Category Asian Culture & History

Ho

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)
BIC: BGH

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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China Vignettes

March 5, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

by Dominic Barton and Mei Ye
ISBN 9789810580919
Paperback; 336 pages
Pub Date: 2007
Price: S$35.00 (excl. GST)
BIC: JFC

How to understand the changes sweeping China? The texture of life at a household level is captured in this new book, which seeks to understand lived experience in China, from coast to interior, city to countryside, and across the widening income divide.
This book interviews 30 Chinese men and women from different walks of life, and from different regions ...

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The King Never Smiles

March 5, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

by Paul Handley
ISBN 9789810801946
Paperback; 512 pages
Pub Date: Apr 2008
Price: S$35.00 (excl. GST)
BIC: BGR

Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only king ever born in the United States, came to the throne of his country in 1946 and is now the world’s longest-serving monarch. The King Never Smiles, the first independent biography of Thailand's monarch, tells the unexpected story of Bhumibol's life and sixty-year rule—how a Western-raised boy came to be seen by his people as a living Buddha, and how a king widely seen as beneficent and apolitical ...
 

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Through the Bamboo Window – Chinese Life & Culture in 1950s Malaya & Singapore

March 5, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

ISBN 9789810814663
Paperback; 296 pages
Pub Date: Apr 2009
Price: S$28.00 (excl. GST)
BIC: HBTB

This volume collects together and reprints four classic books written in the 1950s by Dr Leon Comber: Chinese Ancestral Worship; Chinese Festivals in Malaya (with Dorothy Lo); Chinese Magic & Superstition in Malaya; and Chinese Temples in Singapore. These books on Chinese life and customs were reprinted many times but have long been out of print. Written for the layperson, the style is simple and unpretentious, yet Comber’s meticulously presents a veritable cornucopia of a culture still relevant and present in modern Southeast Asia Completely reset and attractively designed this new publication addresses the rich heritage of the overseas Chinese community’s roots and ...

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The Triads – Chinese Secret Societies in 1950s Malaya and Singapore

March 5, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

ISBN 9789810814670
Paperback; 200 pages
Pub Date: Sep 2009
Price: S$28.00 (excl. GST)
BIC: JFSV

This volume collects together and reprints two groundbreaking publications from the 1950s by Dr Leon Comber: Introduction to Secret Societies; and Traditional Mysteries of Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya. The volumes were written to initiate laypersons to the mysterious world of Chinese secret societies. Secret societies were originally founded on the bedrock of blood ties, kinship, mutual help and rebellion against repressive regimes and especially relevant to the immigrant communities of the Nanyang (overseas) Chinese as they integrated into new homelands ...
 

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