Singapore in Global History

Edited by Derek Heng and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

Singapore in Global History
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Edited by Derek Heng and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

320 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $74.95 ISBN: 9789089643247 Published July 2011 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Singapore in Global History explores Singapore’s past and present through the lens of global history. It analyses Singapore as a city-state and adds an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of its growth. The studies presented here demonstrate that Singapore’s history and growth have implications that extend to Southeast Asia and the world. This book will be of interest to economists, sociologists and political scientists, as well as those interested in imperial history, business history, and networks.

List of Tables and Illustrations

1. Globalising the History of Singapore
      Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied and Derek Heng
2. Situating Temasik within the Larger Regional Context: Maritime Asia and Malay State Formation in the Pre-Modern Era
      Derek Heng
3. The Singapore River/Port in a Global Context
      Stephen Dobbs
4. 'Walls of Illusion': Information Generation in Colonial Singapore and the Reporting of the Mahdi-Rebellion in Sudan, 1887-1890
      Torsten Tschacher
5. The Littoral and the Literary: Making Moral Communities in the Straits Settlements and the Gold Coast in the late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
      Philip Holden
6. Social Discourse and Economic Functions: The Singapore Chinese in Japan's Southward Expansion between 1914 and 1941
      Huei-Ying Kuo
7. The Dynamics of Trans-Regional Business and National Politics: The Impact of Events in China on Fujian-Singapore Tea Trading Networks, 1920-1960
      Jason Lim
8. Rambutans in the Picture: Han Wait Toon and the Articulation of Space by the Overseas Chinese in Singapore
      Lai Chee Kien
9. The Global Effects of an Ethnic Riot: Singapore, 1950–1954
      Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied
10. The British Military Withdrawal from Singapore and the Anatomy of a Catalyst
      Loh Kah Seng
11. Brining the International and the Transnational back in: Singapore, Decolonisation, and the Cold War
      S. R. Joey Long
12. The Global and the Regional in Lee Kuan Yew's Strategic Thought: The Early Cold War Years
      Ang Cheng Guan
13. A Brief History of the Hub: Navigating between 'Global' and 'Asian' in Singapore's Knowledge Economy Discourse
      Leong Yew

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