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Title

Chapter 8: Lee Kuan Yew’s Thoughts on Talent and Singapore’s Development Strategy

2015

Author

Liu Hong, Zhang Huimei

Publisher

World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Pages

19

ISBN

978-9814704069

Synopsis

This article specifically analyzed Lee Kuan Yew’s thoughts on talent development and his development policies and strategies over the past years, and assessed their impact and effectiveness...Details​




Title

China and Southeast Asia: Changing Social and Cultural Linkages

2002

Author

Liu Hong, Melissa Curley

Publisher

Hong Kong: Centre of Asian Studies

Pages

258

ISBN

978-9628269396

Synopsis

These 18 papers are from the 2000 Hong Kong 3rd China-ASEAN Roundtable on Socio-Cultural Interactions. Abstracts are given in English and in Chinese. The subjects addressed range widely over theoretical and historical perspectives of socio-cultural interactions of settled distinct populations, and human movement and migration including various aspects of tourism. 7 papers are in Chinese. Bibliography.




     

Title

Singapore Chinese Society in Transition: Business, Politics and Socio-economic Change

2004

Author

Liu Hong, S. K. Wong

Publisher

New York: Peter Lang Publishing

Pages

299

ISBN

0820467995

Synopsis

This is the first comprehensive study of the dynamics, processes, mechanisms, and consequences of socio-economic and political changes in Singapore Chinese society from 1945 to 1965. By employing a wide range of primary materials that have been rarely used before, the authors have demonstrated the multi-dimensionality and complexity of the Chinese society in postwar Singapore, which was full of vitality and politically active. They argue that the combination of the internal dynamic and the changing socio-political framework shaped the nature and characteristics of the Chinese community and its fundamental role in the making of modern Singapore.






     

Title

Diasporic Chinese Ventures: The Life and Work of Wang Gungwu

2004

Author

Liu Hong, Gregor Benton

Publisher

London & New York: Routledge

Pages

256

ISBN

978-0415331425

Synopsis

This collection of essays by and about Wang Gungwu brings together some of Wang's most recent and representative writing about the ethnic Chinese outside China giving the reader a deeper understanding of his views on migration, identity, nationalism and culture, all key issues in modern Asia's transformation. The book collects interviews, speeches and essays that illustrate the development and direction of Wang's scholarship on ethnic and diasporic Chinese.








     

Title

The Chinese Overseas (4 volumes)

2006

Author

Liu Hong

Publisher

Routledge

Pages

1794

ISBN

9780415338585

Synopsis

With a population of more than thirty million, the Chinese living outside of the mainland, and in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan constitute an important force in the socio-economic transformation of modern China, and they have also played a significant role in the interactions between China and the nations in which they reside. Viewed from the perspective of international migration, the Chinese Overseas are one of the most dynamic immigrant groups in the world, contributing to globalization and multi-culturalism on a huge scale.

This impressive collection gathers together some of the most important, and previously disparate, publications in English on the various dimensions of the Chinese Diaspora. While it includes sections on the historical evolution of the Chinese communities overseas, the focus of the selection is on the later half of the twentieth century, with particular emphasis, against a backdrop of the accelerating pace of globalization, on the twenty-five years since the launch of the reform policy in China.






     

Title

A Mandarin and the Making of Public Policy :
Reflections by Ngiam Tong Dow

2006

Author

Ngiam Tong Dow

Publisher

NUS Press

Pages

244

ISBN

9789971693503

Synopsis

China and the Shaping of Indonesia provides a meticulous account of versatile interplay between knowledge, power, ethnicity, and diplomacy in the context of Sino-Indonesian interactions between 1949 and 1965. Taking a transnational approach that views Asia as a flexible geographical and political construct, this book addresses three central questions. First, what images of China were prevalent in Indonesia, and how were narratives about China construed and reconstructed? Second, why did the China Metaphor - the projection of an imagined foreign land onto the local intellectual and political milieu - become central to Indonesians' conception of themselves and a cause for self criticism and rediscovery? Third, how was the China Metaphor incorporated into Indonesia's domestic politics and culture, and how did it affect the postcolonial transformation, the fate of the ethnic Chinese minority, and Sino-Indonesian diplomacy?






