Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Graham Allison
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262312743
Format: PDF
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When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House; British prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair have recognized his wisdom; and business leaders from Rupert Murdoch to Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, have praised his accomplishments. This book gathers key insights from interviews, speeches, and Lee's voluminous published writings and presents them in an engaging question and answer format. Lee offers his assessment of China's future, asserting, among other things, that "China will want to share this century as co-equals with the U.S." He affirms the United States' position as the world's sole superpower but expresses dismay at the vagaries of its political system. He offers strategic advice for dealing with China and goes on to discuss India's future, Islamic terrorism, economic growth, geopolitics and globalization, and democracy. Lee does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on multiculturalism, the welfare state, education, and the free market. This little book belongs on the reading list of every world leader -- including the one who takes the oath of office on January 20, 2013.

The Singapore Story Student Edition

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814721360
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

The Wit Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
ISBN: 981438528X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lee Kuan Yew played the pivotal role in Singapore’s transition from British Crown Colony to independent developing nation, and on to the economically powerful and diplomatically influential city-state it is today. Throughout this surprising and at times painful journey, he has proved a charismatic and occasionally controversial leader. Lee is a conviction politician whose speeches are unambiguous, characterful and eminently quotable; this collection of almost 600 short quotations provides a compelling summary of his views on a wide range of topics from Singapore’s past, present and future. In Lee's own words: "I have been accused of many things in my lfe, but not even my worst enemy has ever accused me of being afraid to speak my mind."

From Third World to First

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060197765
Format: PDF
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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth–highest per capita real income? The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is dramatically recounted by the man who not only lived through it all but who fearlessly forged ahead and brought about most of these changes. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes, as well as previously unpublished government papers and official records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city–state in Southeast Asia to survive at that time. Lee explains how he and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledgling state's security and began the arduous process of nation building: forging basic infrastructural roads through a land that still consisted primarily of swamps, creating an army from a hitherto racially and ideologically divided population, stamping out the last vestiges of colonial–era corruption, providing mass public housing, and establishing a national airline and airport. In this illuminating account, Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy, and inherited intelligence, aiming always "to be correct, not politically correct." Nothing in Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for the greening of the country, restoring the romance of the historic Raffles Hotel, or openly, unabashedly persuading young men to marry women as well educated as themselves. Today's safe, tidy Singapore bears Lee's unmistakable stamp, for which he is unapologetic: "If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one." Though Lee's domestic canvas in Singapore was small, his vigor and talent assured him a larger place in world affairs. With inimitable style, he brings history to life with cogent analyses of some of the greatest strategic issues of recent times and reveals how, over the years, he navigated the shifting tides of relations among America, China, and Taiwan, acting as confidant, sounding board, and messenger for them. He also includes candid, sometimes acerbic pen portraits of his political peers, including the indomitable Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the poetry–spouting Jiang Zemin, and ideologues George Bush and Deng Xiaoping. Lee also lifts the veil on his family life and writes tenderly of his wife and stalwart partner, Kwa Geok Choo, and of their pride in their three children –– particularly the eldest son, Hsien Loong, who is now Singapore's deputy prime minister. For more than three decades, Lee Kuan Yew has been praised and vilified in equal measure, and he has established himself as a force impossible to ignore in Asian and international politics. From Third World to First offers readers a compelling glimpse into this visionary's heart, soul, and mind.

