Published by Gale Asia, an imprint of Cengage Learning Asia
Compiled by the National Archives of Singapore
In 2011, Gale Asia published, to wide critical acclaim, the first ten volumes of The Papersof Lee Kuan Yew: Speeches, Interviews and Dialogues , a compilation of four decades(1950–1990) of speeches, interviews and press conference presentations deliveredby the founding father of modern Singapore during her formative years to her rise toprominence as an Asian Tiger.
Now we are proud to present its continuation, The Papers of Lee Kuan Yew: Speeches,Interviews and Dialogues (1990–2011) . These new volumes cover Lee Kuan Yew’stenures as senior minister and minister mentor, starting with Lee’s interview with NipponHoso Kyokai (NHK) on 18 December 1990 and ending with his speech at NTUC’s 50thanniversary dinner on 13 May 2011, chronicling Lee’s political statements and thoughtsas the nation went through significant changes and crises, such as the Asian financialcrisis of 1997, the SARS outbreak of 2003, and the intense fight against terrorism. Leestepped down as minister mentor on 21 May 2011.
Also included in the new ten-volume set is a cumulative index volume that has beencompiled to gather all the index entries included in volumes 1 to 19 that span a period ofsix decades (1950–2011). This will help readers and scholars to easily and quickly locateterms and topics they are interested in across the volumes.
The most comprehensive collection of various types of presentations of Lee KuanYew, the founding prime minister of Singapore.
A first-hand source for examining the thoughts of Lee over two decades (1990–2011)on a wide range of topics such as multiracial harmony, population growth, foreigntalent, productivity, language education, anti-terrorism, crisis control, regionalcooperation (ASEAN), relations with the United States, mainland China, Taiwan, andJapan, Hong Kong’s handover to China, and free trade agreements.
Rare historical photos are dispersed throughout the volumes to give readers a senseof time and place.
Some terms and names are annotated to help readers who are not familiar withcertain content that is unique to Singapore and Southeast Asia.
A cumulative index to all 19 volumes (1950–1990 and 1990–2011) for convenientresearch.
Lee Kuan Yew (1923– ) is a prominent Singapore statesman. He was the first primeminister of the Republic of Singapore and governed the island nation for three decades(1959–1990). By the time he stepped down to enable a smooth leadership renewal, hehad become the world’s longest-serving prime minister. He was Singapore’s seniorminister from 1990 to 2004 and then minister mentor from 2004 to 2011. As one of thefounders and the first secretary-general of the People’s Action Party, he led the party toeight victories from 1959 to 1990, oversaw the separation of Singapore from Malaysia in1965, and engineered its subsequent transformation from an underdeveloped colonialoutpost with no natural resources into a first-world Asian Tiger. He has remained oneof the most influential political figures in Southeast Asia.