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Lee Kuan Yew The Man And His Ideas

Author : Han Fook Kwang
ISBN : 9789814677684
Genre : Political Science
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Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 March 2015 at the age of 92. This book, which was first published in 1998, tells the story of his life from when the Japanese occupied Singapore in 1941 until 1998 when he was Senior Minister. Based on 13 exclusive interviews held over 30 hours, this book chronicles the events, people and political fortunes that were to shape Lee’s view of the world, as well as the path he set for the transformation of Singapore. It delves into the choices he made, the political turnings he took, the insights gained and lessons learnt, some of which were expounded to the authors for the first time, with wit, wisdom, candour and vivid recollection. Written by three leading journalists from The Straits Times

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Constructing Singapore

Author : Michael D. Barr
ISBN : 9788776940294
Genre : History
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Singapore has few natural resources but, in a relatively short history, its economic and social development and transformation are nothing short of remarkable. Today Singapore is by far the most successful exemplar of material development in Southeast Asia and it often finds itself the envy of development in Southeast Asia and it often finds itself the envy of developed countries. Furthermore over the last three and a half decades the ruling party has presided over the formation of a thriving community of Singaporeans who love and are proud of their country.

Lee Kuan Yew S Educational Legacy

Author : Oon Seng Tan
ISBN : 9789811035258
Genre : Education
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The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew (1923–2015) laid the foundations for the creation of a first-world education system in Singapore. Like many other issues concerning the country, his ideas for education were transported in a red box, which he took with him wherever he went, even up to his last days. Inside it was always something designed to help create a better life for all Singaporeans. The editors of this volume were inspired by the idea of Mr Lee’s red box and by the Founding Father’s selfless drive to continuously improve the country he loved. As such, the book explores in detail Mr Lee’s plans, including chapters on Education: The Man and His Ideas; Foundational Pillars of Singapore’s Education; Education for Nationhood and Nation-Building; and 21st Century Readiness and Adaptability. The chapters also include the authors’ visions, no matter how great or small, for the future of education in Singapore. They explore how Mr Lee’s educational policies resulted in a system that attracts the right and best candidates to become teachers; that forms them into effective teachers, specialists and leaders; that ensures they and the education system are able to deliver the best possible learning for every child; and that establishes a legacy that has allowed the education system to continue to move forward while tackling the challenges of its success. From the little red box came the ideas that led to the country’s meteoric rise. Likewise, the editors hope this book will lead to a brighter future in education.

