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Publisher ‏ : ‎ National University of Singapore Press; Revised edition (January 1, 2009)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 488 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9971693437
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9971693435
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1000g
Condition : Very Good
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 1 x 10 inches

Sách hiện có tại 205 Trần Huy Liệu, phường 8, Phú Nhuận.


"A History of Modern Singapore 1819-2005" by C.M. Turnbull offers a comprehensive overview of Singapore's journey from its founding in 1819 to the contemporary era of 2005. The book delves into the political, economic, social, and cultural developments that have shaped Singapore's trajectory over nearly two centuries.

Turnbull begins by exploring Singapore's humble beginnings as a British trading post in the early 19th century and traces its transformation into a bustling port city and global hub of commerce. He examines key milestones in Singapore's history, including its colonial period under British rule, its tumultuous experiences during World War II and Japanese occupation, and its subsequent struggles for independence and nation-building.

The author also sheds light on Singapore's post-independence era, during which the young nation grappled with numerous challenges, including racial tensions, economic instability, and the need to forge a national identity. Turnbull analyzes Singapore's remarkable economic growth and development under the leadership of its founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, and the People's Action Party (PAP), as well as the country's evolving political landscape and social dynamics.

Throughout the book, Turnbull provides insights into the various forces and factors that have shaped Singapore's modern history, including globalization, urbanization, technological advancements, and changing geopolitical dynamics. He also highlights the contributions of key individuals, institutions, and movements to Singapore's progress and development.

"A History of Modern Singapore 1819-2005" offers readers a rich and nuanced understanding of Singapore's complex history, from its humble beginnings as a colonial outpost to its emergence as a thriving metropolis and global player on the world stage. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the history, politics, and culture of this dynamic and multicultural nation.

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