Art Of Sukumar Bose, The: Reflections On South & Southeast Asia by Purushothaman, Venka (Ed.)
To commemorate the centenary of artist Sukumar Bose (1912-1986), this book attempts to take an incisive look at the artist, his works and the context of his art production in South and Southeast Asia. Bose's art varied from the traditional to the decorative and ornamental, with a hint of he Oriental flavour. His incisive observations of life, people and cultures, during colonial and postcolonial India and his later sojourn into Southeast Asia, emerge as both a contested yet seamless narrative of history and hope in his art.
Offshore Asia: Maritime Interactions In Eastern Asia Before Steamships by Fujita Kayoko; Momoki Shiro & Anthony Reid (Eds.)
This exemplary work of international collaboration takes an integral approach to the histories of Northeast and Southeast Asia, with contributions from scholars familiar with Japanese, Chinese and Korean academic discourse as well as that of English. The new scholarship represented by this volume demonstrates that the vast and growing maritime interactions between the countries of eastern Asia have long historical roots. The so-called "opening" to Western trade in the mid-nineteenth century was not the beginning of this process, as often assumed, but rather the return to a dynamic earlier pattern which had been interrupted by a phase of defensive state consolidation in the long eighteenth century. Asia cannot be understood without its "offshore" oceanic interactions as well as the continental ones.
Baking With Tropical Fruits by Lim, Melinda
This ground-breaking book shows home and professional bakers how to use luscious and flavourful tropical fruits in baked goods of all kinds.
Asian Popular Culture: The Global (Dis)Continuity by Fung, Anthony Y.H.
This book examines different aspects of Asian popular culture, including films, TV, music, comedy, folklore, cultural icons, the Internet and theme parks. It raises important questions such as -- What are the implications of popularity of Asian popular culture for globalization? Do regional forces impede the globalizing of cultures? Or does the Asian popular culture flow act as a catalyst or conveying channel for cultural globalization? Does the globalization of culture pose a threat to local culture? It addresses two seemingly contradictory and yet parallel processes in the circulation of Asian popular culture: the interconnectedness between Asian popular culture and western culture in an era of cultural globalization, and the local derivatives and versions of global culture that are necessarily disconnected from their origins in order to cater for the local market. It thereby presents a collective argument that, whilst local social formations, and patterns of consumption and participation in Asia are still very much dependent on global cultural developments and the phenomena of modernity, yet such dependence is often concretized, reshaped and distorted by the local media to cater for the local market.
Critical Muslim 07: Muslim Archipelago by Sardar, Ziauddin; Robin Yassin-Kassab (Eds.)
In this issue, Merryl Wyn Davies unravels the paradox that is Malaysia and Indonesia, Ziauddin Sardar reads the history of Kuala Lumpur from the window of his apartment, Carool Kersten engages with a string of Indonesian intellectuals, Nazry Bahrawi reads some classic Southeast Asian texts, Ahmad Fuad Rahmat dissects a Malaysian demigod, Andre Vltchek thinks Indonesian Islam is anything but 'tolerant' and 'moderate', Shanon Shah dabbles with Malay magic, Rossie Indira laments the loss of classical Indonesian music, Jo Kukathas weeps at the emergence of religious intolerance in Malaysia, Linda Christanty ponders the genealogy of her (Muslim) name, and Vinay Lal questions Malaysia's claims to be a genuinely pluralistic society.
Poems To Enjoy, Book 2 (Primary 4-6) by Bickley, Verner
The second of five books in a graded poetry anthology, this book is intended for children in Primary 4-6. It is accompanied by an audio recording of all the poems in the book. A useful and well-established tool for learning and teaching English at all levels. The recordings assist pronunciation and help those preparing for solo verse speaking and reading, duo and group-work and choral-speaking in Speech Festivals. They also enhance reading experience. A teaching guide and useful notes are also included.
Dynamics Of International Business: Asia-Pacific Business Cases by Ramburuth, Prem; Cristina Stringer Et Al.
These 24 real-life case presentations for senior business students illustrate some of the fundamental economic, social, political and intercultural issues which impact on today's international business. Discussion topics and questions relevant to business development are highlighted. The case studies are clearly set out and highlight aspects of the current environment of international business including the political, economic, social and cultural diversity of today's rapidly changing Asia Pacific region. With graphics, reference and reading lists, and discussion topics.
Suffering Through Strength: The Men Who Made Christmas Island by Hunt, John
Suffering through Strength tells the story of Christmas Island from 1899 to 1948, with particular emphasis on the Chinese coolie experience. There are descriptions of the island in 1914, coolie life, the boom and bust years 1905-1918, the opening of South Point, and a dramatic chapter about the 1919 riot.
