Southeast Asia/Asean

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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 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.

Chua Ek Kay: After The RainChua Ek Kay: After The Rain by Low Sze Wee (Ed.)

Chua Ek Kay is one of Singapore's leading ink practitioners. This National Gallery Singapore exhibition aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Chua's artistic development as well as pivotal milestones in his career. It features key works, ranging from 1975 to 2007, including some of his final works. This is the first time such a comprehensive survey has been carried out. This publication documents the artist family's generous donation to the national collection and provides an overview of Chua's career through his key works and major thematic series. It also contains newly commissioned essays and a detailed biographical timeline.

Between Declarations And Dreams: Art Of Southeast Asia Since The 19Th CenturyBetween Declarations And Dreams: Art Of Southeast Asia Since The 19Th Century by Low Sze Wee (Ed.)

The National Gallery Singapore's opening exhibition "Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century", featuring more than 300 artworks, aims to provide a regional narrative of the modern art of Southeast Asia from the 19th century to the present. This exhibition catalogue, which includes a number of important essays, was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Siapa Nama Kamu? Art In Singapore Since The 19Th CenturySiapa Nama Kamu? Art In Singapore Since The 19Th Century by Low Sze Wee (Ed.)

The National Gallery's exhibition "Siapa Nama Kamu? Art in Singapore since the 19th Century" aims to provide visitors with an understanding and appreciation of Singapore art, its development and links with Southeast Asia, Asia and other parts of the word. It features more than 400 artworks, each significant in it own respect. This exhibition catalogue, which includes a number of important essays, was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Banana Punk Rawk Trails: A Euro-Fool's Metal Punk Journeys In Malaysia, Borneo And IndonesiaBanana Punk Rawk Trails: A Euro-Fool's Metal Punk Journeys In Malaysia, Borneo And Indonesia by Ferrarese, Marco

Between 2010 and 2015, travel writer, author and metal punk guitarist Marco Ferrarese was the one and only "white elephant in the room" of the Malaysian metal punk scene. A European inbred metal punk fool stranded in a globalised world of transnational extreme music chop suey. In this highly electric and graphic memoir, Ferrarese tells you how it was to play lead guitar in Penang's thrashcore band WEOT SKAM, negotiating flimsy stage set-ups and shady promoters in order to gel into a developing world's music scene. He chases down long-haired metal punk descendants of Iban headhunting tribes, scrawny Bidayuh anarcho-punk rockers, Kadazan-Dusun activist artists, skullcap-toting Muslim death metallers, and gets you a seat in WEOT SKAM's rickety van for a DIY sleigh ride through the bowels of Jakarta and the vulgar, bogan-filled streets of Bali.

Rainforest Hero: The Life And Death Of Bruno ManserRainforest Hero: The Life And Death Of Bruno Manser by Suter, Ruedi

In 1984 Swiss shepherd Bruno Manser trekked through the virgin rainforests of Borneo to live among the jungle's last nomads. In six years among the Penan people, Manser witnessed the wholesale destruction of one of the world's most diverse ecosystems through rapid deforestation. He swore to do everything he could to stop it. Manser's globetrotting campaign brought the world's attention to tropical deforestation. It also made him an enemy of Asia's timber barons. In 2000 he disappeared without a trace. Ruedi Suter's engrossing biography charts Manser's extraordinary journey from a young man who sought to escape civilization for the peace of the jungle to a campaigner who would stand up to oligarchs, lead protests around the globe, and, ultimately, give his life for the forests that he loved.

Unesco In Southeast Asia: World Heritage Sites In Comparative PerspectiveUnesco In Southeast Asia: World Heritage Sites In Comparative Perspective by King, Victor T. (Ed.)

Southeast Asia's 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites make a significant contribution to their respective country's national prestige and identity, international profile and tourism development plans. Yet, although much is known about some individual sites like Angkor and Borobudur, we know very little about all sites in comparative terms. This wide-ranging study explores how both cultural and natural sites are being managed, how they are coping with the conflicting pressures from the global, national and local levels, and points to best practices for their future conservation and development. Some 20 sites across seven countries in the region are examined and placed in a historical, political, economic, environmental and cultural context.

Rum Shrinks Elephant: Travels In Southeast AsiaRum Shrinks Elephant: Travels In Southeast Asia by Spencer, G. M.

Rum Shrinks Elephants is a series of travel stories. G M Spencer's account of his amateur exploration through forests up and down the mountains of Malaysia and Indonesia is told with humour and self-deprecation.

Siapa Nama Kamu? Art In Singapore Since The 19Th Century: Selections From The Exhibition (Exhibition Album)Siapa Nama Kamu? Art In Singapore Since The 19Th Century: Selections From The Exhibition (Exhibition Album) by Siew, Sara (Ed.)

