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Book Reviews

More than a dress - the social history of the cheongsam in Singapore

In the Mood for Cheongsam by Lee Chor Lin and Chung May Khuen, Didier Millet, Jason Wordie.

Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 10:53pm

Mining sacred text for business tips

Business Timeless Leadership: 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita by Debashis Chatterjee, Wiley. 3 stars David Wilson

30 Aug 2012 - 10:51pm

At the sharp end of China's economic 'miracle'

China Scattered Sand Pai Hsiao-Hung Verso books. 4 stars Mark O'Neill

30 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Celebrating the glories of the mundane

Insight/Philosophy Embracing the Ordinary: Lessons from the Champions of Everyday Life by Michael Foley, Simon & Schuster. 3 and a half stars Stuart Jeffries

30 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Milder, earlier Hardy

There is an accepted belief that English writer Thomas Hardy wrote most of his novels to fund his first true love: poetry. And while there could be some truth to that (he purportedly saw himself more as a poet than a novelist), it does provide a good indication as to the predominant style in which he wrote.

30 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Media manipulator spills the beans

Charmaine Chan: e- and audiobook reviews for August 19 Trust Me, I'm Lying

30 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm