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Changing Identities of the Southeast Asian Chinese since World War II
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Changing Identities of the Southeast Asian Chinese since World War II

By Jennifer W. Cushman & Wang Gungwu (eds)

Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1988. First edition. Paperback. Good. A collection of papers submitted to a conference at the Australian National University. Laying a particular emphasis on the historical aspects of the Chinese Diaspora's changing identities the papers are divided into the following sections - 1. Literacy and Culture, 2 - Politics and Nation Building, 3 - Economic Activity and 4 - Associations. Good Paperback. First Edition 344 pages. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has some dirt marks, particularly along the spine, there is spotting on the text block and on the first four and last four pages. Otherwise the binding is tight and the rest of the pages have barely visible tanning.

$22.28

Southeast Asia: Documents of Political Development and Change
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Southeast Asia: Documents of Political Development and Change

By Roger M. Smith (ed)

Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good/good. The purpose of this book was to give readers a flavour of each Southeast Asian country's account of its own transformation since the end of the Second World War. To this end each country section has a collection of documents, major speeches and other writings from the relevant country introduced by a specialist in that country's affairs. 608 pages with a glossary and an index. Weight: 1.4kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere. The dust jacket has browned with age and has a few rubbing at the edges. There is a previous owner's name written neatly on the inside front cover. The end papers have shadows from the dust jacket flaps and some spotting. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.

$22.28

Japan\'s Blitzkrieg: The Allied Collapse in the East 1941-42
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Japan's Blitzkrieg: The Allied Collapse in the East 1941-42

By Bernard Edwards

Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword, 2006. Hardcover. New/new. The author recounts how In two bold forays within 48 hours, the surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour and the sinking of the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse, the Japanese successfully emasculated Allied naval power in the Pacific and Indian oceans. In less than a year from Pearl Harbour, the Japanese had taken the Netherlands East Indies and several islands in the Pacific. 194 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$33.42

Conflict and Confrontation in South East Asia, 1961-1965: Britain, the United States, Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia
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Conflict and Confrontation in South East Asia, 1961-1965: Britain, the United States, Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia

By Matthew Jones

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 2012 Edition. Paperback. New. Using previously unavailable archive sources, Jones explains the build up to the Konfrontasi between Indonesia and Malaysia and how Britain and the United States reacted to it. Macmillan considered the crisis as the most dangerous faced by Britain in Southeast Asia since the end of the world war. For the United States the situation was an unwanted destabilising factor as its forces became more embroiled in the Vietnam War. 325 pages with a bibliography and an index. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$40.10

Regionalism and Multilateralism: Essays on Cooperative Security in the Asia-Pacific
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Regionalism and Multilateralism: Essays on Cooperative Security in the Asia-Pacific

By Amitav Acharya

Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003. Second edition. Paperback. New. Acharya presents 12 essays from manuscripts of published articles together with a new introduction and conclusion. Focusing on the decade of the 1990s, they discuss such topics as regional approaches to security in the Third World, old patterns and new challenges for regional order and the ASEAN regional forum and security. 391 pages with an index. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$40.10

Travellers\' Tales of the South China Coast: Hong Kong, Canton, Macao
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Travellers' Tales of the South China Coast: Hong Kong, Canton, Macao

By Michael Wise

Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 1986. Paperback. Near Fine. Wise has reproduces snippets from the accounts of about 70 mainly Europeans travellers from the 18th to the 20th century in the area around Hong Kong. They contain the expected mixture of adventure, awe, disdain, humour and understanding. 256 pages with an outline of the events taking place in the area during the period and an index. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia Apart from some minimal cover wear, the book looks new.

$15.59

Imperial Connections: India in the Indian Ocean Arena, 1860-1920
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Imperial Connections: India in the Indian Ocean Arena, 1860-1920

By Thomas R Metcalf

Berkeley, USA: University Of California Press, 2007. Paperback. New. A fascinating study of how the British used both the culture and peoples of India as a resource in subsequent imperial incursions elsewhere. Mughal architecture appeared in Malaya, where no Mughal had ever trod, and Indian indentured labour and fighting men underpinned colonial economies and security from in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. 264 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$28.96

The Making of Modern South-East Asia. Volume 1: The European Conquest

By DM Tate

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 11-5-15. This broad account of European intervention in Southeast Asia is divided nto two parts. The first part covers the Malay Archipelago of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, while the second covers the mainland countries of Burma, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. The book was designed for students at the pre-university level. 582 pages with several maps tables, about a dozen black and white photos and an index. Weight: 1.3 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia This is an ex-library book with a stamp on the publisher's page. The inside front cover also has an old glue mark. The text block is a little dirty. The binding is tight and the text clear with no tanning throughout.

$22.28

Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974
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Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974

By Stefan Huebner

Singapore: NUS Press, 2016. Paperback. New. A wide-ranging and well researched history of the transformation of Asian sportsmanship from being promoted as an adjunct to moral education by Christian missionaries into a source of nationalist pride. Huebner starts with The Far Eastern Championship Games in 1913. This is followed by its reincarnation as the Asian Games after World War II. The author then examines how the first seven Asian Games were harnessed by their respective hosts in Nehru's India, Magasaysay's Philippines, a 'Reborn' Japan, Sukarno's Indonesia, Thanarat's Thailand and finally, in 1974, the Shah's Iran. 397 pages with a bibliography and index. Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia

$33.42

Cultural Sites of Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia
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Cultural Sites of Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia

By Jacques Dumarcay & Michael Smithies

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 14-6-16. The major part of this book consists of examples of buildings from the time of the Hindu/Buddhist civilisations that dominated the area prior to the arrival of Islam. There are also a few examples of buildings of indigenous peoples and Dutch and Portuguese colonial architecture. The authors explain the cultural context and significance of each site ,backed up by black and white and colour photographs, maps, plans and line drawings. 112 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia

