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The Resource Singapore : a biography, Mark Ravinder Frost, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Singapore : a biography, Mark Ravinder Frost, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Label
Singapore : a biography
Title
Singapore
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Mark Ravinder Frost, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Singapore's past comes to life in this thoroughly engaging book ... a pleasure to read from start to finish! -- Lynn Pan, author of Sons of the Yellow Emperor--- -"A masterly combination of rich life stories, public history and cutting-edge historiography ... greatly enjoyable." -- Tim Harper, Reader in Southeast Asian and Imperial History, University of Cambridge, and author of Forgotten Armies and Forgotten Wars--Singapore: A Biography takes you there - to those critical moments in the island's past, as captured through the personal accounts of people who actually lived through them. Encounter violent unrest on the city's streets, the jostling down its corridors of power, the high life of its up-and-coming elites, and the daily struggles of existence that lay beyond its five-foot ways, in an epic drama that stretches back over seven centuries. Grounded in scholarship yet fired by the imagination, this book tells a new Singapore story - one more dramatic, complex and engrossing than you might expect.--Singapore was not always the orderly and successful city-state that it appears to be now. Over the last seven centuries, the island has undergone several changes of identity. In this entertaining and wide-ranging account, drawn from research undertaken in collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore, Mark Ravinder Frost and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow present Singapore's mercurial life-story as experienced by the people who participated in it. Singapore: A Biography brings together a Ming-dynasty travelogue, 19th-century memoirs and correspondence, modern oral histories and even radio and television broadcasts to reconnect a contemporary audience with the Singapore story. --While famous names from Singapore's past take their place, this new story also introduces a cast of lesser known, though no less compelling, historical personalities - from dissenting poets and radical ideologues, to patriotic factory workers and early feminists. The portrait of Singapore that emerges is dashing, lively and multi-layered, and it offers fresh insight into the ruptures and continuities that have made Singaporeans and their nation what they are today
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
CVU
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Frost, Mark Ravinder
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Balasingamchow, Yu-Mei
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  • Singapore
  • Singapore
Label
Singapore : a biography, Mark Ravinder Frost, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 446-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17310994
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9789888028177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)470606869
Label
Singapore : a biography, Mark Ravinder Frost, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 446-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17310994
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9789888028177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)470606869

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