Seven Hundred Years A History Of Singapore

Author: Kwa Chong Guan
Editor: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814868337
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Assessments of Singapore’s history invariably revolve around Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival in 1819. Before this date – we’ve been told – “nothing very much appears to have happened in Singapore”. Pre-1819 Singapore was a sleepy, historically insignificant fishing village, little more than the “occasional resort of pirates”. This ambitious book, co-written by four of Singapore’s foremost historians, offers an assertive re-evaluation of that view, firmly situating Singapore’s starting point seven hundred years ago. Drawing on a multi-disciplinary range of archival, textual and cartographical records, as well as the latest archaeological discoveries, the authors cast a singular historical trajectory for Singapore over the past seven centuries, animating its history like never before. Written in a compelling and accessible manner, and richly illustrated with more than 200 artefacts, photographs, maps, art works and ephemera, this volume builds upon the foundations of an earlier book, Singapore: A 700-Year History. Extensively rewritten to incorporate ground-breaking research findings, Seven Hundred Years: A History of Singapore widens the historical lens and offers a vital new perspective on the story of Singapore.

New Perspectives And Sources On The History Of Singapore

Author: Derek Thiam Soon Heng
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The History Of Singapore

Author: Jean Abshire
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031337743X
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This book overviews Singapore's fascinating history from the precolonial era to the present, examining this wealthy island nation from economic, political, cultural, and social perspectives. • Documents the contributions of nearly two dozen pivotal figures that helped shape Singapore through brief biographical sketches of each individual • Provides a chronology of major events and developments in Singapore's history • Contains maps of Singapore and Southeast Asia • Includes a bibliographic essay that suggests further reading on topics ranging from military history, World War II, an ethnic neighborhood study, and regional context • An index assists readers in quickly referencing key persons, locations, events, and concepts

A History Of Singapore

Author: Ernest Chin Tiong Chew
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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This is the first of a series of five volumes on the ASEAN countries being published by Oxford University Press in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Studies Program. In 1819 Thomas Stamford Raffles established an outpost of British India on a sparsely populated island at the southern end of the Straits of Malacca. This book tells how that settlement became a Crown Colony that was for over 100 years one of the most prosperous ports not just of British Malaya, but in the entire British Empire. This multi-faceted historical process is discussed by eighteen Singapore scholars. Starting with a short survey of the pre-modern history of Singapore, their work provides both a chronological account of events and specialized studies including community, the family, education, mass media, housing, health care, welfare, population growth, and national identity.

The History Of Singapore

Author: Discovery Channel (Firm)
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470823200
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This companion volume to the popular Discovery Channel documentary charts the unpromising start of Singapore from the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles to the present day.It tells the story of Singapore's birth and growing pains through to the high noon of Empire. The remarkable twists of fate that turned Singapore into an "Accidental Nation" after its separation from Malaya, and the eventual formation of an independent government and nation. The challenge for Singapore as it moves from youth to middle age is to be a nation that can draw on its past as an inspiration for its future.

Generalhistoryofthechineseinsingapore A

Author: Kwa Chong Guan
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813277653
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A General History of the Chinese in Singapore documents over 700 years of Chinese history in Singapore, from Chinese presence in the region through the millennium-old Hokkien trading world to the waves of mass migration that came after the establishment of a British settlement, and through to the development and birth of the nation. Across 38 chapters and parts, readers are taken through the complex historical mosaic of Overseas Chinese social, economic and political activity in Singapore and the region, such as the development of maritime junk trade, plantation industries, and coolie labour, the role of different bangs, clan associations and secret societies as well as Chinese leaders, the diverging political allegiances including Sun Yat-sen's revolutionary activities and the National Salvation Movement leading up to the Second World War, the transplanting of traditional Chinese religions, the changing identity of the Overseas Chinese, and the developments in language and education policies, publishing, arts, and more.With 'Pride in our Past, Legacy for our Future' as its key objective, this volume aims to preserve the Singapore Chinese story, history and heritage for future generations, as well as keep our cultures and traditions alive. Therefore, the book aims to serve as a comprehensive guide for Singaporeans, new immigrants and foreigners to have an epitome of the Singapore society. This publication is supported by the National Heritage Board's Heritage Project Grant.

A History Of Singapore Architecture

Author: Jane Beamish
Editor: Conran Octopus
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Singapore

Author: Gretchen Liu
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0700715843
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With over 1,200 images, Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000 tells the story of Singapore through the eyes of the artists and photographers who witnessed and recorded it. Faded pencil sketches, brilliant watercolours, engravings but mostly photographs - including the first views produced by 19th century professionals, stunning studio portraits and the remarkable experiments of early amateurs. With eloquence, they present the history of a society originally composed mainly of immigrants and of the island they transformed from a fishing village to a global city. The quest for the new and the fascinating has unearthed many fresh images reproduced here for the first time alongside classics without which no visual history of Singapore would be complete. What makes them so extraordinary are their unique ties to Singapore, ties to ordinary people and everyday affairs as much as to major events and personalities. From this sumptuous trove, Singapore's history is brought vividly to life. Images were gathered over a two-year period from many different sources around the world. The majority are from the National Archives of Singapore and the Singapore History Museum, both of which have had their photographic collections enriched by recent donations and acquisitions. Museums in Europe, Japan and the United States of America yielded some unusual and very special material. Several private collectors, both in Singapore and abroad, allowed access to rare and precious images while others generously loaned old and cherished family albums.