$44.55

Asianisms: Regionalist Interactions & Asian Integration
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Asianisms: Regionalist Interactions & Asian Integration

By Marc Frey�& Nicola Spakowski (eds)

Singapore: NUS Press, 2016. Paperback. New. In this book a group of academics, specialising in Asian studies, seek to answer the question - what is Asia? They look at the construct from many different angles including that of the Buddhist preacher Angarika Dharmapala, 20th century Indian cartographers, sportsmen and women, missionaries, the United States, and Japanese Civil Society. In the final paper one of the editors looks to the Asia of the future, examining the rhetoric and claims of the dawning of the Asian century. 282 pages with a bibliography and index. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$28.96

Abolitions as a Global Experience
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Abolitions as a Global Experience

By Hideaki Suzuki (ed)

Singapore: NUS Press, 2016. First edition. Paperback. New. A collection of papers that sets the movements to abolish slavery and servitude generally in the 19th century in a global context. Was it just a reaction to an international projection of British morality or were there other factors at work too? The book examines what was happening in Africa, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and East Asia as well as internal developments in Russia and Japan. Against this background the contributors move on to look at the aftermath of abolition and how it was commemorated by later generations. 303 pages with figures, tables, a bibliography and an index. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$24.50

Going Indochinese: Contesting Concepts of Space and Place in French Indochina
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Going Indochinese: Contesting Concepts of Space and Place in French Indochina

By Christopher E. Goscha

Singapore: NIAS Press, 2012. Revised. Paperback. New. This book, originally published in 1995 as 'Vietnamese Nationalism' is now republished with major revisions by the author. He looks at how nationalism in each of France's former Southeast Asian colonies developed under the shadow of a dominant Vietnamese influence. 163 pages. Weight 0.40 Kg. Airmail postage to Asia Pacific countries: $7, to Central Asia, Europe & the Middle East: $9 and to Africa and North & South America: $13 . Surface mail worldwide: $4. Postage within Malaysia is free

$17.82

Contestations of Memory in Southeast Asia
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Contestations of Memory in Southeast Asia

By Roxana Waterson and Kwok Kian-Woon (eds)

Singapore: NUS Press, 2012. Paperback. New. A collection of essays on the myriad possible interpretations of the past, depending on both the nature of the interpreter's relation to the past event and her/his ability and willingness to influence others in incorporating that interpretation in pursuit of a present day agenda. The contributors examine events and their aftermath in Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. The book is divided into three parts - I - Southeast Asia within the Filed of Memory Studies, II - Nationalisms and the Construction of Destinies and III - Traumatic Memories: Interpretations of Collective and Personal Experience. 300 pages with an index. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.82

Destiny: A Southeast Asia Saga, 1928-1953 Singapore, Malaya, Indonesia
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Destiny: A Southeast Asia Saga, 1928-1953 Singapore, Malaya, Indonesia

By Laurence C. Bergquist

Pacifica Press (CA), 1994. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 9-6-15zxzzz. The memoirs of a man who was introduced to Southeast Asia as a young business man in 1928, narrowly missed the fall of Singapore, worked with US navy intelligence in the Pacific War and then returned again to Southeast Asia for its post war reconstruction. 306 pages with a glossary and bibliography. Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia

$20.05

Self and Biography: Essays on the Individual and Society in Asia

By Wang Gungwu (ed)

Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press, 1975. First edition. As New/as new. A fascinating collection of papers from a wide range of academics looking at features of South, Southeast and East Asian biographies from early Buddhist times to the 20th century. The main stress in such biographies has not been so much to look at the individual and her/his private and public self but rather the public roles played by biographical subjects. Authors have been keen to stress the type, whether it be a model to be followed or despised. 217 pages with 21 black and white plates and an index. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$26.73

Eastern Epic
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Eastern Epic

By Compton Mackenzie

London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good. Mackenzie was commissioned by the Indian Army to write this history of the Indian Army in World War II because of his reputation as a novelist and writer of popular history. He was given access to army records and taken to various battlefields when preparing the work. The history was intended to extend to two volumes, but this one covering the period from 1940 to March 1943 was the only volume that was ever published. 623 pages with a bbliography and an index. Weight: 1.1 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia The dust jacket has darkened slightly with age. and has made an imprints on the end papers which have medium tanning. Otherwise he binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.

$40.10

Counter-Guerilla Operations: The Philippine Experience
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Counter-Guerilla Operations: The Philippine Experience

By Napoleon Valeriano & Charles Bohannan

New York: Frederick A Preger, 1962. Second printing. Hardcover. Fair. A review of Government operations against Communist guerillas in the Philippines at the height of the Cold War. 275 pages with suggestions for further reading. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia This book is only suitable as a reading copy as it has insect holes throughout. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.

$13.37

The Eurasian Core and Its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World
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The Eurasian Core and Its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World

By Ooi Kee Beng

Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015. First edition. Paperback. New. 13-5-15. The noted historian Wang Gungwu reflects, through a series of interviews, on trends in world history with a particular focus on the relationship between China, Europe, Southeast Asia and India. 254 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$31.19

Changing Identities of the Southeast Asian Chinese since World War II
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Changing Identities of the Southeast Asian Chinese since World War II

By Jennifer W. Cushman & Wang Gungwu (eds)

Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1989. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. A collection of papers submitted to a conference at the Australian National University. Laying a particular emphasis on the historical aspects of the Chinese Diaspora's changing identities the papers are divided into the following sections - 1. Literacy and Culture, 2 - Politics and Nation Building, 3 - Economic Activity and 4 - Associations. 344 pages. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia There is a small amount of wear to the cover. Otherwise the book looks new.

$32.30

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