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  • 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...

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

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Peranakan Legacyby Peter Wee

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 22.99

    The term ‘Baba’ is used to refer to the Straits-born Chinese or Peranakans. The Babas boast a unique culture and way of life that is an amalgamation of Chinese and Malay customs and etiquette. Their culture is perhaps best captured in the beautiful clothing, stunning jewellery, pretty porcelain and other artefacts used in daily living. Girls... more...

  • Raffles and Hastingsby John Bastin

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 28.00

    The founding of Singapore has typically been attributed to the strategic genius of one man, Stamford Raffles. Frequently overlooked is the part played by his superior in the East India Company, the Marquess of Hastings. It was Hastings who, as Governor-General of India, made the fateful decision to establish a British trading post at the southern entrance... more...

  • The Scripting of A National Historyby Lysa Hong; Jianli Huang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 52.00

    Singapore and its Pasts studies the constructed nature of the history endorsed by the state, blurring the distinction between what happened in the past, and how that past is made to be understood. The People's Action Party (PAP) government's unbroken mandate to rule has come in no small part from how it explains its lineage and record to the... 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...

  • Singapore Correspondentby Leon Dr Comber

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 16.99

    Singapore Correspondent is a collection of eye-witness dispatches, sent from Singapore to London, of five years of Singapore’s colourful political past. They cover a period of living turbulently and sometimes dangerously too. This was a time in the mid-1950s and early-1960s when Singapore was emerging from British colonial rule and moving forward... 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...

  • 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...