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  • 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...

  • Exciting Singaporeby David Blocksidge; Ingo Jezierski

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Through stunning photographs and engagingly informative text, this book presents a fascinating picture of contemporary Singapore's diversity the Asian culture beneath the western-looking exterior, the polar bear bred in a tropical climate, the strongly nationalistic people who are nevertheless proud of their ethnic origins and traditions and the anomaly... 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 at Randomby Editions Didier Millet

    Editions Didier Millet 2012; US$ 4.99

    Singapore at Random, an illustrated collection of Singapore trivia, contains anecdotes, statistics, quotations, diagrams, facts, recipes, advice, folklore and other unusual and often useful tidbits. Compiled and researched by a dedicated team of researchers and editors at Editions Didier Millet, and having unearthed an abundance of Singaporean trivia,... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malayaby Kah Seng Loh; Edgar Liao; Cheng Tju Lim; Guo Quan Seng

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 62.50

    Using a wealth of material including interviews, official documents, and student writings, the authors recount the rise of newly independent states in postwar Malaya and Singapore through the engagements of a left-wing group of university student activists. The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya brings to life various contemporary... 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...