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Han: China's Diverse Majority
by JONIAK-LUTHI
Publish: Jun 2015
ISBN-13: 9780295994673

Status:Published

Price: S$74.00

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The Han will appeal to scholars and students of contemporary China, anthropology, and ethnic and cultural studies. This ethnography explores contempor
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The Han will appeal to scholars and students of contemporary China, anthropology, and ethnic and cultural studies. This ethnography explores contemporary narratives of "Han-ness", revealing the nuances of what Han identity means today in relation to that
Ang Lee:interviews
by Karla Rae Fuller
Publish: Feb 2016
ISBN-13: 9781628462142

Status:Published

Price: S$97.00

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Crime And The Chinese Dream
by Borge Bakken
Publish: Dec 2017
ISBN-13: 9789888208661

Status:Published

Price: S$65.00

Returning Home With Glory: Chinese Villagers Around The Pacific, 1849 To 1949
by Michael Williams
Publish: Feb 2018
ISBN-13: 9789888390533

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$87.00

Thai Military Power: A Culture Of Strategic Accommodation
by Gregory Vincent Raymond
Publish: Mar 2018
ISBN-13: 9788776942403

Status:Published

Price: S$40.50

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Thailand remains important by virtue of its location at the centre of the Asia每Pacific region, an area playing a vital role in world affairs. And yet
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Thailand remains important by virtue of its location at the centre of the Asia每Pacific region, an area playing a vital role in world affairs. And yet, although Thailand has a comparatively large population and has powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, the country itself is seen as having little military power; it is a minor player. Why is this? Using strategic culture as an analytical framework, this book produces a portrait of the Thai state as an accommodative actor. During the period of Western imperial dominance in Asia, Thailand &bent in the wind* to preserve its independence by a limited trading of territory and sovereignty. This accommodative policy continues to the present day in different forms. A key feature is that military organisational culture reinforces a state ideology of royalist nationalism that in turn reinforces the national strategic culture. Significant here is internal political acceptance of not just military domination in civil每military relations but also of the Thai military's limitations in state-on-state combat. The author finds such &underbalancing* 每 not responding to threat, or responding to it inadequately 每 elsewhere in Southeast Asia, too, especially in Indonesia. Although ASEAN's two largest economies, and despite the challenges presented by a rising China, neither country is acting to significantly build alliances or rapidly strengthen their military forces. Pointing as well to other Southeast Asian nations with weak civil control of their militaries, including Myanmar, the Philippines and Cambodia, the book sets out a case that the interplay of civil每military relations and military organisational culture retards the development of strong external defence postures.
Brunei:from The Age Of Commerce To The 21st Century
by de Vienne, Marie-Sybille
Publish: Mar 2015
ISBN-13: 9789971698188
ISBN-10:9971698188
Status:Published

Price: S$38.00

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Now an energy-rich sultanate, for centuries a important trading port in the South China Sea, Brunei has taken a different direction than its Persian G
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Now an energy-rich sultanate, for centuries a important trading port in the South China Sea, Brunei has taken a different direction than its Persian Gulf peers. Immigration is restricted, and Bruneis hydrocarbon wealth is invested conservatively, mostly outside the country. Today home to some 393,000 inhabitants and comprising 5,765 square kilometers in area, Brunei first appears in the historical record at the end of the 10th century. After the Spanish attack of 1578, Brunei struggled to regain and expand its control on coastal West Borneo and to remain within the trading networks of the South China Sea. It later fell under British sway, and a residency was established in 1906, but it took the discovery of oil in Seria in 1929 before the colonial power began to establish the bases of a modern state. Governed by an absolute monarchy, Bruneians today nonetheless enjoy a high level of social protection and rule of law. Ranking second (after Singapore) in Southeast Asia in terms of standards of living, the sultanate is implementing an Islamic penal code for the first time of its history. Focusing on Bruneis political economy, history and geography, this book aims to understand the forces behind Bruneis to-and-fro of tradition and modernisation.
Prominent Indonesian Chinese:biographical Sketches
by Leo Suryadinata
Edition: 4th
Publish: Sep 2015
ISBN-13: 9789814620505
ISBN-10:9814620505
Status:Published

