Book Review

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Indian Capitalism Under the Microscope

In a society ridden with crony capitalism and crony politics, businessmen and politicians inevitably try to stop people writing books that reveal their goings-on. But there is a limit to how much disruption the... Read More...
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Book Review: The Chinese Labour Corps

The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War has spawned many books by western historians. So it is refreshing that here is one which focuses on the Chinese role in the conflict, and the int... Read More...
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Book Review: Gao Xingjian: Painter of the Soul

Gao Xingjian is one of China’s greatest living writers and dramatists, a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 2000. He won acclaim with his novel Soul Mountain, a part-memoir, part novel detailing his tr... Read More...
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Book Review: Unsavory Elements

The Chinese warrior spears Rudy Kong in the back of his head – darkness. The assailant doesn’t wear combat boots but ice skates. Canadian Rudy Kong chronicles the brawl between his fellow countrymen and a team ... Read More...
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Book Review: Altar of Secrets

Aries C. Rufo, a prize-winning Filipino journalist, was once a devout Catholic who as a youth "loved staying inside the church for it offered refuge from the punishing heat outside. The airy atmosphere and... Read More...
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Book Review: Dark Spring

This compilation of Azly Rahman's articles about Malaysia before and after the 12th general election in 2008 expresses what many have in their hearts; a strong sense of emotional distress. Azl... Read More...
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Book Review: Strongman

Hun Sen smokes 40 State Express cigarettes a day - a World War II kind of fag - although he is trying to cut back, loves longan fruit, enjoys feeding the pelicans at his private lake at Takhmau, earns US$1,150... Read More...