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Tan Lark Sye

Tan Lark Sye Author Chu Meng Ong
ISBN-10 9789814641517
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 244
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This book is a record of Mr Tan Lark Sye's remarkable contribution to the founding of Nanyang University. Hailing from Jimei, Fujian Province of China, Mr Tan Lark Sye (1897 – 1972) was a leading rubber industrialist in Southeast Asia. Being a social activist, he believed in the value of education. As Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the 1950s, he fought for citizenship for the Chinese in Singapore, and for the Chinese language to be one of Singapore's official languages. Mr Tan's most outstanding contribution, however, was the initiating of the founding of Nanyang University in 1953. He donated SGD5 million, which was a colossal amount at the time, to its building fund, as well as 523 acres of land for its campus on behalf of the Hokkien Huay Kuan. This collection of essays is based on a Chinese publication in 1997 on the occasion of Mr Tan Lark Sye's centenary birthday by Nanyang University Alumni Association of Hong Kong. It contains essays by outstanding Nanyang graduates and speeches by Mr Tan. It elaborates on how Mr Tan advocated to establish the Nanyang University while facing various difficulties. It tells of the life stories of Mr Tan. It is a must-read for those interested in the history of Nanyang University and the legendary life of Mr Tan. Contents:Sparkle of a Glorious Feat in S.E. Asian Chinese (Ong Chu Meng)Mr Tan Lark Sye — Founder of Nanyang University (Pan Shou)Tan Lark Sye and the Evolution of His National Identity (Choi Kwai Keong)Tan Lark Sye's Passion for University Education — In Memory of the 100th Birth Anniversary of His Birthday (Koay How Khim)The Corporate World of Tan Lark Sye (Lim How Seng)The Extraordinary Life of Tan Lark Sye (Au Yue Park)Tan Lark Sye and Nanyang University (Ng Kim Eng)A Chronology of Than Lark Sye's Life (Tan Yam Seng)Collection of Mr. Tan Lark Sye's Important Speeches Readership: General readers interested in the history of Nanyang University, life story of Tan Lark Sye and Chinese education in Singapore. Keywords:Tan Lark Sye;Nanyang University;Hokkien Huay Kuan;Chinese Education

Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent

Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent Author Leo Suryadinata
ISBN-10 9789814345217
Release 2012
Pages 1397
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"This is a bold project recording the lives of a particular group of Southeast Asians. Most of the people whose biographies are included here have settled down in the ten countries that constitute the region. Each of them has either self-identified as Chinese or is comfortable to be known as someone of Chinese ancestry. There are also those who were born in China or elsewhere who came here to work and do business, including seeking help from others who have ethnic Chinese connections. With the political and economic conditions of the region in a great state of flux for the past two centuries, it is impossible to find consistency in the naming process. Confucius had stressed that correct names make for the best relationships. In this case, Professor Leo Suryadinata has been pursuing for decades the elusive goal of finding the right name to give to the large numbers of people who have, in one way or another, made their homes in, or made some difference to, Southeast Asia. I believe that, when he and his colleagues selected the biographies to be included here, they have taken a big step towards the rectification of identities for many leading personalities. In so doing, he has done us all a great service." - Professor Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew My Lifelong Challenge

Lee Kuan Yew  My Lifelong Challenge Author Kuan Yew Lee
ISBN-10 9814342033
Release 2012
Pages 360
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Lee Kuan Yew My Lifelong Challenge has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lee Kuan Yew My Lifelong Challenge also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lee Kuan Yew My Lifelong Challenge book for free.

Lee Kuan Yew The Crucial Years

Lee Kuan Yew  The Crucial Years Author Alex Josey
ISBN-10 9789814435499
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 1187
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This facsimile edition of Alex Josey’s Lee Kuan Yew: The Crucial Years (1968) contains practically everything that Singapore’s first prime minister had said politically since his student days at Cambridge right up to his speeches at the 1971 Commonwealth Prime Minister’s Conference held in Singapore. More than a political biography of a remarkable Asian statesman, this indispensable volume shows how Lee successfully created an independent multiracial nation while tackling and solving problems which confront all developing states. The account ends in 1970 when Singapore was faced with the gloomy prospect of the withdrawal of British troops in 1971, and the necessity of creating, almost overnight, a credible Singapore defence force.

