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Between Winds and Clouds by Bin Yang
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Eating Her Curries and Kway by Nicole Tarulevicz
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, particularly how Tarulevicz interwove Singapore's culinary landscape with issues of identity, politics and society. Her central argument, that food in Singapore takes on a significance wider than gastronomy itself is m ...more
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A Concise History of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes
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I struggled through this book, as I did with Robert Service's Stalin, due to my dis-interest in Soviet history. Richard Pipes has nonetheless created a lucid picture of the days pre and post 1917, and he makes a strong contention that the October Rev ...more
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Chinese Food and Foodways in Southeast Asia and Beyond by Chee Beng Tan
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Drawn-out holiday reading... While I found the book's ethnographic coverage of diasporic Chinese cuisine to be stimulating, I felt the chapters (essay contributions) lacked overall coherence. Personally, I felt the chapters oscillated between being v ...more
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Eating Together by Jean Duruz
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This book adopts a semi-Bourdieuan approach to considering how foodways and foodscapes intersect with issues of not only class, but also race and national identity. The ethnographic slant of the book may be slightly dense, but there is a good mash of ...more
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Forgotten Wars by C.A. Bayly
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This is an obscenely long book (>600 pages!!) that took me over a month to complete. At its heart is the question of how the British Empire processed issues related to decolonization along its 'Asian crescent.' The partition of India, Burma's rock ...more
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The Singapore River by Stephen Dobbs
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Much of the book concentrates on the role of the lighterage industry and its role in Singapore's dual-tiered port system. The book could use an update on post-2000 changes though.
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