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  • Singapore in the New Millenniumby Derek da Cunha

    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...

  • Rebuilding the Ancestral Villageby Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

    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...

  • Singapore Malaysby Hussin Mutalib

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    The Malay population makes up Singapore's three largest ethnic groups. This book presents holistic and extensive analysis of the 'Malay Muslim story' in Singapore. Comprehensively and convincingly argued, the author examines their challenging circumstances in the fields of politics, education, social mobility, economy, leadership, and freedom of religious... more...

  • Belated Travelersby Ali Behdad; Stanley Fish; Fredric Jameson

    Duke University Press 1994; US$ 74.95

    In Belated Travelers , Ali Behdad offers a compelling cultural critique of nineteenth-century travel writing and its dynamic function in European colonialism. Arriving too late to the Orient, at a time when tourism and colonialism had already turned the exotic into the familiar, late nineteenth-century European travelers to the Middle East experienced... more...

  • Deploying Orientalism in Culture and Historyby James Hodkinson; John Walker; Shaswati Mazumdar

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    Focuses on the cultural, philosophical, political, and scholarly uses of "orientalism" in the German-speaking and Central and Eastern European worlds from the late eighteenth century to the present day. more...

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yewby Kuan Yew Lee

    Editions Didier Millet 2013; US$ 9.99

    Lee Kuan Yew played the pivotal role in Singapore?s transition from British Crown Colony to independent developing nation, and on to the economically powerful and diplomatically influential city-state it is today. Throughout this surprising and at times painful journey, he has proved a charismatic and occasionally controversial leader. Lee is... more...

  • All Aboutby P S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 6.99

    This fantastic book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for ancient Egyptians. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about the pharaohs, mummies, the pyramids, hieroglyphics and much more!The 'All About' series is an educational collection of books... more...

  • Singapore Swingby John Malathronas

    Summersdale 2007; US$ 9.99

    An inspirational journey through the high-tech, glistening city-state of Singapore   For generations of Britons, Singapore was the international crossroads of the Empire, the ultimate colonial posting, the stimulus for writers such as Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham, or Noel Coward. John Malathronas penetrates the Oriental psyche and discovers... more...

  • Singapore Perspectives 2009by Tarn How Tan

    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...

  • Diplomacy of a Tiny Stateby Lee Khoon Choy; S. Rajaratnam

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1993; US$ 61.00

    In Mr Rajaratnam's words Lee Khoon Choy ”possesses in great measure the qualities necessary to make a good ambassador”. With the skill of an experienced journalist, Lee Khoon Choy has recorded his impressions and observations in these memoirs of an ambassador. more...