Panorama 02/2015: Nationalism In Asia And Europe by Hofmeister, Wilhelm (Ed.)
This issue comprises papers presented at a conference held in 2015 by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS) in May 2015. The papers offer insights into the evolving nature of nationalism, including its relationship to regional integration efforts and globalisation, as well as its impact on the domestic and foreign policies of countries in Europe and Asia.
Genghis Khan, The Brave Warrior Who Bridged East And West by Li Jian
By the Onon River in the hinterland of Eurasia, Temujin was born in a harmonious family of a tribal chief on Mongolian territory where the vast blue sky seemed to merge with the grasslands. Confronting the disintegrated tribes and continuous wars on the Mongolian grassland, Temujin was determined to bring peace and a comfortable place for his family to live. He becomes known as Genghis Khan after unifying a majority of the tribes there. Throughout his life, he fought in over 60 wars and won almost all his battles except a strategic retreat because his forces were out-numbered. He established an expansive empire across Eurasia, and brought political stability to the Silk Road which increased trade and communication between the East and the West.
Our Common Challenges: Strengthening Security In The Region by Abbott, Tony
The Singapore Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1980 by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. On 29 June 2015, the 35th Singapore Lecture was delivered by The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia.
Color In Ancient And Medieval East Asia by Dusenbury, Mary M.
Color was a critical element in East Asian life and thought, but its importance has been largely overlooked in Western scholarship. This interdisciplinary volume explores the fascinating roles that color played in the society, politics, thought, art, and ritual practices of ancient and medieval East Asia. While the Western world has always linked color with the spectrum of light, in East Asian civilizations colors were associated with the specific plant or mineral substances from which they were derived. Many of these substances served as potent medicines and elixirs, and their transformative powers were extended to the dyes and pigments they produced. Generously illustrated, this groundbreaking publication constitutes the first inclusive study of color in East Asia. It is the outcome of years of collaboration between chemists, conservators, archaeologists, historians of art and literature, and scholars of Buddhism and Daoism from the United States, East Asia, and Europe.
Sulaiman by Pocock, Melanie
This is the first monograph on the work of Shooshie Sulaiman. Recognised as one of Malaysia's most important contemporary artists, Shooshie draws on personal experience, emotions and memories to explore the cultural, social and spiritual frameworks that shape human understanding and experience. It charts Shooshie's journey as an artist, organizer and curator from the late 90s to the present, featuring written contributions by friends, writers and curators and illustrations of key works and projects.
Tides Of Capital, The: How Asia Surmounted Financial Crisis And Is Guiding World Recovery by Leung, Julia
The Tides of Capital details how Asia surmounted two spells of financial crisis with measures that are increasingly setting standards in the US and Europe. Hong Kong-born Leung has been a public servant in the financial sphere for two decades. She was executive director (external) of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and worked on crisis prevention with international financial organisations and central banks. Her book is the first account by a senior Asian policy-maker of financial manoeuvrings with the west.
Trends In Southeast Asia 2015 #14: Indonesia-China Energy And Mineral Ties Broaden by Zhao Hong; Maxensius Tri Sambodo
Bilateral energy cooperation between China and Indonesia is not new. Although the share of Chinese overseas oil and gas upstream acquisitions in Indonesia and the inflow of investment from China were minor, China's recent investment flow to Indonesia's mining sector has been increasing rapidly. The reason for the increase of China's FDI in the mining sector is mainly China's increased demand for coal. Indonesia-China energy cooperation is far from smooth. Viewed through China's lens, Indonesia's bountiful mineral wealth has elevated relations between Jakarta and Beijing to a position of strategic importance.
Jaffna Boy by Sinniah, Bernard
Jaffna Boy is the engaging true story of a young boy\'s life at a sri lankan boarding school in the 1970s,as recalled during one fateful train ride and the advice from an unexpected source that would change the course of his life forever.
Short & Sweet by Hattotuwa, Sanjana
Curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa, there are 160 stories in this book, each no more than 25 words. Many will recognize the stories as their own. Some may know family, friends and colleagues whose stories mirror those within. 'Short & Sweet' is above all an invitation, through the words of others, to imagine and remember the marginal and oft forgotten. Unlike with most books, this doubles up as a notebook. Own it, write on it and pass it on.
Tail End, The: Three Cricketing Stories by Moon, Pierre
Louis M and Kiran are crazy about cricket! One weekend, practice brings an unexpected invitation to join a cricket match with the big boys. Louis is determined to make a good impression but will he drop a catch? Will Kiran be better than him? And will Louis ruin his chances in cricket forever? Not if he can help it!