Price: S$63.90

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Outward Foreign Direct Investment In ASEAN
by Cassey Lee, Sineenat Sermcheep
Publish: Feb 2017
ISBN-13: 9789814762403

Status:Published

Price: S$34.90

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The level of outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) flows from ASEAN countries has increased rapidly in past two decades. This book examines OFDI tr
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The level of outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) flows from ASEAN countries has increased rapidly in past two decades. This book examines OFDI trends and patterns in the ASEAN region including the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community. It also provides analyses of country policies affecting OFDI and the drivers of OFDI in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Myanmar is studied as an investment frontier for other ASEAN countries. "The dynamic economies of Southeast Asia have historically been very large recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI). As global capital markets have opened up, and these economies have developed their technological and commercial capabilities, in more recent years Southeast Asia has emerged as a significant source of outward FDI both within the region and beyond. This important volume, by a group of leading regional scholars, offers a timely, comprehensive, accessible and authoritative analysis of this phenomenon." 〞 Hal Hill, H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University "A timely, rich and comprehensive study filling a major gap in the literature on the increasingly important phenomenon of foreign investment flowing out from regions including developing and middle-income countries." 〞 Luke Nottage, Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law; Associate Director, Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney
Digital Indonesia : Connectivity And Divergence
by Jurriens, Edwin (edt.) | Tapsell, Ross (edt.)
Publish: May 2017
ISBN-13: 9789814762984
ISBN-10:9814762989
Status:Published

Price: S$35.90

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Digital Indonesia: Connectivity And Divergence
by Edwin Jurri螚s, Ross Tapsell
Publish: May 2017
ISBN-13: 9789814762991

Status:Published

Price: S$45.90

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This book places Indonesia at the forefront of the global debate about the impact of "disruptive" digital technologies. Digital technology is fast bec
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This book places Indonesia at the forefront of the global debate about the impact of "disruptive" digital technologies. Digital technology is fast becoming the core of life, work, culture and identity. Yet, while the number of Indonesians using the internet has followed the upward global trend, some groups � the poor, the elderly, women, the less well-educated, people living in remote communities � are disadvantaged. This interdisciplinary collection of essays by leading researchers and scholars, as well as e-governance and e-commerce insiders, examines the impact of digitalisation on the media industry, governance, commerce, informal sector employment, education, cybercrime, terrorism, religion, artistic and cultural expression, and much more. It presents groundbreaking analysis of the impact of digitalisation in one of the worlds most diverse, geographically vast nations. In weighing arguments about the opportunities and challenges presented by digitalisation, it puts the very idea of a technological revolution into critical perspective.
Redoubtable Reformer: The Life And Times Of Cheah Cheang Lim
by Cooray, Francis | Nasution, Khoo Salma
Publish: Jan 2015
ISBN-13: 9789675719202
ISBN-10:9675719206
Status:Published

Price: S$25.00

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Growing up during the era of British colonial expansion in Malaya, Cheah Cheang Lim believed that economic progress should yield the fruit and flower
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Growing up during the era of British colonial expansion in Malaya, Cheah Cheang Lim believed that economic progress should yield the fruit and flower of social progress. He was born to a Penang Hokkien family in Taiping and started out as a postal assistant on the Perak frontier. He was then recruited by his cousin Foo Choo Choon, the &Tin King* of Tronoh Mines fame, who bankrolled Wu Lien-Teh*s anti-opium movement. Cheah himself became an owner of tin mines and rubber plantations. He endowed the Perak Maternity Hospital and provided leadership to the Hokkien community in Cantonese-speaking Ipoh. A federal councillor for two terms (1927每33), he lobbied for the restoration of the Queen*s Scholarship, calling upon the British Empire to live up to its promises.
The Penang House And The Straits Architect 1887-1941
by Lim, Jon Sun Hock
Publish: Jan 2015
ISBN-13: 9789675719196
ISBN-10:9675719192
Status:Published