What is your name? This simple question yields no easy answers beyond the obvious. How is a name created? What does it represent, and what does it leave out? The art of Singapore is, as these ruminations suggest, more complex and layered than we might imagine. It is also this premise that resides at the heart of the National Gallery Singapore's opening exhibition "Siapa Nama Kamu: Art of Singapore since the 19th Century". This album offers an overview of the exhibition through an inspired selection of 100 works. Accompanying curatorial texts explain the themes and concerns of the exhibition, making for a compelling look at the most comprehensive survey of art in Singapore to date.

Between Declarations And Dreams: Art Of Southeast Asia Since The 19Th Century: Selections From The Exhibition (Exhibition Album)Between Declarations And Dreams: Art Of Southeast Asia Since The 19Th Century: Selections From The Exhibition (Exhibition Album) by Siew, Sara (Ed.)

"Keep watch over the line between declarations and dreams." So said the Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar in 1948, when he bemoaned the gap between the desire for national independence and its achievement in political terms. This ardent plea makes for new insights when considered in relation to artistic practice in Southeast Asia, where the personal and creative is often caught in the fray of the historical, ideological and political. Treading the line between declarations and dreams may be said to be the fate of the artist; it is this experience, shared across national boundaries, that informs the National Gallery Singapore's opening exhibition "Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century". This album presents an overview of the exhibition through 100 works. Accompanying curatorial texts flesh out the themes and sections of the exhibition, constituting a timely, thoughtful look at the art of this region.

Nemesis: The First Iron Warship And Her WorldNemesis: The First Iron Warship And Her World by Marshall, Adrian G.

The Nemesis was the first of a generation of iron-clad, steam-powered naval vessels that established British dominance in Asian waters in the nineteenth century. The world's first iron warship, the first vessel with truly watertight compartments, and the first iron vessel to round the Cape of Good Hope. Yet strangely her story has never been told to modern audiences, and her origins and actions have until now been shrouded in mystery. This lively narrative places her in the historical context of the last years of the East India Company, and in the history of steam power and iron ships. It tells of her exploits in the First Opium War, in pirate suppression and naval actions across Asia, from Bombay to Burma to the Yangtze River and beyond.

Flash Of Water, AFlash Of Water, A by Chan Ling Yap

The year is 1883. China is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. In the countryside antagonism against foreigners and missionaries is growing and the warlords are at large. Li Ling, a young peasant girl in China, flees to Malaya to escape being made a concubine to a warlord only to find herself tricked into becoming a second wife to a rich man with sadistic tendencies. Her life becomes intertwined with that of her rescuer, Shao Peng, in a Malaya that is rapidly transforming under British rule.

Defect Or Defend: Military Responses To Popular Protests In Authoritarian AsiaDefect Or Defend: Military Responses To Popular Protests In Authoritarian Asia by Lee, Terence

Although social movements and media can destabilize authoritarian governments, not all social protest is effective or culminates in the toppling of dictatorships. Frequently, the military's response determines the outcome. Terence Lee uses four case studies from Asia to provide insight into the military's role during the transitional phase of regime change. Lee compares popular uprisings in the Philippines and Indonesia - both of which successfully engaged military support to bring down authoritarian rule - with protest movements in China and Burma which were violently suppressed by military forces. Lee's theory of "high personalism" and power-sharing among the armed forces leadership provides a framework for understanding the critical transitory phases of democratization.

3Rd Asean Reader, The3Rd Asean Reader, The by Ooi Kee Beng, Sanchita Basu Das Et Al (Comp.)

Over the past two decades, ISEAS has compiled abridged articles that analyse key aspects of Southeast Asia's development and the ASEAN process. The past decade has not been spared its share of intense changes, with the rise of China and India bringing new challenges to the region's power equation, and the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis. Despite this, the momentum towards an integrated ASEAN community has been maintained. The articles in The Third ASEAN Reader study the trends and events of recent years, and discuss the immediate future of Southeast Asia.

Olivia And SophiaOlivia And Sophia by Milne, Rosie

When Raffles sets sail from the cold, damp confines of Georgian London to make his name and fortune in the tropics, he takes with him his new wife, Olivia, a raffish beauty with a scandalous past. After Olivia's death, and back on leave in London, Raffles makes a practical marriage. Sophia, no beauty, but curious and intelligent, embraces the opportunity of an exciting life abroad. Marriage brings her great joy but also great sadness. Her life with Raffles becomes a catalogue of loss: of their children, of their possessions, of their savings.

Lontar #5: The Journal Of Southeast Asian Speculative FictionLontar #5: The Journal Of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction by Lundberg, Jason Erik Et Al (Eds.)

This fifth issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Security And Modernity In Southeast AsiaSecurity And Modernity In Southeast Asia by Rappa, Antonio L.

Security and Modernity in Southeast Asia is a basic text for university students researching Security Studies. The book contains the basics of Security Studies including the various Schools of thought: realism, liberalism, constructivism, and structuralism. It takes a global perspective as all security issues will impact on other states, nations, territories and territorial claims. Real life examples have been taken from Afghanistan, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia to illustrate the contemporary issues and themes.