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Singapore: A Biography
     

Singapore: A Biography

by Mark Ravinder Frost, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
 

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Brimming with verve and dramatic incident, Singapore: A Biography offers fresh insights into the life story of this island city-state through the personal experiences of the workers, adventurers, rulers and revolutionaries who have shaped its history over the last seven centuries. The authors, drawing on research undertaken in collaboration with the National

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Brimming with verve and dramatic incident, Singapore: A Biography offers fresh insights into the life story of this island city-state through the personal experiences of the workers, adventurers, rulers and revolutionaries who have shaped its history over the last seven centuries. The authors, drawing on research undertaken in collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore, have woven together ancient chronicles, eyewitness accounts, oral histories and even modern radio and television broadcasts to create a vivid and compelling narrative that brings the past back to life. Grounded in scholarship yet fired by the imagination, this book reveals the Singapore story to have been as rich, diverse and multilayered as the city-state is prosperous, ordered and successful today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789814385169
Publisher:
Didier Millet Pte, Editions
Publication date:
03/16/2013
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
1,395,671
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Ravinder Frost studied history at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and has published articles on Asian history in journals such as Modern Asian Studies and the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. As well as Singapore: A Biography, he is the author of the forthcoming Dreams of Other Empires: The Cosmopolitan Moment in the Indian Ocean World, 1870–1920. In Singapore, he has been involved in various film and exhibition projects as screenwriter, content designer and producer. Between 2005 and 2007, he worked as Content Director and Senior Scriptwriter for the National Museum of Singapore's new Singapore History Gallery. He was appointed Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong in 2009.
Yu-Mei Balasingamchow was born and raised in Singapore, before she went to the United States to study English and History at Northwestern University. Prior to writing full-time, she was an English teacher at a local junior college and subsequently worked at the Ministry of Education. In 2006, she was a senior researcher and script editor for the Singapore History Gallery and Living Galleries of the National Museum of Singapore. She is currently based in Singapore, where she writes about history, travel and culture in Asia.

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