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  • 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$ 52.95

    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...

  • Debating Orientalismby Ziad Elmarsafy; Anna Bernard; David Attwell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Edward Said continues to fascinate and stir controversy, nowhere more than with his classic work Orientalism . Debating Orientalism brings a rare mix of perspectives to an ongoing polemic. Contributors from a range of disciplines take stock of the book's impact and appraise its significance in contemporary cultural politics and philosophy.... more...

  • The Little Red Dotby Tommy Koh; Li Lin Chang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 73.00

    This is the sequel to the bestselling book, The Little Red Dot , published in 2005. While the first volume consisted of a collection of essays by Singapore's first- and second-generation diplomats, this second volume contains essays written by the third generation of young ambassadors. The Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Raymond Lim, has... more...

  • Viewing the Islamic Orient: British Travel Writers of the Nineteenth Centuryby Pallavi Pandit Laisram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The Islamic Orient  studies the travel accounts of four British travelers during the nineteenth century. Through a critical analysis of these works, the author examines and questions Edward Said?s concept of "Orientalism" and "Orientalist" discourse: his argument that the orientalist view had such a strong influence on westerners that they invariably... more...

  • Freya Starkby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century?s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox behaviour, Freya was also self-disciplined, courageous and remained fearlessly... more...

  • Singapore-Malaysia Relations under Abdullah Badawiby Saw Swee-Hock; K Kesavapany

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2006; US$ 32.90

    This book, a project of the ISEAS Malaysia Study Programme, documents the series of important events that have contributed to the warmer relations presently enjoyed by Singapore and Malaysia under Abdullah Badawi. The eight chapters cover background, solving bilateral ties, intensifying official visits, developing people-to-people contacts, deepening... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...