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Swiftlets Of Borneo: Builders Of Edible Nests by Lim Chan Koon & Earl Of Cranbrook

Since the close of the 16th century AD, the edible nests of swiftlets have aroused the perplexed curiosity of European travellers to South-east Asia, while at the same time providing one of the most important constituents of traditional Chinese medicine. For both cultures — western and eastern — this book clarifies the nature of these nests, the troglodytic lives of the birds that build them, and the exploitation of this highly valuable natural resource. Successively, and together, the two authors have studied these matters for 55 years, from Sarawak through the length and breadth of Borneo and beyond. Borneo is now the world’s most important source of wild edible nests. These are built by four species of swiftlets, three of which echolocate while the fourth does not. This significant difference is reflected in details of the birds’ breeding cycles, elucidated in full for the first time in these pages. With this clear understanding, it is at last possible to recommend procedures, now proven by the lead author’s work to be effective, for the sustainable management of this unique wildlife resource. There is, at last, real hope for successful programmes of sustainable management. The advice is contained within these pages!

Korean Wave In Southeast Asia, The: Consumption And Cultural ProductionKorean Wave In Southeast Asia, The: Consumption And Cultural Production by Ainslie, Mary J.; Joanne B. Y. Lim (Eds.)

The Korean Wave (hallyu) refers to the international spread of South Korean popular culture, including films, television dramas, online games, cosmetics, food, fashion and music. This collection of essays aims to distinguish the very unique Southeast Asian region from the very problematic and abstract label of East Asian popular culture. Instead of including such a diverse and radically different region under such an umbrella term, this collection aims to investigate how such products have been received in, and exist within these very different nations that are separate from East Asia yet are still a part of Asia and heavily connected to this region in various political, geographic and economic ways.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2014 #08 - Johor Survey: Attitudes Towards Governance And Economy Iskandar Malaysia, And SingaporeTrends In Southeast Asia 2014 #08 - Johor Survey: Attitudes Towards Governance And Economy Iskandar Malaysia, And Singapore by Chong, Terence

These are selected findings from a survey on Johor residents commissioned by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). The survey was conducted with 2,009 respondents between October and November 2013. The big picture painted by the findings is one of interethnic dissonance, especially between ethnic Malays and Chinese in the state of Johor. More than income or education, ethnicity seemed to be the key determinant of how certain questions were answered in this survey. With regard to satisfaction with the performance of state and federal government, ethnic Chinese respondents were more likely to be dissatisfied with the government's performance to date compared with their Malay and Indian counterparts. Interethnic dissonance is also evident in the political and economic outlook of respondents. With regard to Iskandar Malaysia, although the majority of all respondents said they were satisfied with its developments, Chinese respondents were the least likely to say so. Chinese and Indian respondents were more likely to have a favourable opinion of Singapore and were more open to visiting and working in the city-state. In terms of ethnic affinity across the Causeway, Malay, Chinese, and Indian respondents in Johor did not see similarities between themselves and their ethnic counterparts in Singapore.

Lontar #2: The Journal Of Southeast Asian Speculative FictionLontar #2: The Journal Of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction by Lundberg, Jason Erik (Ed.)

This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Ceramics Of Seduction: Glazed Wares From Southeast AsiaCeramics Of Seduction: Glazed Wares From Southeast Asia by Dawn Rooney

Ceramics of Seduction, Glazed wares from Southeast Asia, provides an opportunity to see and learn about the broad range of wares, mainly glazed produced in kilns located in five countries of present day Southeast Asia; Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos.

Macao: People And Places, Past And PresentMacao: People And Places, Past And Present by Wordie, Jason

Macao contains abundant corners of appeal and fascination, and enduring links to the past in spite of considerable transformation, and rapid change in recent years. A compelling, multi-layered social history, Macao - People and Places, Past and Present with stunning photographs by Anthony J Hedley and Colin Day - takes the reader on a series of journeys across physical, geographical, chronological and cultural space and time from the Barrier Gate in the north to Coloane in the south. In the process, Jason Wordie reveals the many dimensions that make Macao the uniquely special place that it is - and has always been.

