By Cheng Lian Pang
Singapore's luck tale is basically a "people" tale. Singaporeans have solid cause to have a good time the nation's golden jubilee with delight. within the brief house of 5 many years the rustic has moved from 3rd international to First, and its genuine GDP has grown by means of forty instances! For this extra special development, credits needs to visit its humans, the Republic's fundamental resource.
Against all odds and amidst dire predictions, Singaporeans proved united and creative neighborhood might construct a country from scratch. This ebook is devoted to at least one section of those Singaporeans — the chinese language group. particularly, this number of essays specializes in the chinese language talking participants of the neighborhood whose many contributions are much less popular to these stated on a strict vitamin of the English language.
This celebratory e-book is split into 4 large different types. the 1st part examines the foremost chinese language agencies and their contributions some time past 5 many years. those contain the Singapore chinese language Chamber of trade & undefined, the Singapore Federation of chinese language extended family institutions, the chinese language improvement information Council and the chinese language historical past Centre. furthermore, it appears on the historical past and paintings of a few of the social golf equipment and charitable businesses within the chinese language community.
The moment part examines a few group matters that experience engaged the chinese language group in Singapore's first 50 years. senior newshounds and teachers overview the evolution of the chinese, the mixing of latest immigrants from China and the effect of chinese language religions. The 5 essays within the 3rd part hint the improvement of chinese language visible and acting paintings within the Republic. The final part seems to be on the interactions among Singapore's chinese language neighborhood and China at the one hand, and with the neighborhood chinese language groups at the other.
The members of this salute to the chinese language neighborhood are/ were without delay concerned or are captivated with the themes in their essays.
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50 Years of the Chinese Community in Singapore (World Scientific Series on Singapore's 50 Years of Nation-Building) by Cheng Lian Pang