Price: S$52.90

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The mercantile communities of the Straits of Malacca were patrons of distinctive architecture which flourished in the late nineteenth and early twenti
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The mercantile communities of the Straits of Malacca were patrons of distinctive architecture which flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Western advances in technology combined with Eastern tastes, craftsmanship and local ways of building to create distinctive habitats appropriate for the tropical climate. As the island's wealth grew, the buildings constructed by military engineers for the British East India Company were surpassed in size and beauty by the grand homes of the colonial and local elite. This lavishly illustrated book is an important landmark study of a glorious chapter in Malaysia's architectural history.
Can Singapore Survive?
by Mahbubani, Kishore
Publish: Mar 2015
ISBN-13: 9789814342971
ISBN-10:9814342971
Status:Published

Price: S$25.00

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This book poses the question that Singaporeans must wrestle with: can we survive as an independent city-state? Kishore Mahbubani believes that Singapo
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This book poses the question that Singaporeans must wrestle with: can we survive as an independent city-state? Kishore Mahbubani believes that Singaporeans must always ask the question because constant reflection and self-examination should be a part of the core DNA of all Singaporeans. His goal in this book is to create and enhance this culture of reflection among all Singaporeans. He gives three answers in this book: Yes, No & Maybe. With these three answers, he attempts to sketch three different scenarios for Singapore*s future. There is logic behind this, as we cannot predict the future. We can, however, prepare for the future by telling stories about what the future could be like. Besides his substantive Introduction, this book offers some of Kishore*s best essays on Singapore, taken from his Think-Tank and Opinion columns in The Straits Times, as well as contributions to Guardian News, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Davos World Economic Forum*s Forum News Daily, and the ※Innovations for Successful Societies§ Oral History Project of Princeton University. THE AUTHOR: Kis hore Mahbubani has been the dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore since August 2004. Before that, in his distinguished 33-year career as a diplomat, he served twice as ambassador to the UN. He has published a vast array of articles in leading global journals and newspapers, such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Financial Times, as well as four books: Can Asians Think, Beyond the Age of Innocence, The New Asian Hemisphere and The Great Convergence. He was listed by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 global thinkers in 2010 and 2011; and by Prospect magazine as one of the top 50 global thinkers for 2014.
Sundays With Sumiko
by Tan, Sumiko
Publish: Jun 2017
ISBN-13: 9789814642965
ISBN-10:9814642967
Status:Published

Price: S$23.80

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Sumiko Tan wrote her first personal column as a young reporter in 1994. Over the next 22 years, her fortnightly column in The Sunday Times gathered a
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Sumiko Tan wrote her first personal column as a young reporter in 1994. Over the next 22 years, her fortnightly column in The Sunday Times gathered a faithful readership and made her a household name. With heartfelt honesty, her columns chronicled the ups and downs of singlehood, working life and, when it finally happened when she was 46, married life. Sundays with Sumiko is a collection of her most representative columns over the past two decades, exploring family, love, friends, career, dogs, death, and marriage. The book follows Sumiko*s journey from horizon-broadening travels and singlehood woes of the Nineties, to musings about romance and ageing in the Noughties, to an exciting reunion with a junior college friend that culminated in marriage. In the last section of the book, Now, Sumiko explores married life, negotiates her new role as a stepmum, and reaffirms the importance of everyday moments of happiness. Her columns also explore the lighter side of things: whether it is learning to swim as an adult, waxing nostalgic about Yaohan supermarket, finally getting Lasik eye surgery, or the woes of having different air-conditioning preferences from her husband.
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