Southeast Asia/Asean

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Sijori Cross-Border Region, The: Transnational Politics, Economic And CultureSijori Cross-Border Region, The: Transnational Politics, Economic And Culture by Hutchinson, Francis E, Terence Chong (Eds.)

Twenty-five years ago, the governments of Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia agreed to jointly promote the city-state, the state of Johor in Malaysia, and the Riau Islands in Indonesia. Facilitated by common cultural references, a more distant shared history, and complementary attributes, interactions between the three territories developed quickly. Initially economic in nature, the interactions between Singapore, Johor, and the Riau Islands have multiplied and grown deeper. Today, people cross the borders to work, go to school, or avail of an increasing range of goods and services. New political, social, and cultural phenomena have developed. Policymakers in the various territories now need to reconcile economic imperatives and issues of identity and sovereignty. Enabled by their proximity and increasing opportunities, families have also begun to straddle borders, with resulting questions about citizenship and belonging. Using the Cross-Border Region framework - which seeks to analyse these three territories as one entity simultaneously divided and bound together by its borders - this book brings together scholars from a range of disciplines.

Lontar #6: The Journal Of Southeast Asian Speculative FictionLontar #6: The Journal Of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction by Lundberg, Jason Erik Et Al (Eds.)

This sixth issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos. LONTAR is the world's only biannual literary journal focusing on Southeast Asian speculative fiction. Our contributors have won major literary awards in Singapore, USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines.

Early Kingdoms: Indonesian Archipelago & The Malay PeninsulaEarly Kingdoms: Indonesian Archipelago & The Malay Peninsula by Munoz, Paul Michel

At a time when sea navigation depended more on the skill and courage of sailors than on technology, men were nonetheless able to build maritime regional empires that stretched from Indochina to the Indonesian Archipelago. This book, which draws on a huge body of archaeological and documentary research, provides a much-needed overview of the history of the Malay Peninsula and insular Southeast Asia from its earliest times to the 16th century. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the international context of the political, economic and social evolution of these kingdoms, and so provides a useful background to the modern history of the region. This is an excellent book for those with a keen interest in the ancient history of the first kingdoms of the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian Archipelago.

South China Sea Dispute, The: Navigating Diplomatic And Strategic TensionsSouth China Sea Dispute, The: Navigating Diplomatic And Strategic Tensions by Storey, Ian; Cheng-Yi Lin (Eds.)

Increasing tensions in the South China Sea have propelled the dispute to the top of the Asia-Pacific's security agenda. Fuelled by rising nationalism over ownership of disputed atolls, growing competition over natural resources, strident assertions of their maritime rights by China and the Southeast Asian claimants, the rapid modernization of regional armed forces and worsening geopolitical rivalries among the Great Powers, the South China Sea will remain an area of diplomatic wrangling and potential conflict for the foreseeable future. Featuring some of the world's leading experts on Asian security, this volume explores the central drivers of the dispute and examines the positions and policies of the main actors, including China, Taiwan, the Southeast Asian claimants, America and Japan.

Do Young People Know Asean? Update Of A Ten-Nation SurveyDo Young People Know Asean? Update Of A Ten-Nation Survey by Thompson, Eric C.; C. Thianthai & M. Thuzar

In 2007, a survey was carried out to gauge young people's awareness of and attitudes towards ASEAN. Views and attitudes from university undergraduates in the ten ASEAN member states who participated in the survey indicated a nascent sense of identification as citizens of the region as well as their priorities for important aspects of regional integration. An update to the 2007 survey was carried out in 2014-15 among the same target population but with an expanded scope of twenty-two universities and institutes of higher learning across the ten member states. This book details the key findings of the updated survey compared to the earlier survey. These include nation-by-nation results and a summary of region-wide trends, as well as what they suggest for the prospects of ASEAN integration beyond 2015. These are assessed in a chapter providing broad recommendations for policymakers and educators in the ASEAN member states.

Ancient Postcards On Rice In The Golden PeninsulaAncient Postcards On Rice In The Golden Peninsula by Poupon, Roland

Ancient Postcards on Rice in the Golden Peninsula focuses on rice cultivation in mainland Southeast Asia, encompassing Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. Through the analysis of old postcards, this book shows all aspects of rice culture from landscaping to trading, including land preparation, irrigation, sowing and transplantation, harvesting and threshing, postharvest processes, transportation, sales and consumption, but it also speaks about people, their homes, and their rituals.

Asean Looks West: Asean And The Gulf RegionAsean Looks West: Asean And The Gulf Region by Hermann, Wifried A.; Peter Lehr

This is the first major study analyzing the relationship between ASEAN and the Gulf region. A newly formed international team of eleven scholars and experts from seven different countries under the umbrella of the Thai-registered nonprofit organization Human Development Forum Foundation provides some interesting insights in security and economic developments on both sides of the newly introduced Southern Asian Maritime Corridor stretching from Qatar to the Philippines. What are the major challenges and opportunities for the ASEAN Community and the Gulf region? The scholar team answers these questions by extensively analyzing the strategic framework from an ASEAN perspective, highlighting the three-pillar strategy of the ASEAN Community, and then addressing two major security issues: the maritime component and religious fanaticism.

Karen Language Phrasebook: Basics Of Sgaw DialectKaren Language Phrasebook: Basics Of Sgaw Dialect by Rhoden, T. F

Comprehensive guide to the basics of Sgaw dialect of Karen language. Learn key phrases and words to use with any Karen companion, whether they live in Myanmar, Thailand, or wherever in the world. Phrasebook is for more than just learning to survive in a Karen-speaking environment. The goal is also to help you make new friends.

