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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Orientalism as a concept was first applied to Western colonial views of the East. Subsequently, different types of orientalism were discovered but the premise was that these took their lead from Western-style orientalism, applying it in different circumstances. This book, on the other hand, argues that the diffusion of interpretations and techniques... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 24.00
In the popular imagination, Islam is often associated with words like oppression, totalitarianism, intolerance, cruelty, misogyny, and homophobia, while its presumed antonyms are Christianity, the West, liberalism, individualism, freedom, citizenship, and democracy. In the most alarmist views, the West?s most cherished values?freedom, equality, and... more...
- Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2015; US$ 5.99
?Chinese New Year 1915 will long be remembered in the Straits Settlements,? write Edwin and Mary Brown in their extraordinary account of the 1915 Singapore Mutiny. ?We left for home, had a tiffin, and went to our rooms for a lie-off, having arranged to go for a good walk when the heat of the day was over. We had our tea, and at 5 pm got into the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 8.99
The Singapore Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers. Created using durable coated paper, this map is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it's the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time. Following highways and byways, this map will show you how to maneuver your way to banks,... more...
- 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...
- Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 15.99
30 stories about ordinary Singaporeans at their best and worst, their joys and griefs and angers, their dreams fulfilled or lost. They are tales about the awesome human condition and the even more awesome human spirit, interweaved with the authors vignettes of her nearly 50 years in Singapore, such as how she came from Malaysia to live in Singapore... more...
- Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 12.99
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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 22.00
“For the life of a diplomat is often a variation of routine boredom and exhilarating crises.”. Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats. Growing up in colonial–governed Malaya and Singapore, his profound love for great literature works inspired him to obtain an honors in English from King's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
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...
- Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 0.00
Hands: Gift of a Generation is a book born from the multi-sensory exhibition of the same name by the Singapore Memory project (SMP) held between August and October 2013 at the National Library in Singapore. Comprising 45 individual profiles, each accompanied by a striking photograph, this book is a valuable collection of stories that reflects the transformation... more...