Singapore from Temasek to the 21st Century
- About the Editors
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.
Karl Hack taught at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 1995 to 2006. He is now Chair of the Empire Course at the Open University, United Kingdom.
Jean-Louis Margolin is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Provence at Aix, and a researcher at the Research Institute on Southeast Asia (IRSEA-CNRS), Marseilles.
Karine Delaye is Research Associate at the Research Institute of Southeast Asia (IRSEA-CNRS), Marseilles.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 472
Year Published: 2010
Size: 229mm x 153mm