Malays Muslims And The History Of Singapore

Author: Hussein Alatas (Syed)
Editor: Centre for Research
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Singapore In Global History

Author: Derek Thiam Soon Heng
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048514371
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This important overview explores the connections between Singapore's past with historical developments worldwide until present day. The contributors analyse Singapore as a city-state seeking to provide an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of the global dimensions contributing to Singapore's growth. The book's global perspective demonstrates that many of the discussions of Singapore as a city-state have relevance and implications beyond Singapore to include Southeast Asia and the world. This vital volume should not be missed by economists, as well as those interested in imperial histor.

A History Of Singapore 1819 1975

Author: Constance Mary Turnbull
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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Rickshaw Coolie

Author: James Francis Warren
Editor: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971692667
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Between 1880 and 1940 colonial Singapore attracted tens of thousands of Chinese immigrant laborers, brought to serve its rapidly growing economy. This book chronicles the vast movement of coolies between China and the Nanyang, and their efforts to survive in colonial Singapore. Focusing on one particular occupation, of rickshaw coolie, this study unveils the devastating poverty of the Chinese sojourner in the colonial city, the disjunctions between colonial order and the reality of life on the streets. Drawing on a broad range of sources, including Coroner's records overlooked for many years, and making use of the technique of collective biography, this book brings to life the texture of experience, the ironies and often - the despair of the laborers of urban Singapore. In the years since its original publication in 1986, Rickshaw Coolie has become an inspiration to those seeking to come to grips with Singapore's past.

Written Country

Author: Gwee Li Sui
Editor: Landmark Books Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814189669
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Written Country intriguingly reconstructs, from works of literature, the history of modern Singapore through fifty defining moments from the Fall of Singapore to the Japanese during WWII to the death of its founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew. The works of Singapore’s best novelists, poets and playwrights anthologised include: Japanese Occupation by Goh Sin Tub Maria Hertogh Riots by Alfian Sa’at Hock Lee Bus Riot by Meira Chand First Merdeka Talks by Hedwig Anuar Women’s Charter by Lee Tzu Pheng Operation Coldstore by Said Zahari National Theatre by Boey Kim Cheng Singapore in Malaysia by Rosaly Puthucheary Creation of the Merlion by Stella Kon Prophet Muhd’s Birthday Riot by Robert Yeo Independence of Singapore by Edwin Thumboo Toa Payoh New Town by Koh Buck Song Family Planning Campaign by Felix Cheong National Campaigns by Catherine Lim Social Development Unit by Michael Chiang Hotel New World Collapse by Haresh Sharma Operation Spectrum by Aileen Lau Caning of Michael Fay by Tan Tarn How Singapore in Recession by Toh Hsien Min Escape of Mas Selamat by Marc Nair Little India Riot by Muhammad Sharif Udin The death of Lee Kuan Yew by A Martyn Chew Here is a book for those who wish to have a taste of Singaporean literature and a sense of Singapore’s history.

History Of Singapore

Author: Frederick James Francis
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ISBN: 9789814315784
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Past Times

Author: Kwok B. Chan
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This book aims to bring us to the deeper, human level of Singapore's history -- thus also its future. With over 150 photographs from Singapore's National Heritage Board and hitherto unpublished private collections, Singapore's social history goes under the lens of eleven ethnographers, unfolding hidden and forgotten facets of the nation's early years.

A History Of Modern Singapore 1819 2005

Author: C.M. Turnbull
Editor: NUS Press
ISBN: 9971694301
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When C.M. Turnbull's A History of Singapore, 1819-1975 appeared in 1977, it quickly achieved recognition as the definitive history of Singapore. A second edition published in 1989 brought the story up to the elections held in 1988. In this fully revised edition, rewritten to take into account recent scholarship on Singapore, the author has added a chapter on Goh Chok Tong's premiership (1990-2004) and the transition to a government headed by Lee Hsien Loong. The book now ends in 2005, when the Republic of Singapore celebrated its 40th anniversary as an independent nation. Major changes occurred in the 1990s as the generation of leaders that oversaw the transition from a colony to independence stepped aside in favour of a younger generation of leaders. Their task was to shape a course that sustained the economic growth and social stability achieved by their predecessors, and they would be tested towards the end of the decade when Southeast Asia experienced a severe financial crisis. Many modern studies on Singapore focus on current affairs or very recent events and pay a great deal of attention to Singapore's successful transition from the developing to the developed world. However, younger historians are increasingly interested in other aspects of the country's past, particularly social and cultural issues. A History of Modern Singapore, 1819-2005 provides a solid foundation and an overarching framework for this research, surveying Singapore's trajectory from a small British port to a major trading and financial hub within the British Empire and finally to the modern city state that Singapore became after gaining independence in 1965.

Guide To The Sources Of History In Singapore

Author: National Archives (Singapore)
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Singapore

Author: Harold Frank Pearson
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The Singapore River

Author: Stephen Dobbs
Editor: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971692773
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Blending social history, geography, economic history and urban studies, Stephen Dobbs sets out the history of the Singapore river and of the people who made it their home and workplace. This text should be of interest to anyone wishing to understand Singapore's numerous transformations.

One Hundred Years History Of The Chinese In Singapore The Annotated Edition

Author: Ong Siang Song
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9811217645
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Since its publication in 1923, Sir Song Ong Siang's One Hundred Years' History of the Chinese in Singapore has become the standard biographical reference of prominent Chinese in early Singapore, at least in the English language. This fact would have surprised Song who saw himself primarily as a compiler of historical and biographical snippets. The original was not referenced in academic fashion and contained a number of errors. This annotation by the Singapore Heritage Society takes Song's classic text and updates it with detailed annotations of sources that Song himself might have consulted, and includes more recent scholarship on the lives and times of various personalities who are mentioned in the original book. This annotated edition is commissioned by the National Library Board, Singapore and co-published with World Scientific Publishing.