Singapore from Temasek to the 21st Century : Reinventing the Global City, Paperback Book

Singapore from Temasek to the 21st Century : Reinventing the Global City Paperback

Description

In this volume, a group of international scholars examines the history of Singapore as a series of discontinuous and varied attempts by a shifting array of local and foreign elites to optimize advantages arising from the island's strategic location and overcome its lack of natural resources.

Part I sets the scene by considering different ways of looking at the island's long-term history and evaluating Singapore as a global city.

Part II provides a series of snapshots of Singapore between 14th and 21st centuries, positioning the island as a major node in regional and world history, and evaluating the local political and social structures that have underpinned the city's ability to function as a major urban centre and ensured its long-term survival.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 472 pages
  • Publisher: NUS Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9789971695156

£33.95

 
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