The Singapore Story Student Edition

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814721360
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Specially tailored edition to complement the study of Singapore’s history. This student edition of The Singapore Story is a shortened version of the original edition of The Singapore Story, the first volume of Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs published in 2008. It covers all the significant moments in the life of Singapore’s first prime minister, in his own words, and dispenses with passages that do not directly concern Singapore

The Singapore Story Memoirs Of Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814561762
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The Singapore Story is the first volume of the memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world. It was first published in 1999. In intimate detail, Lee recounts the battles against colonialists, communists and communalists that led to Singapore’s independence. With consummate political skill, he countered adversaries, sometimes enlisting their help, at others opposing them, in the single-minded pursuit of Singapore’s interests. We read how he led striking unionists against the colonial government, how over tea and golf he fostered ties with key players in Britain and Malaya, of secret midnight meetings in badly lit rooms, drinking warm Anchor beer with a communist underground leader, of his purposeful forging of an alliance with communists to gain the support of the Chinese-educated masses. Readers will find inspiration in his tenacity as he fought for the people’s hearts and minds against first the communists and later the communalists – in parliament, on the streets and through the media. Drawing on unpublished Cabinet papers, archives in Singapore, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as personal correspondence, he gives us a vivid picture of how others viewed him: determined (“Lee will bluff, bully and blackmail up to the eleventh hour”), motivated (“Choo knew I sweated blood to master Hokkien”), ambitious (“He would think himself as legitimate as I was to be the leader of Malaya”), dangerous (“Crush Lee! Put him inside”). It is a sometimes controversial yet strangely consistent portrait of this Asian statesman. These experiences and his dealings with the political leaders were to shape his views and policies, which have had a major impact on Singapore and the region.

From Third World To First

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: HarperBusiness
ISBN: 9780060957513
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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth–highest per capita real income? The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is dramatically recounted by the man who not only lived through it all but who fearlessly forged ahead and brought about most of these changes. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes, as well as previously unpublished government papers and official records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city–state in Southeast Asia to survive at that time. Lee explains how he and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledgling state's security and began the arduous process of nation building: forging basic infrastructural roads through a land that still consisted primarily of swamps, creating an army from a hitherto racially and ideologically divided population, stamping out the last vestiges of colonial–era corruption, providing mass public housing, and establishing a national airline and airport. In this illuminating account, Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy, and inherited intelligence, aiming always "to be correct, not politically correct." Nothing in Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for the greening of the country, restoring the romance of the historic Raffles Hotel, or openly, unabashedly persuading young men to marry women as well educated as themselves. Today's safe, tidy Singapore bears Lee's unmistakable stamp, for which he is unapologetic: "If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one." Though Lee's domestic canvas in Singapore was small, his vigor and talent assured him a larger place in world affairs. With inimitable style, he brings history to life with cogent analyses of some of the greatest strategic issues of recent times and reveals how, over the years, he navigated the shifting tides of relations among America, China, and Taiwan, acting as confidant, sounding board, and messenger for them. He also includes candid, sometimes acerbic pen portraits of his political peers, including the indomitable Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the poetry–spouting Jiang Zemin, and ideologues George Bush and Deng Xiaoping. Lee also lifts the veil on his family life and writes tenderly of his wife and stalwart partner, Kwa Geok Choo, and of their pride in their three children –– particularly the eldest son, Hsien Loong, who is now Singapore's deputy prime minister. For more than three decades, Lee Kuan Yew has been praised and vilified in equal measure, and he has established himself as a force impossible to ignore in Asian and international politics. From Third World to First offers readers a compelling glimpse into this visionary's heart, soul, and mind.

From Third World To First The Singapore Story 1965 2000

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814561770
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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when independence was thrust upon it in 1965. Today the former British trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with one of the world’s highest per capita income. The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore’s charismatic, controversial founding father Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World To First continues where the best-selling first volume, The Singapore Story, left off, and brings up to date the story of Singapore’s dramatic rise. It was first published in 2000. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes and previously unpublished papers and cabinet records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city-state in Southeast Asia to survive, with just “a razor’s edge” to manoeuvre in, as Albert Winsemius, Singapore’s economic advisor in the 1960s, put it.We read how a young man of 42 and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledging state’s security, and began the long, hard work of building a nation: creating an army from scratch, stamping out corruption, providing mass public housing, and masterminding a national airline and airport. Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy and inherited intelligence, aiming always “to be correct, not politically correct”. Nothing about Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for roadsides, restoring the romance of historic Raffles Hotel of persuading young men to marry women as well-educated as themselves. Today’s safe, tidy Singapore certainly bears his stamp, but as he writes, “If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one.”

