Southeast Asia/Asean

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100 Useful Herbs Of Malaysia And Singapore: An Introduction To Their Medicinal, Culinary, Aromatic And Cosmetic Uses100 Useful Herbs Of Malaysia And Singapore: An Introduction To Their Medicinal, Culinary, Aromatic And Cosmetic Uses by Samy, Joseph; M. Sugumaran; Kate L.W. Lee

This book presents a clear and concise introduction to 100 common herbs of the region, highlighting their fascinating uses in traditional medicine, cooking, aromatherapy and fragrances. It defines herbs in the context of their uses and gives a brief historical background, notes on the developments of modern drug technology, and an account of edible herbs and essential oils. Adapted from the authors' book Herbs of Malaysia (2004), this present volume preserves the scientific rigour and expert knowledge of the original, while presenting the information in a more user-friendly format for general readers.

Genesis Of Konfrontasi: Malaya, Brunei And Indonesia, 1945-1965Genesis Of Konfrontasi: Malaya, Brunei And Indonesia, 1945-1965 by Poulgrain, Greg

This book throws new light onto the 1963-66 period of confrontation between Malaysia and Indonesia. The Brunei revolt in December 1962 started Confrontation but who started the Brunei revolt? This is but one result of accessing recently-released archival material and interviewing many former officials - some of whom are featured in the archival material. Documents which no previous works have accessed helped Dr Poulgrain piece together the genesis of Konfrontasi.

Mystery Of The Kung Fu Panda: The Kool-5 Mystery SeriesMystery Of The Kung Fu Panda: The Kool-5 Mystery Series by Dabral, Sonu

The Kool-5 mystery hunters are a bunch of five spunky youngsters Maya, Munch, Jinx, Nano and Dodo, who live in an urban residential complex. Mystery beckons the K-5 when a cute Panda stuffed toy is mysteriously found inside Jinx s backpack one morning at Central Park.

Phantom Of Raymond Villa, The: The Kool-5 Mystery SeriesPhantom Of Raymond Villa, The: The Kool-5 Mystery Series by Dabral, Sonu

The Kool-5 mystery hunters are a bunch of five spunky youngsters Maya, Munch, Jinx, Nano and Dodo, who live in an urban residential complex. The K-5 stumble upon a mystery when strange hauntings are reported from Raymond Villa, a deserted, old mansion in their neighbourhood. There is never a lull moment as they embark on a roller-coaster adventure to unravel the clues and solve the baffling case.

Living To Be A Hundred: Voices From Lives Well LivedLiving To Be A Hundred: Voices From Lives Well Lived by Sashidhara, Meera

If there is one book which spans generations with the common thread of collective wisdom, it is this one. Nineteen centenarians from different countries and a cross-section of society, share their memoirs, intertwined with the history of their century, as they experienced it. They were ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives. In these pages, they share their values, beliefs, habits, attitudes and lessons learnt from living to be a hundred.

Trails Of Bronze Drums Across Early Southeast Asia: Exchange Routes And Connected Cultural SpheresTrails Of Bronze Drums Across Early Southeast Asia: Exchange Routes And Connected Cultural Spheres by Calo, Ambra

This study examines the transmission of ceremonial Dong Son bronze drums from their centres of production in north Vietnam and its immediate environs along river and maritime routes throughout Mainland and Island Southeast Asia from the perspective of Late Metal Age (300 BC AD 500) exchange networks. The distribution of ceremonial bronze drums associated with political/religious power along major routes marks contacts between early cultural spheres, and particularly possible alliances which would have favoured the exchange of commodities. The growth and progressive political significance of strategically located trade centres set the stage for the process of state formation during the historic period. Examining the distribution across present national boundaries, this study focuses on what type of drums are found where to identify different phases and routes of transmission associated with different inter-regional networks, interconnected cultural spheres, and regional bronze drum casting traditions arising from the influence of Dong Son drums.

Entering Uncharted Waters? Asean And The South China SeaEntering Uncharted Waters? Asean And The South China Sea by Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Ed.)

ASEAN has an abiding interest in peace and stability in this region and in freedom of navigation in and overflight above the South China Sea. Much of ASEANs commerce, including its members' traded food and energy resources, passes through or over the South China Sea. The stakes for ASEAN and its members in the South China Sea are very high.This book is the product of a conference on Entering Uncharted Waters? ASEAN and the South China Sea Dispute, initiated to remind all claimants to bring their claims as close as possible to the provisions of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. After all, ASEAN has sought to promote the rule of law in the region. The conference and this book were inspired by the following objectives: peace, stability, freedom of navigation and overflight, confidence building, cooperation, and the rule of law.