Reflections

Author : Yang Razali Kassim
ISBN : 9789814723909
Genre : Political Science
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' Reflections: The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew is a collection of essays reflecting on Singapore''s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew''s immense contribution to nation-building and the idea of development. This includes its various models — from government and statecraft as well as leadership and governance, to economic development and the management of plural societies. The papers are written by a range of authors who had worked closely with, or for, or grew up, under Lee Kuan Yew. Contents:Foreword (Ong Keng Yong)Preface (Yang Razali Kassim)Introduction (Mushahid Ali)Lee Kuan Yew''s Leadership:History, Heritage and the Idea of Singapore (Wang Gungwu)Reflections on Lee Kuan Yew: His Legacy on the Public Service (Eddie Teo)The Three Lee Kuan Yews I Remember (Chan Heng Chee)The Man and His Dream (Joseph Liow)The Sage and Giant from Southeast Asia (Jusuf Wanandi)The Engine That Was Too Big for the Boat (Kumar Ramakrishna)Lee Kuan Yew and Foreign Policy:Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew''s Worldview (Ang Cheng Guan)Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore''s Foreign Policy: A Productive Iconoclasm (Alan Chong)Pursuing Mutual Strategic Interests: Lee Kuan Yew''s Role in Singapore–US Relations (Ong Keng Yong)A US Envoy''s Impressions of Lee Kuan Yew (Daniel Chua)Lee Kuan Yew''s China Wisdom (Hoo Tiang Boon)Lee Kuan Yew and India''s Turn to Pragmatism (C Raja Mohan)Lee Kuan Yew''s Leadership: Model for China? (Benjamin Ho)A Towering Inspiration for China (Zha Daojiong)Lee Kuan Yew and Suharto: How Mutual Trust Fostered Bilateral Ties (Barry Desker)Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy: His Impact on Singapore–Malaysia Relations (David Han)Lee Kuan Yew''s Economic Legacy: Lessons for Aspiring Countries (Pradumna Rana & Chia-yi Lee)Right Lessons, Wrong Lessons: Africa and Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy (Greg Mills)Lee Kuan Yew and Nation-Building: What Next?:Politician, Lawyer: Will the Legal Culture Endure Him? (Kevin YL Tan)Singaporean Singapore: What Next after Lee Kuan Yew? (Bilveer Singh)Reviving Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy: Malay as the National Language (Yang Razali Kassim)Singapore''s Strategic Future: Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy for the Next 50 Years (Mushahid Ali)Leaving a Lasting Legacy (Toh Ting Wei)What Lee Kuan Yew Means to Youth Today (Ang Hwee Min & Lo Yi Min)Singapore''s Future Post-LKY: What Do Young Singaporeans Want? (Nur Diyanah Anwar)Will There Be Another LKY? (Dylan Loh) Readership: Students in political science, public policy, leadership and governance, and management of plural societies, and general public. Key Features:A timely series of reflections on Singapore''s iconic leader Lee Kuan Yew by thinkers, scholars and researchers from different generationsThis book adds value to the growing collection of publications on Lee Kuan Yew''s multifaceted and impressive legacy and contributions to SingaporeAuthors include prominent public intellectuals and academics, almost all associated, in their current or previous leadership or research capacities, with RSIS, an increasingly influential Asia-Pacific think tank which offers views and opinions that get heard and publishedKeywords:Lee Kuan Yew;Nation-Building;Governance;Plural Societies;National Language;Foreign Policy'

Lee Kuan Yew

Author : Michael D. Barr
ISBN : 0878408169
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister (from 1959 to1990), has been an international figure not only for establishing Singapore's political and economic stability but also for fostering economic development throughout Asia. He is particularly renowned as a principle architect of the 'Asian values' campaign of the 1990s, which sought to preserve the undemocratic traits of Asian culture while attending to the demands of a capitalist economy operating globally. A critical examination of Lee's life, career, and ideas, this is the first book to analyze the origins and substance of Lee's political thought. Augmenting established primary sources with his own interviews and correspondence with Lee's old associates, Barr shows how Lee has been influenced by British and Chinese racism and elitism, western progressivism, and even the cultural evolutionism of Arnold Toynbee. This reassessment of Lee's achievements and worldview sheds new light on a key figure on the world stage.

Lee Kuan Yew U2019 S Educational Legacy

Author : Oon Seng Tan
ISBN : OCLC:1066549994
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The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew (1923–2015) laid the foundations for the creation of a first-world education system in Singapore. Like many other issues concerning the country, his ideas for education were transported in a red box, which he took with him wherever he went, even up to his last days. Inside it was always something designed to help create a better life for all Singaporeans. The editors of this volume were inspired by the idea of Mr Lee’s red box and by the Founding Father’s selfless drive to continuously improve the country he loved. As such, the book explores in detail Mr Lee’s plans, including chapters on Education: The Man and His Ideas; Foundational Pillars of Singapore’s Education; Education for Nationhood and Nation-Building; and 21st Century Readiness and Adaptability. The chapters also include the authors’ visions, no matter how great or small, for the future of education in Singapore. They explore how Mr Lee’s educational policies resulted in a system that attracts the right and best candidates to become teachers; that forms them into effective teachers, specialists and leaders; that ensures they and the education system are able to deliver the best possible learning for every child; and that establishes a legacy that has allowed the education system to continue to move forward while tackling the challenges of its success. From the little red box came the ideas that led to the country’s meteoric rise. Likewise, the editors hope this book will lead to a brighter future in education.