Reflections

Author: Yang Razali Kassim
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814723908
Format: PDF, Kindle
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' Reflections: The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew is a collection of essays reflecting on Singapore''s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew''s immense contribution to nation-building and the idea of development. This includes its various models — from government and statecraft as well as leadership and governance, to economic development and the management of plural societies. The papers are written by a range of authors who had worked closely with, or for, or grew up, under Lee Kuan Yew. Contents:Foreword (Ong Keng Yong)Preface (Yang Razali Kassim)Introduction (Mushahid Ali)Lee Kuan Yew''s Leadership:History, Heritage and the Idea of Singapore (Wang Gungwu)Reflections on Lee Kuan Yew: His Legacy on the Public Service (Eddie Teo)The Three Lee Kuan Yews I Remember (Chan Heng Chee)The Man and His Dream (Joseph Liow)The Sage and Giant from Southeast Asia (Jusuf Wanandi)The Engine That Was Too Big for the Boat (Kumar Ramakrishna)Lee Kuan Yew and Foreign Policy:Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew''s Worldview (Ang Cheng Guan)Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore''s Foreign Policy: A Productive Iconoclasm (Alan Chong)Pursuing Mutual Strategic Interests: Lee Kuan Yew''s Role in Singapore–US Relations (Ong Keng Yong)A US Envoy''s Impressions of Lee Kuan Yew (Daniel Chua)Lee Kuan Yew''s China Wisdom (Hoo Tiang Boon)Lee Kuan Yew and India''s Turn to Pragmatism (C Raja Mohan)Lee Kuan Yew''s Leadership: Model for China? (Benjamin Ho)A Towering Inspiration for China (Zha Daojiong)Lee Kuan Yew and Suharto: How Mutual Trust Fostered Bilateral Ties (Barry Desker)Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy: His Impact on Singapore–Malaysia Relations (David Han)Lee Kuan Yew''s Economic Legacy: Lessons for Aspiring Countries (Pradumna Rana & Chia-yi Lee)Right Lessons, Wrong Lessons: Africa and Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy (Greg Mills)Lee Kuan Yew and Nation-Building: What Next?:Politician, Lawyer: Will the Legal Culture Endure Him? (Kevin YL Tan)Singaporean Singapore: What Next after Lee Kuan Yew? (Bilveer Singh)Reviving Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy: Malay as the National Language (Yang Razali Kassim)Singapore''s Strategic Future: Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy for the Next 50 Years (Mushahid Ali)Leaving a Lasting Legacy (Toh Ting Wei)What Lee Kuan Yew Means to Youth Today (Ang Hwee Min & Lo Yi Min)Singapore''s Future Post-LKY: What Do Young Singaporeans Want? (Nur Diyanah Anwar)Will There Be Another LKY? (Dylan Loh) Readership: Students in political science, public policy, leadership and governance, and management of plural societies, and general public. Key Features:A timely series of reflections on Singapore''s iconic leader Lee Kuan Yew by thinkers, scholars and researchers from different generationsThis book adds value to the growing collection of publications on Lee Kuan Yew''s multifaceted and impressive legacy and contributions to SingaporeAuthors include prominent public intellectuals and academics, almost all associated, in their current or previous leadership or research capacities, with RSIS, an increasingly influential Asia-Pacific think tank which offers views and opinions that get heard and publishedKeywords:Lee Kuan Yew;Nation-Building;Governance;Plural Societies;National Language;Foreign Policy'

Lee Kuan Yew s Strategic Thought

Author: Cheng Guan Ang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415658551
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Lee Kuan Yew, as the founding father of independent Singapore, has had an enormous impact on the development of Singapore and of Southeast Asia more generally. Even in his 80s he is a key figure who continues to exert considerable influence from behind the scenes. This book presents a comprehensive overview of Lee Kuan Yew's strategic thought. It charts the development of Singapore over the last six decades, showing how Lee Kuan Yew has steered Singapore to prosperity and success through changing times. It analyses the factors underlying Lee Kuan Yew's thinking, discusses his own writings and speeches, and shows how his thinking on foreign policy, security and international relations has evolved over time.

Lee Kuan Yew The Man and His Ideas

Author: Han Fook Kwang
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 981467768X
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Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 March 2015 at the age of 92. This book, which was first published in 1998, tells the story of his life from when the Japanese occupied Singapore in 1941 until 1998 when he was Senior Minister. Based on 13 exclusive interviews held over 30 hours, this book chronicles the events, people and political fortunes that were to shape Lee’s view of the world, as well as the path he set for the transformation of Singapore. It delves into the choices he made, the political turnings he took, the insights gained and lessons learnt, some of which were expounded to the authors for the first time, with wit, wisdom, candour and vivid recollection. Written by three leading journalists from The Straits Times

Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Tom Plate
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Limited
ISBN: 9789814677615
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This is a succinct, penetrating, richly detailed and candid book on Singapore's first prime minister, based on the Asian legend's first extended interviews with a Western journalist.

Lee Kuan Yew The Critical Years

Author: Alex Josey
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814435686
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Lee Kuan Yew: The Critical Years (1971–78) is a facsimile edition of Alex Josey’s second masterful account of Singapore’s formidable prime minister, first published in 1980 and simply titled Lee Kuan Yew Vol 2. In this volume, Josey tells the continuing story of Singapore’s remarkable development from the beginning of 1971 to the end of 1978. Read about Lee’s fears, hopes, triumphs and failures, his analytical judgements, his look into the future, his valuations and beliefs, his unswerving faith in the ability of the average Singaporean to understand what his prime minister is talking about, and his supreme confidence that Singapore will survive as an independent, if inter-dependent, sovereign state, and be successful.

Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Michael D. Barr
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789834431303
Format: PDF, ePub
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Michael Barr's study of Lee Kuan Yew begins with Lee's childhood and schooldays where his political thought developed. In doing this the author attempts to unravel the many contradictions and mysteries that bedevil Lee's career.