Xi Nu Ai Le

Tong Lei: Nan Nan Zhi Jian De Qing Shi Yu Ta Men De Xi Nu Ai Le

Fictional stories based on the lives of gay and bisexual men living in Singapore. They reveal the everyday lives of these men as well as the struggles that they face. In the appendix 1, the author reflects on the process of "coming out". Local resources on HIV are also found in the appendices. In Chinese.

Peranakan Beadwork - My Heritage

Peranakan Beadwork - My Heritage

Southeast Asia is known to many as a region teeming with tourist destinations, economic opportunities and ex-colonies, but a lesser-known facet is its colourful Peranakan culture. In this book, Straits Chinese culture is viewed through the lens of beadwork production. As a vital part of Peranakan culture, beadwork becomes an important social document. Although languishing by the second half of the 20th century, a revival of the metier has been brought about in recent years single-handedly by the renowned beader and teacher, Bebe Seet. In this present volume, Bebe provides an avenue by which our current knowledge of beadwork is reconstructed. Through her expertise and her clear, illustrated instructions to beginners, the book also aims to underline the ways in which beadwork is still relevant in our contemporary society. The result is a much-needed breath of fresh air injected into a dying form of art, and any lover of Peranakan culture will find this tome a comprehensive and insightful overview of the history, aesthetics and methods of beadwork, much of which has remained - until now - in the realm of amateurs and connoisseurs of the craft.

Singapore Places Its Bets: Casinos, Foreign Talent And Remaking A City-State

Singapore Places Its Bets: Casinos, Foreign Talent And Remaking A City-State

This book sketches out some of the transformative bold changes that have occurred in Singapore society since the late 1990s. It focuses on Singapore's ambitious efforts to re-orient its economy to take on the challenges thrown up by the competitive pressures of globalisation, and how in the process it has had to "remake" itself. The advent of casinos is part of that remaking process. Once repeatedly rejected by a socially conservative government that has ruled the city-state since its dependence in 1965, casinos, as part of two "integrated resorts", will now become a fixture of the Singapore landscape. The likely economic benefits and social consequences of casino gambling in a densely populated city-state are examined at length. Singapore's relatively liberal policy of allowing foreign nationals to live, study, work and take up permanent residency and citizenship will also be scrutinised largely in terms of its impact on social cohesion and national identity. Have the transformative economic and social changes that have occurred in a small country over such a short space of time, and at such breakneck speed, unwittingly morphed it from being a nation-state to being purely an economic entity?

Building A Business: The Secrets Shared!

Building A Business: The Secrets Shared!

Each year, the Spirit of Enterprise Awards are given out to deserving entrepreneurs and their companies in Singapore. Building a Business: The Secrets Shared! is a compilation of experiences and tips from the 2009 nominees, who have continued to grow their businesses and keep their dreams alive despite the unpredictability of the current economic environment.

Illustrated Men In White, The: Selected Tales Of Power, Struggle & Betrayal

The tales of power, struggle and betrayal in the best-selling Men in White, the book about Singapore's People's Action Party, are portrayed in graphic novel form. The novel begins at the close of World War II and stops at 1961, just before the story of Singapore's merger with and subsequent separation from Malaysia begins.

Men In White: The Untold Story Of Singapore's Ruling Political Party (Revised Edition)

Men In White: The Untold Story Of Singapore's Ruling Political Party (Revised Edition)

Men In White is the inside story of one of the world's most successful political parties, the People's Action Party (PAP). Based on more than 300 interviews and 200 oral history interviews conducted in Singapore and the region, the story is woven together by three Straits Times writers. The result is a dramatic account of PAP - warts, blemishes and all - and of the pivotal moments in its history which changed Singapore forever. Narrated in three parts, the story is told in a journalistic mode and enlivened with anecdotes, quotes and stories of human interest. Part One tells how Lee Kuan Yew, a Cambridge-educated lawyer, and his anglicised associates collaborated with radical Chinese-speaking trade unionists to drive out the British colonialists and how they fought each other. It also chronicles the party's clash with the ruling UMNO which led eventually to separation from Malaysia. Part Two captures the agonies of leadership renewal and charts the ascent of Goh Chok Tong, who succeeded Lee Kuan Yew as Singapore's second Prime Minister. It ends with Lee Hsien Loong taking over from Goh in 2004. Part Three wraps up the PAP story by delving into the key principles that characterise Singapore governance and concludes with the intriguing poser: will PAP outlive Lee Kuan Yew?

