Category Asian Culture & History

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)

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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One For The Road – An English Boyhood in Singapore & Malaya

March 5, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

by Julian Davison
ISBN: 9789810571849
Paperback; 240 pages
Pub Date: 2010
Price: S$22.50 (excl. GST)

One For The Road, Julian Davison's beautifully written collection of stories about Singapore and Malaya in the 1950s and sixties, was a best-seller when it first appeared in 2001.
This new, revised edition, with additional material from his second book of reminiscences, An Eastern Port, effectively constitutes a biography of childhood on the eve of independence and the years immediately following ...

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The Strange Cases of Magistrate Pao – Chinese Tales of Crime and Detection

March 4, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & HistoryAsian Writing

by Leon Comber
ISBN 9789810845674
Paperback; 122 pages
Pub Date: Jan 2010
Price: S$14.90 (excl. GST)

The Strange Cases of Magistrate Pao is an engrossing collection of six of Magistrate Pao’s cases. They are traditional Chinese detective stories in the tradition of the ‘Judge Dee’ stories of the late Robert van Gulik, who was a friend of author Leon Comber. Through them you are led into the fascinating world of old China. Imagine yourself sitting in an expectant crowd around a storyteller in a public market, which used to happen, too, in past times in Singapore and Malaysia ...

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The Fall of Singapore – 90 Days: November 1941 – February 1942

March 2, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

by Justin Corfield and Robin Corfield
ISBN 9789810709846
Hardback; 744 pages with 2000 illustrations
Pub Date: Mar 2012
Price: SS$59.95 (excl. GST)

This book provides a day-by-day history of the Malayan Campaign and the Fall of Singapore from the first alerts as the British prepare to move their forces onto a war footing on 29 November, through the fighting, and the Japanese Surrender, through to the Japanese imposing their rule in Singapore on 26 February – a total of 90 days. For each of the 90 days, all the major developments ...

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