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Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan

by Prof J A A Stockwin & J. A. A. Stockwin

The politics of Japan are less widely reported than its economics. Most people are aware of the economic 'miracle' following the Second World War, whereby Japan became the second largest economy in the world...


Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema

by Monika Mehta

India produces an impressive number of films each year in a variety of languages. Here, Monika Mehta breaks new ground by analyzing Hindi films and exploring the censorship of gender and heterosexuality in Bombay...


The Great Equal Society: Confucianism, China and the 21st Century

by Young-oak Kim & Jung-kyu Kim

Confucianism is the guiding creed for a quarter of mankind, yet hardly anyone has explained it in plain terms — until now. Written in a style both intelligible and enjoyable for the global audience, The Great...


Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist's Frontline Account of Life, Love, and War in His Homeland

by Basharat Peer

Since 1989, when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir, more than 70,000 people have been killed in the battle between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Born and raised in the war-torn region, Basharat...


The City in Which I Love You

by Li-Young Lee

Lee's poems are made from his life with his life, his poems are earned. He dares to be simple.


Rose

by Li-Young Lee & Gerald Stern

Winner of the 1990 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award.


Contentious Activism and Inter-Korean Relations

by Danielle L. Chubb

In South Korea, debate over relations with the North is a contentious subject that transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security. Political activists play a critical role in shaping...


Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienu Zhuan of Liu Xiang

by Anne Behnke Kinney

When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only appropriate but necessary for...


Media in China: Consumption, Content and Crisis

by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Yin Hong & Michael Keane

Multinational media companies increasingly look to China as a highly important market for the future, but with what degree of confidence should they do so? Media in China is about a new kind of revolution in...


The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860-1900

by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee

This book takes a new look at the impacts of Christianity in the late-nineteenth-century China. Using American Baptist and English Presbyterian examples in Guangdong province, it examines the scale of Chinese...


The Chinese Community in Toronto: Then and Now

by Arlene Chan

The Chinese community's development in Toronto faced many hurdles: decades of anti-Chinese public opinion, bolstered by the media, politicians, and discriminatory policies. Life was harsh for the early Chinese....


The Writing on the Wall: Why We Must Embrace China as a Partner or Face It as an Enemy

by Will Hutton

The prevailing view of China is that the country is an economic juggernaut sure to become the dominant power of the twenty-first century. In this provocative and stimulating book critically acclaimed author...


Three Chinas

by Bill Purves

Three Chinas looks at three Chinese friends of Bill Purves living in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China. Andrew is a computer science professor; Pat works in administration at a private club; and Dr. Su works...


Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia since Partition

by John Keay

A celebrated historian presents a history of Southern Asia since the Partition of British India in 1947, revealing how the twin forces of democracy and extremism are shaping the region’s future.


Education-at-Large: Student Life and Activities in Singapore 1945-1965

by CHEOW THIA CHAN & HUAY LENG LEE

The first part of the book contains documentation of a groundbreaking exhibition held in 2007 on student activities and societal engagements during post-war Singapore 1945–1965 and transcripts of forums held...


The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics

by Annping Chin

For more than two thousand years, Confucius has been an inseparable part of China's history. Yet despite this fame,Confucius the man has been elusive. Now, in The Authentic Confucius, Annping Chin has worked...


Goh Keng Swee: A Public Career Remembered

by BARRY DESKER & CHONG GUAN KWA

Dr Goh Keng Swee was Singapore's first Minister for Finance from 1959 to 1965 who initiated Singapore's first industrial estate now known as Jurong Town. He was also the first and longest serving Defence Minister...


Social Suffering and Political Confession: Suku in Modern China

by FEIYU SUN

This book closely examines one relatively small but significant political phenomenon — Suku in Revolutionary China through a matrix of western social theory: Freud, Marcuse, Arendt, and Ricoeur. Suku is the...


Goh Keng Swee: A Legacy of Public Service

by CHONG GUAN KWA & EMRYS MYLES KHEAN AUN CHEW

Dr. Goh Keng Swee's extensive career as a public servant was dynamic as well as distinguished, in many ways decisively instrumental in the making of the Republic of Singapore. This distinctive collection of...


A Retrospect on the Dust-Laden History: The Past and Present of Tekong Island in Singapore

by LEONG SZE LEE & POH SENG CHEN

Chen Poh Seng's great grandfather lived in Pulau Tekong, his 50-over cousins were born and educated there. He lived in Changi Point which is 30 minutes away by ferry.

Lee Leong Sze is a Malaysian, graduated from...