By Cheng Lian Pang
Singapore's good fortune tale is largely a "people" tale. Singaporeans have reliable cause to rejoice the nation's golden jubilee with satisfaction. within the brief area of 5 a long time the rustic has moved from 3rd international to First, and its genuine GDP has grown by means of forty instances! For this extraordinary development, credits needs to visit its humans, the Republic's fundamental resource.
Against all odds and amidst dire predictions, Singaporeans proved united and innovative neighborhood may well construct a state from scratch. This publication is devoted to at least one section of those Singaporeans — the chinese language group. specifically, this selection of essays makes a speciality of the chinese language talking participants of the neighborhood whose many contributions are much less normal to these mentioned on a strict nutrition of the English language.
This celebratory e-book is split into 4 extensive different types. the 1st part examines the foremost chinese language agencies and their contributions long ago 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 counsel Council and the chinese language historical past Centre. additionally, it appears on the background and paintings of a few of the social golf equipment and charitable organizations 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 combination of latest immigrants from China and the impact of chinese language religions. The 5 essays within the 3rd part hint the advance of chinese language visible and appearing paintings within the Republic. The final part seems on the interactions among Singapore's chinese language group and China at the one hand, and with the local chinese language groups at the other.
The participants of this salute to the chinese language group are/ were at once concerned or are obsessed 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