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Singapore : the unexpected nation

Author: Edwin Lee
Publisher: Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008.
Series: History of nation-building series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book deals with Singapore's transition from a British Crown Colony to a state in the Federation of Malaysia, and expulsion from the Federation to become a separate independent nation. For the leaders of Singapore's PAP Government, Malaysia was a traumatic experience. Yet, but for it, they might never have found the resolve and the secret of building this extraordinary nation, this nation based on Singapore  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Lee
ISBN: 9789812307958 9812307958 9789812307965 9812307966 9789812307972 9812307974
OCLC Number: 244352719
Description: xxii, 707 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Beginnings: from Temasek to Singapore --
Race, history and nationalism --
Contestants and contesting visions --
The accidental chief minister --
The terminal chief minister --
The embattled prime minister --
Merger: contesting ownership and principles --
Terms of disendearment --
Dare to be equal --
The way to survive --
National service: the price of independence --
Politics of education --
Home ownership. national stability and the new middle classes --
University and nation --
Toh's nation-building thrust --
Nantah: between community and nation --
Self-renewal: talents for a tough act --
The consensual prime minister --
Confucianism, Christianity, Chineseness --
Singapore dreams, Singapore dilemmas --
The hyphenated Singaporean --
The unexpected nation.
Series Title: History of nation-building series.
Responsibility: Edwin Lee.

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In 2015, Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence. This book covers the complex historical forces and circumstances that shaped this nation. It tells of Britain's imperial visions  Read more...

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