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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

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  • Connecting and Distancingby Ho Khai Leong

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2009; US$ 68.90

    Connecting and "distancing" have been two prominent themes permeating the writings on the historical and contemporary developments of the relationship between Southeast Asia and China. As neighbours, the nation-states in Southeast Asia and the giant political entity in the north communicated with each other through a variety of diplomatic... more...

  • Labour in Vietnamby Anita Chan

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 45.40

    Two decades after Vietnam introduced a programme of economic renovation commonly known in Doi Moi, the country today allows market competition in industry, and a new working class has been created. This is the first book to focus on the role and conditions of workers in the new economic regime. The authors of the book trace Vietnam's labour history,... more...

  • The Challenge of Energy Security in the 21st Centuryby Hooman Peimani

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 64.50

    The Challenge of Energy Security in the 21st Century: Trends of Significance seeks to inform all those concerned about energy security, whether national, regional or international bodies, of certain factors, which must be taken into consideration in developing their energy security policies and pursuing their respective objectives. Towards that end,... more...

  • An Upland Community in Transitionby Agnes C Rola

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 46.50

    All over Southeast Asia, rural communities are in transition to a sustainable status. This book explores how an environmentally fragile upland community in rural Philippines coped with and responded to economic and environmental tensions brought about by a globalized economy and decentralization. This in turn gave rise to local power especially in... more...

  • Serving a New Nationby Ooi Kee Beng

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 55.50

    The story of Dr Baey Lian Peck should be well known, but it is not. Not even among Singaporeans, and especially not among the young. This tells us a lot about a Singapore caught in pathological haste and prone towards ignoring values that do not add to the financial bottom line.The innovativeness of Dr Baey did not only make him a very wealthy man... more...

  • Zheng He's Art of Collaborationby Hum Sin Hoon

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 64.90

    "Know your enemies, know yourself", advised Sun Zi in his famous Art of War (AoW). In contrast, the legendary Admiral Zheng He would have said, "Know your collaborators, know yourself", and this would be the essence of his Art of Collaboration (AoC). This book offers a fresh new approach to doing business and providing leadership in the twenty-first... more...

  • Celebrating Europeby Asad-ul Iqbal Latif

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 35.00

    Europe's mythical origins lie in Zeus' abduction of the Asian princess Europa. Down the real centuries, Asia has played a crucial role in the making of Europe - as an object of Orientalist fantasy and colonial desire, but also of the spread of the liberating values and humane letters associated with the continent. In this book, a lifelong admirer... more...

  • Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011, vol. 2by Laura Jarnagin

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 64.90

    This two-volume set pulls together several interdisciplinary studies historicizing Portuguese 'legacies' across Asia over a period of approximately five centuries (ca. 1511-2011). It is especially recommended to readers interested in the broader aspects of the early European presence in Asia, and specifically on questions of politics, colonial... more...

  • Cambodiaby Pou Sothirak; Geoff Wade; Mark Hong

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 64.90

    In the 20 years since the Paris accords of 1991 brought peace to Cambodia, the country has undergone what can only be described as astounding change. From a polity where the entire fabric of society had been rent asunder through years of war and genocide, contemporary Cambodia is fast becoming a vibrant state and assuming a new position in... more...

  • The Rice Industry of Burma 1852-1940 (First Reprint 2012)by Cheng Siok Hwa

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 64.90

    This study forms a welcome addition to the growing number of works on the economic history of Southeast Asia. In his Foreword, Dr John F. Cady, the author of A History of Modern Burma, writes that Dr Cheng "has placed all students of Burma in her debt by this highly articulate and clarifying contribution to the country's economic history". more...