Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sharing books with young friends with a hope

My old friend Beng Ching's daughter Xiao Qing has just borrowed two books from me, namely William Shirer's The Rise & Fall Of The Third Reich and Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China. Shirer (1904-1993) and Snow (1905-1972) were two very legendary American journalists who turned historians. I always encourage younger friends to read quality classics on serious subjects with the hope that one day in the future, public debates in Malaysia would become more respectable as well as responsible in the eyes of the world, especially in the age of Internet.

Reorganising bookshelves in my reading room

11 Comments:

Blogger Si Pekik A.K.A Si Pekak said...

U got rare book on 10th regiment??
I heard there's an old manuscript of translated Communi Manifesto written in jawi..

2:57 PM  
Blogger gila-gila said...

http://matamin.blogspot.com/

11:05 PM  
Blogger rc said...

I think the Chin Peng-basing orgy is organised to divert attention of the Malays from the fact that there is now a Malay-language blog named MATAMIN at http://matamin.blogspot.com/ which is the fatest growing blog in the Malaysian cyberspace.

1:22 AM  
Blogger gila-gila said...

blog komunis MATAMIN memang lebih bebas dan toleran daripada sebab ia membenarkan anti-komunis bersuara, Najib, Rais dan kunco-kunco mereka boleh mengambil bahagian dalam perbahasan di blog MATAMIN. Perbahasan di blog komunis lebih 'intellectual' daripada propaganda di Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian dsbmya. Umno ni betual-betul fasis.

1:36 AM  
Blogger ng said...

http://of21.com/doku.php

4:05 AM  
Blogger Justin Choo said...

Red Star Over China is a classic, telling the truth about China at that time but the US President chose to ignore reality and facts. Malaysia is going down this dangerous track.

I have not the chance to read the book yet, except the opening chapter in the internet but not allowed access tp read the whole book.

8:14 AM  
Blogger haji said...

Rais Yatim memang dialu-alukan mengambil bahagian diri sendiri dalam perbahasan di Blog Matamin. Blog Matamin bersikap lebih bebas daripada Utusan Malaysia & media massa arus perdana yang lain-lain.

http://matamin.blogspot.com/

8:43 PM  
Blogger haji said...

Sejarah sebenar (bukan 'sejarah' songsang Umno) tanahair kita semakin jelas dengan wujudnya blog MATAMIN di http://matamin.blogspot.com/

10:54 PM  
Blogger gila-gila said...

Melayu tertipu selama 60 tahun oleh media arus perdana & buku-buku 'sejarah' di sekolah-sekolah & universiti-universiti yang berat sebelah ! Masa untuk mengaji semula sejarah kemerdekaan tanah air kita !

10:58 PM  
Blogger Justin Choo said...

James,

There's another book by Han Suyin "The Morning Deluge". I wonder whether you've read that. Ironically, I got it from the Shah Alam library during the 80's. Fantastic book.

10:59 PM  
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