Corporate Social Responsibility For Sustainability And Success

Corporate Social Responsibility For Sustainability And Success

CSR - corporate social responsibility - is a company's commitment to responsible business practices to support sustainable development. The ten companies that share their experiences in this book are global and local companies in diverse industries, with operations in Singapore: food and beverage, retail, financial services, telecommunications, property development/management, construction, steel and energy. Their CSR experiences provide insights into the motivation, process, challenges and opportunities in adopting an integrated approach to CSR aligned to business.

Latent Images: Film In Singapore (Second Edition)

Latent Images: Film In Singapore (Second Edition)

Latent Images: Film in Singapore, first published in 2000, is the pioneer reference on Singapore cinema. This extensively updated edition with new illustrations presents a comprehensive examination of the country's first landscape from the early days of local film production up until the end of 2007. The wealth of material is clearly written and organised for quick and easy reference. This edition presents new discoveries on the city's film history, which throw fresh light on its earliest feature productions. It has the update of Singapore film production between 2000 and 2007 discussing over 50 new features. There are new chapters that investigate Singapore cinema in its regional and wider contexts; short film production and its impact on the development of filmmaking in the country; the role of censorship and film classification. New interviews with industry professionals and filmmakers are included with expanded appendices providing quick reference to bio-filmographies of important Singapore filmmakers; the Singapore International Film Festival statistics and awards; and a comprehensive list of films produced in Singapore between 1927 and 2007.

Chong Chu Yun Wei De Zhao Yang

Chong Chu Yun Wei De Zhao Yang

This is a novel about the life of a Hainanese family from the late Qing dynasty to the present time. In it, one follows the story of how the family survived great hardships in a poverty-stricken village in Hainan, China and found hope and future in their adopted land of Singapore. It tells of a determined and resourceful young man who started life in colonial Singapore as a coffee-shop assistant, peddling bread and kaya on a rickety bicycle along the streets of Katong who later overcame the odds to become a successful contractor for the British colonial administration. The author traces the difficult life the family led, especially during the unsettling days of the Japanese Occupation and the turbulent fifties. However, the trials and tribulations did not deter the third generation of the family, who found success in different pursuits around the world. Written with a fine journalistic eye honed through a long career as a reporter in a local Chinese daily, the author brings a strong humanistic touch to this vivid and often moving portrayal of events and personalities, not just in Singapore and Hainan, but also in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Pakistan, and Canada. In Chinese.

Investor's Guide To Singapore, The - 2009 Edition

Investor's Guide To Singapore, The - 2009 Edition

A considerable range of information is set out in the 2009 edition of the Investor's Guide of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. Tables and text present background summaries on the country and its structures and way of life. Provisions which relate more directly to investment and the conduct of business, and tabulated data on the economy are clearly set out. Relevant addresses and contact details are included.

State, Society And Religious Engineering: Towards A Reformist Buddhism In Singapore

State, Society And Religious Engineering: Towards A Reformist Buddhism In Singapore

The book looks at how religion in Singapore is being subjected to the processes of modernisation and change. The Singapore State has consciously brought religion under its guidance. It has exercised strong bureaucratic and legal control over the functioning of all religions in Singapore. The Chinese community and the Buddhist Sangha have responded to this by restructuring their temple institutions into large multi-functional temple complexes. There has been quite a few books written on the role of the Singapore State but, so far, none has been written on the topic - the relationship between state, society and religion. It will help to fill the missing gap in the scholarly literature on this area. This is also a topic of great significance in many Asian, particularly Southeast Asian, countries and it will serve as an important book for future reference in this area of research and comparative studies.

Coloured Rain: Illustrated Poetry

Coloured Rain: Illustrated Poetry

Coloured Rain is a compilation of emotions, imaginings and observations of Shaiyra Devi, a gifted 16 year-old student of the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore, transcribed into verse and images. Penned over four years, starting at the age of 12, the poems trace the young writer's creative evolution. The poems in this book are juxtaposed with vibrant photographs taken by Shaiyra on her many travels across the globe. Sometimes magical, sometimes wistful, sometimes sinister but always enthralling, the poems and images encompass and showcase her emotional and intellectual diversity.

