Category Asian Culture & History

A Short History of Bali

July 12, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

by Robert Pringle
ISBN 9789810885069
Paperback; 286 pages
215 x 140mm
Pub Date: Jun 2011
Price: S$36.00 (excl. GST)

Two million tourists visit Bali every year. Many want to know about the island, its often turbulent past, and the forces that have shaped its universally appealing culture. This lively and informative concise history is for them, and for others interested in a unique but important province of Indonesia.

A Short History of Bali covers the entire history of this intriguing and mysterious island, from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri and the tragedy of the Kuta bombings on ...

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Reporter: Forty Years Covering Asia

July 11, 2013 All BooksArchitecture / History / GeneralAsian Culture & HistoryAsian Writing

by John McBeth
ISBN 9789810873646
Hardback; 400 pages
235 x 150mm
Pub Date: Jan 2011
Price: S$42.00 (excl. GST)

Reporter is an account of John McBeth's 40-year journey through Asia,more than half of that time as a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, the venerable magazine long regarded as the region's English language Bible on political and economic affairs. While necessarily a memoir, the book is more a reflection of the lives of a small group of foreign journalists ...

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Encyclopedia of Singapore

March 8, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & HistoryPolitics / Current Affairs

by Justin Corfield
ISBN 9789810556679
Hardback; 288 pages
Pub Date: Aug 2006
Price: S$45.00 (excl. GST)

Encyclopedia of Singapore is a groundbreaking work of academic and educational endeavour from two authors with longstanding ties and interest in the irresistible rise of the Singapore as a major global economic player and model for many developing countries.
Providing a coherent and comprehensive reference source the Encyclopedia of Singapore provides ...

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Thailand – The Worldly Kingdom

March 5, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

ISBN 9781861893147
Paperback; 256 pages
Pub Date: 2007
Price: S$50.90 (excl. GST)

From the mythical tropical paradise in Alex Garland's "The Beach" to the infinitely darker world of sexual tourism in Michel Houellebecq's "Platform", Thailand has been cast as an exotic East Asian pleasure park in which Western fantasies can be indulged to excess. But this tourist Thailand conceals a people with an intricate and fascinating history. Maurizio Peleggi unravels the social and cultural mysteries of this extraordinary country, charting the origins and identity of the Thai nation, mapping the geographical, linguistic and ethnic diversity of the territory that at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries came to form modern Thailand ...

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Singapore Civil Society and British Power

March 5, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

by Dr. E. Kay Gillis
ISBN 9789810526948
Paperback; 259 pages
Pub Date: 2005
Price: S$28.00 (excl. GST)

"Singapore Civil Society and British Power" is the first broad look at the associational activity that took place from 1819 to 1963 and how it influenced British public policy in Singapore. From the early days of the East India Company through to independence, residents were prepared to form associations to further their causes using political means. Dr. Gillis traces the ebb and flow of civil society and argues with convincing evidence that it made an important contribution to the economic, political and social development of Singapore ...

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