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Author Hong, Lysa.

Title The scripting of a national history : Singapore and its pasts / Hong Lysa and Huang Jianli
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 300 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Foreword; List of Photographs; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Beginning of History; PART I. Scripture; 1. New Testament: Singapore and Its Tensed Pasts; 2. Aptheosis: The Lee Kuan Yew Story as Singapore's History; 3. Sermon: Rajaratnam and Devan Nair as High Priests; 4. Liturgy: Telling Singapore's Past through Oral History; PART II. Singapore's Chinese Dilemma; 5. Political Vanguard: PAP Leaders of the Chinese-Speaking Community; 6. Language Fault Lines: The Wang Gungwu Report on Nanyang University
Summary Singapore and its Pasts studies the constructed nature of the history endorsed by the state, blurring the distinction between what happened in the past, and how that past is made to be understood. The People's Action Party (PAP) government's unbroken mandate to rule has come in no small part from how it explains its lineage and record to the electorate
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-291) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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In HKU Press digital editions
Subject Singapore -- Historiography.
Singapore -- History.
Singapore -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Huang, Jianli.
ISBN 9789888052943 (electronic bk.)
9888052942 (electronic bk.)