50 Years of the Chinese Community in Singapore

50 Years of the Chinese Community in Singapore Author Cheng Lian Pang
ISBN-10 9789814675413
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 312
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"Singapore's success story is essentially a "people" story. Singaporeans have good reason to celebrate the nation's golden jubilee with pride. In the short space of five decades the country has moved from Third World to First, and its real GDP has grown by 40 times! For this phenomenal progress, credit must go to its people, the Republic's primary resource. Against all odds and amidst dire predictions, Singaporeans proved that a united and resourceful community could build a nation from scratch. This book is dedicated to one segment of these Singaporeans--the Chinese community. In particular, this collection of essays focuses on the Chinese speaking members of the community whose many contributions are less familiar to those brought up on a strict diet of the English language"--

The Latinos of Asia

The Latinos of Asia Author Anthony Christian Ocampo
ISBN-10 9780804797573
Release 2016-03-02
Pages 272
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Is race only about the color of your skin? In The Latinos of Asia, Anthony Christian Ocampo shows that what "color" you are depends largely on your social context. Filipino Americans, for example, helped establish the Asian American movement and are classified by the U.S. Census as Asian. But the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines means that they share many cultural characteristics with Latinos, such as last names, religion, and language. Thus, Filipinos' "color"—their sense of connection with other racial groups—changes depending on their social context. The Filipino story demonstrates how immigration is changing the way people negotiate race, particularly in cities like Los Angeles where Latinos and Asians now constitute a collective majority. Amplifying their voices, Ocampo illustrates how second-generation Filipino Americans' racial identities change depending on the communities they grow up in, the schools they attend, and the people they befriend. Ultimately, The Latinos of Asia offers a window into both the racial consciousness of everyday people and the changing racial landscape of American society.


Mr SIA Author Ken Hickson
ISBN-10 9789814596466
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 260
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Introducing the life and times of a legend in international aviation — Lim Chin Beng — the man they called Mr SIA. Absorbing the life and work of Lim Chin Beng is like watching a fly past of airlines and aircraft old and new. In this book, his past comes to meet you in many forms — designs, shapes, figures, photographs, episodes, places, people and you discover the connections with business, society and international aviation today and into the future. Here's a man who was instrumental in taking the very basic components of a business — like a potter taking the clay — and creating what has become one of the world's leading brands, Singapore Airlines. But this airline "specialist", trained as an economist, had more jobs to do. His broad range of interests — arts and sports, property and tourism — led to him being called on to do his "national service" for Singapore. He was Ambassador to Japan for two terms and trade negotiator, chairman of the Singapore Tourism Board, Changi Airport International, Singapore Airshow, Singapore Press Holdings, Ascott Group, and ST Aerospace. Described as a quiet achiever and a visionary, this modest gentleman was not afraid to make bold decisions and take risks, even to the extent of setting up a budget airline, Valuair. Here was one man, who in his time, played many parts, on the world's stage and at home. Contents:Foreword by JY PillayForeword by Chew Choon Seng Lim Chin Beng: His Story at a GlanceDelivery TimesRaffles InspiredDesigner DaysLively LiveryTall on TalentSingapore GirlMeaningful MentoringPiloting PressuresPlane MakersIn-flight ServiceInternational RelationsDiplomatic to a TeaDreaded DisastersMedia & Money MattersBusiness ClassValue PropositionAirports AheadTourism ChiefAerospace ShowcaseAviation AlliancesEventful TimesProperty GuruFlying into the Future Readership: Professionals in the aviation industry, those in the field of business and management, and the general public keen to find out more about the life of the legendary Lim Chin Beng. Key Features:The first book to feature the legendary Lim Chin Beng — a key figure in the international airline business, with an engaging description of his life story and how he succeeded in making Singapore Airlines the brand it is todayWritten by journalist and communications specialist Ken Hickson, who has consulted for Singapore Airlines, and author of the book Flight 901 to ErebusKeywords:Lim Chin Beng;Singapore Airlines;Aviation;Tourism;Singapore Tourism Board;Planes;Aircraft Engineering;Advertising;Inflight Services;Airports;Public Service;International Relations;Environment;Emissions;Branding and Design;Asian Aerospace;Journalism;Singapore Press Holdings;Mentors

The Best I Could

The Best I Could Author Subhas Anandan
ISBN-10 9789814677882
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 350
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The Best I Could traces the life and career of Subhas Anandan, an advocate whose tireless devotion to the Singapore criminal justice system is legendary. In this highly personal autobiography, first published in 2009, Subhas describes not only the many sensational cases he covered, including those of Took Leng How, Anthony Ler and Ah Long San, but also his views on mandatory death sentences and ‘police entrapment’. Subhas Anandan, who passed away in January 2015 surely was the face of criminal defence in Singapore. But why did he choose to represent clients who were to all intents and purposes guilty? And were the criminals he represented the monsters they were made out to be? Did he ever feel sorry for the clients he represented? What were his views on the death penalty, and which parts of the legal system did he want reformed? Read all about this in The Best I Could.

English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Asia Pacific

English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Asia Pacific Author Ben Fenton-Smith
ISBN-10 9783319519760
Release 2017-04-24
Pages 320
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This volume draws together the viewpoints and research findings of leading scholars and informed local practitioner-researchers throughout Asia-Pacific about the issues and challenges of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) at higher education institutions in that region. Specifically, it addresses four key themes: Macro-level EMI policy and practice; institutional implications for pedagogy; stakeholder perceptions of EMI; and challenges of interpersonal interaction in EMI contexts. The book is among the first to critically examine the emerging global phenomenon of English as a medium of instruction, and the first title to exclusively explore Asia-Pacific tertiary contexts. It will be of particular interest to policy-makers in international education and tertiary educators seeking blueprints for practice, as well as scholars and postgraduate students of English as a lingua franca, English for academic purposes, academic language and learning, and language education in Asia-Pacific.

