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US newspaper features Malaysian doctor’s photography January 16, 2014 – Posted in: In The News

Article by Winnie Yeoh Veteran shutter bug: A file picture of Ooi attending the official launch of ‘Portraits of Penang: Little India’ in Georgetown. GEORGE TOWN: A local doctor has been featured in an article in The International New York Times for his photographs that “chronicled a vanishing world” of harbour life in Penang. Dr Ooi Cheng Ghee, known for his vivid portraits of Little India between 1979 and 1981, was noted in the article…

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Snapshots of Globalization’s First Wave – Posted in: In The News

Article by Sunil S. Amrith Every weekend in 1979, Ooi Cheng Ghee took his Leica camera out to the docks of Penang, an island off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Mr. Ooi, a local physician of Chinese descent, roamed the working-class district of Georgetown to document life in the harbor. By year’s end, he had taken 4,000 portraits, mostly of first-and second-generation migrants from India. Penang is also known as Pulau Pinang, the Malay…

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Index for Living Pathways: Meditations on sustainable cultures and cosmologies in Asia – Posted in: Excerpts

Index A academicself 25, 113 Ainu 25, 67 American Dream: 35, 41 the underside of 37, 41–43, 59, 132 Americanisation: 41 of the world 37, 41 the harms of 43–45 Americanism: 35 unsustainability of 36 in relation to Asia 41–45 (Also see ‘Asia’) animism 8 Anwar Fazal 67 Asia: author’s study of xvii, 1, 29–31, 107, 113 Asian scholarship 53–55, 109 cosmologies within 73–75, 87, 99 (Also see ‘cosmology’) cultures of 11, 17 development in…

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