Zangdok Palri: The Lotus Light Palace Of Guru Rinpoche by
Zangdok Palri, the Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain, is the manifestation of the celestial paradise of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava, the "Second Buddha" of Tibetan Buddhism and great tantric master who brought Buddhism from India to Tibet. This book compiles various visions of the pure land of Znagdok Palri as depicted in exquisite wall paintings from ancient historic temples in Bhutan, thankas from private collections, and various spiritual texts. The book features an in-depth explanation of Zangdok Palri and a detailed study of Zangdok Palri's wall painting and thangkas in Bhutan. The rich texts are complemented by over 400 awe-inspiring photographs.
China's War With Japan 1937-1945: The Struggle For Survival by Mitter, Rana
This is a substantial, referenced re-look at the China-Japan war of 1937-1945 and aspects of the background and network of international, military and political events and personalities involved in the devastating conflict. Now-available documents and diaries are used to cast new light on significant events and issues including the often-embittered local and Allied personalities involved. With black-and-white photographs, further reading suggestions, sketch maps, bibliography and index.
Joy Luck Club, The by Tan, Amy
Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters.
Contemporary Photography In Asia by Hooton, Keiko; Tony Godfrey
Global expansion and growing local economies have allowed the obsession with photography to sweep throughout the Asian continent. This beautiful, up-to-date volume documents the growing culture of photography as an art form in Asia, including often overlooked countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Singapore. As well as short essays on the status of photography by region, each artist is introduced through spreads of their work, short biographies and personal statements given exclusively for this unique book. These stunning images speak volumes about one of the most exciting developments in contemporary photography.
Poems To Enjoy, Book 3 (Secondary 1-2) by Bickley, Verner
The third of five books in a graded poetry anthology, this book is intended for children in Secondary 1-2. It is accompanied by an audio recording of all the poems in the book. A useful and well-established tool for learning and teaching English at all levels. The recordings assist pronunciation and help those preparing for solo verse speaking and reading, duo and group-work and choral-speaking in Speech Festivals. They also enhance reading experience. A teaching guide and useful notes are also included.
To Eastern Lands: Reflections In Prose, Photographs And Verse Of A Journey From Melbourne To Bombay, Beijing, And Other Exotic Destinations by Liu, Sophronia
To Eastern Lands features prose, photographs and verse from the 1960s onwards about a Melbourne boy who became increasingly involved in Asia. The prose passage sets out the social, cultural and intellectual context in which this young Melbournian matured and developed from grammar school student to diplomat and author. The focus expands from personal and romantic relationships through to diplomatic incidents and international politics, including satirical views of the often cliché-laced language of politicians and academics.
Exit: Total Brand Activation - Exit Into The World Of Powerful And Engaging Experiences by
EXIT into a World of Powerful and Engaging Experiences showcases 38 projects drawn from Pico's vast portfolio of work from around the globe. Innovative and sometimes breathtaking in their ambition, these project 'case studies' represent the full spectrum of experiential marketing - including events, exhibitions, themed environments and interiors - that comprise the immersive world of 'Total Brand Activation'.
Act Of Creative Sketching, The: My Architecture Sketching Blog by Hugh, Errol Patrick
Computer Aided Drawing software has changed the world of architecture dramatically. It now allows designers to create curvilinear buildings without hesitation. Consultants, builders and architects themselves are now pressured to seek innovative solutions and sketching techniques to compliment this new path. This book aims to teach designers on how to understand the procedures of complex sketching. It is not about how to sketch. It is to share Errol's approach, one which may seem difficult and one that oftentimes permeates subtle visions within the captured sketch.
Uncle Ng Comes To America: Chinese Narrative Songs Of Immigration And Love by Yung, Bell; Eleanor Yung Et Al
This multimedia publication brings together, for the first time, song texts, audio recordings, and a documentary video on muk'yu and the singer Uncle Ng. The song texts have been transcribed into Chinese and translated into English. Two essays provide background material on the singer and the songs; the third reminisces on the hardships faced by early Chinese American immigrants.
Mermaid And The Pink Dolphin by Whittington, Theadora
Mermaid only appears in legends because she is neither human nor fish. Nella the mermaid is unhappy and she meets a pink dolphin in the ocean. This encounter changes her. A story with an appeal to nature and environmental care.
Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012: The Right To Green by Krasny, Elke (Ed.)
From the onset of industrialization, first in Europe and North America and then in the Southern hemisphere, to today's neoliberal, developer-driven global city, the history of urban transformation processes unfolds as a sequence of critical situations. Gardening and informal settling are indicative of these crises. Taking root from below, these self-organized, self-help practices are dynamic and inspiring agencies of change.
Ivy Ma: This Room Is Not Still, Selected Works 2000-2012 by Ivy Ma
this room is not still is a monograph of works by Ivy Ma. With essays and interviews by colleagues and cultural writers, generously illustrated with documentations of her installation, photographic works to palimpsest drawings, this catalogue explores Ma's art in six different themes over a decade.