Materializing Southeast Asia's Past: Selected Papers From The 12Th International Conference Of The European Association Of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 2Materializing Southeast Asia's Past: Selected Papers From The 12Th International Conference Of The European Association Of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 2 by Klokke, Marijke J.; Veronique Degroot

Materializing Southeast Asia's Past contains articles in historical and anthropological archaeology, epigraph, and art history. The interpretations of art and material culture offer new understandings of classical Hindu and Buddhist cultures of Southeast Asia and their relationship to the region's medieval cultures. The articles are presented under four headings, as follows: Art, religion and politics; Southeast Asian transformations; Technology; and Southeast Asia between past and present.

Unearthing Southeast Asia's Past: Selected Papers From The 12Th International Conference Of The European Association Of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 1Unearthing Southeast Asia's Past: Selected Papers From The 12Th International Conference Of The European Association Of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 1 by Klokke, Marijke J.; Veronique Degroot

Unearthing Southeast Asia's Past deals with the development of complex societies in Southeast Asia from the Neolithic until the later historic period. The authors present data from recent excavations as well as new analyses of previous finds, with a focus on cultural exchange and interactions with the natural environment. The volume is divided into four parts: the Neolithic period in Southeast Asia; the Bronze-Iron Age in mainland Southeast Asia ; long-distance exchange relations between China and the Middle East; and early Indianised polities.

Future Of Asean, TheFuture Of Asean, The by Hassanal Bolkiah

On 22 April 2014, the 34th Singapore Lecture was delivered by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

Gender And Ageing: Southeast Asian PerspectivesGender And Ageing: Southeast Asian Perspectives by Devasahayam, Theresa W. (Ed.)

This book examines common themes related to gender and ageing in countries in Southeast Asia. It reveals how ageing has become tempered by globalization, cultural values, family structures, women's emancipation and empowerment, social networks, government policies, and religion. Because the book employs a cross-country analysis, readers gain an understanding of contemporary emergent trends not only in each of the countries but also in Southeast Asia as a whole.

Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture Of Early Southeast AsiaLost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture Of Early Southeast Asia by Guy, John

From the fifth to the eighth century, a series of kingdoms emerged in Southeast Asia whose rulers embraced Hinduism and Buddhism. Yet, until recently, little was known about these enigmatic early societies. Lost Kingdoms, the first publication to use sculpture as a lens through which to explore this formative period of Southeast Asian history, is a groundbreaking scholarly contribution.

Religious Diversity In Muslim-Majority States In Southeast Asia: Areas Of Toleration And ConflictReligious Diversity In Muslim-Majority States In Southeast Asia: Areas Of Toleration And Conflict by Platzdasch, Bernhard; J. Saravanamuttu (Eds.)

"This book fills a gap in authoritative analyses of the causes of inter-religious conflict and the practice of religious toleration. The rise of more overt expressions of Islamic piety and greater bureaucratization of Islam in both Indonesia and Malaysia over several decades have tested the "live and let live" philosophy which used to characterize religious expression in these nations. The analyses in each chapter of the book break new ground with contextualized studies of particular and recent incidents of conflict or harassment in a variety of areas - from urban centres to more remote and, even complex, locations. As these studies show, legislation stands or falls on the ability and determination of local authorities to enforce it. This volume is essential reading for understanding the dynamics of state-religious interaction in Muslim-majority nations and the crucial role civil society organizations play in negotiating interfaith toleration." - Emeritus Professor Virginia Hooker FAHA, Department of Political & Social Change College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University

Lonely Planet: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern ThailandLonely Planet: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand by Bloom, Greg; Austin Bush; Iain Stewart; Richard W.

This is a bestselling guide to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Northern Thailand.