Complete Asian Cookbook, The: Indonesia, Malaysia, & SingaporeComplete Asian Cookbook, The: Indonesia, Malaysia, & Singapore by Solomon, Charmaine

The Complete Asian Cookbook Series is based on Charmaine Solomon's groundbreaking work into the delicious and diverse cuisines across many nations. Heralded as a classic when it was first published in 1976, the influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook covers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from fifteen countries. Here it is divided into geographical regions for the first time. Written with the home cook in mind, Charmaine's recipes are simple to follow and work every time, offering valuable information about how local dishes are prepared and served. With the same emphasis on authentic, foolproof recipes The Complete Asian Cookbook Series deserves a place in every kitchen and is sure to be used time and time again.

Complete Asian Cookbook, The: Thailand, Vietnam Cambodia, Laos & BurmaComplete Asian Cookbook, The: Thailand, Vietnam Cambodia, Laos & Burma by Solomon, Charmaine

The Complete Asian Cookbook Series is based on Charmaine Solomon's groundbreaking work into the delicious and diverse cuisines across many nations. Heralded as a classic when it was first published in 1976, the influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook covers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from fifteen countries. Here it is divided into geographical regions for the first time. Written with the home cook in mind, Charmaine's recipes are simple to follow and work every time, offering valuable information about how local dishes are prepared and served. With the same emphasis on authentic, foolproof recipes The Complete Asian Cookbook Series deserves a place in every kitchen and is sure to be used time and time again.

Mouse Deer Kingdom, TheMouse Deer Kingdom, The by Tei Chiew-Siah

The year is 1905 and Chai Mingzhi, an immigrant newly arrived in the port-town of Malacca, takes Engi, an indigenous boy from the tropical forest, to live with him. Trapped in a realm he doesn't recognize and finding himself caught up in Chai Mingzhi's bitter personal affairs, Engi quickly learns to take on the shape of the legendary mouse deer in order to survive in the outside world. Twenty years later, Engi sets out to unravel the mystery surrounding Chai's past, his tireless quest for the land where the grand Minang Villa is built, and the tragedy that destroyed him. The Mouse Deer Kingdom is a tale of love and betrayal against the backdrop of a troubled time when hundreds of thousands of Chinese fled poverty and the Qing Empire for Southeast Asia, where their arrival unsettled native life in their new home.

Maps Of Malaya And Borneo: Discovery, Statehood And Progress - The Collections Of H.R.H Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah And Dato' Richard CurtisMaps Of Malaya And Borneo: Discovery, Statehood And Progress - The Collections Of H.R.H Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah And Dato' Richard Curtis by Durand, Frederic; Dato' Richard Curtis

This is a superbly illustrated collection of historical maps of Malaya and Borneo, dating from the 1500s to World War II. "Maps of Malaya and Borneo" showcase the extensive map collections of His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Sultan of Selangor, and Richard Curtis. The combined collections contain more than 150 maps ranging from what may now appear to be inaccurate medieval maps based on the workings of Ptolemy to maps given to troops during World War II. The collections include early Portuguese, Dutch and French maps, nautical charts, maps of the interior, maps from atlases and encyclopaedias, maps of the Malaysian states, maps showing economy and infrastructure and city maps. Extensive and enlightening text highlights key features of the maps, insights into their creators and the technical developments that enabled them to be made.

Asean Economic Community, The: A Work In ProgressAsean Economic Community, The: A Work In Progress by Das, Sanchita Basu; Jayant Menon Et Al (Eds.)

This is an important and timely volume: important because ASEAN is an increasingly significant and influential regional and global actor; and timely because, as the 2015 ASEAN Economic Community target approaches, what is needed is a sympathetic yet arms-length survey of the issues and challenges. The editors include a distinguished former Secretary General of ASEAN and the leading academic analyst of ASEAN economic cooperation.

Asean Economic Community, The: A Work In ProgressAsean Economic Community, The: A Work In Progress by Das, Sanchita Basu; Jayant Menon Et Al (Eds.)

This is an important and timely volume: important because ASEAN is an increasingly significant and influential regional and global actor; and timely because, as the 2015 ASEAN Economic Community target approaches, what is needed is a sympathetic yet arms-length survey of the issues and challenges. The editors include a distinguished former Secretary General of ASEAN and the leading academic analyst of ASEAN economic cooperation.

South And East Asia Since 1800South And East Asia Since 1800 by Purcell, Victor

Originally published in 1965, this book by respected Sinologist and British colonial public servant Victor Purcell charts the history of East and South Asia from 1800 through to the establishment of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. The text includes a list of books particularly recommended by the author, as well as nine maps. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of East or South East Asia, particularly in political developments after WWII.

