Singapore: The Unexpected Nation

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008 - 707 頁
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.
 

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1 Beginnings From Temasek to Singapore
1
2 Race History and Nationalism
21
3 Contestants and Contesting Visions
51
4 The Accidental Chief Minister
99
5 The Terminal Chief Minister
131
6 The Embattled Prime Minister
159
7 Merger Contesting Ownership and Principles
189
8 Terms of Disendearment
217
14 University and Nation
359
15 Tohs NationBuilding Thrust
387
16 Nantah Between Community and Nation
417
17 SelfRenewal Talents for a Tough Act
453
18 The Consensual Prime Minister
487
19 Confucianism Christianity Chineseness
533
20 Singapore Dreams Singapore Dilemmas
559
21 The Hyphenated Singaporean
597

9 Dare to be Equal
239
10 The Way to Survive
265
11 National Service The Price of Independence
281
12 Politics of Education
295
13 Home Ownership National Stability and the New Middle Classes
323
22 The Unexpected Nation
633
Bibliographical Note
667
Index
675
The Author
708
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 Edwin Lee is formerly Associate Professor, and Head of the Department of History, National University of Singapore.

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