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  • Singaporeby Edwin Lee Siew Cheng

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 74.90

    This book deals with Singapore's transition from a British Crown Colony to a state in the Federation of Malaysia, and expulsion from the Federation to become a separate independent nation. For the leaders of Singapore's PAP Government, Malaysia was a traumatic experience. Yet, but for it, they might never have found the resolve and the secret... more...

  • Looking East to Look Westby Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Penguin India 2009; US$ 37.90

    When P.V. Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh launched India’s "Look East" policy, it was only the first stage of the strategy to foster economic and security cooperation with the United States. But "Looking East" became an end in itself, and Singapore a valid destination, largely because of Lee Kuan Yew. He had been trying since... more...

  • Lim Kim Sanby Asad-ul Iqbal Latif

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 59.90

    Lim Kim San's name is linked inextricably to Singapore's public housing. This is entirely appropriate because he played a crucial role in the success of the Housing Board, which transformed both the country’s physical landscape and gave Singaporeans a tangible stake in the future of their young nation. However, important though Lim's... more...

  • Between Rising Powersby Asad-ul Iqbal Latif

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 65.90

    Geography has moulded Singapore’s self-definition, much as it has shaped the contours of the rest of Southeast Asia, a region that lies south of China and east of India. Placed within overlapping Sinic and Indic zones, Singapore's entrepôt role has served both. Today, as China and India emerge simultaneously as rising powers, a port city... more...

  • Three Sides in Search of a Triangleby Asad-ul Iqbal Latif

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 53.90

    Singapore is America's closest security partner in Southeast Asia. The United States has decided to help India become a major world power in the twenty-first century, an objective that is furthered by the nuclear agreement between them. Singapore's relationship with India is an increasingly pertinent feature of Southeast Asia’s political... more...

  • The Singapore Lionby Irene Ng

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 67.90

    “Irene Ng has written a book that gives a comprehensive portrayal of Mr Rajaratnam - one of Singapore’s outstanding leaders who played a crucial part in the momentous and crisis-ridden transition to iindependence. This is a book about the man and his wisdom. One would fail to appreciate him until one reads this absorbing book and reflects... more...

  • Marshall of Singaporeby Kevin Tan

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 94.90

    David Marshall (1908-1995) was one of Singapore's most remarkable sons. The eldest son of migrant Sephardic Jews, Marshall's brilliant academic career at Raffles Institution was brought to an abrupt end when he collapsed from tuberculosis. Sent away to recuperate in Switzerland, Marshall not only learnt the French language but also imbibed... more...

  • Leaders of the Middle Eastby Blane Conklin

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    The Middle East is comprised of many small countries, each with its own government. Volatile issues of religious extremism, the supply and demand of oil, and the establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948 have caused constant conflict. Several prominent leaders have arisen in the Middle East and have worked toward peace in this region, while others... more...

  • Lee Kuan Yew's Strategic Thoughtby Ang Cheng Guan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Lee Kuan Yew, as the founding father of independent Singapore, has had an enormous impact on the development of Singapore and of Southeast Asia more generally. Even in his 80s he is a key figure who continues to exert considerable influence from behind the scenes. This book presents a comprehensive overview of Lee Kuan Yew?s strategic thought. It... more...

  • Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphereby Dietrich Jung

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 34.95

    Putting its focus on the life and work of a number of paradigmatic individuals, the book investigates the intellectual encounters and discursive interdependencies among western and Muslim intellectuals. In a historical genealogy it deconstructs the essentialist image of Islam in uncovering its conceptual foundations in the modern transformation of... more...