Heat: A Southeast Asian Urban AnthologyHeat: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology by Khairani Barokka & Ng Yi-Sheng

This collection of stories is gathered from six different Southeast Asian nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Singapore. As part of the selection process, the editors tried to select the more unexpected, thoughtful and risk-taking from the available pool of writing, forging from them a compendium of twisted, tender visions of the region.

Flesh: A Southeast Asian Urban AnthologyFlesh: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology by Khaw, Cassandra; Angeline Woon

This anthology comprises works of writers from all over Southeast Asia, exploring what it is like to be flesh in this urban environment, a situation akin to that of the tightly-fitted cellular bodies that make up organs. And from organs, bodies, people, echoes, cities ... on to galaxies.

Trash: A Southeast Asian Urban AnthologyTrash: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology by Alfar, Dean Francis; Marc De Faoite (Eds.)

TRASH is part of a threesome of Southeast Asian urban anthologies. The other two are called HEAT and FLESH. It features stories about Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. The writers have sorted through the 'trash' and found things that can be valued as still useful, things that deserve to be salvaged, and recycled, or reused, but they also point unflinchingly at structures, strictures, and modes of thought that have clearly served their time and must be discarded.

Early Mainland Southeast Asia: From First Humans To AngkorEarly Mainland Southeast Asia: From First Humans To Angkor by Higham, Charles

This synthesis of the latest archaeological discoveries in Southeast Asia begins with the early hunter gatherers and concludes with the early states, with particular reference to Angkor. In conjunction with his own excavations in Northeast Thailand, Charles Higham reviews the important culture of the Iron Age that gave rise to these early civilizations. This book is the only up-to-date account of the ancient cultures of a diverse and geographically expansive area and is a unique compendium, essential for all those interested in this region.

Visual Celebration Of Borneo's WildlifeVisual Celebration Of Borneo's Wildlife by Lai, Fanny; Bjorn Olesen

Illustrated with more than 350 images, taken by Bjorn Olesen and other wildlife photographers, this is a photographic tribute to the most spectacular wildlife species on the second-largest tropical island on Earth. It displays nature's beauty, revealing many private moments of the astonishing biodiversity of Borneo, where nature runs riot. It also describes the top 16 wildlife locations in Borneo, with a comprehensive list of recommended reading, websites and blogs provided.

Moving The Aec Beyond 2015: Managing Domestic Consensus For Community-BuildingMoving The Aec Beyond 2015: Managing Domestic Consensus For Community-Building by Tham Siew Yean & Sanchita Basu Das (Eds.)

The ten Southeast Asian economies reached a milestone on 31 December 2015, when they announced the formation of an ASEAN Community. The economic pillar, the ASEAN Economic Community, has generated immense debate, due to its expected quantifiable benefits to member countries. This book aims to explain the need for building domestic consensus within the member countries. It starts with an overview chapter describing the current achievements of the AEC. It then explores possible explanations for the achievements/non-achievements and offers a hypothesis on conflicting economic interests in a country as one possible explanation for gaps in implementation.

Southeast Asian Affairs 2016Southeast Asian Affairs 2016 by Cook, Malcolm; Daljit Singh

Southeast Asian Affairs is an annual volume that provides, without fear or favour, informed and in-depth annual analyses of the vibrant region and its component countries.

Quest For The Great Pearl, TheQuest For The Great Pearl, The by Chew, Patricia G. I

There is trouble brewing in the exotic Evergreen Forest. Rex the Lion and Rajah the Elephant are very concerned about it. To restore peace and order, the animals have to find the mysterious Great Pearl. A motley gang of animals bravely step up for the task and go on a wild and exciting journey that takes them to places such as The Crystal Mountain and The Land of a Thousand Waters.

Mystery Of The Missing Tapirs, TheMystery Of The Missing Tapirs, The by Chew, Patricia G. I

Evergreen Forest is once again abuzz with activity. Someone has kidnapped the young tapirs and Duke Duck. Who is the wicked mastermind behind these kidnappings? What is his motive? Join Tony Tapir and his friends as they crack secret passwords and uncover the identity of the mysterious Purple Peril.

Asean + 3: People, Business, TravelAsean + 3: People, Business, Travel by Horton, Chris; Chris Taylor

In 1997, leaders of the 10 member countries of the ASEAN plus China, Japan and South Korea attended an informal summit which began the ASEAN+3 cooperation. Since then, the extent of this cooperation has expanded to include a wide range of political, social and economic areas.This special set of three books begins by introducing the organisation, key principles and functions of ASEAN and ASEAN+3. Each book in the set is essentially a guide to a different aspect of the ASEAN+3 member countries - people, business and travel - and provides a useful profile for each of those 13 states.

Asean Economic Community And Beyond, The: Myths And RealitiesAsean Economic Community And Beyond, The: Myths And Realities by Sanchita Basu Das

The ASEAN Community, integrating the political, economic and social aspects of regional cooperation, will complete its first milestone by December 2015. This collection of 22 essays offers a rich analysis of ASEAN's own economic integration and other related initiatives proliferating in the broader Asia-Pacific region.

Seeing The Kites Again: The Wu Guanzhong Donation CollectionSeeing The Kites Again: The Wu Guanzhong Donation Collection by Siew, Sara (Ed.)

This book features all 128 Wu Guanzhong works in the National Collection of Singapore. It is complemented by four essays which contextualise the artist's life and practice, as well as a biographical timeline.