Singapore in Global History

Singapore in Global History

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Singapore in Global History

Singapore in Global History explores Singapore’s past and present through the lens of global history. It analyses Singapore as a city-state and adds an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of its growth. The studies presented here demonstrate that Singapore’s history and growth have implications that extend to Southeast Asia and the world. This book will be of interest to economists, sociologists and political scientists, as well as those interested in imperial history, business history, and networks.

In articulating a history of Singapore from a global perspective, it is also important to recognise that there are essentially two audiences that such an endeavour could address: the wider academic world and a domestic syed muhd khairudin aljunied & derek heng globalising the history of singapore  audience in Singapore and in Southeast Asia. With regards to the former, there are several reasons why such historical enquiries are important. Approaching Singapore from a global perspective would contribute to current developments in historical research, especially in the areas of identity formation and mobility across borders. Studies on the nature of the society, economy and politics in Singapore from a global perspective would open up new vistas for improving our understanding of other areas such as economic networks and business history, diasporic studies, as well as imperial, colonial and post-colonial regime change. Such contributions would no doubt be significant in the larger scheme of things.
Heng, Derek Thiam Soon. Singapore in Global History. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011

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