Singapore: The Unexpected Nation, 1st Edition

  • Edwin Lee
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  • ISBN-10: 9812307974
  • ISBN-13: 9789812307972
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 708 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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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.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Beginnings: From Temasek to Singapore.
2: Race, History and Nationalism.
3: Contestants and Contesting Visions.
4: The Accidental Chief Minister.
5: The Terminal Chief Minister.
6: The Embattled Prime Minister.
7: Merger: Contesting Ownership and Principles.
8: Terms of Disendearment.
9: Dare to be Equal.
10: The Way to Survive.
11: National Service: The Price of Independence.
12: Politics of Education.
13: Home Ownership, National Stability and the New Middle Classes.
14: University and Nation.
15: Toh's Nation-Building Thrust.
16: Nantah: Between Community and Nation.
17: Self-Renewal: Talents for a Tough Act.
18: The Consensual Prime Minister.
19: Confucianism, Christianity, Chineseness.
20: Singapore Dreams, Singapore Dilemmas.
21: The Hyphenated Singaporean.
22: The Unexpected Nation.
Bibliographical Note.
The Author.