22 May, 2013
BOOK QUICK FIND
--- ALL ---
Which is your favourite out of the four greatest Chinese classics?
A Dream of Red Mansions
Journey to the West
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
ETERNAL VIGILANCE: The Price of Freedom (Limp Cover)
Compiled by :
FOONG CHOON HON
Translated by :
Yuen Chen Ching
Page Number :
50% off!! Price includes normal shipping for Singapore orders. For international orders, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
The ¡®Tanaka Memorial¡¯, a document that mapped out Japan¡¯s imperial expansion, shocked the world when it was exposed. But Britain, the United States and other major Western powers apparently disregarded it, let alone took any precautionary and defensive measures.
In 1941, the Japanese military launched its attacks southwards from China and took over Malaya from the British colonial government who had been entrenched there for more than a century.
And so began a time of darkness and despair that would last three years and eight months. Innocent lives were lost and blood ran freely. Life was hard ¡ª an English Language teacher became a street vendor, students deprived of education became coconut oil sellers ¡ª and those who succumbed to the invasion found solace in drinking and gambling. But amidst the fire and ruins, sparks of resilience and courage flew. Upright youths joined anti-Japanese armies in the fight for peace and freedom.
Featuring 300 wartime pictures interspersed with essays, interviews and excerpts from wartime documents, ETERNAL VIGILANCE provides a vivid portrayal of life in Singapore before and after the Japanese Occupation. Through heartrending accounts of survivors such as Professor Maurice Baker, Justice of the Peace Lun Yue Sheong and artist Liu Kang, who witnessed many bloody massacres, the world will yet again be stirred by memories of atrocities that are deeply embedded in the history of the region.
For readers today, this book is a grim reminder to remain eternally vigilant, to guard our heritage and nationhood.
I purchased a copy of your excellent book this morning at Times,The Bookshop,CentrePoint, and since returning home I have not put the book down but have had my eyes "rivetted" on the accounts and photos of the book. You see, I was about 15 years old when the Japanese occupied Singapore (called SyonanTo by them). I was together with other Chinese herded and interned at Arab Street in the infamous "SookChin" purge and I lost my friends and relatives who never returned from that "purge".
I had since become a teacher, principal, teacher-trainer and now a historian, writer and human-resource trainer consultant. I had myself lodged with the Singapore archives my CDRoms on the history of the bicycle and other road transport and in the stories I also included accounts of the Japanese invasion and pictures of their atrocities.
I share wholeheartedly your sentiments and message of "eternal vigilance" & "the price of freedom" and this is what I shall teach to the younger generation of my family - I now am the grandfather of 7 grandchildren.
For more information, visit WWII http://www.geocities.com/alvinlee_81/SLinks.html
Solutions to Cases in "Management Challenges"
Distributors and Agents
Copyright © 2001 Asiapac Books Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Use of this site is bound by certain Terms and Conditions.