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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...