     

Title

China and the Shaping of Indonesia, 1949-1965

2011

Author

Liu Hong

Publisher

Kyoto University Press

Pages

321

ISBN

9789971693817

Synopsis

China and the Shaping of Indonesia provides a meticulous account of versatile interplay between knowledge, power, ethnicity, and diplomacy in the context of Sino-Indonesian interactions between 1949 and 1965. Taking a transnational approach that views Asia as a flexible geographical and political construct, this book addresses three central questions. First, what images of China were prevalent in Indonesia, and how were narratives about China construed and reconstructed? Second, why did the China Metaphor - the projection of an imagined foreign land onto the local intellectual and political milieu - become central to Indonesians' conception of themselves and a cause for self criticism and rediscovery? Third, how was the China Metaphor incorporated into Indonesia's domestic politics and culture, and how did it affect the postcolonial transformation, the fate of the ethnic Chinese minority, and Sino-Indonesian diplomacy?






     

Title

The Cold War in Asia: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

2011

Author

Liu Hong, Zheng Yangwen and Michael Szonyi

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers

Pages

268

ISBN

9789004175372

Synopsis

The Cold War stayed cold in Europe but it was hot in Asia. Its legacy lives on in the region. In none of the three dominant historiographical paradigms: orthodox, revisionist and post-revisionist, does Asia, or the rest of the Third World, figure with much significance. What happens to these narratives if we put them to the test in Asia? This volume argues that attention to what has been conventionally considered the periphery is essential to a full understanding of the global Cold War. Foregrounding Asia necessarily leads to a re-assessment of the dominant narratives. This volume also argues for a shift in focus from diplomacy and high politics alone towards research into the culture of the Cold War era and its public diplomacy.






     

Title

Dynamics of the Singapore success story : Insights by Ngiam Tong Dow

2011

Author

Ngiam Tong Dow

Publisher

Singapore : Cengage Learning Asia

Pages

216

ISBN

9789814336079

Synopsis

Singapore's success story has been widely read. How and why this transformation came about, however, has seldom been publicly analysed and articulated. Very few insiders with firsthand experience have chosen to illuminate the fundamental public policies guiding Singapore's social and economic growth. Yet it is this aspect of the Singapore story that most intrigues outside observers. Based on his rich, forty-year experience as a senior Singapore civil servant, Ngiam Tong Dow manages to present a clear picture in this book of Singapore's path toward success. It is a collection of his speeches, interviews, and articles delivered and written between 2004 and 2010.






     

Title

Adaptive Leadership: Communist Party of China’s
Selection, Grooming & Renewal in the 21st Century

2013

Author

Lu Cheng Yang

Publisher

Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship, 2013

Pages

400

ISBN

978-981-07-7402-8

Synopsis

This book explains the origins of how the Communists Party of China came to rule China and why with adaptive leadership, the Party could continue to rile China even without “one man, one vote”... more 






     

Title

On the Cusp of Change: Six Studies of Modern China

2013

Author

Foo Suan Fong, Lee Yuen Hee, Teo Eng Cheong,
Chen Huay Rosa, Lim Huay Chih, Lu Cheng Yang

Publisher

Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship, 2013

Pages

288

ISBN

978-981-07-8678-6

Synopsis

This book brings together reports that have been written by six distinguished Lien Fellows (2009 and 2011). There are many traits shared by these studies. All take an in-depth look at matters of keen national importance: education, maritime matters, economic development, the environment and government leadership. By looking at these issues in a holistic manner, the authors offer a multifaceted portrait of the new realities and challenges that have arisen from China’s unprecedented growth, as well as the exciting potential still to be realised... more

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