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 9960542882
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"قصة سنغافورة" أول مجلد عن مذكرات لي كيوان يو، الرجل الذي زرع هذه الجزيرة بقوة في خريطة العالم. في تفصيل عميق يسترجع "لي" المعارك ضد الاستعماريين والشيوعيين والطائفيين التي قادت إلى استقلال سنغافورة. بمهارة سياسية كاملة قام بمجابهة خصوم، أو باستخدام مساعدتهم أحياناً ضد آخرين يعارضونه، في متابعة مخلصة لمصالح سنغافورة. نقرأ كيف قاد نقابيين مضربين ضد الحكومة الاستعمارية، وكيف استطاع خلال لعب الغولف وشرب الشاي أن يعزز الروابط مع لاعبين بارزين في بريطانيا والملايو، كما استطاع في لقاءات منتصف الليل في غرف ذات إضاءة سيئة أن يتحدث مع زعماء الشيوعيين المختبئين من أجل الوصول إلى تحالف معهم لكسب تأييد الجماهير ذات الثقافة الصينية. سيجد القرّاء إلهاماً عبر رؤيته وهو يقاتل من أجل عقول الناس وقلوبهم ضد الشيوعيين أولاً، ثم ضد الطائفيين في البرلمان والشوارع وعبر وسائل الإعلام. ونراه يعطينا من خلال أوراقه الرسمية غير المنشورة، والأرشيف في سنغافورة وبريطانيا، وأستراليا ونيوزيلانده والولايات المتحدة، عن مراسلاته الشخصية، صورة حية عن نظرة الآخرين إليه: صارم (لي قد يخدع ويبتز حتى آخر لحظة) محرض (تشو كانت تعلم أنني أبذل الدم من أجل السيطرة على الهوكين) طموح (قد يفكر نفسه حرياً بأن يكون زعيم مالايا) وخطر (اسحق لي! ضعه في الداخل). إنها في بعض الأحيان صورة مناقضة ولكنها متناغمة لدواعي الغرابة مع رجل الدولة الآسيوي هذا. هذا الكتاب ليس كتاباً سياسياً بحتاً: فالمؤلف يجذب القارئ إلى عالمه الخاص بصراحة غير عادية وبلمسة من المرح. نجد حكايات طريفة عن لحظات مهمة في حياته: طفولته، هروبه من المذابح اليابانية، خبرته كتاجر في السوق السوداء، مغامرته في تصنيع الصمغ المحلي التي قادته إلى رباط دائم مع كوا هيوك تشو. وهو يتبادل أيضاً الآراء مع الرجال الذين صاغوا العصر من أمثال جوه كينغ سوي، وس. راجا راتنام، وتوه تشين تشي، وهون سوي سين، وليم كيم سان وديفان نير، وليم تشين سيونغ، وتنكو عبد الرحمن، وتون عبد الرزاق، ود. إسماعيل عبدالرحمن، وسيد جعفر البار، ورؤساء الوزراء البريطانيين: هارولد ماكميلان، وهارولد ويلسون وغيرهما من الزعماء البريطانيين البارزين، ونهرو زعيم الهند، وعبد الناصر زعيم مصر، وروبرت مينزيس زعيم أستراليا. ولد لي كيوان يو في سنغافورة في 16 أيلول 1923، من الجيل الثالث من المهاجرين الصينيين من مقاطعة غوانغدونغ. درس القانون في جامعة كيمبريدج في إنكلترة. وفي عام 1954 شكل "حزب العمل الشعبي". بعد خمس سنوات فاز حزبه في انتخابات سنغافورة العامة وأصبح رئيساً للوزراء في الخامسة والثلاثين من العمر. في تشرين الثاني عام 1990 تسلم منصب الوزير الأول.

The Singapore Story Chinese Student Edition

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814721379
Size: 63.56 MB
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《李光耀回忆录》不单是一个人的故事,其实,它也是新加坡的故事。由李光耀资政亲自撰写的这部回忆录,是我们了解新加坡从殖民地到独立的曲折过程的最重要的著作,也是到目前为止有关新加坡政治发展的最重要史料。不过,对一般的学生来说,要阅读这部长篇著作可能会有时间和文字上的困难。简写本正是为帮助学生阅读回忆录和吸取其中的精华而出版的。

Singapore Politics Under The People S Action Party

Author: Diane K. Mauzy
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415246520
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This text is a comprehensive overview of politics in Singapore since self-governance. The authors examine how this tiny island has developed into a global financial centre and an economic and social success under the leadership of the People's Action Party which has ruled continuously since 1959. The authors explore the nature of the Singaporean government, as well as major issues such as ethnicity, human rights and the development of civil society.