Chronicle Of Singapore 1959-2009: Fifty Years Of Headline News

Chronicle Of Singapore 1959-2009: Fifty Years Of Headline News

Between the covers of this unique and weighty volume is a galaxy of sidelights on the events and people which made up the Singapore of the last 50 years. Each inset extract or photograph is taken from (dated) issues of the English daily, Straits Times. The selection interweaves personalities, major and minor events, trivia, and commentary on matters high and low. With a finale of cartoons and an overview essay. With DVD and index.

Never Been Better

Never Been Better

Eight short stories set in contemporary Asian or Singaporean contexts, the continuities and hardships of family situations are intersected by inchoate beliefs and perceptions and do not seem to lead to happy endings.

Sudden In Youth: New And Selected Poems

Sudden In Youth: New And Selected Poems

Sudden in Youth: New and Selected Poems brings together the best of ten years of Felix Cheong's poetry, as well as his recent writings. Sucking up the marrow of his life, from crisis of faith to divorce, from fatherhood to being, yes, tattooed. Voices of killers and prostitutes. Poems at once intensely personal and universal about love, God and things that matter to the heart.

Secrets Of Food Millionaires

Secrets Of Food Millionaires

This is the first book to feature detailed insider stories of established Singapore F&B service companies. Learn about the trials and triumphs of seven food companies that have made their mark in Singapore and elsewhere: Bakerzin, Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Holding, Esmirada Group of Restaurants, Jollibean Foods, Michelangelo's Group of Restaurants, Purple Sage, and Waraku Holdings. Secrets of Food Millionaires will also help you determine which F&B business may be right for you, and discuss how you can come up with new concepts and product ideas. In addition, it features a bonus chapter on the Singapore food industry, its growth and trends, and how the government agency, SPRING Singapore, helps spur the growth and development of F&B businesses in Singapore.

Dreams And Choices

Dreams And Choices

Eight short stories in English, some translated from Chinese, Malay and Tamil, are presented in this volume, published to accompany the 2009 READ! Singapore programme, a reading initiative started by the National Library Board of Singapore five years ago.


Thailand
Thailand Handy Atlas

Thailand Handy Atlas

Besides a map of Thailand, this bilingual atlas includes 85 major town maps, a map for the Express and Outer Ring Road, index of tourist attractions, driving distance table, and an index of important telephone numbers.

Through The Eyes Of The King - The Travels Of King Chulalongkorn To Malaya

Through The Eyes Of The King - The Travels Of King Chulalongkorn To Malaya

This book takes the reader to old Malaya as seen through the eyes of King Chulalongkorn of Siam. The King was probably the most travelled monarch of his time. He went to Java three times, India and Burma once, and Europe twice. In all these journeys, he had to pass through Singapore, and when he went westwards, he had to pass through Penang. The King travelled to Malaya more than ten times - mainly to Singapore but also to Johor, Penang, Malacca, Taiping and Kulim. The narrative is told through historical photos and notes on the places he visited and pen sketches of the people he met. Since King Chulalongkorn's travels cover nearly the whole period of his reign, they reflect the different stages of his life and reign. We see him first as a young man eager to see the world and preparing himself to rule. Then we see him in middle age, in poor health and taking a respite from the cares of state. Lastly, we see him as a statesman withstanding severe pressures from aggressive British officials. The context of each journey is discussed in the light of Siam's relations with Britain and the northern Malay states that were still under Siamese suzerainty. Malaya was both holiday destination and confrontational space.


Vietnam
Urbanization, Migration And Poverty In A Vietnamese Metropolis: Ho Chi Minh City In Comparative Perspectives

Urbanization, Migration And Poverty In A Vietnamese Metropolis: Ho Chi Minh City In Comparative Perspectives

This is a substantial comparative interdisciplinary study of poverty and migration in Ho Chi Minh City. The 16 specialist papers include the findings of fieldwork done mainly 1998 to 2002 in Ho Chi Minh City and in four regional areas from which migrants come. Part 1 deals with the historical contexts and research methodology. Part 2 concerns itself with migration and urbanization including the impetus to migrate and the conditions faced by migrants. Part 3 explores urban poverty including the impact of credit policies and patterns, and Part 4 sets the findings on urbanization, migration and urban poverty and transition into the Southeast Asian context. With much tabulated data, black-and-white photographs, bibliography, and index.