Category Asian Culture & History

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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