Singapore: The Unexpected Nation

Singapore: The Unexpected Nation

Edwin Lee Siew Cheng

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812307958

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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 alone that they and an entire generation had once believed an impossibility. This story of nation-building deals with topics on national (army) service, economic development, education in schools and in universities, housing and home ownership. It deals also with issues of ethnicity and national identity in the context of challenges from within and without, in the latter case from globalization and global Islamism.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 1300
Author Biography:Edwin Lee is formerly Associate Professor, and Head of the Department of History, National University of Singapore.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Page count: 708
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20080724

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