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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00
“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...
- 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...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00
How does one comprehend the phenomenon of the modernization of an Asian society in a globalized East Asian context? With this opening question, the author proceeds to give an account of how the modernization processes for postcolonial societies in Asia, such as those of India, Malaysia, and Singapore, are fraught with collaborations and conflicts between... more...
- 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...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 65.90
Geography has moulded Singapores self-definition, much as it has shaped the contours of the rest of Southeast Asia, a region that lies south of China and east of India. Placed within overlapping Sinic and Indic zones, Singapore's entrepôt role has served both. Today, as China and India emerge simultaneously as rising powers, a port city... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 103.95
This book addresses issues of space, historicity, architecture and textuality by focusing on Singapore's singular position in the region and as a global city. The articles consider how various experiences of Singapore, both from within and from outside, help to complicate existing assumptions about global urbanism, postcolonialism, and architectural... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2007; US$ 15.05
Almost 200 years ago, an Englishman by the name of Stamford Raffles landed on the shores of Singapore and the rest, shall we say, is history. A decade ago, another Englishman came to Singapore and left behind a wholly different kind of legacy. "Notes from an even Smaller Island", "Scribbles from the Same Island" and "Final... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 17.99
In this fully updated, second edition of Crossroads, Jim Baker adds two new chapters that bring Malaysia and Singapore into the middle of the first decade of the 21st century. The original text (which traces the complex currents of history and politics of Malaysia and Singapore'neighbours with a common past) is also revised to re-evaluate events... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17
CultureShock! Singapore takes you inside the tiny island nation at the tip of the Malaysian archipelago and pulls back the veneer on a country that is both Asian and Western at the same time. Discover how this multi-racial society manages to work like clockwork despite its disparate backgrounds, and find out how to deal with the peoples kiasu... more...