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Innovation and China's Global Emergences
Edited by Erik Baark, Bert Hofman, and Jiwei Qian
“Those who wish to pronounce on the subject [of China’s status as a rising technology power] might do well to work their way through this book first. The entries are measured and reasoned; there is deafening silence from the absence of axes being ground.”—Asian Review of Books
Paper $32.00



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Culture City. Culture Scape.
Edited by Ute Meta Bauer, Sophie Goltz, and Khim Ong
“The book offers insights on lesser‑known topics through the discussion of public artworks at Mapletree Business City II. . . . All in all, Culture City. Culture Scape is a welcomed reference book on the discourse of public art in Singapore. With a critical, interdisciplinary approach, it successfully marries cultural and corporate interests to provide public education.”—Art and Market
Paper $24.00


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Wayward Distractions
Ornament, Emotion, Zombies and the Study of Buddhism in Thailand
Justin Thomas McDaniel
Collected together for the first time, McDaniel's essays cover subjects ranging from ornamental art to marriage and emotion, neglected gender and ethnic diversity, Buddhist inflections in contemporary art practice, and the boundaries between the living, dead, and undead. They reflect on the virtues of distraction and variety within the materialist turn in studies of religion.

Kyoto CSEAS Series on Asian Studies
Paper $32.00


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Divine Custody
A History of Singapore’s Oldest Teochew Temple
Yeo Kang Shua
Surrounded by the skyscrapers of Singapore's central business district, Wak Hai Cheng Bio temple traces its history back to the earliest days of the colony. While no written sources or inscriptions commemorate the founding of the temple, this volume delves into that history.
Cloth $48.00



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Art and Trousers
Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Asian Art
David Elliott
With a Prologue by Vishakha N. Desai
Art and Trousers invites all readers interested or involved in some way with contemporary Asian art, to respond to it from their own different perspectives. . . . The book will undoubtedly contribute strongly to the further development of a vigorous discourse on the different faces of contemporary Asian art.”—Real Tokyo
Paper $56.00





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