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Bangkok 8

By John Burdett
  • ISBN Code: : 1400040914
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 376
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : bangkok-8.pdf

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A thriller with attitude to spare, Bangkok 8 is a sexy, razor-edged, often darkly hilarious novel set in one of the world’s most exotic cities. Witnessed by a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered under a Bangkok bridge inside a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one is murdered and his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep—a devout Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar girl and a long-gone Vietnam War G.I.—is hell-bent on wreaking revenge. On a vigilante mission to capture his partner’s murderer, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a beautiful FBI agent named Jones and captures her heart in the process. In a city fueled by illicit drugs and infinite corruption, prostitution and priceless art, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him into a world much more sinister than he could have ever imagined.

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  • Pdf File: insight-guides-city-guide-bangkok.pdf

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Cosmopolitan Bangkok blends evocative street markets with glitzy modern malls, Buddhist philosophy with animism, and traditional reserve with lashings of fun. Inside Insight City Guide Bangkok:A fully-overhauled edition by our resident expert author.Stunning photography that brings this effervescent city and its people to life.Highlights of the city's top attractions, from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (containing Thailand's most revered religious artefact) to the backpacker hub of Khao San Road and the frenzy of Chatuchak Market, the world's largest flea market.Descriptive area-by-area accounts cover the whole city from the royal city of Rattanakosin and its myriad shiny temples to the cluttered markets of Chinatown, and further afield to the white-sand beaches of the Eastern seaboard and the faded grandeur of Ayutthaya.A comprehensive Travel Tips section includes all the practical information you will need for your trip, including getting around the city and budgeting for your trip.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

The Political Economy of Productivity

By David H. Feeny
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774843489
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 268
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The economic history of Thailand between 1880 and 1975 contrasts sharply with the development experiences of other Third World countries. Between the opening of trade in 1850 and 1941, when war halted economic activity, Thailand became a major exporter of rice in the world market. Although conditions for further growth seemed highly favourable, Thailand's rapid integration into the world economy failed to improve living standards, and rice yields actually declined. In examining the causes of the underdevelopment of Thai agriculture over the last 100 years, Feeny introduces supply and demand models of technical and institutional change to analyse why the rice export boom did not result in more development. This book, much of which is based on primary research in the Thai National Archives, is one of the few quantitative economic histories of a less developed country.

ASEAN Resistance to Sovereignty Violation

By Southgate, Laura
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  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1529202213
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 350
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Examining how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) has responded to external threats over the past 50 years, this book provides a compelling account of regional state actions and foreign policy in the face of potential sovereignty violation. The author draws on a large amount of previously unanalysed material, including declassified government documents and WikiLeaks cables, to examine four key cases since 1975. Taking into account state interests and the role of external powers, the author develops the ‘vanguard state theory’ to explain ASEAN state responses to sovereignty violation, which, it is argued, has universal applicability and explanatory power.

The Asian Aspiration

By Greg Mills,Olusegun Obasanjo,Emily van der Merwe,Hailemariam Desalegn
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 1787385078
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  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 156
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In 1960, the GDP per capita of Southeast Asian countries was nearly half of that of Africa. By 1986 the gap had closed and today the trend is reversed, with more than half of the world's poorest now living in sub Saharan Africa. Why has Asia developed while Africa lagged? The Asian Aspiration chronicles the stories of explosive growth and changing fortunes: the leaders, events and policy choices that lifted a billion people out of abject poverty within a single generation, the largest such shift in human history. The relevance of Asia's example comes as Africa is facing a population boom, which can either lead to crisis or prosperity, and as Asia is again transforming, this time out of low-cost manufacturing into hi-tech, leaving a void that is Africa's for the taking. Far from the optimistic determinism of "Africa Rising," this book calls for unprecedented pragmatism in the pursuit of African success.