Lee Kuan Yew Through The Eyes Of Chinese Scholars

Author : Yang Chen Ning
ISBN : 9789813202337
Genre : Political Science
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Lee Kuan Yew through the Eyes of Chinese Scholars is a compilation of essays by highly-respected Chinese scholars in which they evaluate the life, work and philosophy of Lee Kuan Yew, founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Presenting a range of views from a uniquely Chinese/Asian perspective, this book provides valuable insights for those who wish to gain a fuller and deeper understanding of Lee Kuan Yew — the man, as well as Singapore — his nation. Marking the momentous event of his death as well as the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence in 2015, this compilation reflects both the high regard in which Lee Kuan Yew is held across the Chinese-speaking world as well as the reservations of a few. The contributors are all ethnic Chinese from different academic disciplines ranging from a Nobel laureate in physics, Chen-Ning Yang, to historians, economists and political scientists. They include Singaporeans such as Wang Gungwu and Chew Cheng Hai, as well as scholars from China, the US and Hong Kong such as Yongnian Zheng, Ying-Shih Yu, Lawrence Lau and Hang-Chi Lam among others. Originally published in Chinese, this English translation makes the material accessible to a wider English-reading audience.

Race War

Author : Gerald Horne
ISBN : 9780814744550
Genre : History
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Japan’s lightning march across Asia during World War II was swift and brutal. Nation after nation fell to Japanese soldiers. How were the Japanese able to justify their occupation of so many Asian nations? And how did they find supporters in countries they subdued and exploited? Race War! delves into submerged and forgotten history to reveal how European racism and colonialism were deftly exploited by the Japanese to create allies among formerly colonized people of color. Through interviews and original archival research on five continents, Gerald Horne shows how race played a key—and hitherto ignored—;role in each phase of the war. During the conflict, the Japanese turned white racism on its head portraying the war as a defense against white domination in the Pacific. We learn about the reverse racial hierarchy practiced by the Japanese internment camps, in which whites were placed at the bottom of the totem pole, under the supervision of Chinese, Korean, and Indian guards—an embarrassing example of racial payback that was downplayed by the defeated Japanese and the humiliated Europeans and Euro-Americans. Focusing on the microcosmic example of Hong Kong but ranging from colonial India to New Zealand and the shores of the U.S., Gerald Horne radically retells the story of the war. From racist U.S. propaganda to Black Nationalist open support of Imperial Japan, information about the effect of race on U.S. and British policy is revealed for the first time. This revisionist account of the war draws connections between General Tojo, Malaysian freedom fighters, and Elijah Muhammed of the Nation of Islam and shows how white racism encouraged and enabled Japanese imperialism. In sum, Horne demonstrates that the retreat of white supremacy was not only driven by the impact of the Cold War and the energized militancy of Africans and African-Americans but by the impact of the Pacific War as well, as a chastened U.S. and U.K. moved vigorously after this conflict to remove the conditions that made Japan's success possible.

Tall Order

Author : Shing Huei Peh
ISBN : 9789813276062
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Goh Chok Tong was an improbable Prime Minister for an unlikely country. He had neither the connections nor the cunning to rise to the top, and was even once famously derided by his mentor Lee Kuan Yew for being "wooden" in his communication skills. Except for an imposing height most unusual in this part of the world, he was an ordinary man. He lost his father at a young age, lived in a two-bedroom public flat with his mother and four siblings and needed a government bursary to complete university. Yet somehow he succeeded. Tall Order tells the extraordinary story of his life and career over half a century, revealing how Singapore's second Prime Minister rose through a combination of strength, wit and a political nous which many, including himself, did not know he had. In this first of two volumes, Goh navigated years of a challenging apprenticeship to Lee, scoring numerous policy successes but also suffering political blows and humiliation. He was the man who first made Neptune Orient Lines, Singapore's national carrier, profitable, before entering politics. The stellar corporate stint was followed by his many novel policies and institutions that have since become household names in the country: Medisave, Total Defence, Residents' Committee and Nominated Member of Parliament. But the highlights were counterposed by setbacks, including overseeing the People's Action Party's first electoral defeat after independence at the Anson by-election. In the hands of acclaimed author and journalist Peh Shing Huei, this authorised biography reveals the private deliberations and negotiations between Goh and Lee before the maiden leadership transfer of independent Singapore. Tall Order is the first biography of Goh. This riveting book offers rare insights into Singapore's biggest and most important political and economic stories.

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