By Cheng Lian Pang
Singapore's good fortune tale is largely a "people" tale. Singaporeans have strong cause to have fun the nation's golden jubilee with delight. within the brief area of 5 many years the rustic has moved from 3rd global to First, and its actual GDP has grown via forty instances! For this extraordinary growth, credits needs to visit its humans, the Republic's basic resource.
Against all odds and amidst dire predictions, Singaporeans proved united and ingenious group might construct a state from scratch. This booklet is devoted to 1 section of those Singaporeans — the chinese language neighborhood. particularly, this selection of essays specializes in the chinese language talking participants of the neighborhood whose many contributions are much less prevalent to these stated on a strict vitamin of the English language.
This celebratory e-book is split into 4 extensive different types. the 1st part examines the key chinese language organizations and their contributions long ago 5 a long time. those contain the Singapore chinese language Chamber of trade & undefined, the Singapore Federation of chinese language extended family institutions, the chinese language improvement tips Council and the chinese language historical past Centre. moreover, it appears on the heritage and paintings of a few of the social golf equipment and charitable businesses within the chinese language community.
The moment part examines a few neighborhood matters that experience engaged the chinese language group in Singapore's first 50 years. senior reporters and teachers evaluation the evolution of the chinese, the mixing 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 acting paintings within the Republic. The final part appears to be like on the interactions among Singapore's chinese language group and China at the one hand, and with the nearby chinese language groups at the other.
The members of this salute to the chinese language neighborhood are/ were without delay concerned or are keen about 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