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Memories of Dr Wu Lien-Teh Plague Fighter -Excerpt July 14, 2016 – Posted in: Excerpts

Dr Wu Lien-Teh was a Penang-born Cambridge-trained physician and scientist. In 1910, he was sent to Manchuria on a harsh winter’s day to combat the pneumonic plague that claimed over 60,000 lives. Dr Wu’s role in eradicating the disease was undoubtedly a phenomenal feat in Chinese medical history. In 1912, Dr Wu established the Manchurian Plague Prevention Service. He began to modernise China’s hospitals and came to be regarded as the founding father of modern medical services, medical education…

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09 July 2016: The Memoirs and Memorials of Jacques de Coutre July 11, 2016 – Posted in: Newsletters

Scholars and teachers will welcome this translation of the travels of Jacques de Coutre in Southeast Asia in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Informative and entertaining…richly illustrated and extensively annotated, it will be a valuable resource not merely for specialists, but for all those anxious to bring the past to life in the classroom. – Barbara Andaya, University of Hawaii Jacques de Coutre was a Flemish gem trader who spent nearly a decade…

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02 July 2016: Limbang Rebellion – Posted in: Newsletters

Limbang Rebellion is a great story, beautifully told. The events drew remarkable qualities of bravery, devotion to duty, friendship and loyalty and saw acts of both individual and collective courage and heroism. The book highlights true heroes such as police personnel and ordinary people who did extraordinary things to protect and save others in grave danger. Limbang Rebellion: 7 Days in December 1962 is the stuff of high drama. Charged with intrigue, heroism, courage, suspense,…

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