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  • Evolution of ASEAN-Japan Relationsby Sueo Sudo

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 16.50

    This book charts the progress of ASEAN-Japan relations from their difficult wartime legacy to postwar moves at diplomatic and economic rapprochement through successive governments. ... more...

  • Eastern Turkey & the Black Sea Coastby Samantha Lafferty

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99

    If, like me, you are a bit tired of the ethnocentric social commentary that seems to come with certain well known guidebooks then you could do worse than try this one. Simple to use, well written and accurate, I found it invaluable and couldn't fault any of its recommendations nor descriptions. -- Yurt (Amazon reviewer). Turkey is so diverse it could... more...

  • Turkey's Aegean Coastby Samantha Lafferty

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    If, like me, you are a bit tired of the ethnocentric social commentary that seems to come with certain well known guidebooks then you could do worse than try this one. Simple to use, well written and accurate, I found it invaluable and couldn't fault any of its recommendations nor descriptions. -- Yurt (Amazon reviewer). Turkey is so diverse it... more...

  • Ottoman Izmirby Sibel Zandi-Sayek

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 83.00

    Between 1840 and 1880, the Eastern Mediterranean port of Izmir (Smyrna) underwent unprecedented change. A modern harbor that welcomed international steamships and new railway lines that transported a cornucopia of products transformed the physical city. Migrants, seasonal workers, and transient sailors thronged into an already diverse metropolis, helping... more...

  • A Short History of South-East Asiaby Peter Church

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.95

    The success of the first four editions shows that this book fills a vacuum for readers who wish to learn about the countries of South-East Asia. Recent years have seen a number of important developments all of which are covered here. With the global climate becoming more uncertain and the threat of terrorism spilling over, this book will aid readers'... more...

  • ASEAN-U.S. Relationsby Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 48.00

    "This book entitled ASEAN-U.S. Relations: What Are the Talking Points? is a result of a workshop organized by the ASEAN Studies Centre of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. The workshop was timely then, as the two sides, all of ASEAN, and the United States held their first-ever summit in Singapore in November 2009, heralding a new era of renewed... more...

  • In the Name of Pauk-Phawby Maung Aung Myoe

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 59.90

    Since its independence in January 1948, Myanmar has tried to find a way to deal with (at one time) ideologically hostile and traditionally chauvinistic China which has pursued a foreign policy aimed at restoring its perceived influence in Myanmar. To counter China’s attempts to influence Myanmar's foreign policy options has always been a challenge... more...

  • Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011, vol. 1by Laura Jarnagin

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 64.90

    "In 1511, a Portuguese expedition under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque arrived on the shores of Malacca, taking control of the prosperous Malayan port-city after a swift military campaign. Portugal, a peripheral but then technologically advanced country in southwestern Europe since the latter fifteenth century, had been in the process of establishing... more...

  • Regional Outlookby Michael J Montesano; Lee Poh Onn

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 32.90

    Launched in 1992, Regional Outlook is an annual publication of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, published every January. Designed for the busy executive, professional, diplomat, journalist, or interested observer, Regional Outlook aims to provide a succinct analysis of current political and economic trends shaping the region, and the outlook... more...

  • A Gentleman's Wordby Nilanjana Sengupta

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 68.90

    The great Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose arrived in Singapore in 1943 to revitalize the Indian National Army (INA). Taking the opportunity of the Japanese occupation of parts of Southeast Asia, he launched armed struggle against British colonial rule in India. Two years later, that attempt failed at the eastern gates of India. Yet, it... more...