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The Peridot Path: Trees of Southeast Asia By Joyce Chng
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A personal esoteric/spiritual experience of the trees, specifically in Singapore (my birthplace), and my own attempt to understand them
The Peridot Path: Trees of Southeast Asia By Joyce Chng
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A personal esoteric/spiritual experience of the trees, specifically in Singapore (my birthplace), and my own attempt to understand them
Colonialism to Independence: Southeast Asia (1511-2014) By don lehman jr.
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This volume recounts Southeast Asian history for the last half millennium (1511-2014). It begins by tracing the path of Western colonialism as it gradually infects the entire region. The work... More > continues by narrating each country's route to independence from foreign domination. It finishes up by comparing Southeast Asia's global metrics with the other nations in the world. Cultures, countries and companies speak for themselves in this tale. As such, the work could be characterized as historical fiction.< Less
The Borderlands of Southeast Asia: Geopolitics, Terrorism, and Globalization By James Clad et al.
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As an academic field in its own right, the topic of border studies is experiencing a revival in university geography courses as well as in wider political commentary. Of course, something about the... More > postmodernist sensibility readily embraces the ambiguity, impermanence, transience, and twilight nature of bordered spaces among the planet’s 192 territorially defined states. But we have another motivation in assembling this book, one rooted in contemporary rivalries sited in one of the world’s most open regions. Until recently, border studies in contemporary Southeast Asia ap¬peared as an afterthought at best to the politics of interstate rivalry and national consolidation. The maps set out all agreed postcolonial lines. Meanwhile, the physical demarcation of these boundaries lagged. Large slices of territory, on land and at sea, eluded definition or delineation.< Less
Malay Kingdoms: The Ancient Kingdoms of Southeast Asia By Terry Nettle
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This book traces in a succinct and vivid manner the two thousand years of history, culture, religions, and peoples of the ancient Malay Kingdoms of Southeast Asia. It is a fascinating and gripping... More > story of the remarkable evolution and development of this increasingly important region of the world. The rise and fall of the various ancient Malay Kingdoms and the achievements and heritage that they created are still impacting the present-day geopolitical events of the region. Knowing the past of the main players in this region is the key to understanding the exciting future that this region will create for itself, the many dangers that may be lurking, and the multitude of opportunities that it can offer to the world at large. All who have an interest in Asia will find the information and insights offered by this book to be especially useful.< Less
Hmong: Designs from the Indigo Batiks of Southeast Asia By Nic Tharpa Cartier
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The Hmong people of Southeast Asia are known the world over for their skill in the arts. One of their most well known traditional arts is that of batik, a textile dying technique which uses resist to... More > create bright patterns in the negative on dyed fabrics. Hmong artisans hand draw the designs in wax, and then dye the textiles in a deep blue indigo dyebath, after which the wax is removed to reveal the patterns of birds, fish, flowers, and other natural symbols. In this book, Nic Tharpa Cartier has adapted traditional Hmong batik motifs for use in henna. The book features 25 patterns which are striking and bold, full of natural symbolism and graceful energy. Patterns range from beginner to advanced levels. Become closer to nature as you explore the world of these fantastic designs!< Less
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Living in Limbo, Photographs, Southeast Asia (2003-2006) By Christopher Cain
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With a little money in the bank and lots of free time on his hands a photographer heads off to Southeast Asia. With no knowledge of the language, culture, and no ‘particular goal in... More > mind,” he sets off to explore Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia. Traveling by train, plane, bus, truck or his trusty “Honda Dream,” he explores the back roads, big cities, and small villages of the region documenting the lives and humanity of the people.< Less

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