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This is a bold project recording the lives of a particular group of Southeast Asians. Most of the people whose biographies are included here have settled down in the ten countries that constitute the region. Each of them has either self-identified as Chinese or is comfortable to be known as someone of Chinese ancestry. There are also those who were born in China or elsewhere who came here to work and do business, including seeking help from others who have ethnic Chinese connections. With the political and economic conditions of the region in a great state of flux for the past two centuries, it is impossible to find consistency in the naming process. Confucius had stressed that correct names make for the best relationships. In this case, Professor Leo Suryadinata has been pursuing for decades the elusive goal of finding the right name to give to the large numbers of people who have, in one way or another, made their homes in, or made some difference to, Southeast Asia. I believe that, when he and his colleagues selected the biographies to be included here, they have taken a big step towards the rectification of identities for many leading personalities. In so doing, he has done us all a great service. - Professor Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore
Introducing Anneke and Max, a lovable brother and sister, who have great fun cooking and eating the favourite dishes of the countries of Asia! Anneke and Max love dressing up in the colorful clothes of each country and readers will also learn about the culture and origin of each food depicted. This book is aimed at children ages 6 -12, but readers of all ages will find much to enjoy. It's also a fun way to introduce children to the delights of cooking, plus an opportunity to learn about the national costumes of each country. This volume is intended to be the first in a series about Anneke and Max's cooking adventures in Asia.
With the impending demise of modernist planning, the footprints and corpses of failed modernist visions are littered everywhere. A vacuum of implementable urban theories has occurred at the time when unprecedented expansion and restructuring of cities in rapidly developing economies are taking place. In this collection of essays, William S W Lim zeroes in on the peculiarities and dynamics of present Asian urban and architectural conditions in order to challenge and transcend the socio-ecological forms and political influences generated by the current system of global capitalism.Part I of this book consists of the main essay, which attempts to establish baselines for an effective formulation of ethical urbanism in Asia, by clarifying issues that have previously been unquestioningly bound up with Western values and discourses. As an architect/urbanist, Lim lends a determinedly spatialist and environmental perspective to issues such as rights, ethics, happiness and social justice, while compelling his readers to rethink previously established notions about them.Part II of this book consists of three city studies on Hanoi, Shanghai and Singapore, completed in the last two years, which attempt to match Lim's theoretical formulation with actual conditions occurring in Asia today. Also included is "Asian Architecture in the New Millennium", a fascinating discourse on contemporary design conducted from a postmodern perspective.
Spirit mediumship is the most typical aspect of the major religious orientation of the Chinese in Singapore, with their immense range of religious beliefs and practices. Although the focus of this study is on the spirit-medium cults, the author also provides a valuable account of Chinese religious life in Singapore and its social and cultural setting.
Australasian Business Statistics, 3rd edition approaches Business Statistics in a way that engages and empowers students, catering for their diverse learning styles. Through local, real world, practical activities, students gain the ability to make informed business decisions based on statistical data analysis. Black 3e simultaneously presents the most contemporary statistical issues with cutting edge business applications, making it the ideal text for a one-semester business statistics course.
This integrated resource will develop the necessary quantitative decision-making skills and analytical proficiency required to succeed in tomorrow's business world.
The text also provides insight into the practical relevance of statistics through the numerous, and interesting examples from the local region.
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