Regional Economic Integration and Dispute Settlement in East Asia

By Anna G Tevini
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782254870
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 558
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The accession of the People's Republic of China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 significantly transformed the global economy both de facto and de jure. At the regional level, China's WTO accession served as an important catalyst for the establishment of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) in East Asia. This was a novel development for the region, since East Asian States had previously followed a largely informal, market-driven approach to regional economic integration. By contrast, rules-based economic integration involving East Asian States was traditionally limited to multilateral integration under the GATT/WTO framework. This book systematically analyses and explains the development, nature and challenges of rules-based regional economic integration in East Asia with particular attention to the region's first four RTAs. While also addressing the socio-economic, historical and political factors influencing the development of RTAs in East Asia, the book focuses on the legal institutions governing economic integration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as under the ASEAN–China Comprehensive Economic Co-Operation Agreement (ACFTA), the Japan–Singapore New Age Economic Partnership Agreement (JSEPA), and the Mainland China–Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). The book provides a systematic, comparative account of the scope, depth and (hard law versus soft law) quality of rules-based economic integration achieved under these four RTAs in the areas of trade in goods and services, investment liberalisation and protection, labour mobility, and dispute settlement.

Thailand’s Industrialization and its Consequences

By Medhi Krongkaew
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349239097
  • Total of Pages : 390
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 610
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'Professor Krongkaew is one of Thailands best known academic economists, and he has brought together an impressive number of authorities on the modern Thai economy. The resulting book should be of great value to anyone wanting an authoritative and comprehensive overview of recent developments in one of Asias most dynamic economies.' - Anne Booth, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London The book is divided into 4 parts. Part 1 gives an overview of Thai industrialization and the roles of agriculture, manufactured exports, direct foreign investment and tourism as major contributors to recent fast economic growth. Part 2 analyses the impact of industrialization on government finance, monetary policy, urbanisation, and household welfare. Part 3 further investigates impact on political development, social values, the environment, and education, health and science and technology. Part 4 looks at a future role of Thailand as a newly industrialized country in Asia.

Buddhism and Postmodern Imaginings in Thailand

By James Taylor
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351954431
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 327
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This book presents a rethink on the significance of Thai Buddhism in an increasingly complex and changing post-modern urban context, especially following the financial crisis of 1997. Defining the cultural nature of Thai ’urbanity’; the implications for local/global flows, interactions and emergent social formations, James Taylor opens up new possibilities in understanding the specificities of everyday urban life as this relates to perceptions, conceptions and lived experiences of religiosity. Changes in the centre are also reverberating in the remaining forests and the monastic tradition of forest-dwelling which has sourced most of the nation’s modern saints. The text is based on ethnography taking into account the rich variety of everyday practices in a mélange of the religious. In Thailand, Buddhism is so intimately interconnected with national identity and social, economic and ethno-political concerns as to be inseparable. Taylor argues here that in recent years there has been a marked reformulation of important conventional cosmologies through new and challenging Buddhist ideas and practices. These influences and changes are as much located outside as inside the Buddhist temples/monasteries.

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities

By Dieter Schwela,Gary Haq,Cornie Huizenga,Wha-Jin Han,Herbert Fabian,May Ajero.
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136549366
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 571
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Air pollution has become part of the daily existence of many people who work, live and use the streets in Asian cities. Each day millions of city dwellers breathe air polluted with concentrations of chemicals, smoke and particles that dramatically exceed World Health Organization guideline values. Deteriorating air quality has resulted in significant impacts on human health and environment in Asia. This book provides a comprehensive and comparative assessment of the current status and challenges in urban air pollution management in 20 cities in the Asian region. It examines the effects on human health and the environment and future implications for planning, transport and energy sectors. National and local governments have begun to develop air quality management strategies to address the deterioration in urban air quality; however, the scope and effectiveness of such strategies vary widely. This book benchmarks these air quality management strategies, examines successes and failures in these cities and presents strategies for improving air quality management in cities across Asia and the rest of our rapidly urbanizing world. Information on air quality in Asia is clearly presented with easy-to-read city profiles, tables and graphs. This is an essential resource for all those concerned with urban air quality management, not just in Asia but in cities across our rapidly urbanizing world. Cities covered Bangkok, Beijing, Busan, Colombo, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Metro Manila, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Surabaya, Taipei and Tokyo