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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
Singapore?s existence and success derive in part from its achievements in the domestic political arena and in part from the skilful management of a well-defined foreign policy with clearly identifiable goals and issues. A visible core of realist self-reliance is layered with the demands of a competitive trading state that requires a liberal international... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95
This volume examines Singapore?s culture of control, exploring the city-state?s colonial heritage as well as the forces that have helped to mould its current social landscape. Taking a comparative approach, Trocki demonstrates the links between Singapore?s colonial past and independent present, focusing on the development of indigenous social and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
This book examines Muslims in Singapore, analysing their habits, practices and dispositions towards everyday life, and also their role within the broader framework of the secularist Singapore state and the cultural dominance of its Chinese elite, who are predominantly Buddhist and Christian. Singapore has a highly unusual approach to issues of religious... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 61.00
The Singapore Perspectives series is a yearly publication that provides critical analysis of emerging trends and issues Singapore faces in terms of social, economic and political development. It is a quick and essential reference for understanding the broad policy discussions that animate thought leaders, policy-makers and the public in the country... more...
- Kuperard 2010; US$ 9.95
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 79.99
Singapore, neither very old nor very large, is still of enormous importance in today?s world because of its location as a major port and air hub and its incredibly multicultural population. This new edition of the Historical Dictionary of Singapore has been totally rewritten and reflects the influence that Singapore has on today?s global society.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00
Orientalism refers to the imitation of aspects of Eastern cultures in the West, and was devised in order to have authority over the Orient. The concept of Re-Orientalism maintains the divide between the Orient and the West. However, where Orientalism is based on how the West constructs the East, Re-Orientalism is grounded on how the cultural East... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2002; US$ 62.90
Among nation-states, Singapore ranks as possibly the greatest success story of the 20th century. It is a story of how a small city-state in the politically volatile region of Southeast Asia transformed itself, within a relatively short period of time, from being an economic backwater to an economic dynamo not just within Southeast Asia but the wider... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00
This book illustrates the relationship between one group of Singaporean Chinese and their ancestral village in Fujian, China. It explores the reasons why the Singaporean Chinese continue to maintain ties with their ancestral village and how they reproduce Chinese culture through ancestor worship and religion in the ancestral village. more...