Lonely Planet: Southeast Asia - On A Shoestring Big Trips On Small BudgetsLonely Planet: Southeast Asia - On A Shoestring Big Trips On Small Budgets by Williams, China; Greg Bloom; Celeste Brash

Experience the magic of the temples of Angkor at dawn, experience Asia's colonial past in the steamy port island of Penang, or hang ten on classic Bali surf breaks; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southeast Asia and begin your journey now!

Naturalist's Guide To The Butterflies Of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore And Thailand, ANaturalist's Guide To The Butterflies Of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore And Thailand, A by Kirton, Laurence

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 butterfly species most commonly seen in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from the area's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the butterflies of the region encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2011 and its status in each country.

History Of Southeast Asia, AHistory Of Southeast Asia, A by Cotterell, Arthur

A History of Southeast Asia narrates the history of the region from earliest recorded times until today, covering present-day Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia and East Timor. Its scope is the whole of Southeast Asia and not just the mainland, which has in the past received undue emphasis possibly because of the Vietnam War. Water is the geographical cause of its unity and diversity, for even landlocked Laos has the Mekong as a means of communication.

Planet Elephant: A Story Of Family Love And The Global Wildlife TradePlanet Elephant: A Story Of Family Love And The Global Wildlife Trade by Matson, Tammie

From the jungles of Borneo, to the civil strife of Assam, to the black markets of Vietnam, Dr Tammie Matson continues her quest to help reduce the human-elephant conflict around the world. In this follow-up to her bestselling memoir Elephant Dance, Tammie takes on the black markets of Asia determined to make a difference and break the chains of rhino-horn poaching and the illegal ivory trade. Travelling from her new home in Singapore throughout South-East Asia, she meets presidents and traffickers in palaces and tourist markets, journeying to the dark heart of a dark industry. Returning to her beloved Africa, she finds old friends facing rough times and elephants and rhinos on the brink again. Thought-provoking, funny and moving, Planet Elephant is the continued story of one woman's courage and conviction.

Separation, TheSeparation, The by Jefferies, Dinah

The Separation, Dinah Jefferies' stunning debut novel, is the heartbreaking tale of a family fractured by lies and one mother's love reaching across the distance of years and continents. A country at war with itself, a family divided and betrayed, a bond that can never be broken...Malaya, 1955. Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. Fearful and desperate, she contacts the British District Officer and learns that her husband, Alec, has been posted up country. But why didn't he wait? Why did he leave no message? Lydia's search takes her on a hazardous journey through war-torn jungle.

Unplanned Development: Tracking Change In South East AsiaUnplanned Development: Tracking Change In South East Asia by Rigg, Jonathan

Unplanned Development offers a fascinating and fresh view into the realities of development planning. While to the outsider most development projects present themselves as thoroughly planned endeavours informed by structure, direction and intent, Jonathan Rigg exposes the truth of development experience that chance, serendipity, turbulence and the unexpected define development around the world. Based on rich empirical sources from South-East Asia, Unplanned Development sustains a unique general argument in making the case for chance and turbulence in development. Identifying chance as a leading factor in all development planning, the book contributes to a better way of dealing with the unexpected and asks vital questions on the underlying paradoxes of development practice.

Diaspora: The Story Of The South Asian Muslim Diaspora In Southeast Asia TodayDiaspora: The Story Of The South Asian Muslim Diaspora In Southeast Asia Today by Noor, Farish A.

The role played by Indian Muslims in the history of the Malay Archipelago in general and early Malaya and then Malaysia in particular has been recognized by various scholars as largely unrecorded. This pioneering work by well-known Malaysian political scientist and historian Professor Farish A. Noor, Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, will help to close this historical gap, As economic, cultural as well as religious activities of Indian Muslims in the region are covered, this well-researched book, drawling on sources from archives in the wider region, is an introduction to this topic and may also serve as an impetus for others to research these areas in greater details.