Spillover Effects of China Going Global

Spillover Effects of China Going Global Author Joseph Pelzman
ISBN-10 9789814603362
Release 2016-08-18
Pages 388
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When the People's Republic of China (PRC) was granted Most Favored Nation (MFN) status by the United States in 1979, no one imagined the massive transformation the Chinese economy would make within a few decades. China's remarkable transition from merely being a “world factory”, to the source of the world's new R&D and product design and innovation since the 1980s is the key focus of Spillover Effects of China Going Global. In this insightful and unique book, Joseph Pelzman shows how the second largest world economy triggered off many spillover effects beyond mass-labour production of durable and non-durable goods — such as the provision of foreign aid to African, Latin American and Asian economies, and increasing focus on internal endogenous innovation, research and development. He provides a comprehensive look at these spillover effects and analyzes how they will undoubtedly bring positive opportunities for others within the rest of the world in the 21st Century.

The Political Economy of Social Control in Singapore

The Political Economy of Social Control in Singapore Author C. Tremewan
ISBN-10 9781349246243
Release 2016-07-27
Pages 252
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`The thesis presented here will not only change the way in which we understand contemporary Singaporean society and the relationship between the state and its citizens, but will also provoke a debate about the social costs of economic development in other parts of the world, and the future security of the island republic - increasingly a Chinese enclave in a Malay sea - in the twenty-first century.' - Peter Carey, Trinity College, Oxford This study examines the development of Singapore's complex system of social regulation in relation to the phases of its economic strategy and political transition. It focuses on the way social control works through public housing and welfare, education, parliamentary politics and the law. It draws out the implications of such comprehensive control for political conflict. Popular explanations for Singapore's success and its status as a model for other developing countries are brought into question.

Asian Models of Entrepreneurship From the Indian Union and Nepal to the Japanese Archipelago

Asian Models of Entrepreneurship        From the Indian Union and Nepal to the Japanese Archipelago Author Léo-Paul Dana
ISBN-10 9789814590273
Release 2014-06-13
Pages 424
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In this book, Leo-Paul Dana makes it clear that much can be learnt about the nature of entrepreneurial activity when we delve into the unique characteristics of different nations of South Asia, South-east Asia and East Asia. Through in-depth analyses and comprehensive reviews of many Asian countries, the profound differences both among and within countries of the region become vividly apparent. Dana juxtaposes the explosion in entrepreneurial growth within China against the struggles to build an entrepreneurial community in Japan, or the enlightened public policy leadership in Singapore against the crisis-driven developments in Korea. The range of factors identified within each of the 15 countries examined by Dana is not an example of random influences on the entrepreneurial process, because they can be construed in more systematic and logical ways. Thus, the book uncovers the Chinese model of gradual transition, the Royal Cambodian model, and the Doi-Moi model, among many others. The reader is challenged to grasp these different models, and identify their commonalities and differences.

Tan Kah Kee and Lee Kong Chian in the making of modern Singapore and Malaysia

Tan Kah Kee and Lee Kong Chian in the making of modern Singapore and Malaysia Author Leo Suryadinata
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105134178362
Release 2010
Pages 279
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Nanyang Perspective Chinese Students in Multiracial Singapore

Nanyang Perspective  Chinese Students in Multiracial Singapore Author Andrew William Lind
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822012779674
Release 1974
Pages 292
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The State and the Grassroots

The State and the Grassroots Author Alejandro Portes
ISBN-10 9781782387350
Release 2015-07-30
Pages 352
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Whereas most of the literature on migration focuses on individuals and their families, this book studies the organizations created by immigrants to protect themselves in their receiving states. Comparing eighteen of these grassroots organizations formed across the world, from India to Colombia to Vietnam to the Congo, researchers from the United States, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Spain focus their studies on the internal structure and activities of these organizations as they relate to developmental initiatives. The book outlines the principal positions in the migration and development debate and discusses the concept of transnationalism as a means of resolving these controversies.

Rare Diseases Epidemiology Update and Overview

Rare Diseases Epidemiology  Update and Overview Author Manuel Posada de la Paz
ISBN-10 9783319671444
Release 2017-12-06
Pages 667
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The fields of rare diseases research and orphan products development continue to expand with more products in research and development status. In recent years, the role of the patient advocacy groups has evolved into a research partner with the academic research community and the bio-pharmaceutical industry. Unique approaches to research and development require epidemiological data not previously available to assist in protocol study design and patient recruitment for clinical trials required by regulatory agencies prior to approval for access by patents and practicing physicians.

Asian Studies at Hawaii

Asian Studies at Hawaii Author Albert D. Moscotti
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008873898
Release 1974
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Asian Studies at Hawaii has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Asian Studies at Hawaii also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Asian Studies at Hawaii book for free.