Encyclopedia Of Singapore by Justin CorfieldEncyclopedia Of Singapore by Justin Corfield

Encyclopedia Of Singapore

byJustin Corfield, Robin S. Corfield

Hardcover | July 6, 2006

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While Singapore is relatively small in size and population, its impact is considerably larger. This rising financial center has evolved from its early days as an entrepot for Southeast Asia into the transport hub and export-source for the world that it is today. More than this, it has served as a model for many developing countries, showing just how much can be achieved by hard work and intelligent policy even when there are almost no natural resources or other evident sources of wealth available. The Encyclopedia of Singapore focuses on the period since the island-nation's independence but also provides essential background on the country's history. It includes brief entries on the leaders of the struggle for independence and economic progress and includes many cultural figures as well. Other entries describe important places, institutions, and events. In addition, there is a brief chronology and an introduction-to place events in their historical context-and a bibliography for any reader who wants to learn more.
Justin Corfield teaches History and International Politics at Geelong Grammar School in Australia. He has written and edited several books on Southeast Asian and Australian history, including a series of bibliographies that cover World War I in Asia, World War II in Malaysia and Singapore, and the Malayan Emergency and the Confrontatio...
Title:Encyclopedia Of SingaporeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 11.3 × 8.82 × 0.93 inPublished:July 6, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853477

ISBN - 13:9780810853478

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Abbreviations and Acronyms Part 3 Timeline: Singapore since 1819 Part 4 The Encyclopedia Part 5 Appendix: Singapore and U.S. Statistics (2002-2003) Part 6 Selected Bibliography Part 7 Online Resources Part 8 Index Part 9 About the Author

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Organized alphabetically, this reference for students and general readers provides a wealth of information on Singapore's history and culture. The focus is on the period since the island nation gained its independence from Britain. Many of the entries are accompanied by b&w photographs. Supplemental materials include a timeline, a bibliography, and a statistical table with demographic data for Singapore and the U.S. for 2002-2003....