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Lee Kuan Yew The Man and His Ideas

Author : Han Fook Kwang
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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

The Wit Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

Author : Lee Kuan Yew
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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."

Lee Kuan Yew

Author : Alex Josey
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Lee Kuan Yew

Author : Graham Allison
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Grand strategist and founder of modern Singapore offers key insights and controversial opinions on globalization, geopolitics, economic growth, and democracy. 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.

Lee Kuan Yew s Strategic Thought

Author : Cheng Guan Ang
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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.

The Singapore Story Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

Author : Lee Kuan Yew
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The Singapore Story is the first volume of the memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world. It was first published in 1999. In intimate detail, Lee recounts the battles against colonialists, communists and communalists that led to Singapore’s independence. With consummate political skill, he countered adversaries, sometimes enlisting their help, at others opposing them, in the single-minded pursuit of Singapore’s interests. We read how he led striking unionists against the colonial government, how over tea and golf he fostered ties with key players in Britain and Malaya, of secret midnight meetings in badly lit rooms, drinking warm Anchor beer with a communist underground leader, of his purposeful forging of an alliance with communists to gain the support of the Chinese-educated masses. Readers will find inspiration in his tenacity as he fought for the people’s hearts and minds against first the communists and later the communalists – in parliament, on the streets and through the media. Drawing on unpublished Cabinet papers, archives in Singapore, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as personal correspondence, he gives us a vivid picture of how others viewed him: determined (“Lee will bluff, bully and blackmail up to the eleventh hour”), motivated (“Choo knew I sweated blood to master Hokkien”), ambitious (“He would think himself as legitimate as I was to be the leader of Malaya”), dangerous (“Crush Lee! Put him inside”). It is a sometimes controversial yet strangely consistent portrait of this Asian statesman. These experiences and his dealings with the political leaders were to shape his views and policies, which have had a major impact on Singapore and the region.

Lee Kuan Yew Blazing The Freedom Trail

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It was the 1950s, a tumultuous time for post-war Singapore. Disgruntled with the British ruling power, anti-colonial forces were calling for independence. The main contenders were the People’s Action Party (PAP) led by nationalist Lee Kuan Yew and the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) headed by Chin Peng. Displaying their political acumen, Lee and his team overcame all adversities to win the people’s mandate. Lee, who became Singapore’s first Prime Minister, orchestrated the movement to build a prosperous and peaceful Singapore. When he stepped down in 1990, he left behind an efficient government, world-class infrastructure, and a thriving economy. When he died in 2015, he left behind a shining Singapore as his legacy. The success story of Singapore as an independent nation is a saga worth telling and preserving for posterity. This book is an updated and revised edition of Days of Thunder: How Lee Kuan Yew Blazed the Freedom Trail (2005). It explores Lee’s leadership during Singapore’s early years and the question: Could Singapore have achieved as much without Lee Kuan Yew: the founding father of modern Singapore?

Lee Kuan Yew The Critical Years

Author : Alex Josey
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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 in His Own Words 1959 to 1970

Author : Kuan Yew Lee
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Reflections

Author : Yang Razali Kassim
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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'