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  • The Asian Modernby C.J.W.-L. Wee

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00

    How does one comprehend the phenomenon of the modernization of an Asian society in a globalized East Asian context? With this opening question, the author proceeds to give an account of how the modernization processes for postcolonial societies in Asia, such as those of India, Malaysia, and Singapore, are fraught with collaborations and conflicts between... more...

  • Orientalism and Conspiracyby Arndt Graf; Paul Ludwig; Schirin Fathi

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 44.00

    The relationship between Islam and the West has frequently been subject to misunderstanding and mistrust and recent events in the international arena have only deepened this perceived divide, culturally and politically. The West often views the Islamic world - and the Islamic world the West - through a prism of mutual suspicion. In such conditions... more...

  • Singapore in Global Historyby Derek Heng; Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 55.00

    This important overview explores the connections between Singapore's past with historical developments worldwide until present day. The contributors analyse Singapore as a city-state seeking to provide an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of the global dimensions contributing to Singapore's growth. The book's global perspective... more...

  • The Lion and the Eagleby Iain Manson

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 18.21

    At Farnborough in Hampshire on 17th April 1860, Tom Sayers of England and John Heenan of the United States met in boxing's first world championship bout -- it truly was the Lion and the Eagle. All England held its breath, and when news of the outcome of the fight reached New York, the city came to a standstill. The Lion and the Eagle tells the now-forgotten... more...

  • Indiscreet Memoriesby Edwin A. Brown

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2007; US$ 7.99

    Indiscreet Memories is one Englishman?s true account of life in Singapore from 1901 to 1904. We learn about balls at Government House, rickshaw strikes, and tigers causing havoc in Chinatown; and how historical events such as the death of Queen Victoria and the decision by Straits-born Chinese to discard their towchang (queues) affected the society... 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...

  • 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...