Lecture TimeWednesday 2:30pm-4:15pm
Lecturer LEE Hiu Hong Michael ((852) 3943 7122 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course traces and examines the development of Singapore from 1819, when Stamford Raffles of the English East India Company established a trading settlement on the island, up to the present. The main focuses of the course will include the political, social and economic development of Singapore since the colonial era up to the post-independent period, the characteristics of the Chinese, Malay and Indian communities in Singapore, the impact of decolonization on Singapore and Southeast Asia, the roles performed by Lee Kuan Yew and the People’s Action Party in the nation-building of Singapore, and a comparison between Singapore and Hong Kong from a historical perspective.
|1||8 Jan||Modern Singapore: An Overview|
|Modern Singapore from Historical Perspective|
|2||15 Jan||Stamford Raffles: Beginning of Modern Singapore|
|3||22 Jan||Botanic Gardens and Singapore’s Colonial Economy|
|4||5 Feb||Overseas Chinese and Peranakans in Singapore|
|5||12 Feb||The Fall of Singapore and Japanese Occupation|
|6||19 Feb||9 August 1965|
|7||26 Feb||Nation-Building of Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew and After|
|Modern Singapore from Political, Social and Economic Perspectives|
|8||4 Mar||Becoming First World Country: Economic Growth and Development in Singapore|
|9||11 Mar||Reengineering the Society: Public Housing and Central Provident Fund|
|10||18 Mar||Moulding a Nation: Education for Elitism and Meritocracy|
|11||25 Mar||Governing Singapore: The Government Machine under the People’s Action Party|
|12||8 Apr||Filming Singapore: Mass Media and Press Freedom|
|13||15 Apr||Beyond SG50: Singapore Past, Present and Future|
Online Forum on Required Readings (15%)
Mid-Term Data-Based Questions (25%)
Take-Home Examination (50%)
Please refer to the course outline to be available by late December 2019 in this website and elearn blackboard.
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