Goh Keng Swee on China

Author: Yongnian Zheng
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814407259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Touted as one of the main engineers of Singapore's economic growth, Dr Goh's collection of writings and speeches seek to shed light on the various challenges that China faced in the early 90s. His arguments and analyses were presented clearly and concisely while being firmly established upon economic principles. Covering a broad range of topics from the growth of industries and enterprises to financial reforms and the difficulties of doing business in China, this collection provides a comprehensive view of problems the Chinese government faced while providing possible solutions. Despite being written two decades ago, the issues raised in these papers and speeches are uncannily relevant to the issues that the current Chinese government faces today. Contents:China's Economic Policies in a Historical PerspectiveAmerica Looks at China Part I — After Deng, What?America Looks at China Part II — Future of ReformsAmerica Looks at China Part III — Absorbing Modern TechnologyAmerica Looks at China Part IV — Correcting Systemic WeaknessesLi Peng on China's State EnterprisesInto the 21st centuryWhat's Gone Wrong with China?China's Coal Industry: Symptom of a Deeper Malaise of the EconomyDoing Business in ChinaThe Awakening of Asia's Giant — China Readership: General readers, academics, professionals, students interested in China's economy. Keywords:China;Economic;Polices;State Enterprise;Institutional and Industrial Problems and ReformKey Features:This collection of Dr. Goh Keng Swee's writings on China's economic development has not been published anywhere elseDr Goh's analyses are reflective of the times and as adviser to China's State Council at that time, his views will help throw light on development in China todayIt offers a historical perspective on China's development after the reform and opening up, while still maintaining its value for today's ChinaAs an economist, Dr Goh's discussions of economic topics were presented in a concise and lucid way. The book is suitable for both professionals and general readers interested in China's economy

The East Asian Institute

Author: East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814725749
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' This book record achievements of the East Asian Institute (EAI), one of the top five think tanks in the world under the leadership of Dr Goh Keng Swee, Professors Wang Gungwu, John Wong and Zheng Yongnian. The hard work behind the nurturing of this institute is sometimes invisible, unwritten and under-appreciated but the contributions and results are clear and relevant to the scholarly world. The works of EAI''s originating guardians as well as the future endeavours of its current directorship thus need to be chronicled for future generations of scholars to learn from this intellectual experience of managing an institution as complex as EAI. The detailed historiography of EAI in this publication represents the multiple histories of EAI, China''s developmental path since the initiation of market reforms as well as Singapore''s collaborative interface with China''s development. Contents: The Making of the East Asian Institute (Lim Tai Wei)Goh Keng Swee and Contemporary China Studies in Singapore (John Wong)Singapore''s Road to "China Watching" (John Wong) Readership: Professionals, policy-makers and general readers interested in the development of China Studies in Singapore and the history of the East Asian Institute. Keywords:Goh Keng Swee;China Studies;East Asian Institute'

Goh Keng Swee

Author: Barry Desker
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814291390
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Goh held: social welfare; political and constitutional evolution; development economics and finance; the armed forces and defence industry; the education system, from schools through higher education to the research institutes; Chinese studies, from Confucianism to 'China watching'; and cultural development, with special emphasis on the creation of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Goh Keng Swee: A Legacy of Public Service will be read by present and future generations of public servants, by Singaporeans in general, and by all students and laypersons with an interest in the modern history of Singapore - social, economic, political, military, and cultural - to which a characteristically simple and frugal Dr. Goh contributed both decisively and unreservedly.

Global Hakka

Author: Jessieca Leo
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004300279
Format: PDF
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In Global Hakka: Hakka Identity in the Remaking Jessieca Leo offers a needed update on Hakka history and a reassessment on Hakka identity in the global and transnational contexts, and views the concept of ‘being Hakka’ in the 21st century as Hakkaness – a quality determined by lifestyle and personal choice.

ASEAN Miracle

Author: Kishore Mahbubani
Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.
ISBN: 9814722650
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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a miracle. Why?In an era of growing cultural pessimism, many thoughtful individuals believe that different civilisations-especially Islam and the West-cannot live together in peace. The ten countries of ASEAN provide a thriving counter-example of civilizational co-existence. Here 625m people live together in peace. This miracle was delivered by ASEAN.In an era of growing economic pessimism, where many young people believe that their lives will get worse in coming decades, Southeast Asia bubbles with optimism. In an era where many thinkers predict rising geopolitical competition and tension, ASEAN regularly brings together all the world's great powers.Stories of peace are told less frequently than stories of conflict and war. ASEAN's imperfections make better headlines than its achievements. But in the hands of thinker and writer Kishore Mahbubani, the good news story is also a provocation and a challenge to the rest of the world.This excellent book explains, in clear and simple terms, how and why ASEAN has become one of the most successful regional organizations in the world. - George YeoA powerful and passionate account of how, against all odds, ASEAN transformed the region and why Asia and the world need it even more today. - Amitav Acharya

The Singapore Story Student Edition

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814721360
Format: PDF, ePub
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Specially tailored edition to complement the study of Singapore’s history. This student edition of The Singapore Story is a shortened version of the original edition of The Singapore Story, the first volume of Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs published in 2008. It covers all the significant moments in the life of Singapore’s first prime minister, in his own words, and dispenses with passages that do not directly concern Singapore

Re Negotiating East and Southeast Asia

Author: Alice D. Ba
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804776301
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This book seeks to explain two core paradoxes associated with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): How have diverse states hung together and stabilized relations in the face of competing interests, divergent preferences, and arguably weak cooperation? How has a group of lesser, self-identified Southeast Asian powers gone beyond its original regional purview to shape the form and content of Asian Pacific and East Asian regionalisms? According to Alice Ba, the answers lie in ASEAN's founding arguments: arguments that were premised on an assumed regional disunity. She demonstrates how these arguments draw critical causal connections that make Southeast Asian regionalism a necessary response to problems, give rise to its defining informality and consensus-seeking process, and also constrain ASEAN's regionalism. Tracing debates about ASEAN's intra- and extra-regional relations over four decades, she argues for a process-driven view of cooperation, sheds light on intervening processes of argument and debate, and highlights interacting material, ideational, and social forces in the construction of regions and regionalisms.

Goh Keng Swee

Author: Tan Siok Sun
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
ISBN: 9789814260398
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Dr. Goh Keng Swee's public career spanned two eventful decades. He was a founding member of Singapore's ruling political party, and played a significant role in creating and shaping the destiny of Singapore today. This is an anecdotal account of Dr Goh's life-story told by the author, his daughter-in-law. Tan Siok Sun traces Dr Goh's footsteps from his humble beginnings in Melaka, to his days at Raffles College and the London School of Economics, to his service in the Singapore Government, and to his retirement.