Memoirs And Memorials Of Jacques De Coutre: Security, Trade And Society In 16Th- And 17Th- Century Southeast AsiaMemoirs And Memorials Of Jacques De Coutre: Security, Trade And Society In 16Th- And 17Th- Century Southeast Asia by Borschberg, Peter; Roopanjali Roy (Trans.)

Jacques de Coutre was a Flemish gem trader who spent nearly a decade in Southeast Asia at the turn of the 17th century. He left history a substantial autobiography written in Spanish and preserved in the National Library of Spain in Madrid. Written in the form of a picaresque tale, with an acute eye for the cultures he encountered, the memoirs tell the story of his adventures in the trading centres of the day: Melaka, Ayutthaya, Patani, Pahang, Johor, Brunei and Manila. Narrowly escaping death several times, De Coutre was inevitably drawn into dangerous intrigues between the representatives of European power, myriad fortune hunters and schemers, and the rulers and courtiers in the palaces of Pahang, Patani, Siam and Johor. In addition to his autobiography, De Coutre wrote a series of memorials to the united crown of Spain and Portugal that contain recommendations designed to remedy the decline in the fortunes of the Iberian powers in Southeast Asia, particularly against the backdrop of early Dutch political and commercial penetration into the region. Annotated and translated into English for the first time, these materials provide a valuable first-hand account of the issues confronting the early colonial powers in Southeast Asia, and deep into the societies De Coutre encountered in the territory that today makes up Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. The book is lavishly illustrated with 62 maps and drawings of the period, including many examples not previously published.

Grandmothers' Recipes: Sweet & SavouryGrandmothers' Recipes: Sweet & Savoury by Soon, Rosaline; Julia Tan

This is the third collection of Grandmother's Recipes and it offers illustrated recipes for traditional nonya kuehs, Chinese New Year and Christmas cakes and cookies, festival snacks and dumplings and popular puddings and desserts. They are all illustrated and the instructions clearly set out. The main ingredients used are named and illustrated in the end section. Index.

Herbs For Health Food For LifeHerbs For Health Food For Life by Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Traditional Chinese medical practitioners do of course make much therapeutic use of herbs and vegetables. This illustrated book on herbs and recipes for their therapeutic use is by the staff at the Traditional Chinese Medicine unit at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. The main ingredients used are illustrated and then some 20 recipes for soups, main dishes, desserts and beverages are illustrated and set out with notes on their likely health benefits and any contraindications to use. Index. Bilingual in Chinese.

Transnational Dynamics In Southeast Asia: The Greater Mekong Subregion And Malacca Straits Economic CorridorsTransnational Dynamics In Southeast Asia: The Greater Mekong Subregion And Malacca Straits Economic Corridors by Fau, Nathalie;S. Khonthapane & C. Taillard Eds.)

Since the 1990s, regional organizations of the United Nations and international financial institutions have adopted a new dynamic of transnational integration, within the framework of the regionalization process of globalization. In place of the growth triangles of the 1970s, a strategy based on transnational economic corridors has changed the scale of regionalization. Thanks to the initiative of the Asian Development Bank, Southeast Asia provides two of the most advanced examples of such a process in East Asia with, on the one hand, the Greater Mekong Subregion, structured by continental corridors, and on the other, the Malacca Straits, combining maritime and land corridors. This book compares, after two decades, the effects of these developing networks on transnational integration in both subregions. After presenting the general issue of economic corridors, the work deals with the characteristics and structures peculiar to these two regions, followed by a study of national strategies mobilizing actors at different levels of state organization. There follows a study of the emergence of new urban nodes on corridors at land and sea borders, and the impact of these corridors on the local societies. This approach makes it possible to compare the effects of transnational integration processes on the spatial and urban organization of the two subregions and on the increasing diversity of the stakeholders involved.

Singapore Biennale 2013: If The World ChangedSingapore Biennale 2013: If The World Changed by

Singapore Biennale 2013 features the works of 82 artists and artist collectives from the Southeast Asian region and beyond, with a 27-member curatorial team who, with their combined expertise, have harnessed the unique energies of Southeast Asia to shape the region's premier contemporary art exhibition. This fully illustrated catalogue features curatorial write-ups on each of the 82 artworks, an introduction by art historian T. K. Sabapathy and an essay by Amitav Acharya. Shedding light on the collaborative curatorial process, the publication also includes creative textual and visual responses by the 27 curators that offers a cross-section of their diverse perspectives, strategies and approaches in curating "If the World Changed".

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

This is the first issue of "Lontar", planned to be a journal of "speculative writing" from and about Southeast Asia. In this initial number are four pieces of fiction, three ruminative poems and an insightful discussion of Philippine ideas of magic.