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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789622098831
ISBN-10: 9622098835
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 160mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Hong Kong University Press
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: Hong Kong

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Author Biography - Hong Lysa

Hong Lysa, formerly with the History Department of the National University of Singapore, has been an independent scholar since 200. Huang Jianli is an associate professor in the History Department of the National University of Singapore.