Vampire Umpire, The: And Other Stories For Children by Hussein, Ameena (Ed.)
Uh-oh, here comes trouble in all its shapes and forms. First, there is the scarecrow who wants to see the world and finds more than he bargained for. Then, there is Frederico who is crazy about cricket but has a small problem to solve before he can play. What about Minnie who dreams of being a spy? And I can't even tell you enough about the blue stone should you find it, or the Blink Fairy or the Chena Cultivator. Oh dear! Don't get me started.
How The Squirrel Got His Stripes by Perera, Sam (Text); Alex Stewart (Illus.)
You've always wondered how squirrels got their distinctive stripes. Well, once upon a time, clever little squirrels joined a legendary battle that took place in the land of Lanka. As reward for their valour they received a sign of affection that they carry even today! Read all about it with your children, from this beautifully illustrated collectible book.
Sunday Fair, The by Amarasuriya, Shari
There was more excitement in the air as it was finally the Sunday of the village fair. Aarya couldn't wait to take Malli there it was his first time at this kind of affair. Who would they meet on their venture today? Perhaps Mr.Yo Yo man who yoyoed all day. Come on inside and take a look inside this magical and wonderful book.
Ravana & The Temple Of Shiva by Perera, Sam (Text); Stewart, Alex (Illus.)
Once upon a time, the legendary king Ravana displeased Lord Shiva who unleashed nature's fury on the land of Lanka. To save his land and people, this resourceful king hit upon an ingenious solution. If you have read How the Squirrel got his Stripes, it is time to add to your collection. Immerse yourself in legend and be captivated by the illustrations of this book that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Frangipani Year, The: Love And Aid Work In Post-Tsunami Aceh by Harris, Alexandra
One year after the Indian Ocean tsunami, Angela finds herself flying into the devastated region of Banda Aceh as a researcher for the UN. Enthusiastic and committed, the young American woman arrives at a place swarming with aid workers, and she soon enters a world that is nothing like what she has known.
Softly As I Leave You by Lokuge, Chandani
Turning back, she saw his blurred figure through the lace curtain, an abstract pattern of their intense criss-crossed liaison. He was looking at her. What was he seeing? How isolated we are, she thought, how unconnected...One late spring morning, Uma awakens to a life in which her relationships - to lover, to husband, to son - seem unbearably tangled. In capturing its searing and intimate moments, the story transcends into a meditation on love and betrayal, grief and redemption.
Doing Good Great: Thirteen Asian Heroes And Their Causes by Cheng, Willie; S.Mohamed & C. Tang
From migrant workers and media freedom to housing slums, this book captures the gamut of social issues that plague Asia, telling the stories behind 13 committed individuals who have effected great change in their respective causes. The social heroes portrayed have pursued seemingly quotidian causes that citizens of developed countries may take for granted, such as toilets in India, decent housing for the poor in Hong Kong, and mainly making life better for those whom society appears to have forgotten.
Bilateral Legacies In East And Southeast Asia by Ganesan, E. (Ed.)
This edited volume examines the concept of overhangs or legacies or negative stereotypical images in international relations and their impact on bilateral relations between geographically proximate states in East Asia. The case studies chosen demonstrate conclusively that bilateral overhangs or legacies have a significant impact on contemporary international relations. Such images are regularly replicated and stoked by a variety of constituencies, including state agencies, for their own selfish interests. The evidence also points to the fact that such bilateral relationships are relatively self-contained and often operate with their own dynamics.
Asian Management Insights, V.1(3) July 2015 by Singapore Management University
Asian Management Insights aims to develop a body of knowledge and a narrative of innovation and creativity for trends in Asian management. It brings together some of the best and brightest of Asia's thought leaders and their solutions to address current Asian challenges. This is Issue 1 of Volume 2, published in July 2015.
Business Strategy In Asia: A Casebook (4Th Edition) by Singh, Kulwant; Nitin Pangarkar
This book fills an important underserved niche in the strategy arena. Written by expert researchers on Asian business, it presents a broad selection of cases addressing a range of current and important issues in business strategy. The cases present an array of large and small firms, high-technology and new-economy firms, and those in emerging as well as mature industries, achieving success and suffering failure in a variety of business environments. The diversity of cases, firms, and strategy situations in this book makes it an invaluable resource for teachers, students, and strategists.