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BIC Subject: Asian history
Published By: Bloomsbury
 
Published: 10-Dec-2020
Format: Paperback, 296 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781350185661
Stock Code: 0185661
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Singapore gained independence in 1965, a city-state in a world of nation-states. Yet its long and complex history reaches much farther back. Blending modernity and tradition, ideologies and ethnicities, a peculiar set of factors make Singapore what it is today. In this thematic study of the island nation, Michael D. Barr proposes a new approach to understand this development. From the pre-colonial period through to the modern day, he traces the idea, the politics and the geography of Singapore over five centuries of rich history. In doing so he rejects the official narrative of the so-called 'Singapore Story'. Drawing on in-depth archival work and oral histories,?Singapore- A Modern History

Singapore gained independence in 1965, a city-state in a world of nation-states. Yet its long and complex history reaches much farther back. Blending modernity and tradition, ideologies and ethnicities, a peculiar set of factors make Singapore what it is today. In this thematic study of the island nation, Michael D. Barr proposes a new approach to understand this development. From the pre-colonial period through to the modern day, he traces the idea, the politics and the geography of Singapore over five centuries of rich history. In doing so he rejects the official narrative of the so-called 'Singapore Story'. Drawing on in-depth archival work and oral histories,?Singapore- A Modern History

Michael D. Barr?is Associate Professor in International Relations, Flinders University, Australia. He is Editor-in-Chief ?Asian Studies ReviewCultural Politics and Asian ValuesPaths Not Taken- Political Pluralism in Post-War SingaporeConstructing SingaporeLee Kuan Yew, a?T?Ruling Elite of Singapore- Networks of Power and Influence