Category Asian Culture & History

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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Singapore 1942 – Britain’s Greatest Defeat

March 5, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

by Alan Warren
ISBN 9789810453206
Hardback; 370 pages
Pub Date: 2002
Price: S$38.50 (excl. GST)

The surrender of Singapore on 15 February 1942, with the capture of over 120,000 men, was the greatest and most humiliating defeat in British history and the high point of Japanese expansion in South-East Asia. It graphically exposed the military weakness of the British Empire and its inability to defend its Far Eastern colonies. The defeat left Australia exposed to Japanese invasion, its protection in future dependent on ...

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March 5, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & HistoryPolitics / Current Affairs

by David Halberstam
ISBN: 9789810588021
Paperback; 120 pages
Pub Date: 2007
Price: S$25.00 (excl. GST)

In exploring the life and career of Ho Chi Minh, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam provides a window into traditions and culture that influenced the American war in Vietnam, while highlighting the importance of nationalism in determining the war's outcome. This book describes the life of Ho, both private and public, his role in the Vietnam War, and his relations with other world leaders and governments, both before, during, and after the Vietnam War ...

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